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  • Nov
  • 18

60 Seconds That Will Change Your Life

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Choose an industry and step into the life of an animal for just one minute.

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  • Nov
  • 10

The Joys of Adopting a Senior Animal Companion

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November is “Adopt a Senior Pet” Month , and as anyone who has adopted an older animal can tell you, age is just a number. Furry seniors still have a lot of life—and love—left. Just ask anybody who has met Pepsi or Itchy.

Like so many homeless animals , Pepsi lost his home through no fault of his own. His guardian was a victim …

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  • Nov
  • 5

Jesus People for Animals

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There’s a long history of compassion for animals in the church—and for good reason: the Bible!

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  • Nov
  • 3

Victory: Mandatory Spay/Neuter Ordinance Passes in Pasadena

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With a never-ending stream of unwanted cats and dogs pouring through the doors of animal shelters day after day, it’s hard to imagine who would oppose any measure that would help end animal homelessness . I’ll tell you who did: animal breeders and, surprisingly, some anti-euthanasia campaigners. Both came out to speak against a Pasadena, California, ordinance that would require all cats …

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  • Oct
  • 27

Adopt, Don’t Shop

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One day, pet stores around the world will stop breeding and selling animals because it’s a cruel and horrible industry. But until that day comes, those of us who love animals will hopefully continue to raise awareness of animal exploitation. We can speak up for animal welfare, and when it comes to adding a new nonhuman member to …

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  • Oct
  • 20

Kathy Najimy Honored at Sublime Restaurant for Helping Animals

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Everyone who knows Kathy Najimy knows that she’s as compassionate as she is comedic—especially the folks at PETA, considering that Kathy has been helping us stop cruelty to animals for more than a decade. We decided it was high time to repay some of Kathy’s kindness, so we honored her with a Compassionate Action Award and a celebration at PETA patron Nanci Alexander’s terrific vegan restaurant, Sublime , …

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  • Oct
  • 15

No More Chains: One Elephant’s Story

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If you can love a book after having gone through a box of tissues, then the author has done something very right. Carol Bradley is that author, and the book is Last Chain on Billie: How One Extraordinary Elephant Escaped the Big Top. Even for those who already know about the desperate plight of captive elephants, this …

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