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  • Oct
  • 19

It’s Breast Cancer Awareness Month: Enough with the Pink—Go Green

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It’s October, which means that every store we stroll into and every website we visit is going to bombard us with pink tchotchkes “for the cure.” Well, forgive me if my home décor isn’t in the style of Barbie’s Dreamhouse®. It’s not that I don’t give a hoot about breast cancer—quite the contrary. My beloved […]

  • Sep
  • 21

This Election Season, Let’s Cut the Pork

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In this vitriolic campaign season, it may seem like there’s more that divides Americans than unites us. But there is one issue that we should all readily agree on: We need to cut the pork. I mean the kind that comes from pigs.             A pork-free platform appeals to the […]

  • Sep
  • 16

Prime Guide to Disaster Preparedness for Animals

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It pays to be prepared to help your animal companions when disasters strike. Who can forget those awful images after the tsunami of people and animals displaced by the flooding? Like so many people, I wanted to help but didn’t have the skills. So I took some classes in disaster response and started thinking about […]

  • Sep
  • 8

Like Mushrooms? You’ll Love This Recipe

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Niacin is an essential and beneficial nutrient, a B vitamin that’s necessary for the health of your hair, skin, eyes, liver, and nervous system. It helps your body make hormones and metabolize carbohydrates, fats, and protein. But studies show that people who take prescription niacin, along with statins or another drug, called laropiprant, to combat […]

  • Sep
  • 8

What PETA Is Doing to Help Farmed Animals Part 2: Media Campaigns

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In a previous blog post, Heather Moore explained how PETA—the largest vegan advocacy organization in the world—regularly holds colorful demonstrations, food giveaways, and other outreach activities to promote vegan living and help chickens, pigs, cows, turkeys, and other animals who are killed for food. These events not only reach consumers directly but also attract reporters, […]

  • Aug
  • 30

Why Is Adopting an Animal Companion Good for Seniors?

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Tabby cat at the VBSPCA

Research has shown that seniors benefit physically and mentally from having an animal companion. Sure, adopting a homeless animal will improve his or her life, but did you know that an animal companion can improve your life, too? And we’re not just talking about rescued animals who have literally returned the favor and rescued their […]

  • Aug
  • 26

Why This Horse Hates Premarin Cream and You Should, Too

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Update:  The new study on Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT) that followed 100,000 women for 40 years has concluded that the use of a combined progestogen (synthetic progesterone) and estrogen pill—such as Prempro–could triple a woman’s risk of breast cancer. PETA’s blog has more details on the study’s shocking findings.   This is Whisper. Isn’t she beautiful? But her […]

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