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Home & Garden

  • Jul
  • 21

Help Stop “Free to a Good Home” Ads on Craigslist

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We all know Craigslist, the website where people can post local classifieds and participate in community forums—it’s a great place to find a job, an apartment, a used car, sometimes even a girlfriend or boyfriend.

Unfortunately, animals are being given away to anyone who wants them via “free to a good home” ads on Craigslist. PETA …

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  • Jul
  • 20

Dynamic Duo Make a Difference

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When PETA friend Sigrid bought a condo on a Gulf Island in British Columbia, she was delighted to meet her new neighbors: a small flock of wild turkeys.

The beautiful birds would often wander around the complex, searching out tasty treats and taking dust baths in the bushes. But when one inquisitive bird scratched someone’s car, a …

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  • Jul
  • 9

Why Do Dogs and Kids Keep Dying in Hot Cars?

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It had been a long night for Jimmy and Hector, two K9 officers with Florida’s Hialeah Police Department. Following their overnight shift on May 27, Jimmy worked several more hours to help search for a missing senior citizen. Both dogs were probably ready for a good, long nap. But instead, they were reportedly left in the back of …

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  • Jun
  • 22

Saving Baby Starlings

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We keep our sailboat at the Port Whitby Marina on the north shore of Lake Ontario. Since the harbor and sometimes the lake freeze in winter, the boat is stored on a cradle on land. On April 23, we removed the winter cover to prepare for our launch on May 13. A couple of days before the …

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  • May
  • 27

Living in Harmony With Wildlife: When to Help Young Animals

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Every year, PETA receives numerous requests from all over the country from caring people who have found injured or orphaned wildlife and are looking for a place to take them for care. We are glad to know that there are people willing to help these animals, because there is certainly a need for it!

Unfortunately, well-meaning people with …

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  • May
  • 27

No Kitten: Now Is the Time to Spay and Neuter

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The kittens are coming. In many parts of the country, they’re already here, a result of spring’s longer days, which shift a cat’s breeding cycle into overdrive. One animal shelter in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., reported taking in 18 kittens younger than 2 months old on a recent Sunday, including five who were less than 2 weeks old …

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  • May
  • 19

Spring Produce: “More Peas, Please!”

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Spring is the season of renewal, and a delicious harvest accompanies this spring awakening. Eating with the seasons—and indulging in fresh, organic, local produce—is a great way to keep your body healthy and energized by maximizing one’s nutrient intake. I am loving the recent offerings from my local CSA and farmer’s markets, and I have been sampling …

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