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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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  • May
  • 6

Helping Your ‘Nest’ Friends

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It’s springtime, and since our yard is very animal-friendly , we have many critters who come back year after year and some who never leave, staying to raise their new families.

Every spring, two birds nest in our climbing rose bush in front of the house. However, we cut the rose bush back this winter, so my husband, David, …

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  • Apr
  • 27

The Wonderful World of Bees

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About 15 years ago, after planting fruit trees in my yard, I noticed the trees’ flowers looked healthy, but I was getting very little fruit, even on some of my established avocado trees. I started to watch the blooms closely and noticed that there were few or no bees on them or anywhere in my yard. I have …

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  • Apr
  • 21

Ingrid Newkirk on Huffington Post: Earth Day and Animal Products Don’t Mix

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Americans care about the environment. The majority of us think protecting the natural world should be given priority over economic growth, while nearly 40 percent of us consider ourselves environmentalists. So on this 45th Earth Day, let’s all take one simple step to help protect the environment. It’s more effective at combating greenhouse-gas emissions than switching to …

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