• Feb
  • 21

Meet Two of Animal Rahat’s Rescued Donkeys

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Animal Rahat  is a PETA-supported charity that helps donkeys, bullocks, ponies, or other “working animals” in India. I’d like you to meet just two of the donkeys who were rescued by Animal Rahat staffers and now spend their days lounging around at the Animal Rahat retirement center.


Devi was discovered by the Animal Rahat team on the side …

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  • Feb
  • 10

It’s Never Too Late to Go Vegan

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“Change may be scary and challenging, but we’ve seen that before. We haven’t gotten to where we are in life without change.”

This quote, taken from the preface of Never Too Late to Go Vegan: The Over-50 Guide to Adopting and Thriving on a Plant-Based Diet by Carol J. Adams, Patti Breitman, and Virginia Messina, M.P.H., R.D., …

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  • Sep
  • 4

How ‘saving’ animals at all costs can be a dangerous proposition

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All across the country, people are hearing calls to raise the “save rate” at animal shelters. But beware: As warm and fuzzy as that sounds, a shelter’s high “save” rate does not reduce by one puppy or kitten the number of unwanted animals born every minute in private homes, in puppy mills, in breeders’ kennels and catteries, …

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  • Jun
  • 12

5 Food Products That Taste of Torment

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How many consumers really know what they’re eating? Oddly enough, the meat industry often isn’t too keen on spelling out exactly where its products come from – so we thought we’d do it for them. Here’s the unvarnished truth about some cruel foodstuffs that not everyone is aware of:

Veal: To make this co-product of the dairy industry , …

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  • Apr
  • 18

Statins: Not the Magic Bullet They Were Once Believed to Be

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A large study of cholesterol-lowering statin drugs conducted over a period of nine years has confirmed what previous studies have found: Statins, such as Lipitor and Crestor, can lower cholesterol levels—but at a price. Known side effects include muscle pain, nausea, and damage to the liver and nervous system. In fact, the study, which was recently published in the …

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  • Feb
  • 4

A Long, Cold, Lonely Winter

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It was 20 degrees outside. The tiny gray dog, tethered to a tree, had no shelter and no way to stay warm. Her hair was falling out in clumps because of a severe skin infection, leaving her shivering and on the brink of hypothermia. Thankfully, the little dog, now named Suzy, was rescued after a concerned passerby …

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  • Jan
  • 21

Don’t Worry – Be Happy

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Today is “Blue Monday”, apparently the most depressing day of the year. But don’t despair: if the bad weather and post-Christmas gloom have got you down, there’s an easy way to cheer yourself up – go vegan!

A study published in Nutrition Journal reveals that vegans score significantly better on mood scales and have lower instances …

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