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  • Apr
  • 6

Ms. Senior America 2012 Talks Animal Advocacy and Ice Cream

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Elisabeth Howard full hand on hip-076

Elisabeth Howard knows a thing or two about using her voice. She’s the founder of the Vocal Power Academy in Los Angeles; has taught voice at Pepperdine University, Indiana University, the University of Southern California, and Hunter College in New York City; and is the author of the Sing! book, DVD, and CDs. Lionel Richie and Priscilla Presley are among her …

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  • Apr
  • 2

What Will You Give the Easter Bunny This Year?

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Easter is almost upon us, or as we in the sheltering world say, “Brace yourselves—it’s rabbit season.” I’ve rescued rabbits for 10 years, and I volunteer in the small-animal room at my local shelter. And every spring, it seems as though, for many cast-off Peter Cottontails, the bunny trail leads straight to our door.

While most of …

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  • Apr
  • 1

Join the PETA Prime Book Club!

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By now, you’ve probably seen the many wonderful book reviews on a variety of animal rights-related books and vegan cookbooks. These popular posts led us to create a PETA Prime Book Club to engage the community of PETA Prime readers and share ideas.

Sign up to receive information about upcoming book reviews, author news and interviews, special discounts on books, …

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  • Apr
  • 1

Why We Need Fiber and Where to Get It

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Did you know that eating high-fiber foods can help lower cholesterol, stabilize blood-sugar levels, aid in digestion, promote regularity, control weight, and prevent heart disease?

A new analysis published in the American Journal of Epidemiology found that for every 10 grams of fiber consumed, a person’s mortality risk was cut by 10 percent. Another study of people at risk of developing type 2 diabetes found that those who increased their fiber intake …

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  • Mar
  • 31

Animals Are Wondrous: Orcas

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There may be few experiences as uplifting as witnessing orcas in the wild. As they effortlessly navigate their surroundings, their demeanor and power are simultaneously elegant and awe-inspiring. They’re extremely intelligent and highly social animals who live in pods—bonded groups of up to 30 orcas who travel together their entire lives. Each pod has its own culture as …

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  • Mar
  • 30

Gardening Series, Part Three: Where Can I Find Native Plants for My Garden?

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Where do we begin if we want to grow a creature-friendly garden? What are some resources at our disposal?

I collect seeds from my garden and the gardens of like-minded gardeners. A great resource for me is the Prairie Moon Nursery , which you can find online. It sells only native seeds and plants, which takes the guesswork right out of …

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  • Mar
  • 27

Iris Was a Prisoner in Solitary Confinement for Years—Until Now

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Imagine being confined in a dark windowless cell that measures approximately 8 feet by 16 feet, roughly the size of a walk-in closet. Iris didn’t have to imagine it. That’s where the 32-year old chimpanzee was found at Chestatee Wildlife Preserve & Zoo, a seedy roadside zoo in Georgia.

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