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  • Oct
  • 21

Animals Are Wondrous: Chimpanzees

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Chimpanzees are more closely related to humans than they are to gorillas. Chimpanzees and humans share the same blood types and have at least 95 percent genetic similarity. These highly intelligent animals have long childhoods, cooperate with and learn from each other, make and use tools, and participate in cultural and social activities such as dancing in …

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  • Oct
  • 20

Kathy Najimy Honored at Sublime Restaurant for Helping Animals

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Everyone who knows Kathy Najimy knows that she’s as compassionate as she is comedic—especially the folks at PETA, considering that Kathy has been helping us stop cruelty to animals for more than a decade. We decided it was high time to repay some of Kathy’s kindness, so we honored her with a Compassionate Action Award and a celebration at PETA patron Nanci Alexander’s terrific vegan restaurant, Sublime , …

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  • Oct
  • 16

Cats and Their Claws

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We cat lovers all have the same issue. What to do with our sweet little ones when they go on clawing around! We all know that declawing is a no-no, so what to do?

Here is an excerpt from my book Making Kind Choices , which discusses the issue.

Cats have to scratch as surely as birds gotta fly, …

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  • Oct
  • 15

No More Chains: One Elephant’s Story

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If you can love a book after having gone through a box of tissues, then the author has done something very right. Carol Bradley is that author, and the book is Last Chain on Billie: How One Extraordinary Elephant Escaped the Big Top. Even for those who already know about the desperate plight of captive elephants, this …

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  • Oct
  • 14

A Vegan Tour of Portland, Oregon: Day Two

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Our second day in Portland started off with some vegan pastries, fruit, and strong coffee, courtesy of our B&B. We hung out in the large living room, planning our day.

We decided to go to the Pearl District, located in northwest Portland and across the Willamette River—another artsy area, full of shops and restaurants. I had already decided where we were going …

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  • Oct
  • 13

PETA in Motor City? You Better Believe It!

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PETA’s president takes Detroit by storm on her “Naked Truth” tour and gives awards to local animal rights activists and a vegan restaurant.

While in Detroit on her Naked Truth   international speaking tour, PETA President Ingrid Newkirk presented PETA’s Compassionate Business Award to Detroit Vegan Soul restaurant, Detroit’s first 100 percent vegan soul food café. PETA’s Hero to Animals Award went …

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  • Oct
  • 9

Are You a Meat-Eating ‘Environmentalist’? Think Again

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PETA has long said that you can’t be a meat-eating environmentalist , and an alarming new study shows that we have no time to waste in ditching chicken kebabs and steak sandwiches and choosing humane veggie burgers and falafel instead. According to the Worldwatch Institute , our appetite for meat is taking a tremendous toll on precious resources such as land and water—while also taking …

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