Blog Entries Tagged as compassion

  • Jan
  • 16

Honor MLK by fighting all discrimination

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Nobel Peace Prize winner Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu recently made a compelling case for including animals on our moral radar. In the foreword to a new book about animal rights, he writes: “I have spent my life fighting discrimination and injustice, whether the victims are blacks, women, or gays and lesbians. … I have seen firsthand how injustice gets overlooked when the …

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  • Dec
  • 24

A Humane Holiday Hymn

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The following article was written by Karen Porreca and Heather Moore.

‘Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the house, not a creature was suffering, not even a mouse.

The stockings were stuffed with cruelty-free snacks and animal-friendly presents were piled up in stacks.

The kids dressed in PJs, tucked …

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  • Dec
  • 3

It’s Giving Tuesday! Can You Help Animals Today?

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We ate copious amounts of Tofurky  on Thanksgiving, shopped for our loved ones on Black Friday, and put our broadband to the test on Cyber Monday. But while we’re smack in the middle of the holiday season, it’s important to remember that many animals have nothing to celebrate—and they need our help. On Giving Tuesday , will you consider making a …

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  • Nov
  • 27

Adding Insult to Injury

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A New Hampshire turkey farmer was in the news recently because of his unorthodox practice of giving his turkeys beer. One might naturally wonder whether this is inhumane since it could possibly make the turkeys drunk or ill, but he assures potential customers that turkeys “don’t seem to be the brightest, so they could stumble and you …

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  • Nov
  • 18

RoboRoach Should Get Squashed

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While some women scream for their husbands whenever they see a spider in the house, I scream for my 14-year-old daughter, Brianna. She comes running, jokes me for being afraid, gently scoops up the wayward spider and then takes her outside.

Brianna has loved insects and spiders her entire life and has always shown great compassion toward …

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  • Nov
  • 4

A Call to Arms for Octopuses

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We all know that eating animals is bad for our health, but eating octopuses takes this problem to an all-new level. That’s because some restaurants are chopping up and serving live octopuses to their customers—and the suction cups on the animals’ still-wriggling limbs can stick inside diners’ throats, causing them to choke! The octopus’s heart keeps beating …

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  • Oct
  • 22

Shed your skins

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This is the time of year when the fashion industry tries to convince us that we need to overhaul our wardrobes. Animal prints give way to plaids give way to moto jackets give way to nipped-waist suits. While fashion is ever-changing, style is constant. It’s a projection of who we are and how we want to be …

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