Out with the old and in with the new! New Year's resolutions are all about the chance to start over and do things differently. You have an opportunity to make this year count for animals by dedicating one of your resolutions to helping them. Pick one or all of these resolutions and you'll be on the right track to a …
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Nothing's more fun than surprising someone with just the right holiday gift. But when the gift is an animal, the story doesn't always have a happy ending.
I've been a volunteer at my local animal shelter for almost nine years. I always read the little cards on the front of each cage to …
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I don't know about you, but sometimes I think that if I have to sit through another family holiday meal during which my opinionated uncle gives me a hard time about not eating meat, I'm going to be really tempted to pull his chair out from under him as I walk by.
But as appealing as the thought of showing an …
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If the thought of finding the right wine to serve with your next vegan meal seems like a daunting task, don't worry: Vegan Sommelier is here to help.
The boutique wine company promises not to "drown you in pages and pages of wine listings and text." Instead, Vegan Sommelier offers "specially selected vegan wines, often in limited edition and …
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The following article was written by Karen Porreca and Heather Moore and originally appears on PETA.org.
'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 warm in their beds,
and dreams of …
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Those who care for animals at our community animal shelters are often taken for granted. Working under the most stressful conditions, these unsung heroes deserve our special thanks, and the holiday season can be an ideal time to show our appreciation.
Many animal shelters are in dire financial shape—especially those impacted by the current economic crisis. Some are unable to cover …
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We did it! With your help, PETA made 2011 a banner year for animals. Ringling was slapped with the largest fine in circus history for violations of the Animal Welfare Act. The Environmental Protection Agency adopted modern replacements for animal tests, saving millions of animals. Four laboratory workers were indicted on felony …
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