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  • Dec
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There’s no call for cruelty in Christmas

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Kicking off the holiday shopping season with “Red Thursday,” stores are doing whatever it takes to draw in customers. But while shoppers have a choice about standing in long lines and facing ugly crowds, animals used in holiday promotions face a bleak Christmas season.

Santa belongs at the mall. Reindeer do not. Yet some stores have been contracting to …

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  • Dec
  • 14

Not-so-merry Mangers

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The holidays are upon us, and along with mall bargains and festivities, many people look forward to the calming presence of their church’s nativity scene. Yet some of these tableaux include camels, sheep and donkeys, which is stressful and dangerous for the animals and also an inaccurate rendition. In his new biography of Jesus Christ, Pope Benedict …

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