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  • Jan
  • 16

Kindness is not a finite commodity

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The dog on the chain vibrated with excitement as the woman picked her way through the muddy, junk-strewn yard. She was only bringing a bale of straw to line the floor of the dog’s dilapidated doghouse, a small measure of comfort that would hopefully prevent the dog from freezing to death in the coming winter […]

  • Jul
  • 13

My Week in Rehab

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That’s Wheezy, a 3-week-old orphaned bush baby who had the bad fortune of being dragged home by a house cat. He got lucky when the homeowners called SanWild to the rescue. Wheezy grew bigger and livelier and more inquisitive by the day. In his youthful exuberance, he was determined and anxious to explore the world, […]

  • May
  • 25

Volunteering With Animals in South Africa

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I’ve always loved animals and traveling, so I decided to combine the two through a volunteer program, and what I got was an adventure of a lifetime. In 2002, I arrived in South Africa to begin my 10-week journey helping animals. First stop: a vervet-monkey rescue center. In many parts of the world, certain animals […]

  • Jan
  • 27

Prime Inspirations: Gaone and Moses—Everyday Heroes for Animals

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In the course of my work with PETA, I meet supporters every day who inspire me with their dedication and enthusiasm for animals. I want to share some of their stories with you, Prime readers. Meet Gaone (“How-oh-nee”), a 15-year-old young lady who comes from a small village in the Kalahari Desert of Botswana. She […]

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