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Can white nationalists who adopt a plant-based diet as part of their "Blood and Soil" ideology claim to be true vegans? A recent Vice article details the surprising emergence of plant-based diets among white nationalists and explores why this trend is on the rise. [...]
Mon, Oct 23, 2017
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The vast majority of people are under the illusion that fish are unintelligent and incapable of feeling pain in the same way as mammals. That misconception contributes to a care-free attitude toward the capture and murder of billions of fish each year for food. [...]
Mon, Oct 23, 2017
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"It would appear that not only do men dream," Aristotle wrote in History of Animals, "but horses also, and dogs, and oxen; aye, and sheep and goats. . . ." [...]
Sun, Oct 22, 2017
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Why do we have animal shelters and humane societies? Because they save animals like that rabbit and those kittens. The people who manage the shelters don't condemn you for not wanting an animal, or because you moved to an apartment that doesn't allow animals or because your new boyfriend or girlfriend doesn't like animals and you chose the person over the pet. [...]
Sun, Oct 22, 2017
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Snowflake's story is heartbreaking but it certainly isn't unique. People give up their pets every single day. Maybe they aren't injured and violently disposed of, which makes it more socially acceptable. People post on social media that “I'm moving and can't take Waldo” or “Turns out my boyfriend is allergic to Missy.” In many cases the excuse is just a plain “I don't have time for it anymore.” Just like Ivanchenko, those people are abandoning [...]
Sun, Oct 22, 2017
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He was already suffering before someone threw him out of a minivan. And soon after, he died in an emergency vet clinic. This American pit bull was between four and six years old when someone abandoned him in late September. [...]
Sat, Oct 21, 2017
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Thanks to increasing demand for rhino horn and tiger parts in Traditional Chinese Medicine, we have seen a dramatic decline in the numbers of these animals worldwide. Now it's the turn of donkeys. In just the past few years, the export of donkey skins and meat to China from African countries has spiraled up. The […] [...]
Sat, Oct 21, 2017
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As thousands of firefighters continue to battle wildfires blazing across California, rescuers are coming together to help save both companion and wild animals affected by the fires. In Defense of Animals (IDA) has offered a harrowing glimpse into the situation with footage that shows horses being rescued from dark clouds of smoke. “It was pretty scary, as […] [...]
Sat, Oct 21, 2017
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The breeding of bulldogs, pugs and other dogs to achieve a certain physical appearance — at the expense of their overall well-being — has led to health problems, including respiratory conditions due to snouts that are unnaturally short. Cats have also been subjected to what's known as extreme breeding. And now, sadly, Arabian horses are being […] [...]
Fri, Oct 20, 2017
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Before his rescue, Chomper spent four long days in a tree to survive rising floodwaters. Now he's safe and sound in New York, while he waits to find a forever home. [...]
Thu, Oct 19, 2017
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It was cause for major celebration when Ringling Bros. Barnum & Bailey Circus finally held its last show this spring, but even though the circus has officially shut down, its big cats didn't get to retire with it. Over the summer news broke that Feld Entertainment, which owns Ringling, applied for a permit to export […] [...]
Thu, Oct 19, 2017
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After months of searching, the Blackwell family had finally found a new home for their beloved dogs, Tux and Bruiser. They surrendered their pets to the Aiken County Animal Shelter in South Carolina that afternoon. [...]
Thu, Oct 19, 2017
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