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A Record Number of Sea Lion Pups Starve as Humans Continue Overfishing

Starving California sea lion pups are washing up on the state's beaches in unprecedented numbers this year, overwhelming marine mammal rescue centers and alarming scientists. A record 2,250 sea lions have inundated the coast after being...
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The US Government Spent $125M Last Year on Cattle Grazing Subsidies

Americans have lost more than $1 billion over the past decade subsidizing the for-profit livestock industry at the detriment to hundreds of millions of acres of our public lands, and the native animals who have...
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What You Probably Didn’t Know About Veganism and the Environment

While veganism is often spoken about in terms of animal rights, it is also a much greener alternative to a meat-based diet. A vegan diet will produce around 7x less greenhouse gas emissions than that...

China is Breeding Tigers Like Cattle, and It’s a Billion Dollar Industry

Only a century ago, there were 100,000 tigers roaming wild on the earth. Today, that number has dropped to a miserable figure of 3,200. In fact, today there are more tigers in captivity than...
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This Endangered Species Act Loophole Will Let Killer of Famous Gray Wolf Escape Prosecution

For the first time in 70 years, a wolf padded through the Grand Canyon. A great explorer and adventurer, she travelled alone hundreds of miles from the Northern Rockies to a place wolves had called...

Lax Regulations Mean Your Cage-Free Eggs May Not Be So Animal-Friendly Afterall

There’s something very soothing about ordering the cage-free or organic eggs with your breakfast, or encouraging friends and loved ones to buy them. It’s nice to think that the eggs that you’re eating come...
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Torture back on the menu after California judge lifts foie gras ban

In a show of solidarity against the tyranny and inconvenience of compassion and conscience, food worshippers across the state are celebrating one foie gras-loving judge’s decision to overturn a California-voter approved ban on the...
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Argentina Takes Giant Leap for Mankind Granting Rights to Jailed Orangutan

In a move that makes landing on the moon look like child’s play, a court in Argentina has extended the right of habeas corpus to an orangutan jailed in a Buenos Aires zoo. A lawyer...
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New Jersey Governor Vetoes Popular Bill Banning Gestation Crates in Favor of Presidential Bid

For the second time, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie vetoed a bi-partisan bill supported by 93% of his constituents aimed at freeing pregnant pigs from being forced to spend their lives before slaughter confined...
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A Controversial New Study Fuels the Wolf Management Debate

Recently, anti-wolf billboards have cropped up in eastern Washington State. The message is clear, with an elk, dogs and a little girl happily minding their own business, while 2 yellow eyes appear beside the...

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