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World’s Most Massive Animal Sacrifice Claims 200,000 Lives

Despite online petitions and pleas from international celebrities, the ritual killing of 200,000 animals in what is deemed the most massive ceremonial animal slaughter to take place in one location kicked off in Nepal without...

PETA’s Shocking Video Exposes The Truth Behind “Origin Assured” Fur

I, like many animal rights advocates, can be a little dismissive when it comes to PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals). It’s not that I don’t completely disagree with them, it’s just that...
Elephant at the Seattle Zoo

Seattle Zoo Elephants Need Sanctuary: You Can Help

After the tragic death of one of Woodland Park Zoo’s three elephants in August, the zoo has announced it will close its elephant exhibit. This comes in the wake of an investigation by the U.S....

2014 Is Looking To Be The Year Of The Rhino… Poaching.

It’s a devastating year for rhinos. As of this month, the official figures from the South African Government have surpassed its highest figure to date, that of 1,004 in 2013. The figures have been looming since...

The FBI Finally Takes Animal Cruelty Seriously By Making it a Top-Tier Felony

It’s a well-known “fact” that young people who abuse, torture and kill animals are more prone to violence against people later in life if left unchecked. In fact, animal cruelty is one of the...
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Is the Discovery Channel’s Anaconda Stunt Actually Animal Cruelty?

Have you ever wondered what it might be like to get eaten by a snake? No? Me neither. However, one man did: Naturalist and filmmaker Paul Rosolie. For a Discovery Channel Special, Rosolie and a Discovery Channel team...
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America’s Favorite Seafood Can Leave Diners in the Dark

This guest post is written by Beth Lowell, Oceana’s Campaign Director for Seafood Fraud Shrimp jambalaya. Shrimp tacos. Coconut shrimp. On and on this list of delicious shrimp dishes can go, but according to Oceana’s...
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One Small Step for Dog’s Rights as Puppy Farm Shut Down in Australia

Do you remember that song, “How much is that doggy in the window?” and the funny little “woof woof” in response? Cute, wasn’t it? But then do you remember when you got a little older and you started...
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6 Interesting Facts to Celebrate Sea Otter Awareness Week

Sea otters are a vital part of our environment, more so than you may even realize! But they haven't always had an easy life. To celebrate Sea Otter Awareness Week this week, here are a...
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After 70 Years, Wolves Have Been Reintroduced at Yellowstone National Park – and the...

For 70 years, Yellowstone National Park had been wolf-free. Since the Park’s creation in 1872, poachers, tourists and park rangers were free to kill wildlife as they pleased because there wasn’t any legal protection for wildlife....

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