Category: Animals & Environment

The Plant Based Dog Food Revolution: With 50 Recipes

The Plant Based Dog Food Revolution: With 50 Recipes

Plant-based dog food is the latest revolution in caring for our tail- wagging friends. Eating organic, quality food has become a major priority in promoting healthy lifestyles of many humans, which begs the question?why don’t we apply this same practice to feeding our dogs? Commercial dog food is full of additives, fillers, and other processed ingredients which can have negative […]

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Gene Baur: What About Adopting a Turkey Instead of Eating One?

Gene Baur: What About Adopting a Turkey Instead of Eating One?

I like to think of Gene Baur, Co-Founder and President of the Farm Sanctuary in New York State and the Los Angeles area, as the original.  While he isn’t the first animal activist, who else has funded their sanctuary by selling veggie dogs out of the back of their VW van at Grateful Dead concerts?  Classic! Gene is more than […]

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No more rides: Vietnam’s first ethical elephant tours begin

No more rides: Vietnam’s first ethical elephant tours begin

Ethical elephant tours in Vietnam’s Yok Don National Park began earlier this month as part of an Animals Asia initiative that could change the face of elephant tours in the country. The national park has ended all tourist rides, and instead began new tourism experiences where visitors observe the park’s four elephants freely roaming the natural forest. Before the project […]

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3 Things to Know Before Adopting a Dog

3 Things to Know Before Adopting a Dog

If ever you have considered adopting a dog, you know the amazing journey dog adoption takes you on and ultimately how your life can change after adoption. However, with over 3 million dogs a year which are abandoned, or find themselves in rescue shelters, in the US there is a long way to go. Each year the month of October […]

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Los Angeles Bans Sale of Fur

Los Angeles Bans Sale of Fur

Just passed! Los Angeles will be the largest city in the U.S. to ban the sale of fur. The city council has voted unanimously to move forward. The motion by Councilmember Bob Blumenfield, co-presented by Councilmember Paul Koretz and seconded by Councilmember Mitch O’Farrell, will prohibit the sale of products such as apparel and accessories made in whole or in […]

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Meat eaters admit they couldn’t take the life of an animal themselves

Meat eaters admit they couldn’t take the life of an animal themselves

Meat is everywhere and Americans are eating more and more of it; according to the US Department of Agriculture, the average consumer will eat 222.2 pounds of red meat and poultry in 2018 alone – surpassing a record set in 2004. But how meat conscious are we, really? Sure, we know roughly where it comes from (farms), and where to […]

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California State Assembly Passes Cruelty-Free Cosmetics Act

California State Assembly Passes Cruelty-Free Cosmetics Act

California lawmakers approved Senate Bill 1249, the California Cruelty-Free Cosmetics Act, sending the bill to Governor Jerry Brown’s desk for his signature. The bill passed in the State Assembly with a 80-0 vote and a procedural concurrence vote in the Senate. Authored by Senator Cathleen Galgiani and co-sponsored by the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine and Social Compassion in Legislation, […]

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Ugly Truth Behind The Dog Meat Trade

Ugly Truth Behind The Dog Meat Trade

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Meat and Dairy Surpass Oil Companies as Largest Pollutants

Meat and Dairy Surpass Oil Companies as Largest Pollutants

  The world’s five biggest meat and dairy producers emit more combined greenhouse gases than ExxonMobil, Shell, or BP, the top three oil production companies, according to a new report by GRAIN and the Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy (IATP). Researchers tracked greenhouse gas emissions for 35 of the largest producers of beef, pork, poultry, and dairy. Researchers found […]

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The Happiest Man Alive? Josh Balk, VP of Farming Practices at The Humane Society of the U.S.

The Happiest Man Alive? Josh Balk, VP of Farming Practices at The Humane Society of the U.S.

Josh Balk, V.P. of Farming Practices at The Humane Society of the United States, is perhaps the happiest man alive.  His outlook for animals is bright! Josh and I discuss how to feel empowered on a daily basis, how people show up for animals and which political party cares more about animals, and why some upcoming major legal hurdles could […]

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