Category: Animals & Environment

Can Virtual Reality Teach City Kids Compassion for Farm Animals?

Can Virtual Reality Teach City Kids Compassion for Farm Animals?

This spring, middle and high school students in the San Francisco Bay Area will find themselves standing in the middle of rolling green pastures, interacting with rescued cows, pigs, sheep, chickens, and other farm animals without ever leaving their classroom. This immersive “virtual field trip” is part of an exciting new in-classroom humane education program called “Meet the Animals: A […]

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‘Dairy Is Scary’ Song to Help Animal Charities

‘Dairy Is Scary’ Song to Help Animal Charities

Norfolk, UK musical duo ‘Matty G & Li’l Winter’ are taking on the dairy industry with a brand-new release entitled ‘Dairy Is Scary’ with 60% of proceeds to be donated to animal based charities ‘The Humane League’ ‘Hillside Animal Sanctuary’ and ‘Veganuary.’ The song which features additional musician Adam Barney aka ‘Barney’ as well as the voice of well-known vegan […]

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New Calculator Shows Side Effects of Meat Consumption

New Calculator Shows Side Effects of Meat Consumption

Problematic animal husbandry, resource consumption and excessive use of antibiotics – there are many reasons to switch to a vegetarian diet in 2018. And yet the average American still consumes more than 260 lbs carcass weight of meat per year. The topic just seems too abstract for consumers to connect the effects of their diet with the environment. A new […]

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10 Worst Zoos for Elephants Exposed by In Defense of Animals

10 Worst Zoos for Elephants Exposed by In Defense of Animals

The shocking hidden suffering of captive elephants has been exposed today by In Defense of Animals on its respected annual list of the Ten Worst Zoos For Elephants in North America. The 2017 list reveals premature deaths, brutal breeding procedures, and flagrant violations of the Animal Welfare Act. Zoos all over the US and one zoo in Canada appear on […]

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Holy Cow! Online-Calculator Shows How Much Meat We Eat in A Lifetime

Holy Cow! Online-Calculator Shows How Much Meat We Eat in A Lifetime

Problematic animal husbandry, resource consumption and excessive use of antibiotics – there are many reasons to switch to a vegetarian/vegan diet. And yet the average American still consumes more than 170 lbs of meat per year. The topic just seems too abstract for consumers to connect the effects of their diet with the environment. A new online tool wants to […]

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Cruelty Free Investing Launches, Giving Transparency to Humane Investing

Cruelty Free Investing Launches, Giving Transparency to Humane Investing

Cruelty Free Investing (CFI), the first non-profit organization to evaluate each publicly traded U.S. stock for participation in animal exploitation, announced their launch today. Every stock appears on one of two lists on the new CFI website (CrueltyFreeInvesting.org), a list of companies that do exploit animals, and a list of companies that do not. Also identified on the website are the top ten […]

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Volunteer Vacation Experience to Help Rescued Horses

Volunteer Vacation Experience to Help Rescued Horses

Hyatt Regency Tamaya Resort & Spa, a luxury resort on the Santa Ana Pueblo, is providing a volunteer vacation experience for travelers this holiday season.  Guests of the resort are able to volunteer and interact with animals in the Tamaya Horse Rehabilitation Program, and on-site, 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that provides shelter, care and rehabilitation to neglected and abandoned horses in […]

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Celebrities, Activists Protest Fur in LA on Fur Free Friday

Celebrities, Activists Protest Fur in LA on Fur Free Friday

Last Chance for Animals (LCA), along with a coalition of animal rights organizations and activists, led the annual “Fur Free Friday” demonstration in Beverly Hills today. The event, which included a march of more than 200 protesters along Rodeo Drive, aimed to raise awareness of the cruelties inflicted on the millions of fur-bearing animals that are slaughtered each year for the […]

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Video: Humans & Animals Sharing the Love

Video: Humans & Animals Sharing the Love

Such a heartwarming video!  All animals show love — donkeys, cows, goats, lions, dogs, geese, seals, chickens, cats, pigs, fish, turkeys, elephants, lambs…

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Vegan Poetry by Geoffrey Bowe

Vegan Poetry by Geoffrey Bowe

TASTE Bacon Tastes nice? Not to me. To me It tastes of death! It is an animal Kept cruelly Killed horrendously Emotionally abused Cut up with knives Bred to die. I wouldn’t put That bacon in your mouth If I were you! I would get down on my knees And tell it I’m sorry. SUBSTITUTE You Drink my mothers milk, […]

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