Post Tagged with: "Amazing Animals"

Vegan Sanctuary Welcomes Retired FDA Research Monkeys

Vegan Sanctuary Welcomes Retired FDA Research Monkeys

On the morning of Wednesday, November 14, Jungle Friends Primate Sanctuary (JFPS) welcomed 26 squirrel monkeys to the 50 acre monkey sanctuary in Gainesville, FL, These monkeys had formerly been used in a terminated nicotine research study conducted by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA). They were transported to JFPS for retirement, where they will live in “Almost Wild” […]

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The One and Only Jane Velez-Mitchell

The One and Only Jane Velez-Mitchell

Elysabeth Alfano interviews the fab Jane Velez Mitchell, founder of the #JaneUnChained News Network.  With a career in journalism spanning decades, in 2014 Jane focused her energies on covering animal rights issues on her newsfeed style website JaneUnChained.com and her FB Channel, Jane Velez Michell.  As a longtime vegan and voice for animals, just as she was on her CNN […]

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Give Your Pet the Gift of Identity with Embark Dog DNA Test

Give Your Pet the Gift of Identity with Embark Dog DNA Test

The Embark dog DNA test enables you to learn about your dog’s breed, ancestry, health, and more with a simple cheek swab. The company offers the most accurate results by using 20 times more genetic information than any other test available. Embark Veterinary, Inc. launched in 2015 with a mission of ending preventable diseases in dogs. Pet owners can potentially […]

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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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