Cambodia rescues half a tonne of smuggled tortoises, pythons

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Vegetarian Diets Best for the Environment and Human Health


Vegetarian and vegan diets are best for the environment and human health, according to research published online in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America.

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Number of the Day: 10,000 (Rabbits Killed in Easter Bunny Hunt)

The Paw Report

Inquisitor reports that in the Central Otago district of New Zealand, hunters killed 10,000 rabbits in its annual Easter bunny hunt. The hunt takes place every Good Friday, and according to Inquisitor the total number of bunnies killed overall in the hunts is almost 300,000.

Bunnies… or “pests”? According to the New Zealand herald, these weren’t bunnies, these were “pests”:

In its 25th year, this time around the hunt attracted 27 teams of 12 with names like “anti-pestos” and “happy hoppers”.

It’s not only rabbits being targeted – other pest and invasive species like ferrets, stoats and possums are also shot.

The event is organised by the Lions Club from Alexandra, a town in Central Otago.

Of course, I think “pest” is an awful term; it’s an example of disguising sentient beings and distancing ourselves from the act of slaughter.

The Herald writes that no animal rights activists came…

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Demand Justice for Horses and Dogs Starved to Death




One of the worst cases of animal cruelty in Oklahoma history was recently uncovered. The offender? A woman who had already been convicted of running a puppy mill. Repeat animal rights offenses need to stop before more harm is done. Sign the petition to demand that Carolyn Vaughn is brought to justice.

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Free All Captive Whales and Dolphins in Europe

Intelligent marine mammals, such as bottlenose dolphins and orca whales, are forced to perform for audiences all around the world. The European Union is one of the worst offenders and holds little respect for these amazing animals. Urge the EU to finally free its captive cetaceans.

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Free Lone Orca Stuck in Tank for 45 Years

Lolita the orca has been in captivity since 1970 and has been alone since 1980 at the Miami Seaquarium, which announced it will keep Lolita in her tiny tank and continue her shows. Sign this petition and demand Lolita be released to a seaside sanctuary where she can live out the rest of her days happily among other orcas.

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Ban Private Ownership of Big Cats


In the U.S., thousands of big cats are privately held captive in backyards, basements and roadside zoos. In addition to being cruel and inhumane, private ownership of big cats is a public safety hazard. Urge the Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives to help pass a law that would ban this abhorrent practice.

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What To Do If You See A Yellow Ribbon On A Dog’s Leash | Care2 Causes


By: Laura S.
March 27, 2016

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Editor’s note: This post is a Care2 favorite, back by popular demand. It was originally posted on October 9, 2012. Enjoy!

Anyone who has ever had an infirmed, unsocial or elderly dog is going to love The Yellow Dog Project, a global movement for parents of dogs that need space. The concept behind it is quite simple. If you see a dog with a yellow ribbon or other items tied to its leash, that signifies a dog who needs space and you should not attempt to pet the dog or bring your own dog over for a greeting. Now here’s an idea that’s long overdue.

The Yellow Dog Project has now made its mark in 45 countries and educational materials have been translated into 12 languages. Fans are calling it, “Brilliant” and “The best thing to happen since the invention of the leash!”


Some of the More Than 100 Companies That Have Banned Angora Wool


The company joins Tommy Hilfiger, Ralph Lauren, Calvin Klein, and other top brands. Is your favorite on the list?

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Food Conglomerate: “We Are At a Tipping Point” with Veganism | VegNews

Life or Lunch?

Frozen-food giant Pinnacle Foods—parent company of vegan brand, Gardein—is placing a new emphasis on plant-based protein.

Plant-based meat alternative company Gardein is helping to redefine consumer’s ideas about protein choices, according to the brand’s billion-dollar parent company Pinnacle Foods. “We actually think we are at a tipping point in terms of people starting to look at plants as an alternative to animal protein,” said Mark Schiller, president of North American Retail for Pinnacle Foods. “We know, in talking with consumers, a significant percentage of the population is actually [trying] to cut down on animal proteins.” Schiller also points out the success of Pinnacle’s frozen skillet meal offerings in delivering a category that has historically been saturated with dairy- and meat-laden options. With the recent unveiling of Gardein’s line of meat-free skillet meals—in flavors including Chick’n Florentino Pasta and Asian Chick’n Fried Rice—Pinnacle says it stands to drive even…

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