Written by Michelle Kretzer
Winter Olympics, make way for Apolo Crowno. An enterprising bird
turned a jar lid and a snowy roof into a thrilling winter sport.
the cow doesn't need Pop-A-Lock. When she wants to go for a stroll, she just unlatches
the barn gate with her tongue.
After being swept away in an avalanche
that claimed the life of one of his guardians, a dog in Montana used his wits to find his way back through 4 miles of snow to the exact hotel
room where his family had been staying before the incident. A search-and-rescue
team member drove the dog home to his grateful family.
Another intrepid dog's rescue was caught on
tape when he swam up to a kayaker (whose boat was equipped with a video camera)
a half-mile out into the Gulf of Mexico. The dog and his guardian had been hit
by a drunken driver, and after seeing his guardian die, the terrified dog ran
blindly into the sea. The kayaker was eventually able to track down the dog's
Perhaps the injured dog could tell that the
kayaker would know what to do, thanks to dogs' uncanny ability to read human intent.
Many people, including scientists, hold
that animals have a "sixth
sense." One researcher has compiled thousands of cases in which animals sensed events such
as an impending natural disaster or the imminent arrival of a family member.
Of course, anyone who has ever loved an
animal knows how intelligent and sensitive each one is.
Written by PETA
Recent news reports have confirmed that there is fowl play going on at the Polson Health and Rehabilitation Center in Polson, Montana, and according to inside sources, the residents of the facility couldn't be happier about it. In fact, last week's visit from "Fowl Play"—a "therapy chicken" program featuring Carlita the Cornish game hen and Alex the rooster—left the crowd begging for more.
Accompanied by their adopted mom, Jana Clairmont, Carlita and Alex visited the facility to cheer up residents. The plucky pair were treated like rock flock stars and basked in the attention as people cuddled with and cooed over them. That's why we wrote to Polson officials and asked them to chuck the chicken meat off the menu—out of respect for Carlita, Alex, and the billions of smart, interesting birds just like them who are abused on factory farms each year.
In return, we're willing to supply Polson with oh-so-yummy Gardein mock-meat products—approved by Carlita and Alex! Check back to keep abreast of our Polson poultry plea.
Written by Amy Elizabeth
It seems that menfolk in Montana have the highest rate of prostate cancer in the country. We suspect that this may be due in part to the link between chowing down on animal products and the increased risk of developing this deadly disease. According to a recent study, some smarties at Oxford University think so too.
Since hearing about Montana's prostate problem, PETA has sprung into action with this snazzy new billboard:
In addition to prostate cancer, slurpin' dairy products has been linked to a whole lotta no good, like an increased risk of heart disease and obesity in adults as well as allergies, ear infections, and juvenile-onset diabetes in children. Equally disturbing is the trauma that cows endure on dairy farms—and the fate of their babies (i.e., veal) is nothing short of horrific.
Now that I've depressed you all with the horrors of dairy, you can brighten your day by reading here about how easy it is to ditch dairy and meat. Then, once you're all pumped up, click here to explore the deliciousness of vegan cooking.
Come on, Montana—dump the dairy. You have nothing to lose but scary doctor's appointments.
Written by Missy Lane
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