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The Dark Side of Monkey Business

When monkeys are viewed as little more than pieces of laboratory equipment, this is what happens.

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Are Meat-Eaters More Likely To Be Racists?

Your thoughts about marriage equality and racial justice could be linked to your affinity for steaks and sausages

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4-H Hardens Hearts

Agricultural programs are cruel to animals—and to the children who must learn to close their eyes to suffering.

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California sends HOW MUCH water to China?

As California enters its fourth consecutive year of drought, why is the Golden State sending water to China?

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Honor All Mothers This Mother’s Day

This Mother’s Day, show your mom—and all moms—some love.

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This National Day of Prayer, Hear Their Cry

Today, when we view the world around us, who emits the silent sigh? Who is crying out for mercy? Too many.

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What Should You Eat on Earth Day?

Make Earth Day your ‘birth’ day: go vegan.

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One Experimenter’s Story: I Hurt Animals

What does it feel like to work in a laboratory?

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Animal Experiments Are Morally ‘Unthinkable’

“The deliberate and routine abuse of innocent, sentient animals involving harm, pain, suffering, stressful confinement, manipulation, trade, and death should be unthinkable.”

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Practice Radical Compassion: Be Kind to Cockroaches

For several days earlier this month, I lived with an alarmingly large cockroach inside my utility room.

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When Three Years Feels Like an Eternity

Why does Ringling need three years to do what it should do immediately?

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Sam Simon: A Humorist With a Huge Heart

Funny to the last, Sam was a fabulous friend to all living beings, from children in Nepal to veterans in America to animals the world over.

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What Will You Give the Easter Bunny This Year?

While most of us consider cute, scampering rabbits to be one of the quintessential signs of spring, it can be a tough time for many of them.

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‘No-Kill’ Pits Shelter Against Shelter—and Animals Lose

Stop glorifying “no-kill” policies until there is no longer a need to euthanize. No animal should have to suffer and die in pain because of wishful thinking.

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The Iditarod’s Grim Toll on Dogs

Teachers shouldn’t portray the Iditarod as anything other than the deadly event that it is.

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