Things You Might Have Missed (8-11-12)

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The photos of a mother lion’s dramatic rescue of her tiny cub might have you singing, “Can you feel the love tonight?”

These little piggies went to the state fair … and now there are 165 new human cases of swine flu

You may have taken a tour of New York City, but did you ever do it vegan style? If not, Vegan Tours can help you take a bite out of the big vegan apple.

If anyone wonders how primates feel about being kept in zoos, this heartbreaking video of a clever chimpanzee who tries to orchestrate his escape should make it crystal clear: They want out.

“KittyCams” show cats as they stalk and kill lizards, chipmunks, birds, frogs, snakes, and other small animals. Protecting wildlife: another great reason to keep cats indoors.

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Rescuing their animals, saying “No, thanks” to meat, and starring in ads for PETA: Here are the Olympians who always medal in compassion.

Air France is maltreating monkeys, profiting from shipping them to their deaths in laboratories. Tell the airline that contributing to primate torment n’est pas gentil.

Post this fun, informative infographic on vegan eating to your social-networking sites, and watch the “But where do you get your protein?” questions dwindle.

Photo: Jason Grow/|Hair and makeup: Lauren Genatossio for Team Artist Representative

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 Ingrid E. Newkirk

“Almost all of us grew up eating meat, wearing leather, and going to circuses and zoos. We never considered the impact of these actions on the animals involved. For whatever reason, you are now asking the question: Why should animals have rights?” READ MORE

— Ingrid E. Newkirk, PETA President and co-author of Animalkind