Things You Might Have Missed (9-22-12)

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First there was Wilbur, then Babe, and now another hero pig is capturing hearts. Watch as an intrepid pig saves a baby goat from drowning.

What’s 4 inches wide and pollutes more than an 18-wheeler traveling nearly 150 miles?

When a fire killed 50 cows on a dairy farm in New York, the owner remarked, “We are so thankful that no one was hurt.”

Another dairy farm in Colorado was made to pay out $7.5 million to settle a lawsuit in which consumers said the company misled them to believe that its organic milk came from cows who grazed outdoors on small farms, when in reality the cows were crammed onto filthy feedlots, just as they are on many organic dairy farms.

Sales of the limited-edition chalk bag designed by vegan extreme athlete Steph Davis and outdoor apparel company prAna will benefit PETA, but you can enter to win one!

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New Feature

White milk, dark secret: Casey Affleck’s new exposé of cow dehorning on dairy farms may make milk guzzlers put down the glass.

New Action Alert

Tell NBC that forcing wild animals to perform is no laughing matter and that you will not be watching the network’s upcoming sitcom Animal Practice.

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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