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Leonardo DiCaprio Gives $1M to Protect Elephants

Following up on a $3 million grant he made to protect ocean habitats earlier this year, Leonardo DiCaprio has flexed the financial power of his environmental foundation yet again with a $1 million gif…

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Are Your Condoms Vegan?

Wait, what? Yes, you may be surprised to learn that the majority of condoms available on the market are produced using the animal product casein. Casein, a highly profitable byproduct of dairy farm…

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Taiwan Opens First Vegan Supermarket!

If you happen to find yourself in Taipei, make sure to stop by iVegan, Taiwan's first all vegan supermarket! iVegan opened in Taipei this August.  According to Vegan Taiwan, the supermarket is complet…

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10 Warning Signs of Pet Hoarding – And How To Help

Pet hoarding is now considered a bonafide mental illness. The newest edition of the DSM Manual (Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders), the bible for psychiatrists, indeed lists hoardi…

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7 Surprising Facts About Penguins

Every April 25th, penguin-lovers across the globe celebrate World Penguin Day. And, with their quirky personalities, unimaginable habitats and dapper good looks, it's no wonder these adorable birds ha…

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260 Cats Rescued From ‘Crazy Cat House’ in Philadelphia

In northeast Philadelphia there is a sign on a fence outside of a home that reads, "I'm the crazy cat lady. And this is the crazy cat house." I consider myself (and so do many others) to be a Crazy…

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Orphaned Sloths Squeak for One Adorable Minute (Video)

Sloths squeaking. Need you know more? No. But we'll tell you anyway. Lucy Cooke has been creating videos and short clips of these and other sloths to raise awareness and funding for sloth conser…

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Is No-Kill Caviar Ethical?

Caviar, at one time the fanciest food of them all, might be tasty (depending on who you ask) but it's never been very ethical. Now, a new technique is giving us no-kill caviar. But do we want it? T…

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SeaWorld Orcas On Valium-Like Drugs

So there you have it. SeaWorld's orcas are not happy. So much so, that their caregivers prescribe the veterinarian equivalent of Xanax and Valium - benzodiazepine - to get some of them through the day…

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Amazing Win for Whales: Japan’s Annual Hunt Ruled Illegal

This week, Greenpeace International, one of the world's leading anti-whaling organization announced that marine mammal advocates can "jump for joy" as there will likely be no whaling in the Southern O…

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