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Will Butterball’s Thanksgiving Turkeys REALLY Be Humane?

Giant turkey producer Butterball (they produce one billion pounds of turkey every year) is going humane -- or so they say. By this Thanksgiving, all of its products will bear the American Humane Assoc…

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5 Ways to Avoid Pesticides In & Around Your Home

When I talk about limiting pesticides, I'm often accused of sounding like a broken record. But the reason behind my rant is so important: Pesticide exposure has been linked to asthma, allergies, ne…

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5 Haunting Lessons We Can Learn From Ebola

Ebola is becoming the black plague of our highly interconnected modern world. Below are five haunting facts about the 2014 Ebola outbreak that you may or may not want to know, but should know. 1. W…

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The Horror of Angora Fur & What One Care2 Member Did About It

Angora fur seems so cozy when you see it woven into a beautiful sweater or scarf. But that fur doesn't look so beautiful once you know that the rabbits were essentially tortured to "harvest" it. Care2…

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8 Apps to Help You Shop Smarter

It can be hard to make ethical shopping choices when you’re standing in the grocery store or department store. These eight apps for shopping (or not shopping!) help you make smarter decisions before…

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TV Can Hurt Dogs (But Not in the Way You Might Guess)

Dogs are the star of media these days. They capture our eyes and our hearts. But, even when dogs are treated well during filming, there still can be a downside: the popularity of certain breeds in the…

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Tell Pizza Companies to Say No to Animal Abuse

Warning: the video above is not for the faint of heart. It depicts serious animal abuse at a large New Mexico dairy farm. The animal rights group Mercy for Animals recently uncovered serious an…

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Petition Asks Tyson Foods to Stop Feeding Antibiotics to Healthy Chickens

The prevalence of antibiotics in our food worries doctors and public health officials, who fear that we're building up so much resistance to antibiotics that they won't be able to help us ward off ill…

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The Ugly Truth About Starbucks’ Pumpkin Spice Latte

Before you grab that ever-so-tempting Starbucks Pumpkin Spice Latte on your way to work, you might be alarmed to know what's in it…and, well, what's not. Since it is packed with artificial ingredie…

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Finding the Right Vegan Cheese

Okay, so you’ve decided to ditch dairy. Good for you! Your body will thank you in a myriad of ways, not to mention your conscience. Believe it or not, giving up dairy products is one of the very best …

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This is a great story and yet another reason why nursing homes should allow pets to accompany their …

Bert S. how sweet that you're raising bunnies! I agree that the decision for Whole foods to sell rab…

Nice!!! For whatever you call this holiday as not everyone calls it Halloween. Everything is just wa…