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Divorcing With Pets: Who Gets to Keep the Dog?

When I was going through a divorce in 1995, I shared custody of our Golden Retriever with my ex for the first year of our separation. We had adopted Byron together and both of us wanted custody. In th…

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How to Avoid Hitting Animals While Driving (Without Putting Yourself In Danger)

When driving, how far would you go to avoid hitting an animal? This week a novice driver in Utah was forced to answer that question when a raccoon suddenly appeared on the road. To avoid hitting th…

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Want to Protect Orangutans? Stop Eating Cookies & Crackers Made With Palm Oil

You know all those cream-filled cookies and crunchy savory crackers you enjoy? Before you buy another box, take a second to read the ingredients label. If you see the words "palm oil" on the package, …

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What’s Behind Your Organic Label? Demand Better Standards

What do the words "organic farm" mean to you? Probably not the conditions the Cornucopia Institute found when they obtained aerial photographs of organic livestock operations of 14 large-scale orga…

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Canada Needs to Do a Better Job Protecting Animals, Says Care2 Petition Author

Would you be surprised to learn that Canada does a worse job protecting animals than Brazil, India and the Philippines? Care2 member Janelle Martel was. That's why she's started a petition urging peop…

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Stop Factory Farm Pollution in North Carolina

Factory farming is terribly inhumane to the poor animals involved. But people are suffering from factory farms, too. Care2's Chris Wolverton has launched a petition drive to focus attention on how sic…

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Winter Bird Feeding: 7 Tips & Recipes

Winter is a difficult season for birds who stick around in northern climes. They need extra stamina to keep themselves warm, just at the time of year when their usual foods are in short supply. Feedin…

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People With Fake Service Dogs Could Face Real Jail Time

Have you ever seen a service dog wearing a vest that is barking, growling, and distracted while 'working'? Most likely you weren't observing a trained service dog, but an imposter. People in Florida w…

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Why Rudolph And His Reindeer Friends Are in Danger

In spite of their Christmas fame and status as Santa's sidekick, reindeer populations are declining worldwide, according to a recently published study in the Journal for Nature Conservation. Populatio…

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Holiday Shopping for People Who Don’t Want to Leave Their Dogs at Home

My dogs are practically professional shoppers. It's actually rare you'll find me somewhere without one of them. Sanchez and Gina are 'career change' dogs from Guide Dogs for the Blind. Early socializa…

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