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Ringling Brothers Finally Free Elephants from Abusive Circus Acts

No more elephants in chains. No more sharp bullhooks to coax them to perform tricks. That’s been the battle cry of animal rights groups across the country. And after years of pressure from such groups…

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Make Abusers Pay to Care for the Animals They Mistreat, Says Care2 Petition Author

Who pays to shelter animals that have been rescued from abusers and get placed in animal shelters? In New Hampshire, animal shelters have to shoulder the costs of caring for animals that end up in …

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5 Better Things to Do Than Go to the Circus

Many people have fond memories of attending the circus with their families as children. With the performances, lights and ability to see animals up close, the circus can be an exciting thing for child…

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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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Birch Box Still Refuses to Be Cruelty-Free: Petition Update

Earlier this year, Care2 member Jess Barnett launched a petition drive on Care2 to encourage Birchbox, the online cosmetics company, to only do business with suppliers whose products are verifiably cr…

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US Senator Involved in the Killing of Hundreds of Pigeons

A Republican US Senator has been caught on tape in an undercover investigation helping to kill hundreds of pigeons. --->Sign the petition to Bring this Senator to Justice for Cruel Pigeon Shoot.…

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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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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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FBI Reports Animal Cruelty Cases as a Major Offense

Animal lovers are rejoicing! The FBI will include animal cruelty (including animal neglect) offenses in the Uniform Crime Report, rather than the generic "all other offense." CatChannel.com reported, …

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Why Electronic Dog Fences Fail You & Your Pet

Some dog owners have considered using electronic dog fences to keep dogs confined in front yards or unfenced backyards. But fences like these have a number of drawbacks that are both inhumane to the a…

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