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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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Animal Rights Advocates Outraged Over Dog Tattoos

It's a growing trend -- people decorating their dogs with tattoos.†The specialty practice stems from an offshoot of pet care that began when dog owners sought to transform their pets into a panda or o…

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10+ Things You Never Knew About Pit Bulls

When's the last time you saw a pit bull? How did you react? The average person might shrink back from an encounter with a pit bull, scooping up their kids or crossing to the other side of the street. …

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Happy Ending for Kitten Lit on Fire

On April 25th in Philadelphia, a tiny tuxedo kitten was doused in accelerant and lit on fire. The SPCA is still searching for any information relating to the horrendous act.†But thankfully, someone wi…

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7 Celebrity Activists Who Love Helping Animals

In most instances, I couldn't care less about what celebrities do with their private time. They're just people, albeit with absurd amounts of money, and even that doesn't make me interested in what th…

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Texas Closer to Banning Animal Gas Chambers

Texas is not exactly known for its leniency when it comes to capital punishment. But when you're talking about gasing innocent and neglected animals, that's where the stateís legislators draw the line…

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How to Recognize and Report Animal Cruelty

One of the most important skills an animal lover should have is the ability to recognize and report animal cruelty. Itís unfortunate that the need for such a skill exists, but being able to identify w…

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25 Cute Animals Speaking Out Against Animal Cruelty

North Dakota is currently one of the most lenient U.S. states when it comes to animal abuse crimes. It's one of two states where even the most extreme animal abuse cases are only considered misdemeano…

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