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The Likely Cause of Addiction Has Been Discovered and It Is Not What You Think
Society & Culture  (tags: war on drugs, addiction, health, psychology, connection, isolation, cocaine, heroine, prison, decriminalization )

- 1247 days ago -
But what I learned on the road is that almost everything we have been told about addiction is wrong. There is a very different story waiting for us, if only we are ready to hear it.
The Cruelty Behind Sled Dog Races
Animals  (tags: Iditarod, Alaska, temps far below zero, teams of dogs forced to pull sled 100 mi, 7 to 10 days straight, winds that cause complete loss of visibi, treacherous climbs, animal cruelty )

- 1573 days ago -
The Iditarod puts animals' lives at risk. The winning mushers earn cash prizes and become Alaskan celebrities. For the dogs, however, the 1,000 mile race means days of suffering and, for some, even death.
Rescued Farm Animals Bring Joy to Nursing Home Residents (PHOTOS)
Offbeat  (tags: Rescued farm animals, kindness crusaders, , Victoria, Australia, visit nursing homes, bringing comfort and happiness, a goat, a chicken, a sheep, Dinella Aged Care Facility )

- 1572 days ago -
Many of us are familiar with the idea of therapy animals, particularly friendly dogs and cats who visit sick children or victims of abuse and neglect. However, dogs and cats are not the only domestic animals that can provide us humans with great comfort.
Competitive Hunting of Wolves, Coyotes in Idaho Sparks Outcry
Animals  (tags: first statewide competition in decades, hunt wolves and coyotes, Idaho, coyote and wolf derby, week-end of Dec. 28-29, tournament offers cash and prizes, children as young as 10 )

- 1655 days ago -
The tournament offers cash and trophies to two-person teams for such hunting objectives as killing the largest wolf and the most female coyotes. Children as young as 10 will be welcomed to compete in a youth division.
A Feast Of Ways To Support Humane Treatment Of Turkeys
Offbeat  (tags: Thanksgiving, Adopt a Turkey, Farm Sanctuary, Ban Turkey Pardon, Ethical Turkey, Help Thanksgiving Turkeys, Thanksgiving Turkeys, Turkey Pardon )

- 1671 days ago -
The tradition of chowing down on a big juicy turkey may be age-old, but the inhumane way many of these birds are treated is relatively new.
Gore Goes Vegan
Green Lifestyle  (tags: concern for the environment, fight global warming, overconsumption of meat, factory farm, huge threats on the planet and our healt, Bill Clinton, Orpah, Bill Gates, plant-based foods, health reasons )

- 1670 days ago -
Former Vice President Al Gore is following in the footsteps of his former boss and is embracing a vegan diet. Read Latest Breaking News from 2013/11/26/id/538735?ns_
Longevity, Anyone? Top 20 Reasons to Go Vegan During World Vegan Month
Health & Wellness  (tags: Cancer, Health, Factory Farming, Animal Cruelty, Obesity, Cholesterol, Heart Disease, Type 2 diabetes, , World Vegan Month, Veganism )

- 1674 days ago -
A planet that desperately needs all of us to go vegan, the torture and suffering of animals who want their lives as much as we want ours. The reasons to try a vegan diet during November, World Vegan Month, involve health as well as ethics.
Amendment To Farm Bill Could Be End To Humane Farming Standards
Animals  (tags: Steve King, Animal Welfare, Big Ag, Farm Bill, California Proposition 2, California-Egg-Law, California-Farmers, Farming Standards, Humane Farming, Humane-Agriculture, Iowa, King Amendment, Rep. Steve King )

- 1674 days ago -
A proposed amendment to the $1 trillion federal farm bill is of concern to both states' rights and humane farming advocates as Congress looks to finalize the bill passed in the House earlier this year.
Starfish Are Turning Into Goo, But Scientists Don't Know Why
Offbeat  (tags: marine invertebrates, health of oceans, starfish, disintegrating, sea star wasting syndrome, ripple effect through food chain, environmental stressors, increased water temperature, crosses species )

- 1674 days ago -
From California to Alaska, large populations of sea stars, or starfish, are developing mysterious lesions on their bodies and rapidly disintegrating--sometimes in a matter of hours--and turning into what scientists are describing as "white goo."
Animals  (tags: animal welfare, dogs, Jennifer Koczan, Rottweiler Sasha, stolen out of her home five years ago, microchip, South Bend, Indiana, Phoenix animal shelter, Kindred Hearts Transport )

- 1768 days ago -
Jennifer Koczan's story is proof you should always microchip your pet and never give up hope if they go missing. According to ABC News, Koczan's Rottweiler Sasha was stolen out of her home five years ago, but is now back with her.
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