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Benton Farmer Near Proposed Path of Atlantic Sunrise Gas Pipeline Speaks Out

Benton Farmer Near Proposed Path of Atlantic Sunrise Gas Pipeline Speaks Out

  I spent some time at Endless Mountains Farm in Benton, PA, operated in part by several members of Shalefield Organizing Committee (SOC), a group of dedicated activists created to put more focus on

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Please Help Save This Colony of Cats

Please Help Save This Colony of Cats

A colony of cats in Plumb Beach, Brooklyn has been tagged for demolition, and local animal rights activists are working to save them or to at least buy a little time to find them new homes. The strays

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Do You Agree with Liam Neeson’s Stance About Horse-Drawn Carriages in NYC?

Do You Agree with Liam Neeson’s Stance About Horse-Drawn Carriages in NYC?

It looks like actor Liam Neeson is not "Taken" with NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio's efforts to ban horse-drawn carriages in the city. While de Blasio has blasted hansom cabs as a cruel practice, Neeson argues

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Another Giraffe Named Marius at Risk of Being Put Down by Danish Zoo

Another Giraffe Named Marius at Risk of Being Put Down by Danish Zoo

Just a few days after Copenhagen Zoo killed a perfectly healthy giraffe and carved it up in public, Danish Jyllands Park Zoo announced that it might put down one of its giraffes, coincidentally also named

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Sao Paulo Bans Animal Testing with $435,000 Fine Per Animal

Sao Paulo Bans Animal Testing with $435,000 Fine Per Animal

The state of Sao Paulo in Brazil has taken a stand against animal cruelty by officially banning animal testing for cosmetics, perfume and personal care. The decision will make animal testing a punishable

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PETA Gives Away Fur Coats This Winter in Detroit

PETA Gives Away Fur Coats This Winter in Detroit

Photo by Shutterstock PETA is giving away fur coats this winter. Yet, why would an organization dedicated to the humane treatment of animals allow these garments back on the streets? This week, as

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Cecilia Valentine Designs Living Jewelry That Comments on Fashion’s Relationship With Nature

Cecilia Valentine Designs Living Jewelry That Comments on Fashion’s Relationship With Nature

Designer Cecilia Valentine finds a new home for fur and feathers in fashion with her living jewelry line. Called "Fur is Alive," her pieces incorporate mice and birds to comment on the act of killing for

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Costa Rica is Closing its Zoos and Freeing All Captive Animals

Costa Rica is Closing its Zoos and Freeing All Captive Animals

Image via Shutterstock Costa Rica just announced that it will become the first country in the world to close down its zoos and free all captive animals. The small tropical nation is home to 4 percent

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Take Action to Help Ban Horrific, Perverted Animal ‘Crush’ Videos in the Philippines

Take Action to Help Ban Horrific, Perverted Animal ‘Crush’ Videos in the Philippines

Dear Inhabitat reader, do you have pets? Pets give us unconditional love, protect us, and keep us warm at night, and all they ask in return is food, water, shelter, and the occasional pat on the head.

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The National Institutes of Health Ends Chimp Testing, Over 300 Animals to Be Released

The National Institutes of Health Ends Chimp Testing, Over 300 Animals to Be Released

After many decades of hard fought battles over animal rights and the immorality of animal testing, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) recently announced that it will end the use of chimps in nearly

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Live Animals Trapped In Plastic Bags Sold as Key Chains in Horrifying Chinese Souvenir Scheme

Live Animals Trapped In Plastic Bags Sold as Key Chains in Horrifying Chinese Souvenir Scheme

If your heart has ever ached looking at pictures of animals pent up in tiny pet store cages or pens at the zoo, prepare to be outraged. CNN and other internet sources have uncovered a souvenir scheme in

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Ag-Gag Bills Seek to Outlaw Whistleblower Recordings of Animal Abuse on US Farms

Ag-Gag Bills Seek to Outlaw Whistleblower Recordings of Animal Abuse on US Farms

Photo via Shutterstock In recent years undercover recordings of horrific abuses against animals have proven instrumental in prosecuting farms that, often systematically, mistreat their animals. But

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The Newsroom Actress Olivia Munn Unveils Despicable Video of Chinese Fur Farm

The Newsroom Actress Olivia Munn Unveils Despicable Video of Chinese Fur Farm

We sincerely doubt that any of our earth-conscious readers would wear fur, but we urge you to take a look at this despicable video footage of a fur farm in China so you can convince anyone who thinks fur

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PETA Vegan Toilet Paper Inspires After-Dinner Conversation

PETA Vegan Toilet Paper Inspires After-Dinner Conversation

PETA wants to spread its stance against animal cruelty every where - and we do mean every where. Toilet paper with an anti-meat message is yet another way that the animal rights organization is teaching

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Donald Trump’s Sons Under Fire for Photos with Dead Leopard, Elephant and More

Donald Trump’s Sons Under Fire for Photos with Dead Leopard, Elephant and More

Real estate mogul Donald Trump's sons, Donald Trump Jr. and Eric Trump, have come under fire after some gruesome photos showing them posing with a dead leopard and holding a severed elephant tail were

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New Technique Could Allow Lab Mice to be Replaced with Neurons Grown from Human Stem Cells

New Technique Could Allow Lab Mice to be Replaced with Neurons Grown from Human Stem Cells

The University of Wisconsin-Madison has developed a technique that could allow tissue grown from human stem cells to replace lab mice in experiments with Botulinum toxin. The toxin -- which is regarded by

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Humane Society Alleges Pigs Are Being Badly Abused at 2 of America’s Large Swine Farms

Humane Society Alleges Pigs Are Being Badly Abused at 2 of America’s Large Swine Farms

After an undercover mission to expose cruelty at factory farms, the Humane Society has filed a legal complaint with the U.S. Securities and Exchange and Federal Trade Commission (U.S. SEC) alleging false

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Obama, Congress Pass Bill Lifting Restriction on US Horse Slaughter

Obama, Congress Pass Bill Lifting Restriction on US Horse Slaughter

To the horror of animal rights supporters everywhere, a week before Thanksgiving President Obama signed into law an agricultural spending bill that allows for the restoration of the American horse

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