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14 Year Old Florida Dog Rescued After Swimming 9 Miles


This is a great story about an adorable dog named Fergie.

14-Year-Old Florida Dog Rescued After Swimming 9 Miles from Coral Gables to Biscayne Bay

Fergie must be dog tired. The 14-year-old pooch was saved by a Miami Fire Rescue boat on Monday after she decided it was a nice idea to go swimming in the waters off the coast of Southern Florida. The senior pup swam about nine miles from Coral Gables, Florida, to Biscayne Bay, according to NBC Miami who reported the story and filmed a video of the dog’s reunion with her owner. Miami Fire Rescue said someone living in a condo called 911 when they spotted the black Lab in the middle of the bay.
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How to Help America’s Loneliest Elephants


Take a few minutes to help these wonderful animals. All it takes is a few clicks to show your support for each of these elephants. These campaigns do work!

Take Action to Help America’s Loneliest Elephants

Despite plans to phase out its elephant program, the Bronx Zoo refuses to send Happy to a sanctuary. Below, you can ask zoo officials to do the right thing. Elephants are highly social animals who form strong, lasting bonds with their families. They work together to solve problems and rely on the wisdom, judgment, and experience of their eldest relatives. In the wild, the elephants featured on this page would have spent their entire lives with their families. Captive elephants forced…
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NFL Star on Being Vegan

I\'m Vegan

Think you can’t be a pro athlete while being vegan? think again.

Indianapolis Colt ‘Feels Great’ Being Vegan

As a wide receiver for the NFL, Griff Whalen needs to be one of the most agile players on the field. He began looking into nutrition two years ago and found a perfect solution: A vegan lifestyle has made him feel leaner and lighter. And he’s not shy about it, either—his website proudly declares that he’s “plant powered.” Watch Griff’s exclusive chat with PETA about…
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Pinnipeds Are Prisoners in Marine Parks


Do you know what is a pinniped? And do you know that they suffer in marine parks, too?

Just Like Orcas, Pinnipeds Are Prisoners in Marine Parks

The orcas at SeaWorld get a lot of attention, but it’s important to remember that there are other animals being held captive in marine parks around the country, and many of them are suffering, too. Pinnipeds constitute the extant (those presently living, i.e., the opposite of extinct) species of fin-footed mammals: “True” seals (seals without visible ears), sea lions (with visible ears), and walruses are all pinnipeds. Various pinnipeds are currently held captive in…
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What You Don’t Know About Octopuses


Octopuses are amazing creatures. They are considered to be the most intelligent invertebrates.

Octopuses: Eight-Legged Einsteins of the Deep

Animals are not oursto eat, wear, experiment on, use for entertainment, or abuse in any other way. Octopuses are one of the planet’s most unique animals—but only now are people awakening to just how amazing and worthy of our protection they are. Octopuses are playful, resourceful, and inquisitive. Some species cuddle with one another, while others have been known to bond with humans. They are among the most highly evolved invertebrates and are considered by many biologists to be…
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Take Simple Action to Help Chimpanzees Now


Read this story about three lovable chimps who need your help and take a simple step to improve their life.

Help Chimpanzees in Solitary Confinement

Chimpanzees are highly social animals. In the wild, they live in large groups and strong social bonds are maintained through hours of grooming and playing with others. Without a complex social environment, chimpanzees—just like humans—suffer from loneliness, boredom, and depression.   Three chimpanzees named Tootie, Louie, and Joe are held in solitary confinement. Help get them to reputable sanctuaries! TAKE ACTION NOW TO HELP THESE CHIMPANZEES! LEARN MORE…
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The Ultimate New Year’s Resolution


I’ve cut out all meats in my diet for quite a while now, and I’ve never felt better. I have more energy and have better health. I also have peace of mind knowing that I am no longer supporting cruel factory farming. In addition, I’m not putting all of those antibiotics and hormones that are fed to farm animals into my body. If you aren’t vegan or vegetarian, you might wan to give it a try for a month. If you do, you won’t go back!

Why Going Vegan Is the Ultimate New Year’s Resolution

It’s a new year, and that means New Year’s resolutions may be on your mind. Perhaps you’ve decided to drop a few pounds to fit back into those favorite jeans that are hiding in the back of your closet, or maybe you’d like to do your part to save the planet. No matter what your goals are, follow through this year by going vegan, and you’ll be well on your way to a healthier, happier 2016! You won’t believe how easy it is.
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Down Feathers Could Be Hiding in These Places

Down Feather

You may have used products with down feathers, but perhaps you aren’t aware of the pain and suffering that the production of these products causes innocent geese and ducks.

9 Places Down Feathers May Be Hiding

Down is the soft layer of feathers closest to a bird’s skin. It’s sometimes used in various products, from bedding to gloves. Many geese and ducks used for down have their feathers yanked out of their skin while they’re still alive, sometimes so violently that they’re left with gaping wounds that workers then sew up using a needle and thread without any painkillers. Some of…
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Tiny Heart, Big Love


Here’s a nice story about one lucky kitten. Make a gift to the ASPCA to support more kittens like Valeria.

Tiny Heart, Big Love: ASPCA Kitten Nursery Helps Save Valeria’s Life

At three weeks old, most kittens are snuggling with their mothers, opening their eyes for the first time and starting to explore the world. But Valeria is not like most kittens: At just three weeks old, the tiny black-and-white baby was injured, abandoned and left to die.It was early October when it happened. A very cruel person put Valeria—who didn’t even weigh a single pound—into a brown paper bag and threw her out of a moving car’s window. Had she not been discovered by a Good …
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A Perfect Place for Penelope


Here’s another great adoption story from the ASPCA. Looking for a pet? Adopt!

ASPCA Happy Tails: A Perfect Place for Penelope

After falling from the window of a high rise building in the Bronx, New York, Penelope the cat was rescued from neglect and taken to the ASPCA. Despite physical injuries—and emotional scars—the five-year-old Calico had a lot of love to give and was eager to find a safe, happy home of her own. After two months under our care, this fearless feline did just that. Here is her story.The NYPD rescued Penelope after her fall and brought her to the ASPCA Animal Hospital. Although her experience was
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