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We’re number two!

We lost out to President George W. Bush’s personal chef. His book, published by the White House Historical Association, beat out the All American Vegan Candy Cookbook for best new independent cookbook at the 2020 American Book Fest Awards. We were, however, named a Finalist. And since none of our recipes use products that cause harm, we’re first in the hearts of animals. With recipes that veganize America’s most iconic commercial candies, including Snickers, Three…

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Walking your dog does NOT increase the risk of COVID-19

A new study in the Journal of Environmental Research claims that “People who reported walking their pets had a higher estimated prevalence of COVID-19 compared to those who did not take their pet for a walk.” How much more? The study authors claim that dog walking increases your risk of getting COVID-19 by 78%. There’s only one problem: it is not true. But that hasn’t stopped it from being repeated by media outlets with alarming…

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Victory for community cats

Rosenberg, TX, passes the most progressive community cat law in the nation. For the first time in its history, Rosenberg, TX, finished the year with a better than 90% placement rate: 97% for dogs and 90% for cats. In the midst of the worst global health crisis since 1919 that saw many shelters across the country close their doors, turn animals away, and abandon the duties they owe residents, the Rosenberg shelter stayed open as…

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The Short Life & Tragic Death of Oreo Remembered

Today marks the 11-year anniversary of the ASPCA’s killing of Oreo, an abused dog, who a No Kill sanctuary offered to save. Oreo was a one-year-old dog who was thrown off the roof of a six-floor Brooklyn apartment building in 2009. She suffered two broken legs and a fractured rib. Several of the neighbors in the building reported having heard the sound of her being beaten. The ASPCA nursed her back to health and arrested…

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The McPlant? Yes, please

McDonald’s, the biggest game in town when it comes to fast food, just announced that it was launching a veggie burger worldwide next year. Per McDonald’s, There are other plant-based burgers out there, but the McPlant delivers our iconic taste in a sink-your-teeth-in (and wipe-your-mouth) kind of sandwich. It’s made with a juicy, plant-based patty and served on a warm, sesame seed bun with all the classic toppings I don’t know if it will be…

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Study: “Teenaged” Dogs, Like Teenaged Kids, Rebel

But our responses might be more dire. Teenaged kids aren’t the only ones to enter a phase of conflict with their parents or other caregivers. Dogs do, too. Unfortunately, that has more important implications because it could mean punishment for the dog, relinquishment to a “shelter,” and depending on the policies of that “shelter,” life and death. Like adolescent humans, a new study “found when dogs reached puberty, they were less likely to follow commands…

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Denver voters repeal ‘pit bull’ ban

Denver voters overwhelmingly approved Measure 2J which allows dogs identified as “pit bulls” to live in the city for the first time in decades. It allows dogs to be adopted. It stops dogs from dying. And it keeps families together. This is good news for other reasons, too: 50% of dogs labeled as pit bulls lack DNA breed signatures of breeds commonly classified as pit bulls. Dogs targeted for breed discriminatory laws are not more…

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Costco: “we do not support the use of monkeys for harvesting:”

Costco has announced that it will no longer sell coconut products from Thailand because it relies on primate labor. According to Costco, “We have made it clear to the supplier that we do not support the use of monkeys for harvesting:” The vast majority of coconuts sold across the world come from Southeast Asia, from countries like Thailand, where they are picked by abused primates. Agile and adept climbers, pig-tailed macaques are acquired as infants…

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Requiem for a cat

A new study of pet cemeteries finds that over time they mirror the changing nature of our relationship with animal companions. Looking at grave markers before and after World War II, the study authors found a profound shift in the language in the 20th century, with a larger number of them reflecting last names for the animals, the suffering of those left behind, listing survivors as “Dad” and “Mommy,” and even that they will be…

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The Killing of Maya

Today is the anniversary of PETA’s killing of Maya. On October 18, 2014, two PETA representatives backed their van up to a home in Parksley, VA, and threw biscuits to Maya, who was sitting on her porch. They were hoping to coax her off her property and give PETA the ability to claim she was a stray dog “at large” whom they could therefore legally impound. Maya refused to stay off the property and after…

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