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Two Animal Voices I Will Never Forget

There are two animals’ voices I will never forget. They often keep me awake at night. Some days as I hear their cries in my head, the enormity of the battle we face seems overwhelming and it is difficult not to feel helpless and insignificant in the face of apparently insurmountable odds. However the stakes […]

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Turkeys All Dressed Up With Nowhere To Go

So it is the New Year and Christmas is long gone. Have you ever stopped to consider the trail of destruction our festive season has left in its wake? Walking into the supermarket frozen goods section I was confronted with a freezer taking up half the aisle that was entirely full of dressed turkeys. Very […]

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Why Not Single Issue Campaigns and Petitions?

Are you being bombarded on a daily basis by campaigns and petitions that feature the most heinous and unthinkable abuse of animals? Do they make you feel hopeless and powerless against the evils of the world? Please stop and think about it for a moment. There definitely are ways you can help animals right now. […]

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No ‘Humane’ Dairy Products Here

There is no such thing as ‘humane’ dairy and we ask you not to promote it. When you advocate for welfare reforms that result in ‘humane’ dairy products you are actively participating in: RAPE — the violation of a cow’s reproductive organs. KIDNAP — the removal of her newborn calves so that the milk she […]

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Are You Neglecting Your Dog?

Do you have a dog back home who is locked in a yard, or in a flat? Are you his one and only contact with the outside world? When you get to go out every day, he sits at home waiting for you. A great way for you to show your appreciation would be to […]

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Give Up Red Meat Without Trading Animals’ Lives

Have you decided to give up ‘red meat’? If you are simply replacing ‘red meat’ with chicken, fish, eggs or dairy, you could end up causing more suffering for animals than before. If you consider yourself to be a compassionate person, then please take a moment to see how you can make your food choices count for […]

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Seeing for Two: If His Mother Could See Him Now

If his mother could see him now—her beloved boy, alive and well, and cherished, in a land of love and plenty. If she could see the way he sauntered out of the rescue trailer, swift and surefooted as a deer, the way he glided into this welcoming world as if he recognized it, as if […]

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Choosing to Swallow the Happy Farm Blue Pill

“You take the Blue Pill – the story ends, you wake up in your bed and believe whatever you want to believe. You take the Red Pill – you stay in Wonderland and I show you how deep the rabbit-hole goes.” — Morpheus to Neo in ‘The Matrix’. Do you want to know the truth? […]

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Animal Testing is Not Good Science

We have all seen images of horrific animal tests. These images are in all likelihood seared into our memories forever. It is difficult for us to believe that these grotesque examples of humanity’s inhumanity are still consistently being re-enacted for virtually every product available. Everything from medication to cosmetics and foodstuffs is still being tested […]

Dogs are absolutely dependent on us. We hold their lives in our hands. Let's be worthy of their trust. Photo © morgueFile jdurham.

I Trusted You, A Dumped Dog’s Anguish

By Penny Elms When you clipped the leash to my collar, I trusted that we were heading somewhere fun. When you walked me into the strange building, a tingling of fear ran through my body, but I trusted that we were going somewhere safe. When you handed my leash to the waiting hands of a […]