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Paul McCartney Begs Texas A&M to Stop Testing on Dogs

Paul McCartney Begs Texas A&M to Stop Testing on Dogs

Sir Paul McCartney is asking Texas A&M University (TAMU) to stop testing on dogs in favor of animal-free alternatives. McCartney penned a letter on behalf of international animal rights organization PETA (People for the Ethical...
Simon Cowell Donates £25,000 to Shut Down Dog Meat Farms

Newly Vegan Simon Cowell Donates £25,000 to Dog Meat Rescue

"America’s Got Talent" judge and new vegan Simon Cowell wants to end the dog meat trade. The star recently donated £25,000 to help shut down a South Korean dog meat farm. Cowell's donation went to...
This Company Makes Vegan CBD for Traumatized Pets

This Company Makes Vegan CBD for Traumatized Pets

A pharmacist in Brooklyn's Williamsburg neighborhood is making vegan cannabidiol oil (CBD) products for dogs, local News 12 reports. CBD is a chemical compound from the cannabis plant. The natural substance - which, unlike tetrahydrocannabinol...
Why Vegan ‘GoT’ Star Jerome Flynn Doesn't Want You to Buy 'Direwolves'

Vegan ‘GoT’ Star Jerome Flynn Urges Fans to Stop Buying ‘Direwolves’

Updated April 17, 2019. Vegan actor Jerome Flynn, who plays Bronn in HBO's hit fantasy drama "Game of Thrones," is urging fans to stop buying huskies. The fluffy Spitz dogs look similar to the show's...
You Can Now Adopt ‘Too-Friendly’ Pups Who Failed Government Training

You Can Now Adopt ‘Too-Friendly’ Pups Who Failed Government Training

Shelters aren’t the only place that have dogs up for adoption - people looking to add a furry family member to their brood can adopt from the Transportation and Security Administration (TSA) too. The programme...
'Venom' Actor Tom Hardy Campaigns for Better Living Conditions for North Carolina's 'Backyard Dogs'

Tom Hardy Fights for Better Living Conditions for ‘Backyard Dogs’

Tom Hardy, star of 2018 science fiction thriller "Venom," has teamed up with fellow actors Casey Affleck and Priyanka Chopra to speak out for animal rights. In a video ad for People for the Ethical Treatment...
Snoop Dogg Says He’ll Adopt Rescue Pit Bull Named in His Honor

Snoop Dogg Says He’ll Adopt Rescued Pit Bull Named in His Honor

Snoop Dogg is smitten with a Staffordshire terrier, often considered to be part of the pit bull family, named Snoop. The Daily Star reports that the award-winning rapper offered a home to the dog, who...

Turns Out Dogs Are Woman’s Best Friend, Not Man’s, Says Study

Dogs may have better relationships with women than with men, according to a new study. The research, published in the Royal Society of Open Science, evaluated 18 dogs and recorded their growls in response to...
500 Sausage Dogs In Christmas Costumes Took Over London's Hyde Park

500 Sausage Dogs In Christmas Costumes Took Over London’s Hyde Park

Five hundred sausage dogs - formally known as dachshunds - recently dressed up in festive costumes and took over London's famous Hyde Park. Though described as "Hyde Park Sausage Walk," the event was animal-friendly - canines...

7 Vegan and Cruelty-Free Christmas Gifts for Pets

Let's hear it for pets! They provide their constant companionship, unconditional love, and their cuteness bring us levels of joy that can sometimes only be expressed through unintelligible squee-ing. There are plenty of ways to...
Vegan Dogs On the Rise in New Zealand As Consumers Ditch Meat

Vegan Dogs On the Rise in New Zealand As Consumers Ditch Meat

Vegan and vegetarian dogs are on the rise in New Zealand as more pet parents turn to meat-free food as the sustainability of meat continues to draw concern, local news source Stuff reports. While conventional...
South Korea Shuts Its Largest Dog Meat Slaughterhouse

South Korea Shuts Its Largest Dog Meat Slaughterhouse

Animal rights activists in South Korea and across the globe are especially thankful this Thanksgiving eve as Taepyeong, the largest dog meat slaughterhouse in South Korea, was shuttered by local authorities. The move comes after...
Netflix's New 'Dogs' Series Features All the Good Doggies

Netflix’s New ‘Dogs’ Series Features All the Good Doggies

Netflix is giving dog lovers across the world a reason to take a day off work and binge watch its newest series. Named "Dogs," the Netflix Original Documentary Series features six true stories of...

‘Misled’ Alaska Iditarod Dog Handler ‘River’ Mike Cranford’s Dying Wish: Free the Dogs

Like many, Mike Cranford, known as "River Mike" among his colleagues, began his job as a dog handler for Iditarod mushers out of a love for man's best friend. However, when faced with the...
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England Bans the Sale of ‘Puppy Mill’ Kittens and Puppies in Pet Shops to...

English pet shops will be banned from selling puppies and kittens under new legislation. The BBC reports that the new laws will apply to puppies and kittens who are less than eight weeks old. An additional...
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Congress Urges Animal Testing Facilities to Free Lab Animals

Members of Congress are backing the White Coat Waste Project and urging major experimental-agencies to free ex-lab animals. According to the White Coat Waste Project, when experiments on animals are completed, canceled, or defunded, the animals are sent...
Animal Testing on Dogs in the UK Drops 22 Percent, Says Cruelty Free International

Animal Testing on Dogs in the UK Drops 22 Percent, Says Cruelty Free International

The UK's 2017 Annual Statistics of Scientific Procedures on Living Animals shows that the number of dogs tested on in laboratory experiments has decreased by 22 percent since 2016. The number of animals used for...
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8th Grader Builds Website to Help Shelter Dogs Find Permanent Homes

Aiden, an eighth-grader from Texas, went above and beyond for his latest class project. As part of his “passion project” coursework, he chose to build a website to match people with shelter dogs. Dog Do...
Vegan Civil Rights Activist Shaun King Speaks Out Against Medical Dog Testing

Vegan Civil Rights Activist Shaun King Speaks Out Against Medical Dog Testing

Vegan civil rights activist, Shaun King, recently spoke out on his Twitter account against medical animal testing. The activist shared a video alongside his post that depicted lab dogs, particularly beagles, being used for...

Dogs Trained to Hunt Poachers in an Effort to Save Rhinos From Extinction

Rancher Joe Braman has partnered with the South African conservation alliance to end rhino poaching and protect animals on the brink of extinction, the Victoria Advocate reported. Braman believes the solution lies in man's best...

Greyhound Racing Officially Banned in Australia’s Capital City, Canberra

Greyhound racing is now officially banned in Canberra, ACT, Australia’s capital city. The legislation was proposed last year due to concerns surrounding animal welfare but only came into effect on Monday. Those caught racing greyhounds...