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Rodeos: Myths vs Facts

Rodeos are often portrayed as harmless summer fun. To many, they seem like an exciting place to spend a summer night. After all, animals aren’t physically harmed- right? You may be surprised to learn of the suffering that animals endure at rodeo events across the U.S. If you love animals and don’t want to harm […]

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Celebrating Motherhood in Animals

Mother’s Day is around the corner. As we use this day to honor the human mothers who’ve made a difference in our lives, we also want to acknowledge non-human mothers. More often than not, motherhood is not respected in animals. In fact, it’s taken advantage of and exploited.   Many people don’t realize that the […]

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Animal Place Advocacy Alerts: Make a Difference!

Sometimes the heaviness of current issues can be daunting. But there are things you can do to make a difference. Emails to legislators, social media campaigns, and signing petitions can be deeply impactful. We’ve dedicated ourselves to making it easier for you to make a difference!  We call this effort the “compassion campaign”. We monitor […]

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The Truth about Cow Ranching

Honey and her son Elliot. Now over a year after both of their calves’ birth, Honey and Babe still spend most of their time with their grown sons. Cows are gentle animals by nature. They are herd animals who form deep, lifelong social bonds. Like humans, they form friendships and prefer the company of some […]

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A Compassionate Easter

Petunia reminds you that lambs are for snuggling!  The golden question: Which came first, the egg or the chicken? On a holiday like Easter, you might say the egg. But we like to think all animals come first! Unfortunately, animals are often put last for this holiday. Bunnies and chicks, purchased for children, are abandoned […]

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The Trouble with Easter

Rabbit Beatrix, rescued from abandonment. Countless rabbits are abandoned following Easter. In the months following Easter, animal rescuers prepare for a plea as old as time. Those of countless people who purchased baby rabbits, chicks or ducklings and regret their decision. They soon realize the enormous commitment that comes with caring for these animals once […]

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The Truth about Duck Farming

Photo credit via We Animals Media. You’ve probably heard the phrase “like a duck to water”. The saying exists for good reason! Both wild and domestic ducks can spend countless hours in the water. Submerging their heads under water keeps their nostrils and eyes clear and healthy. Preening themselves in water keeps their feathers in […]

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Staying Fire Safe: Making a Plan for your Animal Companions

My phone rang at midnight. The Sheriff’s Department mandated I evacuate due to a nearby fire. Terrified, I fled to my parents with my daughter, dogs, cat, important documents, and some clothes. The fire moved in the opposite direction and leveled 13 homes.  That was in October 2017. For years, the California fire season occurred […]

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Grant Opportunities to Help your Organization Adopt a Vegan Policy

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Animal Place’s Food for Thought Program offers grant opportunities to help companion animal shelters adopt a vegan or vegetarian menu policy! WHAT IS FOOD FOR THOUGHT? Food for Thought is a program of Animal Place, one of the oldest and largest sanctuaries for farmed animals in the United States. We help nonprofit organizations extend their […]

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The Truth about Sheep Farming

Of all the farmed animals exploited and killed, sheep may arguably be the gentlest.   These kind and sensitive beings form deep bonds with their flockmates. Sadly, the loyalty sheep show towards their flockmates is often mistaken for a lack of intelligence. People will often use “sheep” as an insult towards people who blindly follow, […]

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