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France Moves to Ban Fossil-Fuel Cars

Environmental Minister Nicolas Hulot announced that by 2040, France plans to end the sale of vehicles powered by fossil fuels as part of its commitment to the Paris Agreement. The announcement was made one day before the Group of Twenty (G20) summit began and one day after Volvo announced that by 2019 all of its vehicles will be either electric or hybrids. “One of the symbolic acts of the plan is that France, which previously had made the promise to divide its greenhouse gas emissions by four by 2050, has decided to become carbon neutral by 2050 following the U.S....

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Exposed: Bali Tourists Fed Dog Meat Disguised as Chicken

Animal advocacy organization Animals Australia has discovered that tourists in Bali have been fed dog meat believing it to be chicken satay. Video evidence shows dogs kidnapped, tied up, and caged — sometimes for days at a time without food and water — before they are brutally slaughtered. An undercover investigator for Animals Australia spent months documenting Bali’s dog meat industry, witnessing the stealing and killing of the innocent pups. “I focused on my camera work, but it was gut-wrenching to hear these dogs screaming and wailing in terror and sorrow,” the investigator told ABC. While dog meat is...

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Amber’s Donkey: Mute Girl Speaks for the First Time to Rescue Animal

It was 2010 and Shocks, a donkey currently living at the Donkey Sanctuary’s Assisted Therapy Centre, was recused from a farm in Galway, Ireland. He was found with a rope tied so tightly around his neck that he suffered from open wounds and lacerations. Today he lives a free, happy life helping those with emotional, cognitive and physical challenges. Around the same time Shocks was rescued, Tracy Austwick gave birth to twin girls, born prematurely at just 26 weeks old. One of the babies, Amber, was rushed into surgery for an emergency tracheostomy within minutes of her birth. Her parents were immensely grateful that the surgery saved her life, but...

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Truck Tires Recycled into Most Gorgeous Shoes and Purses Ever

Twenty-three-year-old Mabel Stuglo launched the sustainable and humanitarian EcoShoe Project in Ghana in 2013, performing environmental and socio-economic feats by collecting disposed-of car tires, fabric remnants, and other found materials and transforming them into wearable works of art. The business employs disabled artisans who other companies won’t hire, trains them, and sets them on the path to financially independence. Mabel was inspired to build a business utilizing disabled employees after noticing that disabled people were treated unfairly and considered  a burden to their families. Tragically, they are often perceived as having nothing to contribute to society. But in reality, they can blossom...

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#20PercentCounts Campaign Launched for Equal Pay Day, Targeting Gender Pay Gap

This year, April 4 is Equal Pay Day, which is the day that marks how far into 2017 women needed to work to earn what men were paid in 2016. To highlight the day, LeanIn.Org has launched the #20PercentCounts campaign, bringing together over 80 businesses to bring greater awareness to the gender pay gap. In the United States, a woman is paid an average of 20 percent less than her male counterpart. For women of color, the gap is even larger (for example, Hispanic women are estimated to be paid 46 percent less). Several large companies have teamed up with LeanIn.Org to offer...

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Actor Colin Farrell Helps Raise Awareness for Special Needs Kids and Adults

At the annual The Power of Possibilities event, held by special-needs focused nonprofit Gatepath, guest speaker Colin Farrell opened up about his experiences — and got deeply personal. Farrell, the parent of a child with special needs, described what it felt like to be told his now 13-year-old son would never be able to walk: “I learned early on that you can’t let others put limitations on your child,” Farrell said. “Your child will decide what his or her limitations will be. Think about how important a child’s first steps are in their development. When my son took his...

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Are There Gruesome Ingredients In Your Pet’s Food?

Americans have become increasingly health conscious, scrutinizing food labels for sugar grams, salt content, artificial coloring, additives, preservatives, and other non-nutritious ingredients. But most have no clue that ingredients in their pooch’s food aren’t just unhealthy — they are utterly revolting! Rendering unusable animal parts is defined as cooking raw animal material to remove the moisture and fat. Rendering companies collect fat and bone trimmings, blood, and dead animals from slaughterhouses and farms. They gather meat scraps from ranches, feedlots, restaurants, food stores, butchers, packinghouses, and even euthanized animals — all piled up in their trucks. The by-products include organ fats, offal (intestines...

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Dog Cruelly Burned With Acid is Rescued in the Nick of Time (VIDEO)

Image: PETA Homeless and hungry, a four-month old puppy was wandering the streets of Mumbai, India, when she was sadistically burned with acid by a human. Sadly, that was not the end of her suffering. She was then attacked by a group of other stray dogs. Fortunately, in the midst of the melee with the other canines, she was spotted and rescued by PETA President and Founder, Ingrid Newkirk, who happened to be in town to visit PETA’s India office and saw the fight taking place. Newkirk stepped in and rushed the pup to PETA’s office and then to a veterinarian. Hershey (the dog’s...

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