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The Ethics of Down in Outdoor Gear

The Ethics of Down in Outdoor Gear

Farmers in Norway and Iceland collect Eider duck down by gathering it from abandoned nests after the ducklings have left the nests. This method is the more ethical way of collecting the down that doesn’t harm a single bird but is extremely labor-intensive, producing very expensive down parkas, sleeping bags, and comforters.

Supporting Animals in Texas During the Power Crisis

Supporting Animals in Texas During the Power Crisis

The power crisis impacting the state of Texas has left millions of people without reliable electricity and heat. Some people have lost their lives, and many others have been put in dangerous housing situations. However, human beings are far from the only ones...

The Best Animal Charities to Support in 2021

The Best Animal Charities to Support in 2021

Donating to a deserving animal charity accomplishes multiple things. You feel good about yourself. The charity gets a much-needed financial boost. Animals are saved from horrific fates. You get a nice tax deduction. The challenge most people face is knowing which...

Caring for Your Pets During Winter Months

Caring for Your Pets During Winter Months

As wintertime approaches, many pet owners settle around the fireplace with their beloved companions. It's a time of giving, and as such, your furry friend deserves warm care to combat the freezing temperatures.   But not all that snows is sparkling. Gather...

3 Reasons to Fight For a Global Wildlife Trade Ban

3 Reasons to Fight For a Global Wildlife Trade Ban

The global wildlife trade is a vast, multibillion-dollar industry, which has led to millions of animals being captured, killed, and trafficked every year. This awful practice places a great deal of pressure on thousands of species and is one of the leading factors...