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The Hidden Lives of Playful Pigs

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playful%20pigs-275x197.jpgIn our everyday lives, it may be difficult  for us to relate to pigs or any farmed animal for that matter. Most of us have never met a pig in person or had the opportunity to discover that these highly social animals possess an amazing capacity for love, joy, and sorrow.

After watching the entertaining video below, which highlights the incredibly playful and inquisitive personalities of pigs, it’s hard not to notice how strikingly similar these animals are to the beloved dogs with whom many of us share our homes. In fact, studies have shown that pigs are actually smarter than dogs.

DC Interns: A Summer of Compassion!

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This summer, our DC office has been fortunate enough to host an incredible line-up of outreach interns!  These college and high school students have dedicated their summer breaks to spreading a message of compassion: from hosting feed-ins and leafleting events to reaching out to area restaurants and grocery stores, their selfless efforts are helping animals everyday, and for that, we are continually inspired and grateful!

Check out some of the amazing work they’ve done thus far:

Special Offer: Get Dr. Greger’s Latest Nutrition DVD and a COK Key Chain for Free!

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dvd-hen-donate2-280x382.jpgEver wonder if an apple a day really does keep the doctor away? The renowned Michael Greger, M.D., Director of Public Health and Animal Agriculture at The Humane Society of the United States, shares his expertise and insights about the healthiest food choices — including which apples pack the biggest nutrition punch — in a series of entertaining and informative DVDs, “The Latest in Clinical Nutrition.” 

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Fish Use Tools and Cows Have Best Friends

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cows_0-300x183.jpgTurn on your TV or read the news and you might occasionally see a light-hearted story about the lives of animals. Remember “the Animal Odd Couple”from 2009 in which an elephant and a dog became best friends? Or what about the story of the Echo Park, CA resident who befriended a goose? Stories like these warm our hearts and often encourage us to think a bit differently about the animals in our lives and even about the wildlife we admire from afar.