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Reporting Cruelty to Animals: The Why and How

By Samantha Skinner Cruelty to animals is something that happens every single day throughout the country. Many people might not know it is happening while other turn their head the other way while it goes on. Many do not even know how to report the cruelty that they see happening around them. Many do not...

Are Animal Rights Really That Important?

By Samantha Skinner Animal rights have been fought over for years. Whether they are friend or food, whether someone should really see them as something that has feelings or if you should eat them and think only of the food chain that we live in and perpetually continue to find ourselves following. There are many...

Holistic Medicine as Alternative Treatment for Depression

By Paige Arden Depression is a very serious illness that affects more than 6.1 million American adults. As will all other illnesses- mental or physical- it is always strongly advised that professional aid is sought by means of a doctor or another licensed healthcare practitioner. It has been clinically proven that modern medicine can do...

Vegan Benefits and Diabetes

By Paige Arden In a world with 30 million Americans living with type 2 diabetes and nearly 84 million dealing with prediabetes, it is more important than ever to make health-conscious decisions when it comes to dietary plans. The potential is there for veganism to be this relief. It is a well-known fact that the...

The Meat Industry and its Environmental Impact

By Paige Arden “Meat may taste good, but the guilt of eating it tastes far worse.” -Evan Baldonado While the issues concerning the meat industry and water consumption have been more transparent in recent years, there is still a level of uncertainty on just how much of an impact using animals for food really has...

Ethics of Aquariums

By Paige Arden The Miami Seaquarium. Seaworld. The Vancouver Aquarium. It’s likely that every city you visit will have an aquarium of some sort, whether it be an outdoor marine park or an indoor set of tanks. This is because, despite any controversy associated with such a set of attractions, the exploitation of marine animals...

The Silk Industry

By Paige Arden One of the largest misconceptions about the silk industry is that since it's an all-natural way to make fabric, it is one of the best options to protect the environment. While that is true to a certain extent, the fact is that the exploitation of any living thing cancels out whatever chemical...

The Leather Industry

By Paige Arden One of the first things out of a person’s mouth when they argue in support of that new leather jacket they are sporting is that the leather used is simply a byproduct of the meat industry and that it is not harming the animals directly. If the animals are going to be...

The Fishing Industry vs. The Environment

By Paige Arden Cutting fish out of one’s diet may seem like the best thing to do, either for health reasons or out of empathy for the fish. While those are two strong reasons to change the way one eats, the most important reason is often marginalized in an attempt to emphasize the fishes’ struggle....

Disadvantages of a Dairy-Inclusive Diet

By Paige Arden “Our deeply-rooted beliefs about the wholesomeness of milk and dairy products should be re-considered under careful, scientific evaluation.” -Bodo Melnik While many abstain from a dairy-inclusive diet due to their intolerance of lactose, there are increasing numbers of people who are making the decision to eliminate dairy products from their life. This...