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5 Ways to Show Love for Animals on Valentines Day

Even though animals can’t buy us flowers or take us to dinner, they give people unconditional love every day of the year. So how about celebrating Valentine’s Day by giving some of that love back to the animals who suffer the most: the billions of animals on factory farms.

1. Don’t eat them. 

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(can we discuss how adorable this photo is?)

Leaving animals off our plates means not paying for them to be treated in ways that, let’s just say, don’t belong in a greeting card. Here’s how to go vegan in three easy steps!

2. Post some vegan food porn.

Showing off delicious meatless meals through Facebook, Instagram, or other social media is a great way to inspire others to try veg food.

3. Adopt a farm animals for your sweetheart. 

Adopting a farm animal in their name will warm their heart all year.

4. Serve up some vegan sweetness to your loved ones.

Visit ChooseVeg.com’s dessert page and find amazing recipes like Crunchy Peanut Butter Bonbons and Vanilla Bean Cupcakes with Chocolate Ganache. Yum!

5. Donate beds/treats/toys to your local animal shelter.

Shelters are always appreciative of donations and you’ll make the day of a puppy/kitty! What could be better than that?

Happy Valentine’s Day!

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6 Facts About Pigs That Will Impress Your Friends

Pigs are awesome. And these 6 amazing facts about them will prove just that. About 110 million pigs are needlessly killed each year for food, so next time someone says that they “must have bacon” send them this list!

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1. Pigs are extraordinarily intelligent. They are curious and insightful animals who are widely accepted as being smarter than young children of at least 3 years of age, dogs, and even some primates.

2. Pigs are extremely social animals. They form close bonds with other individuals and love close contact and lying down together.

3. Pigs are very clean, keeping their toilet area far away from where they lie down and eat. Even newborn piglets will leave the nest to go to the toilet within hours of birth.

4. Pigs are very peaceful animals, rarely showing aggression. The exception, as with many animals, is when a mother (sow) with her young offspring is provoked or threatened.

5. Wild pigs play an important role in managing ecosystems and maintaining biodiversity. By rooting, and thus disturbing the soil, they create areas for new plant colonisation. They also spread fruit plants by dispersing their seeds.

6. Pigs have a tremendous sense of smell. The large round disk of cartilage at the tip of the snout is connected to muscle that gives it extra flexibility and strength for rooting in the ground.

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