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8 Vegan Honey Alternatives That Don’t Harm Bees

Agave Nectar

Coconut Nectar

OK, this one’s a bit more niche—but don’t stop reading just yet. Coconut nectar is the equivalent of maple syrup but comes from coconut trees. It contains various vitamins, like B and C, along with 17 amino acids.

Maple Syrup

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Orca’s Gruesome Injury at SeaWorld Orlando Can’t Be Unseen

An orca named Katina’s dorsal fin was split open—a potentially life-threatening injury—during what SeaWorld officials implied was an “interaction” with other orcas she’s confined with at SeaWorld Orlando in Florida.

© Heather Murphy, Ocean Advocate News 

SeaWorld is trying to trick people by claiming that such interactions between orcas are “a natural behavior we’d expect to see.” But the truth is that aggression is rarely seen in podmates in the wild. On the other hand, captive orcas, like those at SeaWorld, often fight because people have taken members of different pods from their homes or families and crammed them into cramped concrete tanks. When fights occur, there’s no way to escape because the tanks are so small.

Imagine the stress that these animals must be experiencing as they’re forced to live in a crowded, unnatural environment with strangers who often don’t even speak the same dialect.

orca dorsal fin injury, seaworld orca cruelty
© Heather Murphy, Ocean Advocate News 

Katina’s wound is deep, and a large chunk of her fin appears to be missing. Orca’s dorsal fins have an elaborate network of blood vessels that help the animals regulate body temperature. And while wild orcas have been known to survive severe trauma to their dorsal fins—such as that caused by being struck by boat propellers—healing is much harder for captive orcas. Large open wounds make them particularly susceptible to infections, which are the leading cause of death among captive orcas. Katina’s life depends on the wound’s successful healing.

In nature, Katina would be overseeing a family unit comprising several generations of her male and female offspring. She’d teach her pod to navigate vast ocean terrain, to speak a distinct dialect all its own, and to find food.

seaworld orca fin injury
© Heather Murphy, Ocean Advocate News 

But at SeaWorld, she can only swim in circles in her barren prison. Her “pod” consists of only three immediate offspring—one who is the result of inbreeding with her son and another who is a grandson who wouldn’t normally live closely with his paternal grandmother in the wild. The remaining two “pod” members—including Malia, who is suffering from an infection that has caused lesions on her body—are completely unrelated.

PETA is lodging a complaint and demanding that the U.S. Department of Agriculture investigate SeaWorld for possible violations of the federal Animal Welfare Act. We’re also calling on the park to send the orcas to seaside sanctuaries, where they can live more natural lives.

What You Can Do

Don’t support SeaWorld or any other place that uses animals for entertainment. Don’t buy a ticket, and urge your friends and family to stay away, too.

Let SeaWorld know that you won’t go there until it releases all the animals it has into sanctuaries.

See Yourself in Everyone Else


We all deserve to be free—and that includes animals.

This mother cow broke free from her restraints to chase after a truck carrying away her newborn baby.

She knows people are taking him away, and like any mother would, she tries frantically to save her child—who will likely be slaughtered for veal when still a baby.

Whether we have fur, feathers, fins, skin, or scales, we all have the ability to feel happiness, sorrow, and pain. Just because humans can do whatever they want to animals doesn’t mean that they should. Birds don’t belong in cages, pigs don’t belong on plates, and elephants don’t belong in shackles any more than humans do.


Sugar gliders are little nocturnal marsupials who, in the wild, live in trees in large colonies, exploring and foraging with their families.

© / David Callan

But some are bred in disgusting facilities similar to puppy mills—then sold like souvenirs at malls, fairs, festivals, and conventions to people who likely don’t even have the slightest clue how to care for them.

Here’s the thing: Animals are NOT jackets–they feel pain and want to live, just as much as humans do. So much, that trapped coyotes have even been known to chew through their limbs in attempt to escape. So. F*cked. Up.

The meat industry considers this “humane.” 😒

Workers hacked open these animals‘ necks, trying to dislocate their vertebrae. They shoved metal rods into their heads to try to scramble their brains—all while they were still conscious. Minutes after these often failed attempts, their legs and tails were still moving on the bleed rack and in the ice bins.

Does this sound like luxury to you?

7 Reasons Why You Should Stay Far Away From Caviar Facials

Have you had your daily dose of WTF? Well, allow me. DYK that humans are paying (a lot) to have people rub freaking fish eggs, or “roe,” on their faces?! 😧

Here are seven reasons you should avoid caviar facials, caviar masks, and caviar extract:

1. Did that video make you want to vom? 😷 If you didn’t catch it in the stomach-turning footage, sturgeons—the fish 🐟 whose eggs are used for caviar—are really smart and sensitive individuals.

2. Overfishing has depleted the sturgeon population in the wild, so caviar producers use industrialized aquaculture farms (aka “fish factory farms”) where the fish are forced to swim around in their own waste and many suffer from rampant diseases.

3. Just like all other animals, fish can feel pain. But on these farms, workers cut females open while they’re still alive and rip the eggs from their ovaries—all for caviar. Without a doubt, this results in an excruciating death for the fish. 😟