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Was Columbia University fined for animal cruelty due to experiments run by Mehmet Oz?

This SourceWatch article is being publicized in connection to Mehmet Oz: In 2004, complaints about Dr. Mehmet Oz’s dog experiments were cited in a report from an internal investigation into ...
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Did a vegan dog live for 29 years?

According to PETA's "Meatless Meals for Dogs and Cats", One remarkable example is that of Bramble, a border collie whose vegan diet of rice, lentils, and organic vegetables contributed to a ...
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Do KFC, McDonalds and Burger King kill about 1 billion animals every day?

I came across this post supporting beheading a cattle for Eid al-Adha Festival: Its states that KFC, McDonald's and Burger King kill about a billion animals each day. Is this true?
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Are companies spraying toxic disinfectants on shipped packages?

This image and others like it have been posted and shared widely on social media lately. If feels like a rumor/tall tale spread by overly paranoid pet owners. Is there any truth to this? Text of the ...
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Does this picture depict the conditions at a veal farm?

This picture was shared by William McNamara on his Facebook page. It was captioned: This is not a graphic pic, nor a gorey one,... though one to make you think where your food comes from. Can you ...
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Do dogs who play with laser pointers get neuroses?

There are many anecdotes about "laser pointer syndrome" claiming that dogs suffer from something like OCD as a result of playing with laser pointers. Some vet clinics that propagate this ...
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Did Enzo Maiorca rescue a pregnant dolphin and did he get a "kiss" from the mate

I am seeing this post go around facebook with 33k likes and 62k shares: ”The famous Italian diver Enzo Mallorca (sic) dove into the sea of ​​Syracuse and was talking to his daughter Rossana who was ...
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Do male chicks get ground up on most farms in the industralized world?

This was spurred from a recent related question. I started looking into whether male chicks are ground up. It makes sense that they are, but I'm having a hard time finding conclusive evidence. ...
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Is this image of a skinny polar bear misleading? [closed]

Today I saw this image comparing a polar bear from 2009 to one from 2019: It’s been shared nearly 50k times, as of writing this. My question is is this accurate? My main suspicions are the following:...
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Does PETA euthanize 95.9% of all animals under its care? [duplicate]

The website alleges on the home page (scroll down once) that "95.9% of animals under PETA's care have been killed in one year" as seen in this screenshot: In that post, they ...
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Toy sleeping cats/dogs made from real dog/cat fur?

This one is doing the rounds on Facebook: PLEASE don't buy these. You know the little fake sleeping cat or dog that looks real? It IS real.........Real dog and cat hair. And the animals the fur comes ...
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Do one out of four animal products come from sick or injured animals?

Today, the German newspaper Süddeutsche Zeitung reported: Laut einer Auswertung von 19 wissenschaftlichen Studien durch die Organisation Foodwatch stammte jedes vierte tierische Produkt von einem ...
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Did Hitler ban round goldfish bowls because he thought they were cruel?

In the MythBuster's episode Sinking Titantic they carried out an experiment on goldfish memory. As part of this they interviewed an expert who stated that Hitler banned round goldfish bowls because he ...
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Does PETA euthanize unwanted pets at its Virginia headquarters?

People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) are an animal rights non-profit organization based in the United States. The Center for Organizational Research and Education lobbies against PETA, ...
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