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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 www.petakillsanimals.com/ 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 ...
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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, ...