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July 29, 2019

Anchorage Allows People with Parking Tickets to Pay Fines by Donating School Supplies

Earlier this month, we were wowed by an Indiana town’s creative initiative that allowed people to pay off parking tickets with shelter cat donations. Now, another U.S. city appears to have taken their lead—but with a back-to-school twist. For a few weeks, drivers in Anchorage, Alaska can donate school supplies to compensate for outstanding fines. Until August 9, 2019, EasyPark (a branch of the Anchorage Community Development Authority responsible for the city’s parking services)

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June 5, 2019

This German Circus Uses Holograms Instead of Real Animals for a Cruelty-Free Show

Traditionally, circus animals are sadly confined in cages for most of their lives, forced to perform unnatural tricks, and undergo violent training sessions where they’re often whipped and even electrically shocked into action. It’s no surprise then that people who are aware of these cruel practices now boycott circuses and other traveling animal shows. Some countries have even banned the use of wild animals in circuses altogether, including The Netherlands, Ireland, and Mexico.

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