• One box, two box, grey socks, blue socks. A box of socks makes for a good rhyme, and also cozy feet. These organic cotton socks from PACT make a great gift for you, your pals, and the cause you’ll be supporting in purchasing them.

• This holiday season “Jackass” star STEVE-O wants to “introduce you to someone you’ll never forget.” Starring in a new 10-minute film short titled “What Came Before,” for Farm Sanctuary, the star best known for inflicting pain on himself is on a mission to end the pain and suffering of the billions of animals raised for food inside America’s factory farms.

• A dark world of animal abuse is proliferating in Florida. Known as “backyard slaughter,” animals are illegally slaughtered and butchered on makeshift farms. The banned meat is then sold on the black market. Animals suffer immense cruelty, starvation, botched “live” slaughters, and are kept in disgusting and diseased yards. That is why ALDF filed a lawsuit in Florida’s 13th District Court in Tampa against Cuesta Farm (aka “Quality Cattle”) and Planchart Farm (aka “B.P. Screens”), whose gruesome violations of animal cruelty and nuisance laws are brought to light in shocking undercover video investigation captured by the Animal Recovery Mission (ARM), Richard “Kudo” Couto’s nonprofit investigative organization.