Archives for March 2012

  • Mar
  • 30

Find Out What PETA’s Supporters Are Saying!

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The driving force behind all of PETA’s successes for animals is the dedication, creativity, and will of our members and supporters. Recently, we conducted a survey of our supporters, which offered us the chance to get to know you all (or “y’all”—yes, we’re in the South) a little better.

Our supporters shared dozens of personal stories, opinions, …

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  • Mar
  • 29

A Plea for Lawn Sanity

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A Plea for Lawn Sanity

Many Americans seem to have a love affair, bordering on obsession, with their lawns. In the endless pursuit of attaining the perfect “Green, Green Grass of Home,” they can sometimes do a great deal of harm to the environment and unintentionally impact us all.

Just how much lawn are we talking about? Based on satellite imaging analysis, …

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  • Mar
  • 28

Vegan Bourbon-Tasting Dinner

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One advantage of spirits over beer and wine is that I rarely have to ask, “Is this vegan?” That’s no excuse to overindulge, but it sure is convenient when visiting Louisville , Kentucky, whose economy has been hydrated by bourbon since the 1780s, when a reverend discovered that fire-charred oak barrels gave whiskey an amber hue and vanilla-caramel …

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  • Mar
  • 27

Dizzy the Hamster Gets Jazzy New Life

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The first time that PETA staffer David Perle saw Dizzy, the hamster was nestled in the arms of a young girl who had rescued him from an apartment complex parking lot and was searching for his owner. A group of boys had tried to tell her that he was theirs, but she suspected their motives were less …

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  • Mar
  • 26

Dairy Farm Abuses Hard to Swallow

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Dairy farm abuses hard to swallow

A recent Washington Post article about safety concerns in the food industry revealed that the plants that process dairy products are inspected, on average, once every decade. You read that right: once every decade.

While the FDA, which regulates dairy plants, is under pressure to overhaul its inspection procedures, a new undercover investigation by PETA shows that more oversight …

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  • Mar
  • 23

Things Meat-Eaters Say

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In the years since I became vegan, I’ve heard a lot of interesting comments from meat-eaters. Sometimes they were baffled by my diet choice, sometimes they were hostile, and sometimes they made me laugh with their unintentionally funny remarks. Here are some of my favorites.

‘And for you vegetarians, we have turkey!’

A coworker heard this one at …

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  • Mar
  • 22

Making Difficult Decisions When Your Animal Is Sick: An Insider’s Perspective

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One of the most difficult parts of my job as a veterinarian is communicating to you, the guardian, that your animal companion has a serious illness. My goal is to be empathetic, informative, and clear and to provide you with as many humane options for care as possible. A barrier to meeting this goal is what motivated …

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