Archives for May 2012

  • May
  • 31

Prime Book Review: ‘The Lean’

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The Lean

Kathy Freston has done it again. The author of six previous books, Kathy has produced yet another terrific book, The Lean: A Revolutionary (and Simple!) 30-Day Plan for Healthy, Lasting Weight Loss .

In her last book, Veganist—which was reviewed on PETA Prime last July—Kathy introduced us to the concept of “leaning” into a vegan diet. Now she takes full advantage of the double meaning of the word “lean” by guiding us …

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  • May
  • 30

Our Relationship With Dogs

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The following post was written by PETA member Jerry Parisella, who has graciously agreed to share it with PETA Prime readers.

For those of you who have dogs—about 40 percent of American households—you know what amazing creatures they are and how little time it takes for them to convince us that they are no less members of …

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  • May
  • 29

Bird-Watching on the Border

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Bird-watching has become one of the most popular pastimes in the world. According to surveys conducted by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, 51.3 million Americans watch birds, appreciating their beauty, flight styles, and calls. One of the world’s best places to behold a diverse variety of wonderful birds is South Texas’ lower Rio Grande Valley.

Some …

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  • May
  • 28

Animals Get Their Own Memorial Day

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Today we will honor U.S. soldiers who have passed, as well as our deceased friends and loved ones. For many of us, loved ones include both the two- and four-legged variety. Losing an animal companion can be just as heartbreaking as losing a human family member, and we seek to honor their memories as well. One way to do this …

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  • May
  • 25

An Interview With Activist David Simon

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David Simon

PETA donor and Action Team member David Simon recently took a few minutes out of his busy schedule to speak with PETA Action Team coordinator Eric Deardorff about some of his experiences as an activist for animals. We hope that some of David’s insights will encourage you to follow his lead and speak out for animals in your own …

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  • May
  • 24

Time to Ban Foie Gras

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With California’s foie gras ban poised to take effect in less than two months, some of the Golden State’s chefs are scrambling to mount a last-minute campaign to overturn the ban. Birds raised for foie gras are force-fed up to 4 pounds of grain and fat every day via a pneumatic tube that is rammed down their …

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  • May
  • 23

New Shellfish Test Saves Thousands of Mice

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Following PETA’s and PETA U.K.’s work in the E.U. to hasten the replacement of an animal test that had been used for decades in deadly shellfish toxicity detection, PETA has now helped make it possible for an alternative testing method developed by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to be used in the U.S. by helping to …

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