Articles by Alisa Mullins

  • Oct
  • 1

Help Us Pick the Winners in PETA’s Sexiest Vegan Over 50 Contest!

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It was tough, but we’ve picked the finalists in our Sexiest Vegan Over 50 contest. Now it’s time to vote for your favorite to help us decide who should be crowned the winners!

So what is it about being vegan that keeps our finalists so fit, attractive, and energetic? Veggie foods keep us in peak condition by providing us with all the nutrients that we need, minus …

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  • Sep
  • 2

Keep Animals Safe From Fall Poison Dangers

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About this time every year, there’s a tree on my mom’s street that sprouts a large, orangey mushroom at its base. This is a “chicken of the woods “ mushroom that, you guessed it, tastes just like chicken. Rinsed, sliced into chunks, and sautéed, it’s the perfect cruelty-free addition to pasta sauce and stir-fries.

However, not all mushrooms are as kitchen-ready …

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  • Aug
  • 7

James Brady and the Police Dog

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The passing of former White House press secretary James Brady , who dedicated his life to preventing suffering, reminded PETA President Ingrid E. Newkirk of another victim of the 1981 shooting of President Ronald Reagan by John Hinckley Jr.: Police Officer Thomas Delahanty.

Delahanty was a K-9 officer on security detail that day but without his dog, Kirk. Kirk, named after Ingrid, was unwell and …

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  • Aug
  • 2

But My Doctor Said I Should Eat Fish …

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Open any health or women’s magazine, and you’ll eventually come across a recommendation to “eat more fish.” Fish perplexingly continues to be touted as a “health food,” despite the fact that many of the species that people commonly consume-most notably tuna-are contaminated with mercury and other toxins. So why is it considered “healthy”? Because-compared to other meats, …

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  • May
  • 28

Maya Angelou Knew Why the Caged Bird Sings

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Maya Angelou , who passed away this morning, is probably best known for her coming-of-age memoir, I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings, in which she wrote of overcoming seemingly overwhelming adversity, including being sent away by her parents at age 3, raped by her mother’s boyfriend at age 7, and giving birth to her only child at age …

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  • May
  • 21

Are You Suffering From Crestor Complacency?

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Let’s have a show of hands: Have you ever heard people brag about how they don’t have high cholesterol but fail to mention that it’s because they are on drugs to lower their cholesterol? It turns out that this state of denial isn’t just an occasional cocktail party conversation annoyance—it’s a bona fide trend, according to a …

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  • Apr
  • 7

Mickey Rooney’s Timeless Message of Love for Animals

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Screen legend Mickey Rooney , who passed away on Sunday at age 93, may be  best remembered for his roles in Babes in Arms, Boys Town, Breakfast  at Tiffany’s, National Velvet, the Andy Hardy movies, and more than  200 other films, but here at PETA, we most fondly remember a little “movie” he  and his wife, Jan, made for us …

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