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Articles by Ingrid Newkirk

  • May
  • 20

The Dancer Who Loved Rats

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PETA and animals have lost a great friend with the passing of the talented performance artist and teacher Rachel Rosenthal , who died at her home in Los Angeles last week.

Rachel’s provocative performances—which combined various media, including music, words, video, costumes, paintings, lighting, and dance—enraptured audiences from Carnegie Hall to Sydney to Brussels. They had a way of dancing …

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  • May
  • 14

7 Good Reasons to Shun Eggs During National Egg Month

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Several months ago, PETA’s Los Angeles office, the Bob Barker Building , hosted an unusual adoption event. There were no dogs or cats or even rabbits. This event was for the birds — literally. Nearly 100 hens — who had been rescued by Animal Place from an egg farm that was “depopulating” birds who were no longer productive — were in need …

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  • Apr
  • 21

Ingrid Newkirk on Huffington Post: Earth Day and Animal Products Don’t Mix

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Americans care about the environment. The majority of us think protecting the natural world should be given priority over economic growth, while nearly 40 percent of us consider ourselves environmentalists. So on this 45th Earth Day, let’s all take one simple step to help protect the environment. It’s more effective at combating greenhouse-gas emissions than switching to …

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  • Jan
  • 16

Ingrid Newkirk on Huffington Post: 5 Big Fat Lies About Fatty Liver (Foie Gras)

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Last week, a federal judge struck down California’s groundbreaking ban on the sale of foie gras on a technicality: He ruled that foie gras is an “ingredient” and therefore covered by the federal Poultry Products Inspection Act, which state law cannot override. We expect this decision to be overturned after the case progresses. The Los Angeles Times editorialized against the …

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  • Nov
  • 19

Ingrid Newkirk Answers Your Questions About Animal Rahat

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Since its founding more than a decade ago as an organization dedicated to bringing relief to India’s working animals, Animal Rahat has become one of the most successful forces for all animals in need throughout the Sangli, Solapur, and Satara districts of Maharashtra. Members of the hard-working Rahat team—which operates solely on charitable donations —will go just about anywhere …

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  • Oct
  • 22

Want to Fight Breast Cancer? Think Green

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The most potent weapon against breast cancer could be in your kitchen.

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  • Oct
  • 16

Cats and Their Claws

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We cat lovers all have the same issue. What to do with our sweet little ones when they go on clawing around! We all know that declawing is a no-no, so what to do?

Here is an excerpt from my book Making Kind Choices , which discusses the issue.

Cats have to scratch as surely as birds gotta fly, …

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