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Articles by Jeff Mackey

  • Aug
  • 7

Victory! Georgia Aquarium’s Application to Import Belugas Denied

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Virtual (and perhaps a few real) champagne corks are flying at PETA over a decision by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) Fisheries Service to deny the Georgia Aquarium a permit to import 18 wild-caught beluga whales from Russia. This could spell the beginning of the end for wretched exhibitions of whales imprisoned at aquariums and marine parks such as SeaWorld , which would have acquired some of the …

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  • Jul
  • 22

China—but Don’t Say ‘Cheese!’

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China—but Don't Say 'Cheese!'

A recent PBS NewsHour report asked, “Could a Surplus of California Milk Fulfill China’s Cheese Needs?” The short answer to this question is simple: No one in China (or elsewhere) needs cheese—or any other dairy foods.

Still, the PBS story raises some issues that deserve our attention. In particular, it details the harmful effects that dairy factory farms have on …

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  • Jun
  • 18

Hit the Ground Running for Animals

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It’s summertime—but for too many animals, the living ain’t easy. That’s why it’s time once again to walk, bike, or run with the PETA Pack!

Every year, PETA calls on animal advocates all around the world to join the PETA Pack and team-train to run a race and raise money for animals. Joining the team gets you three months of virtual coaching—plus …

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  • Mar
  • 5

The ‘Humane Meat’ Myth

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Whether this new month is coming in like a lion or a lamb , March 1 was National Pig Day, which, according to its cofounder, has been set aside “to accord the pig its rightful, though generally unrecognized, place” as a smart and social animal . George Clooney and his dear departed companion pig would agree.

And while there are plenty of great ways to celebrate our curly-tailed pals, …

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  • Jan
  • 28

Victory: Angel’s Gate Permanently Closed!

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Victory: Angel's Gate Permanently Closed!

Great news! The hellhole formerly known as “Angel’s Gate, Inc.,” has been shut down for good!

After PETA provided evidence that Angel’s Gate had persistently failed to comply with reporting laws for nonprofits, the New York Attorney General’s Office filed suit to dissolve Angel’s Gate for receiving hundreds of thousands of dollars each year in donations without accounting for any …

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  • Dec
  • 28

See What PETA Accomplished for Animals in 2012—Now on to 2013!

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It was a truly great year for PETA—and for the many animals whose lives were improved and saved by the string of victories won over the past 12 months, all made possible by the vital support of its treasured members.

A new year means new opportunities to help animals, and we all hope 2013 brings even more …

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  • Dec
  • 12

Man Up, Meatheads! Why ‘Real Men’ Eat Vegan

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Whether it’s an in-your-face insult or a sly sideways remark, any guy who has been vegan for a while has heard it—the implication that he’s not a “real man” because he doesn’t eat meat.

Huh? I’m vegan, I’m pretty sure I’m real, and my doctor can testify that I’m a man.

Why some people believe, despite all …

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