Articles by Jennifer OConnor

  • Dec
  • 10

PETA Prime Book Club: Why Do Dogs Hump?

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Now that I’ve caught your attention … may we discuss this subject in polite company?

Readers who have ever had an embarrassing show of affection from their dog will relate to Dr. Marc Bekoff’s book Why Dogs Hump and Bees Get Depressed . This lively collection of essays is a sequel to the author’s The Emotional Lives of Animals. Bekoff is an evolutionary biologist who writes with heart, soul, …

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  • Nov
  • 13

Old Before Their Time

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Anyone who suffers from arthritis knows how painful a disease it is. Even pulling a weed or buttoning a blouse can be just too difficult. Senior citizens aren’t the only ones who suffer from this debilitating condition.

Elephants used in circuses are susceptible to developing arthritis because they spend most of their lives in chains. They endure hours on …

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  • Oct
  • 15

No More Chains: One Elephant’s Story

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If you can love a book after having gone through a box of tissues, then the author has done something very right. Carol Bradley is that author, and the book is Last Chain on Billie: How One Extraordinary Elephant Escaped the Big Top. Even for those who already know about the desperate plight of captive elephants, this …

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  • Aug
  • 21

Do Something: How One Phone Call Can Save Lives

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My mom lives in a residential area filled with families and activity. She enjoys sitting in her sunny front window and watching the comings and goings in the neighborhood. One day recently, she called me to say that the mail carrier had delivered roosters to the apartments across the street. They were in boxes and were crowing like …

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  • Mar
  • 3

Zoos’ dirty little secret

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People around the world were justifiably outraged when a healthy young giraffe was killed because he didn’t fit into a Danish zoo’s breeding plan. A second giraffe execution was in the works before public condemnation put a stop to it. But the only real surprise is how forthcoming these zoos were about it, since disposing of unwanted animals …

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  • Feb
  • 28

Signed Book Contest! From Fighting Fires to Fighting Bad Eating

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As the daughter of a retired firefighter, I am excited that firefighter-turned–health activist and food writer Rip Esselstyn has come out with a follow-up to his bestselling The Engine 2 Diet  called My Beef With Meat .

Esselstyn advocates a “plant-strong” eating plan powered by grains, fresh fruits, vegetables, legumes, nuts, and seeds. The book is filled with delicious recipes and practical advice about how—and …

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  • Jan
  • 23

Caught on Film: Pigeons’ Soaring Beauty

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Sitting on a park bench and watching pigeons is  one of life’s simple pleasures. Yet instead of seeing the grace and beauty that  these lovely birds bring to our cities, people still trap and poison them or  force them to race , sometimes to their  deaths.

Photographer Andrew  Garn has captured the character of these beautiful birds on film and  will …

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