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Articles by Jennifer OConnor

  • Jun
  • 4

A Wildlife Filmmaker ‘Fesses Up

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In an era of global media saturation, Confessions of a Wildlife Filmmaker: The Challenges of Staying Honest in an Industry Where Ratings Are King  is a timely and important book.

Author Chris Palmer is a wildlife filmmaker. The book is written as a memoir in a series of chapters called “confessions,” and Palmer acknowledges that in his early career, his “ignorance, naiveté, and self-interest” kept him silent about his misgivings about cutting corners …

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  • Apr
  • 30

PETA Prime Book Club: SeaWorld Exposed

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The riveting documentary Blackfish has justifiably received a lot of attention, but Death at SeaWorld: Shamu and the Dark Side of Killer Whales in Captivity , released about a year earlier than the popular film, is equally compelling.

When investigative journalist David Kirby first started writing, he intended to give “both sides” of the story. He repeatedly attempted to get SeaWorld’s input and comments and wanted to devote part of the book …

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  • Feb
  • 19

The PETA Foundation’s Enforcers

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The U.S. federal government and all 50 states have laws to protect animals from abuse. But who watches the watchers? That would be the PETA Foundation’s Captive Animal Law Enforcement (CALE) division. CALE is a specialized group of highly trained attorneys, wildlife specialists, veterinarians, and support staff that pushes federal, state, and local law-enforcement agencies to take …

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  • Feb
  • 10

PETA Prime Book Club: What Is ‘Rewilding’ and Why Should I Try It?

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Full disclosure: I am a big fan of Dr. Marc Bekoff, so this review may be a bit biased. But it’s almost impossible to believe that anyone could find fault with this man’s stellar work.

Bekoff’s latest book, Rewilding Our Hearts: Building Pathways of Compassion and Coexistence , is a call to action for anyone who cares about the world we live in.

In wildlife …

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  • Dec
  • 25

See the Faces Behind Your Donations

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Rescuing animals in trouble is the most gratifying part of PETA’s work. And these happy endings could not have happened without the generous donations of our members and supporters—it’s that simple! Check out some of the animals who have new lives, thanks to you, and be sure to watch the video.

Originally posted on PETA.org

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  • 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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