Articles by Michelle Kretzer

  • Jun
  • 27

Thriving as a Vegan Cheapskate

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Everyone likes to save money. But some of us really like to save money. We don’t view a trip to the grocery store as a chore—we view it as an odyssey. We hear the Mission: Impossible theme music playing in our heads as we stealthily dart down the aisles, wielding our weapon of choice—a shopping cart—and daring …

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  • May
  • 23

Eating Vegan in a One-Stoplight Town

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Eating Vegan in a One-Stoplight Town

So you don’t live on the Upper East Side. Perhaps you live in small-town America. Instead of skyscrapers and specialty restaurants on every corner, you have lush green fields and a Piggly Wiggly. But just because you can’t choose between gallery openings every weekend, that doesn’t mean that you can’t still eat like city folk. Here is …

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  • May
  • 13

Just in Time for Father’s Day: Win a New Wallet!

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These days, it seems like we’re finding ways to streamline everything: package shipping, Internet service, airport check-in, etc. So why aren’t we streamlining how we pay for everything? Most of the men I know carry around such huge, clunky wallets that they have permanent squares etched into their back pockets and can’t sit down without unpacking them …

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  • Apr
  • 28

Cloris Leachman to Retirement Communities: Be Kind to Seniors and Animals

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Cloris has sent letters to nearly 300 retirement communities urging the facilities that have caged birds or other captive animals on display to work with PETA to move them to more humane settings. And she’s asking each of the communities to pledge not to keep birds or any other animals caged in the future.

“It is insulting …

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  • Apr
  • 2

How One Emoji Can Save Animals

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Emojis serve a lot of purposes. They quickly and efficiently express our  feelings via text, save us numerous characters on Twitter, and ensure that every  time our significant other’s name pops up on our phone, it is replete with  hearts and kissy faces.

Now emojis are saving animals from cruelty , too. Check out PETA’s new video “Cruelty Beyond Words”:

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  • Dec
  • 3

It’s Giving Tuesday! Can You Help Animals Today?

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We ate copious amounts of Tofurky  on Thanksgiving, shopped for our loved ones on Black Friday, and put our broadband to the test on Cyber Monday. But while we’re smack in the middle of the holiday season, it’s important to remember that many animals have nothing to celebrate—and they need our help. On Giving Tuesday , will you consider making a …

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  • Nov
  • 12

Fewer Cosmetics Tests on Animals in China?

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In a new development, the China Food and Drug Administration (CFDA) has made a decision that could allow some cosmetics companies to stop conducting cruel, archaic tests on animals and switch to modern, humane testing methods. The CFDA has given companies that manufacture cosmetics within China’s borders the go-ahead to submit their own data on their products’ toxicity to the government, rather …

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