Articles by Michelle Kretzer

  • Dec
  • 17

Milk: It Does a Body … Bad

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You have to hand it to the dairy industry’s marketing geniuses. They’ve paid everyone from Chris Brown to Katie Couric to shill for cow’s milk and persuaded the likes of the National Football League, Quaker, and Taco Bell to jump onboard. But as researchers investigate all the health claims that the milk industry makes, they’re coming up short on …

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  • Nov
  • 25

Why We Should Give Thanks For Animals

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Most of us share our homes with animals, so we know that they provide us with companionship, teach us how to love unconditionally and help us enjoy the outdoors and get more exercise. But wild animals also quietly provide us with many other benefits that we rarely notice. As we count our blessings this Thanksgiving, let’s …

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  • Oct
  • 20

Kathy Najimy Honored at Sublime Restaurant for Helping Animals

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Everyone who knows Kathy Najimy knows that she’s as compassionate as she is comedic—especially the folks at PETA, considering that Kathy has been helping us stop cruelty to animals for more than a decade. We decided it was high time to repay some of Kathy’s kindness, so we honored her with a Compassionate Action Award and a celebration at PETA patron Nanci Alexander’s terrific vegan restaurant, Sublime , …

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  • Sep
  • 22

Sam Simon Hosts PETA’s Vegan Luau and Pig Toast

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Every animal advocate knows that pigs don’t want to be roasted —these smart, social animals deserve to be toasted! So for our fall fundraiser, PETA held a vegan luau and pig toast at the beautiful Pacific Palisades, California, home of longtime PETA member Sam Simon .

Comedian Bill Maher , actors Holly Marie Combs , Jennifer Tilly , and Victoria Summer , TV hosts Lisa Bloom and Dr. Jenn Berman , and NFL star Bret Lockett came out to enjoy the food as …

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  • Sep
  • 5

Need Grandparenting Advice? Ask an Elephant

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It takes a village to raise a child. It also takes a flock to raise a nestling, a pod to raise a whale calf, and a troop to raise a monkey. Thank heavens for grandparents: They provide helping hands and sage advice and occasionally talk frazzled parents through what-do-I-do-now crises. For National Grandparents Day, we’re recognizing some of …

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  • Aug
  • 13

Cruelty Shouldn’t Fly

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Would you board a flight if you knew that under your feet in the cargo hold , there would be terrified monkeys on their way to a laboratory , where they would be tortured and killed? Few people would. Perhaps that’s why almost every major passenger airline in the world now refuses to accept blood money for shipping primates to …

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  • Jul
  • 28

Circus Signs Go Missing—Police Go After 84-Year-Old PETA Member

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Arthritis, crippling injuries, and chronic pain often come with age. I’m speaking, of course, about elephants who are forced to perform in circuses . The painful tricks and hours spent standing in chains on concrete floors destroy their legs and feet.

PETA member Marilyn Flynn , now 84, has been working to protect senior elephants and other animals who are abused in circuses for more than …

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