Articles by Michelle Kretzer

  • 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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  • Oct
  • 3

Three Easy Ways to Slash Your Risk of Breast Cancer

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It’s October, which means that every shopping mall looks like the aftermath of a Pepto-Bismol hurricane. Finding a cure for breast cancer is a cause close to my heart—which is exactly why you’ll never see me in a pink T-shirt, pink sun visor, or socks replete with pink fuzzy balls. Now, before you go thinking that I …

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  • Jul
  • 1

Win It! A Trip to See the Go-Go’s and the B-52s

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The Go-Go’s have always been pioneers. They were the first chart-topping all-female rock band to write all their own music and play their own instruments. They were also the first celebrities to pose nude for PETA’s “I’d Rather Go Naked Than Wear Fur” campaign . By doing so, they launched the PETA anti-fur effort that’s still one of the most talked-about ad campaigns in history.

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  • Apr
  • 23

A New Threat From Eating Meat

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Many of us would be about as likely to toss back energy drinks as we would be to take up chainsaw juggling. As it turns out, one of the dangerous substances found in energy drinks is also found in meat.

Red meat, like energy drinks, contains L-carnitine, an amino acid that helps transport fatty acids into cells’ …

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  • Mar
  • 19

Revealing the Key to Animal Rights Success

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Revealing the Keys to Animal Rights Success

Last Thursday night at The Ebell of Los Angeles, PETA President Ingrid E. Newkirk kicked off her Naked Truth U.S. speaking tour to a packed house that included Sam Simon , Jennifer Tilly, Christian Serratos , Tony Kanal , and host Kevin Nealon . And listeners were moved.

While others come in bodies different from our own, we’re all the same inside,” Ingrid said. She asked the audience, …

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