Articles by Steve Martindale

  • Oct
  • 21

Why PETA Is the Beneficiary of My Life Insurance

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What do retirement accounts and life insurance have in common? If you are repulsed by this question, we need to talk-this is exciting stuff! They are both great ways to give PETA a stronger voice for animals in the future . They generally aren’t covered by wills or trusts, and the paperwork to specify PETA as the beneficiary is simple, so simple that I could do it …

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  • Jan
  • 24

Are You Happy Yet?

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Perhaps it’s an illusion (or maybe just hormones), but as I get older I find that I have a greater sense of inner peace than I did in my youth. I am still astonished by how cruel people can be toward others—that never stops as I fight to end animal abuse.

And life’s complications can sometimes seem …

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  • May
  • 17

Why I Don’t Eat Eggs

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I used to eat a lot of eggs, on the premise that eating just the eggs doesn’t hurt chickens .  I imagined the idyllic barnyard of yesteryear, with a dozen hens pecking wherever they like, enjoying life in the warmth of the sun, dustbathing, and forming social bonds, free to move about with a few chicks in tow …

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  • Nov
  • 15

The Starling Asks, ‘Why Am I So Blue?’

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a)      Blue? This ain’t blue. You don’t even know blue. b)      So that I match my mate, who looks just like me. c)      I eat blueberries and incorporate plant pigments into my feathers as they develop. d)     It has nothing to do with my diet: I eat bugs and make my own blue feather pigments. e)      I …

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  • Oct
  • 17

A Seven-Step Plan for Your Future

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Steve Martindale

Ready or not, this is National Estate Planning Awareness Week , so it’s a great time to visit PETA’s new gift-planning website. Studies show that more than half of Americans do not have an adequate plan in place for after they’re gone. If something happens to them, odds are that their wishes will not be fulfilled as they would have liked. Isn’t it important …

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  • Jul
  • 20

Why I Didn’t Rescue the Fawn

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It was clear that he wanted my help. He was the cutest baby I had ever seen, covered with white spots, mewing a soft call as he walked toward me with pleading eyes looking straight into mine, ears perked forward inquisitively. I had never heard that plaintive sound before—and I’ve spent plenty of time watching deer. But here …

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  • Jul
  • 1

Best of PETA Prime: Help Shut Down the Chinese Fur Trade

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Cats, dogs, raccoon dogs, rabbits, and other animals are skinned alive in China for their fur. This fur is exported to consumers in the U.S. and abroad and often dyed to look like the fur of other animals. It’s sometimes even deliberately mislabeled as synthetic! More than half the fur garments sold in the U.S. are imported …

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