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  • Jul
  • 28

Lights … Camera … Animal Abuse?

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Given how profoundly animals suffer at the hands of humans, you would expect to see them rebel if given the chance, as depicted in the new CBS television series Zoo. But even though the rebellious animal characters in Zoo are fictional, real animals still end up paying a price for it. Zoo producers force live animals to participate …

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  • Jul
  • 27

One Fish, Two Fish, Don’t Buy a New Fish

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What does PETA President Ingrid Newkirk think of Dr. Seuss’ new book? The answer might surprise you.

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  • Jul
  • 15

PC for ‘Pets’

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Oops! Excuse me— companion animals . Words can be weapons. The words we choose and how we use them underline or undermine our arguments for the rights of animals.

Never say “it” when referring to an animal. Always use “his” or “her,” even if you aren’t sure of gender. After all, you can’t always lift up the tail. Besides, …

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  • Jul
  • 10

Stars and Bars and White Stripes

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As the Confederate battle flag was removed from the state Capitol grounds in South Carolina, news crews interviewed supporters and opponents of the decision. One of the latter appeared on a major news network wearing a T-shirt that few in attendance may have recognized as the ultimate irony.

The woman holding a large “Stars and Bars” flag and …

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  • Jul
  • 8

What PETA Really Stands For

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This year, PETA celebrates 35 years of changing minds and saving lives. But what does “People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals” really mean? It means what it has always meant – acknowledging our similarities and making the world a lot less cruel for all living beings.

 

People

I am you, only different.

Human beings …

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  • Jun
  • 30

These Arizonians Are True Heroes for Animals

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When PETA President Ingrid Newkirk was in Phoenix as part of her nationwide Naked Truth speaking tour, she had the opportunity to recognize two wonderful individuals who help animals in very different—but equally inspiring—ways: Arizona State University (ASU) student Katherine Gross and chef Damon Brasch, who owns two local vegan restaurants.

Katherine Gross

Katherine is the ASU campus representative for …

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  • Jun
  • 24

Exposed: Crocodiles and Alligators Factory-Farmed for ‘Luxury’ Goods

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Thousands of crocodiles are crammed into concrete pits and alligators packed into filthy pools—all killed for their skin before even reaching adulthood.

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