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  • Oct
  • 6

What PETA Is Doing to Help Farmed Animals, Part 3: Online Outreach

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In part 2 of this series focusing on the many things that PETA does to help farmed animals, I talked about ways in which we work to attract media attention, putting—or keeping—animal rights issues in the news and reaching countless people worldwide. At the same time, PETA is also working to reach people on popular […]

  • Sep
  • 28

Age, Arthritis, Animals, and Paul McCartney

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By Ellie Israel I’ve always been an animal lover, but I have not always been an activist. Fourteen years ago, I heard Bill Maher say that he was on the board of PETA, so I decided to look into this organization. When I did, my life changed overnight. I haven’t eaten meat since, and eight years […]

  • Sep
  • 6

Hey, What if Factory Farming Were THE ONLY THING Anyone Worked to End?

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A video of Ingrid Newkirk’s speech on this topic at the National Animal Rights Conference in Los Angeles.

  • Aug
  • 26

Fearless, Gutsy Gals Aim to Save Women and the World

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Ending sexism is one of the goals that PETA is working toward. Why? Today, on Women’s Equality Day, women across the country are talking about issues that affect us all, including the wage gap, the glass ceiling, rape culture, and the lingering assumption that women should still assume the lion’s share of home and family […]

  • 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 […]

  • Mar
  • 13

Evolution of an Advocate

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In 1988, I was flipping through a newspaper (this was in the days before the Internet) and saw a full-page PETA ad with a photo of a monkey in a vivisection restraining chair. At that time, I had never really thought about animal experimentation. Had I been asked about it, I would have considered it […]

  • Jan
  • 16

Honor MLK by fighting all discrimination

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Nobel Peace Prize winner Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu recently made a compelling case for including animals on our moral radar. In the foreword to a new book about animal rights, he writes: “I have spent my life fighting discrimination and injustice, whether the victims are blacks, women, or gays and lesbians. … I have seen […]

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