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  • Mar
  • 31

To Honor the Legacy of César Chávez, Eat Your Veggies

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  César Chávez is an American hero, and I had the honor of meeting him some 30 years ago, when PETA presented him with an award for recognizing that nonviolence begins with what we eat. A new Hollywood biopic about the celebrated labor leader opened on March 28 and people across the nation recognize March […]

  • Feb
  • 25

The Meat Industry’s Appetite for Antibiotics Could Make Everyone Sick

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Last March, a federal court ruled that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) should start restricting the use of certain growth-promoting antibiotics in farmed animals—unless the drug manufacturers could prove that the antibiotics wouldn’t contribute to the rise of antibiotic-resistant superbugs that have been appearing in more and more health-care facilities. The FDA then […]

  • Feb
  • 19

Don’t Buy the ‘Free-Range’ Lie

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Don’t Buy the ‘Free-Range’ Lie

There’s a local market near my house where I like to buy fruits and vegetables every Saturday morning. A small market, it has just the right amount of glorious tropical fruit and imported Korean persimmons for a hungry herbivore like me. But in between the rows of fresh flower bouquets and Himalayan rock salt lies […]

  • Nov
  • 30

Prime Inspirations: Holding Vigil for the Victims of a Cruel Industry

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Michele Thorn is a full-time mother of a teenager and a part-time “soccer mom.” She has worked in child protection for 15 years and has been vegan for five years. In the past few years, she has been highly active in animal rights issues. On Friday, November 5, I stood in the cold rain with […]

  • Nov
  • 24

The Road to Vegan Living

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I took my first steps toward a vegan diet 15 years ago when I stopped eating cows and pigs. Soon after that, I stopped eating birds and fish, and my increasing concern for animal suffering led me to stop buying products from companies that test on animals. Four years ago, I stopped eating dairy products […]

  • Jul
  • 7

What Would the Animals Say?

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If you have children or work with children, you know how much animals fascinate them and how animals feature heavily in children’s stories, games and toys. I always think it must be confusing for children when they eventually come to the realisation that much of the food they eat is animal flesh and that the […]

  • Apr
  • 27

National Poetry Month: A Poem For All Animals On Factory Farms

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In honor of National Poetry Month, we thought that we would share the below poem, which gives voice to the slaughtered cattle in our country. The poem was written by PETA supporter and award-winning poet Charles Ghigna. Charles Ghigna (Father Goose) is the author of more than 50 award-winning books from Random House,Disney, Hyperion, Scholastic, […]

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