Blog Entries Tagged as Ingrid Newkirk

  • Aug
  • 7

James Brady and the Police Dog

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The passing of former White House press secretary James Brady , who dedicated his life to preventing suffering, reminded PETA President Ingrid E. Newkirk of another victim of the 1981 shooting of President Ronald Reagan by John Hinckley Jr.: Police Officer Thomas Delahanty.

Delahanty was a K-9 officer on security detail that day but without his dog, Kirk. Kirk, named after Ingrid, was unwell and …

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  • Jul
  • 10

Selecting Candles Without Tallow, Paraffin, or Beeswax

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Like many people, you may be asking: What makes a candle vegan and cruelty-free? What harmful products are often used in candles?

I addressed these very questions in a chapter in one of my books, Making Kind Choices :

Shopping for candles, whether to light the table for that special romantic evening, votive candles to float in …

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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 31 as César Chávez …

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  • Sep
  • 11

Cats and Their Claws

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We cat lovers all have the same issue. What to do with our sweet little ones when they go on clawing around! We all know that declawing is a no-no, so what to do?

Here is an excerpt from my book Making Kind Choices , which discusses the issue.

Cats have to scratch as surely as birds gotta …

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  • Aug
  • 14

Eight Things You Can Do Today to Help Animals

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Has this ever happened to you? You read about some wonderfully heroic thing that someone “out there” does and you wonder why you aren’t out there doing great things too? We read about activists holding an eye-opening demonstration and we think, “Why can’t I do something like that?”

We want to help … we want to help …

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  • Apr
  • 3

Pigeon Racing: Finishing Dead Last

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It may seem benign, but don’t believe it. Pigeon racing is a deadly ‘sporting’ hobby in Britain, a way to have a flutter or win a modest purse, while in many other countries it is an industry. PETA affiliates recently released the findings of undercover investigations in both the US and the UK , during which investigators documented massive casualties and disappearances …

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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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