Blog Entries Tagged as Ingrid Newkirk

  • Oct
  • 16

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 fly, …

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  • Oct
  • 13

PETA in Motor City? You Better Believe It!

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PETA’s president takes Detroit by storm on her “Naked Truth” tour and gives awards to local animal rights activists and a vegan restaurant.

While in Detroit on her Naked Truth   international speaking tour, PETA President Ingrid Newkirk presented PETA’s Compassionate Business Award to Detroit Vegan Soul restaurant, Detroit’s first 100 percent vegan soul food café. PETA’s Hero to Animals Award went …

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  • 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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  • 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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