Americans care about the environment. The majority of us think protecting the natural world should be given priority over economic growth, while nearly 40 percent of us consider ourselves environmentalists. So on this 45th Earth Day, let’s all take one simple step to help protect the environment. It’s more effective at combating greenhouse-gas emissions than switching to …
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Last week, a federal judge struck down California’s groundbreaking ban on the sale of foie gras on a technicality: He ruled that foie gras is an “ingredient” and therefore covered by the federal Poultry Products Inspection Act, which state law cannot override. We expect this decision to be overturned after the case progresses. The Los Angeles Times editorialized against the …
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The most potent weapon against breast cancer could be in your kitchen.
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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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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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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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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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