Blog Entries Tagged as Ingrid Newkirk

  • 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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  • Mar
  • 5

The ‘Humane Meat’ Myth

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Whether this new month is coming in like a lion or a lamb , March 1 was National Pig Day, which, according to its cofounder, has been set aside “to accord the pig its rightful, though generally unrecognized, place” as a smart and social animal . George Clooney and his dear departed companion pig would agree.

And while there are plenty of great ways to celebrate our curly-tailed pals, …

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  • Dec
  • 27

Easy, Useful, and Doable: My New Year’s Resolution

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Ordinarily, resolutions are far too ambitious. I mean, isn’t it pretty unreasonable to give up chocolate, especially the kind with hazelnuts in it? And if you buy an exercise bike, chances are, before long, it’s going to end up as a place to hang your laundry when the dryer is broken, or it’ll be posted on Craigslist.

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