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Blog Entries Tagged as Jennifer O’Connor

  • Jul
  • 28

Lights … Camera … Animal Abuse?

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Given how profoundly animals suffer at the hands of humans, you would expect to see them rebel if given the chance, as depicted in the new CBS television series Zoo. But even though the rebellious animal characters in Zoo are fictional, real animals still end up paying a price for it. Zoo producers force live animals to participate …

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  • Jul
  • 20

Dynamic Duo Make a Difference

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When PETA friend Sigrid bought a condo on a Gulf Island in British Columbia, she was delighted to meet her new neighbors: a small flock of wild turkeys.

The beautiful birds would often wander around the complex, searching out tasty treats and taking dust baths in the bushes. But when one inquisitive bird scratched someone’s car, a …

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  • Jun
  • 4

A Wildlife Filmmaker ‘Fesses Up

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In an era of global media saturation, Confessions of a Wildlife Filmmaker: The Challenges of Staying Honest in an Industry Where Ratings Are King  is a timely and important book.

Author Chris Palmer is a wildlife filmmaker. The book is written as a memoir in a series of chapters called “confessions,” and Palmer acknowledges that in his early career, his “ignorance, naiveté, and self-interest” kept him silent about his misgivings about cutting corners …

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  • Apr
  • 30

PETA Prime Book Club: SeaWorld Exposed

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The riveting documentary Blackfish has justifiably received a lot of attention, but Death at SeaWorld: Shamu and the Dark Side of Killer Whales in Captivity , released about a year earlier than the popular film, is equally compelling.

When investigative journalist David Kirby first started writing, he intended to give “both sides” of the story. He repeatedly attempted to get SeaWorld’s input and comments and wanted to devote part of the book …

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  • Feb
  • 19

The PETA Foundation’s Enforcers

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The U.S. federal government and all 50 states have laws to protect animals from abuse. But who watches the watchers? That would be the PETA Foundation’s Captive Animal Law Enforcement (CALE) division. CALE is a specialized group of highly trained attorneys, wildlife specialists, veterinarians, and support staff that pushes federal, state, and local law-enforcement agencies to take …

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  • Feb
  • 10

PETA Prime Book Club: What Is ‘Rewilding’ and Why Should I Try It?

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Full disclosure: I am a big fan of Dr. Marc Bekoff, so this review may be a bit biased. But it’s almost impossible to believe that anyone could find fault with this man’s stellar work.

Bekoff’s latest book, Rewilding Our Hearts: Building Pathways of Compassion and Coexistence , is a call to action for anyone who cares about the world we live in.

In wildlife …

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  • Dec
  • 10

PETA Prime Book Club: Why Do Dogs Hump?

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Now that I’ve caught your attention … may we discuss this subject in polite company?

Readers who have ever had an embarrassing show of affection from their dog will relate to Dr. Marc Bekoff’s book Why Dogs Hump and Bees Get Depressed . This lively collection of essays is a sequel to the author’s The Emotional Lives of Animals. Bekoff is an evolutionary biologist who writes with heart, soul, …

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