Blog Entries Tagged as Jennifer O’Connor

  • Mar
  • 3

Zoos’ dirty little secret

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People around the world were justifiably outraged when a healthy young giraffe was killed because he didn’t fit into a Danish zoo’s breeding plan. A second giraffe execution was in the works before public condemnation put a stop to it. But the only real surprise is how forthcoming these zoos were about it, since disposing of unwanted animals …

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  • Feb
  • 28

Signed Book Contest! From Fighting Fires to Fighting Bad Eating

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As the daughter of a retired firefighter, I am excited that firefighter-turned–health activist and food writer Rip Esselstyn has come out with a follow-up to his bestselling The Engine 2 Diet  called My Beef With Meat .

Esselstyn advocates a “plant-strong” eating plan powered by grains, fresh fruits, vegetables, legumes, nuts, and seeds. The book is filled with delicious recipes and practical advice about how—and …

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  • Jan
  • 23

Caught on Film: Pigeons’ Soaring Beauty

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Sitting on a park bench and watching pigeons is  one of life’s simple pleasures. Yet instead of seeing the grace and beauty that  these lovely birds bring to our cities, people still trap and poison them or  force them to race , sometimes to their  deaths.

Photographer Andrew  Garn has captured the character of these beautiful birds on film and  will …

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  • Jan
  • 3

Animals Lose Friend and Defender

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It is with a heavy heart that PETA begins this new year by saying goodbye to a  huge advocate for animals, Dr. Henry Melvyn Richardson.

Dr. Mel, as he was affectionately called by those who knew him, was a devoted  champion of the humane treatment of animals. Whether it was an emergency bear rescue or an  urgent veterinary assessment …

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  • Dec
  • 18

There’s no call for cruelty in Christmas

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Kicking off the holiday shopping season with “Red Thursday,” stores are doing whatever it takes to draw in customers. But while shoppers have a choice about standing in long lines and facing ugly crowds, animals used in holiday promotions face a bleak Christmas season.

Santa belongs at the mall. Reindeer do not. Yet some stores have been contracting to …

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  • Dec
  • 16

One Person Does Make a Difference

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If all caring people were as energetic, fearless, and enterprising as Syed Rizvi , one of PETA’s founding members, animal liberation would have been achieved a long time ago!

As a physicist, Syed founded a group called Engineers and Scientists for Animal Rights, which was an important and early voice for lending support and professional credence to a new movement. …

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  • Jul
  • 31

End of the Road for Animal Acts

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The trend is undeniable: The days of hauling animals around and hurting them in the name of entertainment are quickly coming to an end. Winnipeg is the latest municipality to slam the door shut on circuses using exotic animals. Mayor Sam Katz and the Winnipeg City Council made it clear that they will no longer tolerate circus cruelty .

All around the …

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