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  • The Problem with ‘Plant’-Based Protein

    Originally published in The Sampson Independent by Will Coggin on September 19, 2019: The latest food fad is coming to America’s hospitals and schools. Last month, Aramark and Sodexo, the two largest providers of food in the nation, signed deals with Beyond Meat and Impossible Foods, two of the fastest growing plant-based protein companies. The […]

  • Animal Activists Oppose Rat Control. Really.

    Anyone who has visited New York City knows there is a major rat problem. The rat population in the city was estimated to be around two million in 2014—one rat for every four people—but apparently has skyrocketed since. The vermin problem has bred all kinds of jury-rigged solutions, from mint-scented trash bags to rat birth control. (Yes, seriously.) […]

  • Did Your Rescue Dog Come From a Foreign Puppy Mill?

    Earlier this summer we wrote about a hidden but massive problem for animal welfare: animal trafficking. A new report just revealed how bad the issue is.  Unbeknownst to many, there is little regulation over the importation of pets into the US. All you essentially need is a rabies vaccine and the dog must appear healthy. […]

  • AZA CEO Humiliated by NY Times

    There’s a new twist in the strange tale of Dan Ashe, CEO of the Association of Zoos and Aquariums, a private accreditor of many of the major zoos and aquariums in the U.S. When we checked in on Ashe last year, he was allowing PETA to have a booth at AZA’s annual meeting. That is […]

  • Will California police your fashion?

    Originally published in the OC Register on August 27, 2019: This week California Senators will take up a controversial bill to prohibit Californians from buying natural fur clothing. Proponents are concerned about the treatment of animals; opponents say the bill infringes on Californians’ personal lifestyle choices. Both side’s concerns can be addressed, but only if […]

  • Ad: Fake Meat Grows in Factories, Not on Vines

    We’re taking our education campaign about fake meat to a new level. Today, we have placed an ad in The Wall Street Journal showing the differences between fake and real meat. A second ad will run tomorrow in the New York Post. The ads are part of our ongoing campaign to bring the uninviting ingredients […]

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