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Ingrid Newkirk

Dogs and Cats Are Being Killed in Maryland. This Law Would Protect Them. PETA Is Trying to Block It.

Douglas Anthony Cooper | Posted 03.05.2015 | Politics
Douglas Anthony Cooper

Preventing PETA from killing pets in its home state of Virginia will be a major triumph, but it is only the first step. The animals they kill personally -- tens of thousands -- are simply a fraction of those that they cause to be killed nationwide.

PETA Will Be Fined All of $500 For Killing a Little Girl's Dog

Douglas Anthony Cooper | Posted 02.27.2015 | Politics
Douglas Anthony Cooper

It seems PETA is going to be punished for taking and killing Maya, a little girl's pet chihuahua. The putative "animal rights" organization -- which hauled in $50,000,000 in donations last year -- will be forced to pay a $500 fine.

PETA's Killing Machine Loses in Landslide 95-2 Vote in Virginia

Douglas Anthony Cooper | Posted 02.24.2015 | Politics
Douglas Anthony Cooper

The bill to rein in PETA's killing at their headquarters in Virginia passed the House of Delegates in a landslide 95-2 vote. Shelters will now be required by definition to make efforts to adopt out animals, instead of summarily killing them.

Tomorrow Virginia Decides Whether PETA Gets to Continue Killing Pets

Douglas Anthony Cooper | Posted 02.21.2015 | Politics
Douglas Anthony Cooper

PETA would like you to believe that tomorrow's crucial vote in Virginia isn't about them. It's about all those shelters that open their doors to dogs and cats, and then kill almost every single one. Never mind that PETA is the sole "shelter" that fits this description.

WHISTLEBLOWER: PETA Ex-Employee Alleges She Was Encouraged to Steal and Kill Pets, and to Falsify Records

Douglas Anthony Cooper | Posted 02.11.2015 | Politics
Douglas Anthony Cooper

A woman employed by PETA fifteen years ago is now alleging that she was encouraged by its president to steal and kill pets, and to falsify records. Heather Harper-Troje is the wife of a US diplomat serving at the American embassy in Honduras, and her eyewitness account is unprecedented.

Alleged Theft and Killing of Dog by PETA Employees Moves Virginia Attorney General to Create New Legal Unit

Douglas Anthony Cooper | Posted 02.06.2015 | Politics
Douglas Anthony Cooper

Virginia's Attorney General has announced a new animal law unit in response to the refusal to prosecute PETA for some of its workers allegedly stealing and killing a little girl's dog.

Bill to Prevent PETA From Killing Dogs and Cats Passes in the Virginia Senate, 33-5

Douglas Anthony Cooper | Posted 02.04.2015 | Politics
Douglas Anthony Cooper

The Virginia Senate has passed a bill aimed at preventing PETA from killing dogs and cats at their headquarters in Norfolk.

While PETA's Kill Rate Rises, VA Senate Bill Aims to Stop It From Slaughtering More Pets

Douglas Anthony Cooper | Posted 02.03.2015 | Politics
Douglas Anthony Cooper

PETA's kill statistics for 2014 are now available. They're even uglier than last year's. People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals is once again poisoning over 88% of the dogs and cats entrusted to their care.

5 Big Fat Lies About Fatty Liver (Foie Gras)

Ingrid Newkirk | Posted 01.16.2015 | Green
Ingrid Newkirk

Foie gras fanciers, not content just to bathe their arteries in bird fat, are adding insult to injury by trotting out a laundry list of misconceptions, inaccuracies and outright lies about the foie gras industry.

Why a 13-Year-Old Jumped a Barricade to Protest SeaWorld

Ingrid Newkirk | Posted 01.28.2015 | Green
Ingrid Newkirk

Macy's hosted a SeaWorld float again this year, perhaps thinking it would get a different result. It didn't. PETA supporters, including young Rose, again scaled the barriers at Thursday's parade and displayed posters proclaiming, "SeaWorld Hurts Orcas."

This Thanksgiving, Don't Be Bamboozled by Butterball's 'Humane' Turkeys

Ingrid Newkirk | Posted 01.21.2015 | Green
Ingrid Newkirk

Although the meat industry would like us to believe that we can have our turkey breasts and bacon everything with a clear conscience, that's a bigger load of manure than even a factory farm generates. It's a gimmick. The only 100 percent "humane" meat is no meat at all.

This Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Don't Think Pink―Think Green

Ingrid Newkirk | Posted 12.21.2014 | Green
Ingrid Newkirk

While KFC and Komen earn millions selling pink buckets of fried chicken and Boar's Head pink-wraps its meats, women could do more to combat breast cancer by convincing their friends and family members to say no to pink-beribboned animal products and yes to the produce aisle.

The Old Lady and the Sea

Ingrid Newkirk | Posted 07.16.2014 | Green
Ingrid Newkirk

With nowhere to go and no way to pass the hours at SeaWorld, captive orcas often gnaw on the concrete and iron-bar tank separators, sometimes breaking their teeth and leaving the pulp exposed and painfully raw.

9 Ways Pigs Are Smarter Than Your Honor Student

Ingrid Newkirk | Posted 06.15.2014 | Green
Ingrid Newkirk

Horrible things are done to animals whom scientists have determined are smarter than the family dog. Need proof that pigs are brainy? Here's just a sample of their amazing feats of mental prowess.

The Blackfish Effect: How Animal Rights Advocates Are Winning

Ingrid Newkirk | Posted 04.20.2014 | Green
Ingrid Newkirk

Never preachy, the film simply lays bare the facts and lets viewers interpret them. It's the same strategy that animal rights organizations have used for years: Give people the information, and let them decide. And it's working.

Ken Foster's Dog Vanished on Christmas Eve. He Just Found Her. Perhaps We Should Kill Her?

Douglas Anthony Cooper | Posted 03.08.2014 | Politics
Douglas Anthony Cooper

There are two kinds of people: those who are happy for the dog Maple; and those who would prefer to see her dead. Oddly enough, the latter includes some of the most famous animal rights activists in the world. Maple, you see, is a pit bull.

The Real 'Fat Shame': Ignoring the Obesity Epidemic

Ingrid Newkirk | Posted 02.05.2014 | Green
Ingrid Newkirk

Urging women to adopt a healthy, humane vegan diet in order to lose weight isn't "fat shaming" any more than urging people with heart disease to eat better is "clogged-artery shaming." The use of the word "shaming" is a sham.

A Dog Is a Boy, Except When PETA Kills Him

Nathan J. Winograd | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Nathan J. Winograd

The most basic right which every human being cherishes above all others and without which no other rights can be guaranteed--the right to life--is not, as it should be, ground zero in the struggle for animal rights, but rather a fundamental principle which many "animal rights activists" carelessly and casually disregard.

Shocking Photos: PETA's Secret Slaughter of Kittens, Puppies

Nathan J. Winograd | Posted 06.02.2013 | Politics
Nathan J. Winograd

2013-04-02-ScreenShot20130402at4.13.12PM.pngPeople for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) is an organization that publicly claims to represent the best interest of animals. Yet approximately 2,000 animals pass through PETA's front door every year and very few make it out alive.

Why I Had a Tube Shoved Down My Throat on Piccadilly Circus

Ingrid Newkirk | Posted 05.27.2013 | Green
Ingrid Newkirk

Why did we set up a tableau that nearly caused London's taxi drivers to crash into each other on one of the city's busiest streets? Because Fortnum & Mason still has the indecency to sell foie gras, a "fancy foodstuff" that causes so much suffering that it is illegal to produce it in the U.K.

PETA's Actual Death Toll

Douglas Anthony Cooper | Posted 04.07.2013 | Politics
Douglas Anthony Cooper

I was generous yesterday when I suggested that PETA's monstrous kill rate in 2012 was in fact, for them, an improvement.

How Many Pets Did PETA Kill in 2012?

Douglas Anthony Cooper | Posted 02.05.2013 | Politics
Douglas Anthony Cooper

2012-09-03-petabanner1.jpgOne of the year's more depressing rituals is the annual release of PETA's kill statistics. The numbers -- just how many pets Ingrid Newkirk's organization has "euthanized" in the past year -- are never anything less than revolting. They are also never a surprise.

Buyer Beware! The Lowdown on 'Humane' Meat and Eggs

Ingrid Newkirk | Posted 02.09.2013 | Green
Ingrid Newkirk

"Surely if I buy organic, humanely raised or free-range, that's all good, isn't it?" Well, actually, no. You are just kidding yourself, and the animals you are trying not to hurt would tell you if they could that your valiant effort is not enough.

Celebrating 20 Years of Free the Animals

Bill Maher | Posted 06.30.2012 | Green
Bill Maher

Free the Animals tells the riveting, real-life story of the people who put on disguises, use fake IDs, or jimmy their way into laboratories in order to carry out the daring rescues of animals used in experiments and of the insiders, the whistleblowers, who risk their jobs to help them.

Which Post50 Activists Are Changing The World?

The Huffington Post | Evan Allis | Posted 01.03.2012 | Fifty

In Man and Superman, Irish playwright George Bernard Shaw famously stated, "the reasonable man adapts himself to the world; the unreasonable one persi...