There is a difference between legitimate, kosher Shechita, which may look unsavory, but which still accommodates the highest ethical concerns of the Jewish religion, versus any cold-hearted violation of ethical norms designed to speed up the slaughter process.
Like all children, I wore what my parents gave me. Unlike most children, my mother was a fashion icon, so I wore lots of high-end clothes and even got to meet and get fashion tips from famous designers.
Thanksgiving may be the loveliest of our national holidays, but it has a dark side that haunts me every year: turkeys, 40 million of them, are slaughtered for this holiday.
Even those who aren't keen on the PETA mission will find this cookbook nonthreatening; there's no preaching -- just a few facts about the health benefits of a vegan diet, some guidance on substitutions, and then right on to an animal byproduct-free cornucopia of recipes.
I am very proud that BBDO recently agreed to take "The Great Ape Pledge" and will no longer use monkeys/apes/baboons/chimps in films.
Eating meat grown in labs rather than from the carcass of a once living cow, pig or chicken is inching closer to reality every day as scientists have agreed to some key positions concerning issues surrounding cultured meat production.
Finally, the chimpanzees' moment is approaching. Get ready for celebratory pant hoots from the general direction of Dr. Jane Goodall.
If you are going to wear or sell feathers that were plucked from skinned, murdered roosters then while you are at it, go crazy and wear leather, eat veal, hurt a few flies, and harpoon a whale in the face.
Not eating animals is a smart, compassionate decision, regardless of whether those animals are furred, feathered or finned. What better time to let fish off the hook?
There's a special man in late-night vixen Chelsea Handler's life. He's furry, walks on all-fours, and will eat anything. No, it's not Chuy. It's Chelsea's new dog, Chunk!
For a month, I sampled three different skin care lines that have no toxic chemicals. All of them are rated at the Skin Deep Cosmetic Safety Database, have signed the Compact for Safe Cosmetics and are listed in the PETA "cruelty-free" shopping guide.
A new bill in the Iowa State Legislature would make it illegal to photograph farmed animals without first getting permission from the farmer. What are they trying to hide?
It's time for the State Department to permanently change its policy to allow all members of U.S. citizens' families -- no matter how many legs they have -- to evacuate together when disaster strikes.
With two wars going on, the economy still faltering, and the government on the brink of shutting down, why is Congress protecting Ringling Bros. Circus?
There I was with one of my best friends from cooking school. and we were in charge of serving 1,600 fancy, famous people dinner after the awards ceremony. For crying out loud, we were at the Oscars.
The next time you bring a camel to a protest on an icy street, get the two-hump kind. Those are stocky and lower to the ground. They were obviously designed to walk on slushy Wisconsin streets.