Written by PETA
For most of us, summer is fading fast, but for residents of Jacksonville, Florida, bikini season lasts all year. What does the Sunshine State's endless summer mean for PETA? Our phone lines ring off the hook with reports of "beached whale sightings." Good one, guys.
Luckily, we know the secret to getting—and maintaining—a killer beach bod. Did you know that vegetarians are 20 to 30 percent leaner than meat-eaters? So, to help residents and tourists "lose the blubber"—and hopefully to deter prank callers—we're launching a brand-new billboard urging people to go vegetarian:
Written by Liz Graffeo
It's hard for me to think of anyone who can think bigger than PETA Prez Ingrid E. Newkirk. It's not surprising then, that you can find a number of her videos on BigThink.com. Go ahead and check out her insights on a wide range of animal rights topics, including getting our message out in the media, PETA's tactics, the use of graphic images, and more.
A quick taste: If you ever have those days when you just feel like taking the day (or week) off from working for animal rights, you'll appreciate what she has to say about the importance of gittin' 'er done:
If watching Ingrid's Big Think videos only whets your appetite, you can also order her latest book, The PETA Practical Guide to Animal Rights.
Written by Karin Bennett
With the annual Canadian seal slaughter just over (although our battle has really just begun), I was ready for a little R&R when I left PETA headquarters in Norfolk for my vacation in Martha's Vineyard last week.
I have a friend who owns a house at the popular getaway, and as we set up chairs on Lucy Vincent beach in Chilmark, I didn't think that my vacation could get any better. The sand was cool beneath my feet and the ocean waves were filling the air with a salty mist. Then, out in the distance, we saw her. A seal!
At first, we could just see her head as she swam in the waves, but then she headed toward shore and pulled herself up onto the beach for a nice rest. I sat and observed her from a distance—her eyes were so big and luminous. I thought about how lucky she was not to live in Canada where thousands of seals like her have been bludgeoned to death over the past several months. Here in Martha's Vineyard, she could enjoy her time on the beach just as my friends and I were, without having to fear for her life.
So many seals are not as fortunate as this one. Please take action now and voice your outrage at Canada's continued support of the clubbing of seals just like her.
Written by Tracy Reiman
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