Written by PETA
Former NHL enforcer Georges Laraque may be retired, but don't call him a snowbird (he's 33—I don't think he meets the age requirement). Not only is his second vegan restaurant scheduled to open on August 5, he's also getting fired up to use his new role as deputy leader of Canada's Green Party to promote the many pluses of a humane, healthy, environmentally friendly vegan diet.
I'd say the Green Party has scored big time by landing "Big George"—after all, he's proved time and time again that he's a lean, green, cruelty-fighting machine. Let's watch him in action:
Georges Laraque is determined to improve life for animals and people: "[T]hat's what I was born for, to change the world." Words to live by.
Written by Karin Bennett
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.
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