Written by Michelle Kretzer
14 is Albert Einstein's
birthday, and the celebration was
in full swing at Princeton University, where he held a position until his
death, when PETA showed up with an Einstein that made the rest of the tributes look
like mere bosons:
though we had to use a bit of string theory to keep the big-brained scientist
on his feet, students flocked to take pictures with him and hear what was
perhaps his best equation: Veggies = health + happiness.
to Einstein, who was a vegetarian,
manner of living by its purely physical effect on the human temperament would
most beneficially influence the lot of mankind."
say that's relativity genius.
there's one universal truth about vegans, it's that we love to eat. So when
PETA learned that the National
located in Middleton, Wisconsin, was in financial trouble, we wanted to help.
wrote to the colonel of mustard, the museum's founder and curator Barry
Levenson, and offered to pay to place this ad at the troubled condiment capital:
Photo: Julie McCullough by Robert Sebree
only would the ad help the mustard museum's finances pass muster now, it would
also give future museum attendance a boost—if meat-eating patrons started
spreading their mustard on veggie dogs instead, they would enjoy lower rates of obesity, cancer, heart
disease, and diabetes,
meaning that they'd be healthy enough to keep visiting in the years to come.
Passersby outside a fur store in Toledo,
Ohio, agreed that when the trap is on the other foot, fur
looks really gruesome.
As our re-enactor did an excellent job
of portraying an animal writhing
in agony and trying to escape
a lethal steel-jaw trap, the fur store owners stayed hidden inside their shop, without
entertaining so much as a single patron.
is sweet Diamond before she received a doghouse from PETA:
after, with new digs replete with warm straw, fresh water, a grassy new spot to
lie in, and a lightweight tie-out:
make a dog's day?
The striking display of blood-soaked
people lying "dead" on trays outside a pig slaughterhouse was enough to stop traffic—literally.
PETA UK's 2011 Sexiest Vegetarian woman, Sophie Barrett, got inked (temporarily) with a
butcher's diagram to show Londoners that
all animals have the same parts. She asked
Brits to follow in the footsteps of Sir Paul McCartney
to mark World Week for the Abolition of Meat by abolishing all animals' parts from their plates. Here's hoping Sophie's chuck brings animals luck.
"cops" were out in force at the Sundance Film Festival, making arrests for
fashion felonies. Anyone wearing wool, leather, exotic skins, or fur saw the light. A
flashing blue one, that is.
The crime: Ripping off an animal
The punishment: A public
The penance: Buying a coat that didn't claim a life
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Almost all of us grew up eating meat, wearing leather, and going to circuses and zoos. We never considered the impact of these actions on the animals involved. For whatever reason, you are now asking the question: Why should animals have rights? Read more.