Kristen Kois

Kristen Kois

Kristen first went vegan in college after watching documentaries such as Earthlings and What the Health. As PETA’s senior homepage editor, she brings an artistic flair to the blog posts she writes. When she’s not rallying for animal rights, she loves writing short stories, playing with her adopted cats, and embarking on epic quests via reading books or exploring Los Angeles.

Vegan Bento Box Fun: Boost Your Kids’ Lunches With These Ideas


Be the talk of the sandbox: Jazz up lunch with a bento box! Take a look at these vegan meal ideas and tools to make lunchtime fun time.

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Will This Video on Crustaceans Make You Go Vegan? PETA Dares You to Watch

Crustaceans form friendships and nurture their families. But the way humans treat these sensitive individuals will pinch at your heartstrings—and make you switch to delicious vegan lobster rolls and crab cakes instead.

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Join Us on the Front Lines in Ukraine as Rescuers Risk Everything to Save Animals

Join PETA Germany’s team in this virtual event as they take you on rescues while dodging rocket attacks and searching through destroyed towns to find abandoned or injured animals.

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From Birds to Bugs: PETA Kids Lists Books to Inspire the Whole Family

If you’re looking for new stories to fill your child’s imagination, take a page out of PETA Kids’ book with these colorful and engaging tales of empathy for animals.

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PETA LAMBS Urges Catholic Leaders to Embrace Fish-Free Good ‘Vriday’

PETA sent letters to Catholic cardinals, asking them to encourage their flocks to celebrate a vegan Lent and “Good Vriday.”

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After Rutgers Kills 23,000 Animals, It Gets Tax Bailout—PETA Demands an Audit

Rutgers University went on a killing spree of animals used in experiments deemed “non-critical” during its COVID-19 shutdown, only to ask for reimbursement from New Jersey taxpayers. We call BS.

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Dry, Tangled Hair? ‘Knot’ for Long With These Cruelty-Free Leave-Ins

Whether your hair is feeling the static cling of winter or the frizzing humidity of summer, leave-in conditioner is a must-have in your cruelty-free hair-care arsenal.

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Don’t Get Cold Feet—Try One of These Vegan Slippers

It may be cold outside, but your feet will be toasty warm in one of these animal-friendly vegan slippers.

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Bring On the Veggie Sushi—Easy Ways to Find Vegan Iodine Sources

Seaweed, salt, fortified foods—how are you getting your iodine? Here are five easy vegan ways to get this essential mineral.

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‘Orange’ You Glad? PETA’s List of Top Cruelty-Free Vitamin C Serums

Get your glow on with cruelty-free vitamin C serums that boost collagen production and reduce wrinkles with the power of plants.

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You Can Host the Ultimate Canadian ‘ThanksVegan’ Celebration—Here’s How

Happy Canadian “ThanksVegan”! PETA has put together everything you need to make your holiday dinner friendly to all.

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12 Reasons Why Sheep Hate the Wool Industry (and Why You Should, Too)

Did you know that sheep leap with excitement when they see their friends? These sheep facts will have you loathing the wool industry and saying #Never21.

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COVID-19 Is Helping People See That Animals Aren’t Ours to Use for Entertainment

SeaWorld’s reopening means that staff are forcing animals to perform in shows again. With your help, PETA will take on animal abuse at entertainment venues across the country.

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The ‘Simple Truth’ About Kroger Vegan Cheese Products

The world’s largest supermarket chain has an equally large variety of dairy-free options. How many of these Kroger vegan cheese products have you tried?

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For Adults and Kids Alike: PETA Kids Explains What a ‘Wet Market’ Is

If you’ve been hearing the term “wet market” ever since the beginning of COVID-19 but don’t know what it means, check out PETA Kids’ colorful and helpful comic strip.

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— Ingrid E. Newkirk, PETA President and co-author of Animalkind