Melissa Sanger

Melissa Sanger

Melissa shares her life with three beautiful daughters, three dogs, and two cats. She is a licensed veterinary technician and worked at The Humane Society of Livingston County for 18 years, advocating for animals and those who care for them. After graduating from Wayne State University in Detroit with a degree in English, Melissa joined PETA as a staff writer. She spends her free time learning about natural ways to protect honeybees, driving around town in her Jeep, and creating new vegan recipes.


Deception Through the Amber Lens of a Fish-Oil Capsule

A lot of health claims are made about fish-oil supplements, but are they true? Learn the facts and the best way to get healthy omega-3s.

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PETA’s Undercover Video Shows Dogs Force-Fed OxyContin, the Drug Featured in the Netflix Hit ‘Painkiller’

Matthew Broderick and Uzo Aduba expose human opioid addiction in the U.S., while PETA exposes opioid testing on beagles.

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An Open Letter to the Frog I Dissected in High School

The ethical implications of dissecting once-living beings can’t be ignored. One former student offers a heartfelt apology and talks about the important lesson that she learned.

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Video Reportedly Shows a Few Survivors Swimming Among the Dead at PetSmart

A viral TikTok video of dozens of seemingly dead fish reportedly filmed at PetSmart proves that if you love fish, you should never buy them.

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Meet a Vivisection Victim: p53, a Genetically Modified Mouse

Millions of mice are used in deadly experiments every year. But how do they end up in laboratories? Here’s one mouse’s story—in her own words.

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Rocket Raccoon Is a ‘Guardian of the Galaxy’—Learn How YOU Can Be a Guardian of Raccoons

Raccoons face many dangers in the urban jungle. Learn how you can be a real-life guardian of these smart, curious animals.

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 Ingrid E. Newkirk

“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

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