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People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA), with more than 3 million members and supporters, is the largest animal rights organization in the world. PETA focuses its attention on the four areas in which the largest numbers of animals suffer the most intensely for the longest periods of time: on factory farms, in laboratories, in the clothing trade, and in the entertainment industry.



Author Archives: People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA)

How to Host a Vegetarian or Vegan During the Holidays

November 27th, 2013 | by People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA)

With approximately 9 million vegetarians and vegans in the U.S., chances are that many families will be hosting an herbivore sometime during the holiday season. It should be a no-brainer—just use soy milk in your mashed potatoes, leave the ham out of the green beans, and use margarine in place of butter. Easy, right


Endless Shrimp? How sustainable are those little crustaceans?

September 10th, 2013 | by People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA)

You've seen the ads on TV for all-you-can-eat shrimp buffets. Shrimp, once a special treat that you'd get once in a while on a summer seaside vacation, has turned into cheap fast-food like McDonald's hamburgers. And like fast-food burgers, cheap shrimp is an ecological disaster


Be Kind to Animals Week: You’ll Never Miss the Meat or Dairy

May 6th, 2013 | by People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA)

Did you know that this was 'Be Kind to Animals Week?' Today, Michelle Kretzer at PETA shares some meat substitutes to help you kick the animal product habit. Here at Eat Drink Better, we like to think of these - often processed - meat and dairy substitutes as a way for folks to transition to a plant-based diet, not as dietary staples. If you've been wanting to give plant-based eating a try and need something to help you on your way, these can be a great sometimes food to help you on your journey!


5 Shocking Secrets About Milk

April 2nd, 2013 | by People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA)

The dairy industry starts marketing to us practically from birth—kids are often exposed to its slick (and misleading) campaign materials at school. By the time we're grown, we may think that we know milk well—but you might want to think twice before stopping at your supermarket's dairy case


Got the Flu? 2 Reasons to Put Down That Chicken Soup!

January 31st, 2013 | by People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA)

If your mom was like mine, she gave you the same home remedies when you came down with a cold or the flu: a warm blanket and a bowl of chicken soup. Mom is usually right, of course, but you might want to think twice about that chicken soup when you're choosing flu-fighting foods


All-American Election Day Party Recipes

November 6th, 2012 | by People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA)

While you watch the pundits pour over the results at your election day party, why not pour yourself a glass of lemonade or a cold beer and whip up a down-home vegan meal that's as American as baseball!


Think Green Eats for Breast Cancer Awareness Month

October 15th, 2012 | by People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA)

Wearing pink may help raise awareness about breast cancer, but eating green—healthy vegan foods—can actually help prevent the disease. Perhaps that's why not only is October just Breast Cancer Awareness Month, it's also World Vegetarian Awareness Month. If you want to "go" both pink and green, try Pink Lady apples, pink grapefruit, pink rhubarb, or even mushrooms in special pink packaging


McDonald’s, Tyson Watch as Meat Sales Drop

August 21st, 2012 | by People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA)

Get out your maracas and get ready to do a happy dance. The nation's top-earning fast-food restaurant and leading meat producer both saw lower sales this quarter.


Save Water and Money During a Drought: Go Vegan

August 8th, 2012 | by People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA)

Much of the United States has been experiencing near-historic drought conditions, according to the U.S. Drought Monitor. The drought and accompanying heat wave are not only parching people's lawns and impacting their air-conditioning bills but also causing animal suffering—more than 1,000 calves died from heat stress on Midwestern dairy farms in July alone—and sending food prices soaring, especially for people who eat meat, eggs, and dairy products



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