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Paula Moore

Paula Moore

Paula Moore is a senior writer for People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA), 501 Front St., Norfolk, VA 23510


Opossums: Mother Nature’s Clean-Up Crew

These gentle animals are your garden's evening clean-up crew and will keep your yard free of snails and fallen fruit and other debris.
Puppy Mill.

Will the ‘Oprah Effect’ send puppy mills packing?

Many Americans got their first shocking look at puppy mills earlier this month, thanks to an investigation conducted by The Oprah Winfrey Show.
Snow covered baby seal.

Stop The Seal Hunt

Everyone who is appalled by Canada's annual seal slaughter needs to take action to stop it. We can start by making sure that there is no demand for fur-not seal fur, not rabbit fur, not any fur.
Happy Pig

Recession-Proof Your Diet: Go Vegan

Despite Ben Bernanke's assurances that the nation is not headed into a recession, many people remain worried about their financial future.
Zoo elephant. Image c/o Paula Moore.

Zoos Silent on Elephant Slaughter

South Africa recently announced a proposal to kill thousands of wild elephants-highly social, intelligent animals who experience joy, anger, grief and sympathy, just as we do.
Dog. Photo c/o Paula Moore.

Give Foreclosure Animals a ‘Lifeline’ Too: Spay Or Neuter

What can we as individuals do to help the families whose worlds have been turned upside-down by foreclosure? We can give their animals a 'lifeline'-by spaying or neutering our own cats and dogs.

Toxic Tuna is Raising Raw Fears

As a recent New York Times investigation shows, fish is anything but 'health food.' With every single bite, you could be ingesting a toxic brew of mercury, bacteria, contaminants-and cruelty.

New Law Gives Bunnies a Break

New Jersey recently became the second state in the U.S. to pass a law that prohibits product tests on animals when a federally approved alternative exists. Now it's time for every other state to follow suit.
crateddog. photo c/o Paula Moore.

Crated Canines Lead a Dog’s Life

Dog crates may be convenient devices for busy humans-but they're not good for dogs. If you're in doubt, try this simple experiment: Lock yourself inside a crate for awhile and see what you think.

In The New Year, Let’s Resolve to Be a Little Kinder...

It's time to say 'out with the old and in with the new' - habits, that is. The New Year is the perfect time to make a resolution to be kinder toward our four-legged and finned friends.

‘Hunting’ for Unique Home Decor? This Isn’t It

Wondering what to buy the urban hipster who has everything? How about a stuffed-and-mounted pheasant? Or perhaps a traditional mounted deer head?

Avoiding Uninvited Guests This Holiday Season

December is prime time for a rodent invasion. Fortunately, it's easy to be nice to mice and keep rodents away-during the holidays and all year-round-at the same time.

Al Gore Should Add ‘Go Vegetarian’ to The Global Warming Pledge

Meat is the number one cause of global warming. That's why PETA is asking Nobel Peace Prize winner Al Gore and others in the environmental community to advocate a vegetarian diet.

Schools That Use Animal Mascots Deserve An ‘F’

What do big cats, bears and other exotic animals have to do with college football? Most sports teams rely on cheerleaders and costumed humans to pump up the crowd.

Parents Beware: Hermit Crabs Make Bad Pets

As a woman who loves animals-and a mother who loves her kids-I frequently have to steer my son and daughter away from pet stores, especially the hermit crab section.

New Food Inspectors Won’t Stop Cruelty

According to a new report, the federal government will hire 193,000 workers over the next two years, including hundreds of new food inspectors.