All posts tagged PETA

Mark Devries, director of “Speciesism: The Movie”

Mark Devries—director of the new documentary, “Speciesism: The Movie”—discusses how the film came about, and how he first became interested in factory farming. Read more…

Jane Wiedlin, The Go-Go’s singer-guitarist & veteran animal advocate

Jane Wiedlin–The Go-Go’s singer-songwriter-guitarist and longtime animal advocate–discusses the forthcoming film, “Doggie Boogie,” which she stars in and for which she wrote the title song (which we heard at the top of the show). She also recounts her history as an animal activist, and how she was a lifelong animal lover who thought she was going to become a veterinarian–“but I became a Go-Go instead.” Read more…

Alec Baldwin, Actor-Animal Advocate

Alec Baldwin–the Oscar-nominated, Tony-nominated, Emmy-winning actor, currently starring in NBC’s “30 Rock,” frequent guest host on “Saturday Night Live,” and veteran animal rights advocate–discusses his path into animal advocacy some 20 years ago; addresses the appeal and importance for him of organizations with long-term stability of leadership and his relationship with those leaders (Ingrid Newkirk at PETA, Pat Derby & Ed Stewart at PAWS, Neal Barnard at PCRM, etc.), observes the way celebrity presence is a pivotal gambit employed by these groups and how he’s happy to oblige when he can.

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Michael Mountain of Best Friends Animal Society–Special, Show 2

This represents a special one-hour edition of “Talking Animals” that aired on July 9 at 1pm, in addition to the regularly-scheduled half-hour edition that aired earlier in the day at 11:30am… Read more…

Kevin Nealon of “Saturday Night Live”

Comedian-actor and veteran animal advocate Kevin Nealon–perhaps best known for his lengthy stint on “Saturday Night Live” (1986-1995), but who’s more recently earned some of the best reviews of his career in his role as Doug Wilson, the pot-loving and increasingly conniving accountant on the acclaimed Showtime series “Weeds” Read more…