Archive for June 2017

PETA’s 2nd Annual Greg Award to the Virginia Beach SPCA

During a June 22 Unstoppable event in Norfolk, Virginia, PETA President Ingrid Newkirk kicked things off by co-presenting with me PETA’s Gregory J. Reiter Award to the Virginia Beach (VB) SPCA. This award in memory of Greg, inaugurated shortly after his unexpected death in 2015, is given annually to an individual or group for compassion and dedication to animals.…

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Happy third adoptaversary to Henry and Caroline!

June 21, 2017 will be a special day here at the new “Alysoun’s Rescue Ranch” in Thurmont, Maryland – it’s the third anniversary of the day Greg and I brought Henry and Caroline home to the farm we then owned outside Middleburg, Virginia. It was a huge leap of faith for us to adopt this…

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PETA Wins “Best Legal Departments 2017” Honors

When Greg and I started becoming active supporters of People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA), their legal team members particularly impressed us with their creativity, compassion, and courage.  Through the Gregory J. Reiter Memorial Fund, I have continued to contribute financially to support the work of PETA’s legal department. I am therefore extraordinarily proud…

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Food for Thought and the Paris Climate Agreement

With President Trump’s move this week to pull the United States out of the Paris Climate Agreement, it’s more important than ever that we as private citizens do what we can to mitigate climate change.   A growing body of evidence tells us that the best way we can do this is to eliminate animal…

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