Michael dEstries


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Michael has been blogging since 2005 on issues such as sustainability, renewable energy, philanthropy, and healthy living. He regularly contributes to a slew of publications, as well as consulting with companies looking to make an impact using the web and social media. He lives in Ithaca, NY with his family on an apple farm.


Budweiser’s ‘Puppy Love’ Commercial, Breeder Pups, and Rescues

in Animals, Causes, Film/TV, News, Sports, Top News

There’s no denying the emotional love for Budweiser’s new “Puppy  Love” Super Bowl commercial – but there’s certainly a split of opinion on its message when it comes to animal

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Trailer for Chipotle’s Anti-Factory Farming Series ‘Farmed and Dangerous’ Arrives

in Animals, Causes, News, Top News

Hinted at for months, we finally have our first look at Chipotle’s next anti-factory farming media event – a four-part satirical series called “Farmed and Dangerous“. “Much of our marketing

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Ricky Gervais Urges Support for Global March for Lions

in Animals, Causes, News, Top News

Ricky Gervais, PETA’s 2013 Person of the Year, is using his extensive reach on Twitter to rally support for a “Global March for Lions” on March 15th. The worldwide campaign

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Vegan Options Arrive at Super Bowl XLVIII

in Eats, News, Top News, Vegan

What a difference a few years makes! The Super Bowl, once a barren wasteland when it came to genuine animal-free grub, will now be able to accommodate the vegan scene.

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Internet Rallies Around ‘Angel’ the Albino Dolphin in Taiji

in Animals, Causes, News, Top News

[Updated: A “Take Action for Dolphins Day” in the UK is being organized for February 21st – with more sites around the world to follow. Check out more info here.]

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More Than 200 Dolphins Await Slaughter in Taiji, Japan

in Animals, Causes, Featured, News, Top News

Thanks to the considerable efforts of the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society and their team of “Cove Guardians,” the world is watching as more than 200 dolphins await their fate in

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Biggest Documentary of 2013 ‘Blackfish’ Snubbed By Oscars

in Animals, Causes, Featured, Film/TV, News, Top News

In a major surprise, director Gabriela Cowperthwaite and her film “Blackfish” will not be going to the 86th Academy Awards.

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