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Award-winning Journalist, commentator, and humorist, Emil Guillermo gives his take on race, society, and politics from an Asian American perspective. A former NPR host, Emil's commentaries can be read at http://www.aaldef/org/blog His work has appeared on radio, TV, and print nationwide. His book "Amok:Essays from an Asian American perspective," won an American Book Award. Twitter: @emilamok
 
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THE PETA PODCAST

Emil Guillermo, author, broadcaster

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The PETA Podcast PETA, the world's largest animal rights organization, is 6.5 million strong and growing. This is the place to find out why. Hear from insiders, thought leaders, activists, investigators, politicians, and others why animals need more than kindness—they have the right not to be abused or exploited in any way. Hosted by Emil Guillermo. Powered by PETA activism.
 
This is the podcast for the USA Bureau of Inquirer.net, the web home of the Manila-based Philippines Inquirer. There are close to 5-million Filipinos in America. They make nearly half of more than $24 billion in remittances to the Philippines. They live in America, care about the Philippines, and have stories to tell. Hear them here.
 
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Amy Portello Nelson talks with Emil Guillermo about Little Manila Rising's "Get Out the Vaccine" drive. Modeled after the "Get Out the Vote" idea, the program goes door to door to give people good information about the virus and vaccines. And it's working, vaccine rates went from the low 30 percent range to more than 50 percent in the zipcodes canv…
 
Dr. John P. Gluck is being honored with PETA's Trailblazing Advocacy Award for being a shining example of ethics in science. The one-time animal experimenter, who studied with the infamous Harry Harlow, describes his own transformation from animal experimenter to a compassionate bioethicist committed to a cruelty-free science. In conversation with …
 
When social media blew up regarding whether military dogs were left behind in the evacuation of Afghanistan, people sought PETA's help. PETA Sr. VP Daphna Nachminovich tells Emil Guillermo how PETA got a response from Central Command explaining that "no military dogs" were abandoned. But that still left 150 dogs of some military contractors, and ev…
 
GAP, the Global Animal Partnership, gives a "Humane Raised" Certification to meat products that can end up duping consumers, a PETA undercover investigation has exposed. At Plainville Farms, PETA video shows how animals are abused routinely. But the worst of it is how the farm sells the turkeys under GAP's "Humanely Raised" certification, backed by…
 
On August 19, SeaWorld/San Diego attendants placed ten Orcas in a single tank even when it was known that some of the animals had histories of aggression toward each other. The next day, one Orca, Corky was badly injured, and another, Amaya, was dead. Whistleblowerscalled PETA about the incident and PETA has filed a complaint with the USDA and has …
 
Dreena Burton's latest cookbook, "Dreena's Kind Kitchen," has another 100 recipes that deliver whole-food-plant-based veganism to your dining table. It's a no meat, no dairy, and no oil way of eating. No oil? Yes. Everything from breakfasts, snacks, and lunch to soups, salads, and entrees. Let Burton show you how to eat for your health without sacr…
 
A mouse burst into flames in an experiment gone bad. Animals were left without water. Monkeys and guinea pigs badly neglected. Violations of animal welfare guidelines. And the culprit was the lab at the National Institutes of Health (NIH). NIH not only funds scientific research around the country, it has its own labs in the Washington, DC area. PET…
 
The Animal Rights discussion began when philosophers asked whether animals suffer. They do. But physical pain is one thing, do they feel emotions and grief? If a donkey does, does a spider? Author Barbara J. King, a professor emerita in Anthropology at William and Mary talks to Emil Guillermo about her research and how a knowledge of animal feeling…
 
Texas A&M is refusing to let PETA adopt the 19 dogs leftover when the breeding operation for canine experiments on Muscular Dystrophy was ended in 2019. The college said the dogs were sick. They're not and are adoptable immediately. The breeding has ended but has the lab really closed? 19 dogs remain. Why won't the college let the dogs free? PETA's…
 
Jim Mason, a co-author with philosopher Peter Singer on "Animal Factories," has come out with a new edition of his 1993 classic, "An Unnatural Order--Roots of Our Destruction of Nature." The book is a history of the evolution of mankind's treatment of animals and how the agrarian culture changed our relationship to animals. Instead of being among t…
 
Little Manila Rising is an non-profit organization in Stockton, Calif. servicing primarily the South Stockton community. After a recent youth conference produced by Little Manila youth, Emil Guillermo talked with Celine Lopez, a newly-minted Stanford graduate, who hopes to use her senior thesis in Urban Studies as a foundation for policy-making in …
 
The Research Modernization Deal, RMD, is a new deal for scientists and animals developed by the scientists at PETA. Intended to change the paradigm on the use of animals in experimentation, RMD is a common-sense strategy necessitated by the 90 percent failure rate of research involving animals to produce anything of value for humans. PETA's Dr.Emil…
 
On the heels of an announcement from retailer Canada Goose, Neiman Marcus and Bergdorf Goodman have announced they will stop selling fur by 2023. The news is yet another historic victory for grassroots activists and PETA which have been fighting on behalf of the animals for decades. Dan Mathews was there at the very first "I'd rather go naked than …
 
After a multi-year campaign, PETA has announced a moratorium on Canada Goose protests after the outerwear retailer said it would no longer use fur. But what about the down feathers? That could be next, and the reason for the moratorium on protests--to see if Canada Goose can come to an ethical conclusion on its own. We reprise an interview from Dec…
 
Brittany Peet, PETA Foundation Deputy General Counsel for Captive Animal Law Enforcement (CALE), talks with Emil Guillermo about the news since the "Tiger King" show premiered. And it all leads to what could be a permanent shutdown of big-cat petting zoos. For example, Tim Stark, a former business partner of Joe Exotic, was ordered to pay more than…
 
At age 27, Chuck Carroll was so addicted to fast food he thought he wouldn't see age 30. He has since lost 300 pounds and kept it off with a vegan diet. In conversation with Emil Guillermo, Carroll talks about how he did it, and how it led to his hosting, "The Exam Room," the podcast of the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine (PCRM). Carr…
 
For her birthday, Ingrid Newkirk is...what else? Saving animals. The president and co-founder of PETA talks about PETA's efforts globally to save as many animals as it can, from India and Asia, to Romania in Europe, to Petra in the Middle East, and back to Norfolk, Va., PETA headquarters. Newkirk tells Emil Guillermo about how efforts in India were…
 
The Washington National Primate Research Center in Seattle has been moving sick monkeys around this country for use in labs, according to documents obtained by PETA through an open records law request. Dr.Lisa Jones Engel, a former WaNPRC employee, now PETA's senior scientific advisor for primate experimentation, has reviewed the documents and file…
 
PETA Sr. VP Dan Mathews talks about paying his respects to George Floyd by recently attending the memorial that took place in Floyd's hometown of Fayetteville, North Carolina. Mathews, openly gay, saw it as an opportunity to link arms and show solidarity between all the issues he cares about animal rights, gay rights.and the fight for racial justic…
 
After Katherine Roe and two of her fellow PETA scientists paid a visit to UMass Amherst about its cruel monkey experiments, the university went from enthusiastic to silent. The school would rather hang on to their federal grants worth millions--even if the science--based on animals--is unlikely to be of benefit to humans. Roe, the new director of t…
 
Hall of Fame Horse Trainer Bob Baffert is seen by many as the "face of horse racing." But after an unpredictable win at the Kentucky Derby, Baffert's horse, Medina Spirit, failed a drug test and was shown to have an illegal steroid in his blood. Now Baffert and the entire gambling sport has been shamed and placed under a cloud. The drug scandal is …
 
Looking for cruelty-free cosmetics and need a reputable list? Kathy Guillermo, PETA Sr.VP on Laboratory Investigations, knows. She has spent more than 30 years leading the cruelty-free cosmetics campaign at PETA. While most companies have stopped testing on animals, the issue continues to evolve as China still requires testing that impacts hundreds…
 
By Capt. Paul Watson's count there are 56 orcas being held in concrete prisons. And 163 who have died over the years. After 50 years at sea saving marine mammals, Watson's written a new book that essentially registers all the animals who are currently enslaved by amusement parks like Sea World. He talks about what's being done and how you can help,…
 
An Earth Day/Earth Month Special! A Filipino American group called Little Manila Rising is part of a "people-powered" Green Revolution that's changing how the community in Stockton, Calif. gets involved in environmental justice. Recently, community members, empowered by state money through AB617, rejected a $5 million proposal from the Port of Stoc…
 
Rachelle Owen directs Students Opposing Speciesism, or SOS, the new youth program at PETA. Students from around the country connect through hubs to form activism networks in person and on social media. Alexis Collum is a student at the University of Central Florida who organized a live protest at Orlando's SeaWorld, that went viral through other SO…
 
The problem with the Animal Welfare Act is an amendment attached to it in 2002 that could be an illegal "bill of attainder." This is legislation that declares an entire class of guilty without a fair trial. The Constitution forbids such things. Was the so-called Helms Amendment to the Animal Welfare Act--which banned animals like birds, rats, and m…
 
After Easter, people abandon ducks and ducklings out in the wild, leaving them all sitting ducks for predators. John Di Leonardo, works as a Sr. Manager at PETA in the animals in entertainment division. But in his spare time, he rescues abandoned ducks. Di Leonardo talks with Emil Guillermo about how the need is so great, Di Leonardo's organization…
 
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