Melissa Maroff

Melissa Maroff
Los Angeles, California, United States
January 02
Melissa Maroff is a writer and animal advocate living in Los Angeles. She contributes to a variety of publications/websites, is currently a columnist for Creative Screenwriting Magazine and a former stand-up comic and TV monologue writer. Melissa would like nothing more than for animal welfare to become a mainstream issue that's not brushed under the rug.

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I just came across an article about a woman in Las Vegas that set fire to the pet store she owned, with 28 puppies inside, but luckily the sprinklers activated. Needless to say, her court hearing drew a slew of animal rights protestors wanting to ensure she received the maximum penalty.Read full post »

SEPTEMBER 20, 2013 2:44AM

Chicken Swinging: Not very orthodox

I’ve spent several years now as an animal activist and have been involved in peaceful protests, but last week took me to a new level. I witnessed firsthand what I was actually protesting.

Up till now, I’ve been in front of pet stores that sell puppy mill dogs, stores that… Read full post »

OCTOBER 31, 2012 10:50AM

LA’s victory for the voiceless

Well, us “crazies” in La-La Land came through for the animals once again. Our city council just voted 13 to 2 to ban the retail sale of dogs, cats and rabbits in pet stores. Now stores in Los Angeles will only be permitted to have pets from animalRead full post »

Editor’s Pick
JUNE 21, 2012 2:07PM

Overturned cattle truck inspires Facebook 'hilarity'

A Facebook friend recently posted as her status update: "I feel sorry for the little cows trapped on the highway, one cow keeps running away from the TV camera, I think he has warrants."

Rather than "thumb up" her joke as did 22 others, I searched online to see if… Read full post »

Just like not all Tea Party members are bad spellers – and not all democrats are socialists – contrary to popular belief: not all animal activists are "from PETA."

Believe it or not – there is a myriad of credible animal welfare orgs out there. Aside from the more widely… Read full post »

As an animal advocate, I say kudos to "Mob Wives," the reality show I most love to hate – on a weekly basis.

Wait – hear me out.

I can’t think of a finer caliber (pun intended) of people to be associated with the perpetuation of animal cruelty, whichRead full post »