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  • Cecil the lion killer's $1million Florida vacation home vandalized with graffiti and pigs feet...

    08/04/2015 6:39:04 PM PDT · by markomalley · 46 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 8/4/15 | Ashley Collman
    Angry vandals defaced the vacation home of lion killer Walter J Palmer overnight on Monday, while also littering the American dentist's driveway with pig's feet in a show of outrage over the death of a beloved lion named Cecil. Pictures taken Tuesday morning outside the 55-year-old's $1million vacation home in Marco Island, Florida show the garage door spray painted with the words 'Lion killer!' and a handful of orange pig's feet scattered across the front of the house. Palmer has been in hiding ever since he was identified last month as the big game hunter behind the cruel killing of...
  • Sanity in the Court: Judge Denies Claim That Chimps are Persons

    08/01/2015 3:02:56 PM PDT · by NYer · 75 replies
    Aletelia ^ | August 1, 2015 | JOHN BURGER
    Though a New York judge ruled Thursday that the law still considers chimpanzees property, not people, a prominent thinker in the pro-life movement warned that attempts to raise animals to human status will continue.  Wesley J. Smith, co-director of the Discovery Institute's Center on Human Exceptionalism, said Friday, "We are gratified that a court refused to declare two chimpanzees 'persons.' That is right and proper. Chimps are animals, and the 'species barrier' separating the value of humans and animals, as some animal rights advocates put it, must never be breached."   "But make no mistake," Smith said. "Attempts to...
  • Sen. Bob Menendez intros CECIL Act to restrict big-game hunting

    Sen. Bob Menendez has introduced legislation to curb trophy hunting of endangered and threatened species after the demise of Cecil, an African lion whose death at the hands of an American hunter touched off a social media firestorm. The Conserving Ecosystems by Ceasing the Importation of Large Animal Trophies Act would extend restrictions on the import and export of animals that are being considered for inclusion under the Endangered Species Act. Currently, the restrictions apply only to animals already on the list. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service had suggested the African lion be listed as “threatened” in October, but...
  • Janesville dentist gets threats intended for hunter who killed lion

    08/02/2015 8:19:52 AM PDT · by GoneSalt · 24 replies
    jsonline.com ^ | 8/1/2015 | AP
    Janesville — A Wisconsin dentist is dealing with angry phone calls because he has the same last name as the Minnesota dentist accused of killing a protected lion in Zimbabwe. Mathew Palmer of Janesville says he has received about 30 calls since Tuesday night, when officials in Zimbabwe identified a Minnesota dentist — Walter Palmer — as the American hunter who killed the lion.
  • Animal psychic claims Cecil the lion has spoken to her and given instructions on how to deal...

    08/02/2015 11:12:44 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 117 replies
    Despite the possibility that talking to Cecil would unveil clues about his death, the animal did not offer an explanation. ... Cecil supposedly told Anderson, who specializes in speaking to clients' deceased pets and charges $75 for a fifteen minute session with up to two animals, that he is now 'finer than ever'. He apparently said he is 'grander than before as no one can take our purity, our truth or our soul'. 'Be strong and speak for all the others who suffer needlessly to satisfy human greed. Bring Light and Love and we will rise above this'.
  • Zimbabwe Reveals Shocking Truth About “Cecil the Lion”...

    07/30/2015 5:04:19 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 82 replies
    ...Animal Rights Groups Are Desperate to Cover Up Both social media and the progressive mainstream media have been in an uproar over the past few days about the death of “Cecil,” a 13-year-old lion in Zimbabwe. Cecil was killed in an organized licensed hunt by a big game hunter, Minnesota dentist Dr. Walter Palmer, who has now gone into hiding after receiving numerous death threats from outraged animal rights activists. However, it would appear that the outrage surrounding the death of Cecil is what is commonly known as a “First World Problem,” as residents of Zimbabwe were mostly unaware of,...
  • Russell Simmons compares NYC horse carriages with Holocaust

    07/18/2015 3:01:43 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 12 replies
    Associated Press, CBS ^ | July 17, 2015 | Associated Press
    Hip-hop mogul and animal-rights advocate Russell Simmons is comparing New York's horse-drawn carriages to slavery and the Holocaust. Simmons spoke Thursday at an event organized by horse carriage opponents. The Wall Street Journal reports that he likened horse carriages to slavery, ethnic cleansing and "people who put people in ovens."
  • PETA Demands Bar Change Its Name Because ‘Ye Olde Fighting Cocks’ Is Offensive to Chickens

    05/20/2015 5:52:24 PM PDT · by smoothsailing · 80 replies
    National Review ^ | 5-20-2015 | Katherine Timpf
    May 20, 2015 PETA Demands Bar Change Its Name Because ‘Ye Olde Fighting Cocks’ Is Offensive to ChickensPETA wants “Ye Olde Clever Cocks” instead.By Katherine Timpf People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals sent a letter to the oldest bar in Britain on Monday demanding that it change its historic name because “Ye Olde Fighting Cocks” is offensive to chickens. PETA director Mimi Bekhechi said the name should be changed to “Ye Olde Clever Cocks” because that would “celebrate chickens as the intelligent, sensitive and social animals they are,” according to an article in the Mirror. The pub is Britain’s...
  • Activists Hold Conference Supporting and Promoting “Queer Animal Liberation” (BARFALERT!)

    01/08/2015 3:53:21 PM PST · by Impala64ssa · 9 replies
    Right Wing News ^ | 1/7/15 | Terresa Monroe-Hamilton
    Wow… where to begin on this insanity. What they are promoting is bestiality. How appropriate is it that the most homosexual mammal out there is the bat. Bats also spread Rabies and Ebola – just a fact. So, ergo… can we now rightfully label these perverse morons deadly, viral moonbats? Just saying. Their idea of liberation is molestation. From Gateway Pundit: This really happened… An animal liberation group called Direct Action Everywhere recently hosted an event in which a variety of presentations were given, which included titles such as “Trickle-Up Queer Animal Liberation” and “LGBTQ and Animal Liberation.” The video...
  • New York City Council Will Weigh Ban On Horse-Drawn Carriages ( Follow the money )

    12/08/2014 5:16:53 PM PST · by george76 · 32 replies
    npr ^ | December 08, 2014 | Bill Chappell
    New York Mayor Bill de Blasio's bill to ban horse-drawn carriages reached the City Council on Monday, in a move to phase out the carriages that often give tours around Central Park. The legislation says that as of June 1, 2016, "it shall be unlawful to operate a horse-drawn vehicle in the city of New York or offer rides to the public on a vehicle drawn or pulled by a carriage horse." ... It also boosts the penalty for breaking horse-carriage rules to a maximum of $25,000 instead of the current $500. The proposed ban was introduced one day after...
  • ‘Horses count; babies don’t’ in de Blasio’s New York City

    01/03/2014 6:42:52 AM PST · by mandaladon · 45 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 3 Jan 2014 | Eric Owens
    New York City’s brand-new mayor Bill de Blasio has an ambitious progressive agenda that includes tax increases, much talk about somehow crushing inequality and punishing “the elite.” Two issues high on de Blasio’s agenda are the creation of more abortion clinics across the five boroughs and an outright ban on horse-drawn carriage rides in Central Park. De Blasio’s animosity to the horse-drawn carriages runs deep, apparently. “We are going to get rid of horse carriages, period,” he said at a news conference Monday, according to CNN. He added that he believes the tourist attraction — popular since 1858 — is...
  • Illinois Law Grounds PETA Drones Meant to Harass Hunters

    01/01/2014 5:02:19 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 29 replies
    Breitbart's Big Government ^ | December 31, 2013 | Robert Wilde
    Illinois passed a new state law that set back the efforts of the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA), making the use of drones to interfere with hunters and fishermen prohibited. The law was created in response to PETA’s plan to employ drones called “air angels” to monitor outdoors enthusiasts engaged in hunting and fishing nationwide. Of course, the motivation for many outdoorsman is to get away from technology and be in harmony with nature. But PETA has another plan for lovers of the wilderness. They want to spy on hunters as self appointed green police trying to...
  • NYC Mayor: Horse-Drawn Carriages in Central Park “Inhumane,” Abortions Okay

    01/01/2014 6:41:17 AM PST · by NYer · 52 replies
    Life News ^ | December 31, 2013 | Steven Ertelt
    Bill de Blasio, New York’s incoming mayor, apparently loves animals more than people. He thinks horse-drawn carriages in Central Park are “inhumane.” But abortions in New York City, which is the abortion capital of America given its ridiculously high abortion rates? No problem.Fox News reports on de Blasio’s concern about horse-drawn carriages: New York City Mayor-elect Bill de Blasio has vowed to move quickly to outlaw the horse-drawn carriages that pull tourists around the city’s famous Central Park.“We are going to get rid of the horse carriages. Period,” de Blasio, who takes office New Year’s Day, said at a news...
  • Bill de Blasio On Horse-Drawn Carriage Industry: "It's Over"

    12/31/2013 7:05:50 AM PST · by george76 · 181 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | December 30, 2013 | Erin Durkin
    Mayor-elect Bill de Blasio vowed to act quickly to abolish horse-drawn carriages in the city. "We are going to get rid of the horse carriages. Period,” de Blasio said in response to a question at his press conference announcing his schools chancellor pick Monday. “It’s over,” he said.
  • Furry furore as Rihanna poses with endangered loris

    09/22/2013 12:16:05 AM PDT · by TexGrill · 8 replies
    Bangkok Post ^ | 09/21/2013 | Bangkok Post
    The US-based Barbadian R&B singer arrived in Phuket last week and has posted several photos on her Instagram account, including ones with the endangered loris and elephants at an unidentified location. Local...
  • PETA says MLK's dream applies to animals, too

    08/28/2013 6:56:28 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 22 replies
    washingtontimes.com ^ | August 28, 2013 | Jacqueline Klimas
    Among the civil rights activists who attended Wednesday’s commemoration of the 1963 March on Washington were members of PETA, who said the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.’s dream of equality extends to our furry friends. A few volunteers for People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals attended the ceremonies wearing shirts advocating for vegan’s rights. They declined to talk to a reporter, referring questions to their headquarters, where Senior Vice President Kathy Guillermo said the group was invited to participate by the event’s organizers and wanted to show that equal rights should extend not just to all people, but to...
  • Morrissey cancels Jimmy Kimmel appearance, calls 'Duck Dynasty' cast 'animal serial killers'

    02/27/2013 8:26:28 AM PST · by beaversmom · 92 replies
    Fox News ^ | February 27, 2013 | Fox News
    Jimmy Kimmel always has the last laugh. Morrissey learned that lesson on Tuesday night, after the former front man for The Smiths canceled his appearance on “Jimmy Kimmel Live” at the last minute because he learned the cast of “Duck Dynasty” would be guest on the same night. Never one to back away from controversy, Kimmel addressed the cancellation on his show, thanking the band Churchill filling in for Morrissey on such short notice. Kimmel read the statement Morrissey issued to explain his refusal to appear on the show. “[Morrissey] is a vegan and a staunch animal rights activist,” Kimmel...
  • Animal rights group helps cancel SoCal elephant rides

    01/30/2013 9:47:50 PM PST · by george76 · 8 replies
    Enterprise Media ^ | January 29, 2013 | Laurie Lucas
    Elephant rides are becoming endangered species at SoCal parades, zoos, fairs and festival. Several organizations have yanked elephant rides from street fairs, festivals and zoos in SoCal, thanks to the lobbying efforts of Animal Defenders International.
  • Boulder residents hold vigil for dead elk

    01/07/2013 9:57:47 AM PST · by GSWarrior · 73 replies
    Gazette.com ^ | 1/7/13 | AP
    BOULDER — Several hundred people turned out for a vigil in Boulder for an elk killed by a police officer. Those honoring the dead elk on Sunday lit candles, sang and told stories. The elk was fatally shot by a Boulder police officer, who has been placed on leave. An off-duty officer suspected of assisting in loading the animal’s body into a pickup truck is also on leave. According to the Boulder Daily Camera, organizers wanted to give people an opportunity to grieve, celebrate and find closure.
  • Candlelight Vigil Held For Elk Killed By Police Officer In Boulder (Colorado)

    01/06/2013 10:55:19 PM PST · by Zakeet · 84 replies
    CBS News Denver ^ | January 6, 2013
    A candlelight vigil was held in Boulder Sunday evening for an elk that was shot by a police officer last Tuesday. The vigil was held on Mountain View Road near where the incident occurred. Some residents say the elk was considered a friend and even a guardian. They created a memorial at a tree in the area. Two police officers who were involved in the incident have been placed on administrative leave while the Boulder Police Department investigates. [Snip] Several neighbors told CBS4 they feel there was no reason to kill the animal, and they are encouraging others to complain...
  • PETA Wages War Against Thanksgiving Dinner

    11/21/2012 10:28:01 AM PST · by Marcus · 24 replies
    Yahoo Voices ^ | November 21, 2012 | Mark R. Whittington
    Almost as irritating as the war on Christmas being waged by certain atheist groups is the war on Thanksgiving dinner being waged by the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) as exemplified by its recent demand on President Obama.
  • McCartney says skip the turkey on Thanksgiving

    11/19/2012 4:38:42 PM PST · by Sub-Driver · 101 replies
    McCartney says skip the turkey on Thanksgiving AFP - Former Beatle Paul McCartney, a long-time vegetarian, has joined a campaign by animal rights group PETA to encourage Americans to celebrate a turkey-free Thanksgiving this week. The British rock legend, sporting a gray shirt with an "eat no turkey" design, is featured on the website of People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals. "This Thanksgiving, Paul McCartney is urging you to say 'no, thanks' to turkey and 'yes' to a delicious, cruelty-free holiday meal," the group says. More than 45 million turkeys will make their way onto American dinner tables on...
  • Flying Camera From Animal Rights Group Shot Down at Pigeon Shoot

    11/19/2012 1:43:27 PM PST · by Larry R. Johnson · 119 replies
    NBC 10 Philadelphia ^ | 11/19/2012 | David Chang
    Police are investigating an incident at a Berks County hunting club in which someone on the hunting grounds allegedly targeted a mechanical flying object rather than a living and breathing one.
  • Paul Ryan and the 2nd Amendment (This pic will get gun grabbers and the PETA folks MAD)

    08/12/2012 7:45:09 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 38 replies
    Hotair ^ | 08/12/2012 | Jazz Shaw
    Normally, when you see Paul Ryan's name crop up in terms of policy debate, it tends to be in the area of the economy. (Not terribly surprising, being the head of the budget committee and a widely recognized fiscal policy wonk.) But the man has been on the scene for quite a while and certainly has opinions on other issues of concern to voters. So where does Mitt Romney's new running mate stand on the issues of gun owners rights, hunting and the associated freedoms that Americans enjoy? Well, for one thing, he's got an A rating from the NRA....
  • Liberals to Olympic shooter Corey Cogdell: Shoot yourself

    08/06/2012 11:06:33 AM PDT · by massmike · 35 replies
    examiner.com ^ | 08/16/2012 | Joe Newby
    Olympic shooter Corey Cogdell - a trap shooter who won a bronze medal at the 2008 Olympic Games - is also a trophy hunter. After she published pictures of herself with animals she killed, liberal anti-hunting activists expressed their hatred on Twitter, with some calling on her to shoot herself, Twitchy reported Sunday. One person wrote Cogdell, saying: "please go shoot yourself in the knees. YOU ANIMAL MURDERER!! you're a disgusting human being. (sic)" Another wrote: "kill yourself please ! (sic)" Others suggested violence against Cogdell or her family, Twitchy noted. "I really hope the olympic games do something about...
  • PETA takes 'bets' on when senator (R) will die after objection to USDA vegetarian push

    07/28/2012 7:53:56 AM PDT · by To-Whose-Benefit? · 31 replies
    Fox News ^ | July 27, 2012 | Fox News
    People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals has started taking "bets" on its website over when Sen. Charles Grassley will die, after the Iowa Republican scolded the Department of Agriculture for advocating a vegetarian diet. The USDA drew the ire of rural state lawmakers over a newsletter urging department employees to embrace "Meatless Mondays." The USDA later retracted the newsletter and said it wasn't properly vetted, but Grassley vented on Twitter that he plans to "eat more meat on Monday to compensate for stupid USDA recommendation."
  • Lawsuit Against Animal Rights Groups Proceeds

    07/21/2012 9:32:57 PM PDT · by marktwain · 8 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 21 July, 2012 | U.S. Sportsman's Alliance
    Columbus, OH --(Ammoland.com)- Last week, a federal court ruled that Feld Entertainment, the owner of Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus, could move forward with its racketeering and conspiracy claims against the Humane Society of the United States and other anti-hunting, animal rights extremist groups and their attorneys. According to a report by the National Shooting Sports Foundation, Feld Entertainment’s claims arose out of a lawsuit brought by the groups and a former circus employee in 2000 that accused Feld of mistreating elephants under the Endangered Species Act. In dismissing the prior lawsuit, the Court found, among other things,...
  • Restaurant Gets Around Foie Gras Ban By “Gifting” It To Customers

    07/16/2012 1:34:19 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 18 replies
    Consumerist ^ | July 16, 2012 | By Chris Morran
    The list of clever end runs around California's recent ban on the sale of foie gras continues to grow. First it was the restaurant that claimed exemption from the law because it's in a national park. Now comes an eatery that says the ban doesn't stop a business from giving foie gras away to customers. The owner of Chez TJ in Mountain View, CA, says he hasn't bought any new foie gras since the ban went in to effect on July 1, but that he did stockpile it in advance of that date so that he could later include it...
  • Sorry, Dorothy: Toto Gets the Axe as Kansas’ Official State Dog

    03/14/2012 11:53:39 AM PDT · by Altariel · 29 replies
    Time ^ | March 14, 2012 | Erica Ho
    Toto won’t be following the yellow brick road to become Kansas’ official state dog anytime soon. We’re not sure what Dorothy would think, but a bill that would make the cairn terrier — the breed featured as Toto in The Wizard of Oz — top dog in the state’s ensemble was effectively killed. It must be a dog-eat-dog state out there. The animal-rights group People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) was unhappy with the proposed bill, raising concerns over the effect on Kansas puppy mills. If the cairn terrier was made state dog, it might cause the mills...
  • Animal rights activists take credit for burning of Harris Ranch cattle trucks

    01/10/2012 4:04:32 PM PST · by jazusamo · 52 replies
    Fresno Bee ^ | January 10, 2012 | Jim Guy
    Animal rights activists are behind the burning of cattle trucks at the Harris Ranch truck lot early Sunday, according to a statement from the purported arsonists. The statement, released Monday, describes how the fire, which heavily damaged 14 tractors and several trailers, was set and says the attack was aimed at "the horrors of factory farming." Spokeswoman Nicoal R. Sheen of the Animal Liberation Press Office, which released the statement, said the office doesn't take part in illegal actions but distributes communiqués from those who do. Fresno County sheriff's spokesman Chris Curtice said detectives are looking into the claim. He...
  • Go Daddy CEO Bob Parsons: Africa Elephant Hunt Video 'Nothing to Be Ashamed Of'

    04/02/2011 1:17:00 PM PDT · by Erik Latranyi · 14 replies
    ABC News ^ | 2 April 2011 | SUSANNA KIM and MICHAEL S. JAMES
    Go Daddy CEO Bob Parsons has a message for those outraged by a four-minute video of an elephant hunt in Zimbabwe on his Go Daddy video site. More Video Watch: Hunter Illegally Kills Bear Using Pastries Watch: Nat Geo: Leopard Queen Watch: Hole Rips in Roof of Plane"I think if you had all the facts and you knew exactly what was going on and the difference it makes in these people's lives there," he told ABC News Radio, "you'd feel completely different." Parsons has said he participated in the hunt because the elephants were a nuisance destroying crops the local...
  • Animal rights extremists sentenced for attacks on Barclays

    01/14/2011 1:09:29 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 6 replies
    The Daily Telegraph ^ | January 14, 2011 | Andy Bloxham and John Bingham
    Maria Neal, 21, was part of a gang which attacked four branches in Hampshire in 2008 by daubing graffiti including the words "murderers" and "scum" on doors and gluing post boxes and cash machine slots. .... Miss Neal has the online identity "vegan23" on the website myspace. On it, she lists her reasons for wanting to defend animals and claims her aim is to become a political leader and cites her mood as "mischievous". ..."im very in to all aspects of animal rights! im anti everything that inflicts creuelty upon innocent animals as everyone should be. things such as using...
  • PETA Not Amused With Open Season on "Reptiles of Concern" ( Florida )

    03/14/2010 10:45:51 AM PDT · by george76 · 21 replies · 691+ views
    Miami New Times ^ | Mar. 1 2010 | Kyle Munzenrieder
    Even after parting ways with Gerald Posner, Tina Brown's internet concern hasn't kept its eyes off South Florida. Says Martin Mersereau, director of PETA's Emergency Response Division: "The last thing we need is a clumsy and crude massacre of these animals who, through no fault of their own ...ended up abandoned in the Florida wilds. If we need to get rid of these animals, they need to be rounded up and euthanized by qualified wildlife experts. Don't put a bounty on their heads and expect every yahoo with an itchy trigger finger to do this right."
  • Idaho: Hunter Privacy Legislation on the Move!

    03/02/2010 2:46:48 PM PST · by Domandred · 11 replies · 328+ views
    NRA-ILA ^ | 3/2/2010 | NRA-ILA
    The House Resources and Conservation Committee approved House Bill 531aa 13 to 3. This important legislation, sponsored by Representative Judy Boyle (R-Midvale), would amend Idaho’s existing law to limit public access to Fish and Game records of issued tags. HB 531aa would also prohibit future harassment, intimidation and threats relating to the lawful taking and control of fish and wildlife. As the law currently stands any person or organization can contact Fish and Game and request the names of all people who have been issued tags and what type of hunting tag they have been issued. Groups like PETA and...
  • ASK THE BOY SCOUTS TO DE-MERIT FISHING [Kill the fishing merit badge!]

    02/26/2010 2:54:37 PM PST · by SJackson · 67 replies · 1,043+ views
    PETA ^ | 2-26-10
    PETA is calling on the Boy Scouts of America to retire its "Fishing" and "Fish and Wildlife Management" merit badges (to read PETA's letter to Milton H. Ward, president of the Boy Scouts of America, click here). Fishing is no longer considered a benign activity. It is hunting in the water, and the idea of a scout armed with a gun or rod, setting out to actively attack animals who were minding their own business, is not in keeping with the image of scouting, now or in the past. Fishing is also inconsistent with the Boy Scout law, which states,...
  • PETA Calls for Nevada School to Cancel Donkey Basketball Game

    02/20/2010 7:36:01 PM PST · by cajuncow · 28 replies · 618+ views
    Fox News ^ | 2-20-10 | Associated Press
    YERINGTON, Nev. — People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals is calling for the cancellation of a Nevada school's donkey basketball fundraiser, saying it teaches students cruelty to animals. PETA has posted an action alert on its Web site asking supporters to contact Lyon County School School District Superintendent Caroline McIntosh and urge her to cancel the March 1 event at Yerington High School. PETA contends that donkeys ridden by players in the offbeat games are often dragged, kicked, or hit by stray balls, and are sometimes seriously injured in falls.
  • West Hollywood bans retail sales of dogs and cats

    02/20/2010 9:43:43 AM PST · by JoeProBono · 96 replies · 1,645+ views
    latimes ^ | February 16, 2010
    The West Hollywood City Council has put an end to sales of dogs and cats in pet stores. In an ordinance that passed unanimously Tuesday night, sales of animals in stores are now prohibited in the city. The ordinance, unanimously approved at its first reading a few weeks ago, is just the latest piece of animal-welfare legislation the city has taken up. In 2003, West Hollywood became the first city in the country to outlaw the declawing of cats. The new law, called the Ordinance Prohibiting the Sale of Dogs and Cats in Companion Animal Stores, is aimed at curtailing...
  • PETA proposes robotic groundhog for US festival

    02/13/2010 12:07:20 PM PST · by kingattax · 23 replies · 310+ views
    PUNXSUTAWNEY, Pa. — An animal rights group wants organizers of Pennsylvania's Groundhog Day festival to replace Punxsutawney Phil with a robotic stand-in.
  • Animal Rights Activists Protest Bullfighting in Mexico

    02/07/2010 10:05:48 PM PST · by pissant · 16 replies · 684+ views
    Latin Herald Trbune ^ | 2/8/10 | staff
    MEXICO CITY – Some 250 members of the AnimaNaturalis animal rights group staged a protest half-naked and covered with fake blood against bullfighting and to demand the prohibition of the practice in Mexico on the esplanade of Mexico City’s Fine Arts Palace. “Youths from all the states of Mexico, half-naked, covered with blood and with ‘banderillas’ sticking in them showed (on Saturday) with this demonstration the suffering that the bulls are subjected to in the bullfights,” Leonora Esquivel, one of the leaders of the organization in Mexico, said on Saturday. The “banderillas” are the long barbed darts bullfighters stick into...
  • Animal rights group unhappy with Weir wearing fur

    01/27/2010 3:30:39 PM PST · by Who is John Galt? · 11 replies · 407+ views
    AP via Yahoo! ^ | Jan 26, 10:11 pm EST | NANCY ARMOUR
    CHICAGO (AP)—Friends of Animals posted an open letter to U.S. figure skater Johnny Weir criticizing him for having fox fur on one of his costumes and asking him to stop wearing fur... “I totally get the dirtiness of the fur industry and how terrible it is to animals. But it’s not something that’s the No. 1 priority in my life,” Weir said on Tuesday. “There are humans dying everyday. There are thousands if not millions of homeless people in New York City. Look at what just happened in Haiti. “I tend to focus my energy, if there is a cause,...
  • Animal rights group unhappy with Weir wearing fur

    01/27/2010 1:35:22 PM PST · by SonnyBubba · 31 replies · 672+ views
    AP ^ | Jan 26, 10:11 pm EST | NANCY ARMOUR
    CHICAGO (AP)—Friends of Animals posted an open letter to U.S. figure skater Johnny Weir criticizing him for having fox fur on one of his costumes and asking him to stop wearing fur. The animal advocacy group also contacted his costume designer, Stephanie Handler, on Tuesday.
  • Activists Missing After Declaring “War on Leather” at Motorcycle Rally

    Johnstown, PA (GlossyNews) – Local and state police scoured the hills outside rural Johnstown, Pennsylvania, after reports of three animal rights activists going missing after attempting to protest the wearing of leather at a large motorcycle gang rally this weekend. Two others, previously reported missing, were discovered by fast food workers “duct taped inside several fast food restaurant dumpsters,”
  • PETA Seeks To Roast KFC In Fire Truck Display

    01/10/2010 5:15:14 PM PST · by Abathar · 12 replies · 657+ views
    ap/theindychannel.com ^ | January 9, 2010 | unknown
    INDIANAPOLIS -- An animal rights group figures if KFC can use fire extinguishers and hydrants to promote its chicken in Indianapolis, it should be able to denounce cruelty to the birds on city fire trucks. People for the Ethical Treatment for Animals offered to donate $7,500 in a letter to Indianapolis Mayor Greg Ballard in return for advertising space on the vehicles, after the fast-food chain announced a deal this week to pay for fire extinguishers and smoke detectors in the city in exchange for advertising on them. The ad proposed by PETA shows a plucked and scalded chicken alongside...
  • Whaling Collision [Video of Japanese Vessel Ramming Protestors' Anti- Whaling Stealth Boat]

    01/07/2010 8:35:41 PM PST · by fight_truth_decay · 52 replies · 2,178+ views
    The Australian ^ | 6 January 2010 | Sky News
    Japanese vessel smashes into Sea Shepherd anti-whaling boat Ady Gil in Aussie waters. Sea Shephard wants police in Antarctica. Videos
  • Navy expresses concern about proposed manatee protections

    12/13/2009 3:44:38 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 15 replies · 838+ views
    South Florida Sun Sentinel ^ | December 13, 2009 | David Fleshler
    Having defeated the Japanese fleet and faced down the Soviets, the U.S. Navy faces a new obstacle, one that hides behind a deceptively gentle, seagrass-munching façade. Manatees may rank lower than such traditional menaces as torpedoes and air-to-sea missiles. But a proposal to protect additional habitat for them, the Navy says, could end up reducing habitat for destroyers, aircraft carriers and nuclear submarines. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service soon will make a decision on whether to expand what's called critical habitat for the manatee in Florida and southern Georgia, in response to a petition from several environmental groups.
  • 'I'm a Celebrity' stars cook rat, get charged with animal cruelty

    12/06/2009 3:23:09 PM PST · by FromLori · 31 replies · 1,155+ views
    Daily News ^ | 12/6/09
    Two stars of the reality TV show "I'm a Celebrity ... Get Me Out of Here" have been charged with animal cruelty after allegedly killing and cooking a rat to eat during filming. Chef Gino D'Acampo who won the viewer-feedback contest series, and actor Stuart Manning were charged after animal welfare activists lodged a complaint about a segment for the British TV program, which was filmed in Australia, the activists and British media reported Sunday. In a statement to The Associated Press, New South Wales state police said Sunday that two men, aged 33 and 30, were charged with animal...
  • Woman says she is target of animal-rights vandalism investigation

    10/26/2009 3:14:58 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 25 replies · 763+ views
    Quad City-Times ^ | October 26, 2009 | Ann McGlynn and Diane Heldt
    A federal grand jury in Davenport is investigating a nationally publicized, animal-rights-related break-in at a University of Iowa lab in 2004, according to a 20-year-old woman from Minneapolis who says she is a possible target of the inquiry. Carrie Feldman refused to testify when she was subpoenaed to testify at the federal courthouse on Oct. 15, she said. She will refuse again at a second ordered appearance on Nov. 17, she said. Ultimately, she could be held in contempt of court and taken into custody. At least four masked people released hundreds of animals and caused hundreds of thousands of...
  • Repent! Animal Rights Really Is Religion

    10/16/2009 1:38:17 PM PDT · by markomalley · 17 replies · 490+ views
    First Things ^ | 10/16/2009 | Wesley J. Smith
    The Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) is the smartest and richest animal rights group around.  Unlike PETA, it doesn’t openly proselytize that old animal rights religion, e.g., sentience gives moral value, “a rat, is a pig, is a dog, is a boy,” the quote from Ingrid Newkirk and title of a certain author’s soon to be published book. This strategy has been very effective, allowing HSUS a level of mainstream respectability that other animal rights groups can’t match.But make no mistake, HSUS is about animal rights–eventually ending all animal husbandry and human hegemony over fauna–and its head, Wayne...
  • PETA Wants to Turn Va. Prison Into Chicken Empathy Museum

    09/15/2009 5:31:17 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 18 replies · 494+ views
    Associated Press via CNS News ^ | September 15, 2009
    Troutville, Va. (AP) - An animal rights group wants to rent a prison building the state plans to close and turn it into the nation's first chicken empathy museum. A People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals official sent a letter Monday to Gov. Tim Kaine asking to rent the Botetourt Correctional Center building in Troutville. Kaine spokeswoman Lynda Tran said the state doesn't lease to private entities except for cases grandfathered in when it purchases buildings.
  • Cass Sunstein in his own words

    09/07/2009 8:20:10 AM PDT · by finnsheep · 51 replies · 2,293+ views
    google videos ^ | April 24, 2 | Cass Sunstein
    Our proposed regulatory czar, Cass Sunstein wants to ban hunting, animal agriculture and give animals the right to sue in court. His notion is that more can be accomplished by tweaking regulations like the Endangered Species Act to achieve his aims than straightforward attempts to give animals rights to sue in court and be represented by a lawyer as he has proposed. Senators Chambliss and Cornyn have put holds on his nomination, but they and our other representatives need to hear from us. The relevant part is 48 minutes into the video. You only need to listen to about two...