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  • Jewish Man Stabbed in Crown Heights

    12/09/2014 4:36:51 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 96 replies
    INN ^ | 12/9/2014, 12:11 PM | Tova Dvorin
    A 22 year old Israeli Jewish man was stabbed Tuesday morning (roughly 2:00 am EST) in Crown Heights, outside the Chabad-Lubavitch building at 770 Eastern Parkway in New York City. The man’s condition is defined as stable, but serious; he was reportedly stabbed in the neck. The public has been asked to pray for him; his Hebrew name is Levy Yitzhak ben Raizel. Police arrived at the scene and apprehended the perpetrator, now revealed to have been a 40-year old African American man. He may have also been Muslim, but this has yet to be confirmed. The attacker died after...
  • Is Bill de Blasio Trading Horses for Money?

    01/07/2014 8:37:19 AM PST · by Paladins Prayer · 15 replies
    The New American ^ | 06 January 2014 | Selwyn Duke
    They used to hang horse thieves — now they elect them mayor. As many know, New York City’s new commandant, Bill de Blasio, has sworn that one of his first acts upon taking office will be to ban Central Park’s iconic horse-drawn carriages. He claims that forcing horses to work in downtown Manhattan is inhumane, but is he really just kowtowing to a big real-estate developer who heavily supported his campaign? Interestingly, there was a time when de Blasio was more blasé about these animal-rights concerns. In fact, when he had the chance as a City Council member to support...
  • 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...
  • Startled carriage horse goes on Central Park run (De Blasio creating excuse for horse ban?)

    06/09/2014 8:40:52 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 11 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jun 9, 2014 11:11 PM EDT
    A startled carriage horse took a jaunt around Central Park without any passengers or its driver. The horse became detached from its bridle on Monday evening and ran into the Manhattan park, following its usual route, the union that represents carriage drivers said. It was unclear what startled it. […] Advocacy agency NYCLASS, which is seeking to end the carriage horse industry, released a statement saying carriage horses and city streets don’t mix. “It’s time to retire the carriage horses and replace them with something that doesn’t spook or dart dangerously through traffic and pedestrians,” it said. …
  • Whoa there: NYC carriage horse ban is stalled

    04/22/2014 12:50:44 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 37 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Apr 22, 2014 3:41 PM EDT | Jonathan Lemire
    Mayor Bill de Blasio is pulling back the reins on his plans to quickly get rid of New York City’s horse-drawn carriage industry, stung by a recent outpouring of support for the colorful coaches that have clip-clopped their way through Central Park for more than 150 years. A campaign pledge to take on the horses during his first week as mayor was eclipsed by other issues. […] What changed? For one, a media blitz led by actor Liam Neeson has portrayed the horse-drawn carriage industry as an iconic, romantic part of New York that provides about 400 jobs, many to...
  • Greenfield: The Left's War on Horses

    03/13/2014 11:38:20 AM PDT · by Louis Foxwell · 18 replies
    Sultan Knish blog ^ | Wednesday, March 12, 2014 | Daniel Greenfield
    Wednesday, March 12, 2014 The Left's War on Horses Posted by Daniel Greenfield @ the Sultan Knish blog At Grand Army Plaza, beneath the golden equestrian statue of General Sherman, the horses stand, lazily flicking their ears, tasting the grit of 59th street and occasionally glancing about as a yellow taxi driven by an angry Pakistani wheels around past the Plaza Hotel, brakes squealing, an Al Qaeda friendly Nasheed or a little  Atif Aslam, either sounding more unpleasant than the brakes, blaring through the open window. Feathered plumes, scarlet red, sapphire blue, electric purple, matching the colors of the plush...
  • Liam Neeson Blasts Bill de Blasio’s Anti-Horse Campaign

    01/10/2014 6:40:11 AM PST · by Alice in Wonderland · 32 replies
    FRONTPAGEMAG ^ | Daniel Greenfield
    While Bill de Blasio backer Steve Nislick plots to grab the stables once his boy follows through and outlaws carriage horses in Central Park, Liam Neeson visited the actual stables whose “64,000 feet of valuable real estate” Nislick has been drooling over and is plotting to seize under the cover of animal rights. And taught smirking liberal Jon Stewart a thing or two about horses. . .
  • Could This Be the Real Reason the New NYC Mayor Vowed to Ban Horse Carriages in NYC?

    01/07/2014 4:24:26 PM PST · by blueyon · 35 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 1/07/14 | Becket Adams
    When New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio announced recently that he’d make banning the city’s horse-drawn carriages his first priority, a lot of people were left asking, “Really?” Could This be the Reason De Blasio Decided to Go After Horse Carriages in NYC? Indeed, for all the problems de Blasio claims the city struggles with, it would seem horse-drawn carriages would take a back seat. But they haven’t and he’s pursuing the ban. And there may be a reason why: A major de Blasio campaign donor and real-estate executive may be tied up in the drive to banish the...
  • De Blasio’s Horse-Drawn Carriage Ban: Is It Really About Campaign Cash?

    01/06/2014 10:56:41 AM PST · by digger48 · 32 replies
    American Spectator ^ | 1-6-14 | Robert Stacy McCain
    Mayor Bill de Blasio's promise to ban New York City's iconic horse-drawn carriages could backfire, exposing what the newly-elected mayor's critics suggest is a corruption scandal masquerading as an animal-rights crusade. Defenders of the carriage industry point to a real-estate executive who is one of de Blasio's major campaign donors as the driving force behind the effort to abolish the carriages. (snip) The bad guy in this drama, according to the carriage drivers, is Steve Nislick, chief executive officer of a New Jersey-based real-estate development company, Edison Properties. The company "employs legions of lobbyists to influence city decisions on real...
  • Rush Limbaugh to the rescue for Irish horse and carriage drivers in Central Park

    01/04/2014 8:10:25 AM PST · by george76 · 119 replies
    Irish Central ^ | January 4, 2014 | JAMES O'SHEA
    Rush Limbaugh has come out swinging in defence of the heavily Irish horse and carriage industry in New York’s Central Park after new mayor Bill de Blasio promised to put them off the streets. Over half the drivers of the 200 horses are Irish, but they are fighting a rearguard action against de Blasio, who had major support from animal rights groups. De Blasio stated that one of his first acts would be to end the horse and carriage trade and replace it with electric car tours. "We are going to quickly and aggressively move to make horse carriages no...
  • 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.
  • Socialist NYC Mayor Bill De Blasio is Really Good at Tax Avoidance

    04/17/2014 8:51:04 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 11 replies
    Townhall ^ | 04/17/2014 | Mike Schauss
    Suffering from a clear lack of intellectual honesty, the morally bankrupt progressive socialist mayor of New York City seems to have a knack for tax avoidance. (And remember: despite what Harry Reid would have you believe, tax avoidance is not a crime.) According to public records, Bill “punish the rich” de Blasio paid a mere 8 percent of his income in federal taxes. Just to put that in context for any liberal that has accidently stumbled across this paragraph: That’s less than that capitalist pig, Mitt Romney paid in prior years. Of course, to be fair, it is possible...
  • 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...
  • ‘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...
  • Cage-bound chimp doesn't have same rights as humans, court rules

    12/04/2014 4:00:31 PM PST · by PROCON · 25 replies
    cbsnews ^ | Dec. 4, 2014 | CBS/AP
    ALBANY, N.Y. -- A New York appeals court says a chimpanzee isn't entitled to the rights of a human and doesn't have to be freed by its owner. The three-judge Appellate Division panel was unanimous Thursday in denying "legal personhood" to Tommy, who lives alone in a cage in upstate Fulton County. A trial level court had previously denied the Nonhuman Rights Project's effort to have Tommy released. The group's lawyer, Steven Wise, told the appeals court in October that the chimp's living conditions are akin to a person in unlawful solitary confinement.
  • Dogs' pot poisoning soars as pets dig through trash, stash

    12/31/2013 2:29:24 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 34 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | December 31, 2013 | Katherine Seligman
    San Francisco veterinarian Jill Chase had just finished hosting a birthday party for her son 10 years ago when her dog went limp. After investigating what might have caused the problem, she discovered the culprit: cannabis-infused butter that a neighbor had dumped in the garbage down the street. Her dog, a Tibetan terrier who was a habitual trash surfer, had eaten a large dose.
  • Dog tied up and thrown in Swatara Creek (rescued -- article and video)

    11/23/2013 8:04:02 PM PST · by Innovative · 29 replies
    ABC news ^ | Nov 23, 2013 | Dan Carrigan
    Nearly two weeks ago, O'Donell—a crane operator from Mifflintown—was working on the Vine Street Bridge which spans the Swatara Creek outside of Middletown. That's when he and some coworkers noticed a helpless dog in its cold waters. O'Donell rushed to help. The dog, a two-year-old pit bull named Lady, was shivering and shaking. O'Donell said her legs were tied, causing deep cuts. He later found out her hip was dislocated. He has been taking care of Lady, who is due for hip surgery on Monday. He is also in the process of formally adopting her. "She'll be fine, she'll be...
  • Newborn lion cubs die in Hamas-run zoo in Gaza

    11/21/2013 5:36:05 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 10 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Nov 21, 2013 11:35 AM EST
    Gaza authorities say two newborn lion cubs just unveiled by Hamas as prized additions in a zoo they run have died. Mohammad Abdel-Rahman, the acting manager of the Beit Lahiya zoo in northern Gaza, said Thursday the cubs died of an unspecified illness. He said the zoo's staff was unable to save them because they lacked experience in caring for newborn cubs. …
  • ASPCA pays circus $9.3 million to settle suit related to elephant litigation

    12/31/2012 4:47:40 PM PST · by Kolath · 18 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 12/31/2012 | David Martosko
    The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals has agreed to pay the parent company of the Ringling Bros. Circus $9.3 million to settle allegations that the animal group conspired to pay a witness for false testimony in a 12-year lawsuit over the treatment of circus elephants.
  • Slain cat's DNA leads to killer; brute stabbed little Madea with an umbrella, says ASPCA

    12/13/2009 11:46:38 PM PST · by myknowledge · 85 replies · 2,198+ views
    New York Daily News ^ | December 12, 2009 | Joe Jackson, Scott Shifrel and Christina Boyle
    A cold-hearted animal killer stabbed his mother-in-law's feline to death with an umbrella, and then told relatives: "It was only a cat, who cares?" lawyers said Friday. Lordtyshon Garrett, 31, terrorized the 9-pound pussycat by poking and beating her, leaving the pet with injuries as severe as if she had fallen off a high-rise building or been hit by a car, animal experts said. In a futile attempt to fight back, the 4-year-old feline, Madea, bit and scratched the plastic umbrella. The ASPCA found the cat's DNA on the umbrella and used it to pin the crime on Garrett, whose...
  • Sicko paints pigeon purple in Queens

    08/16/2008 5:16:56 AM PDT · by Daffynition · 34 replies · 162+ views
    NYP ^ | ugust 15th 2008 | LISA L. COLANGELO
    We heard it through the grapevine - Queens has a purple pigeon. The royal-hued bird wasn't born that way, though. Someone with a sick sense of humor - or a problem with pigeons - painted him purple. "Itwas terrible," said Joe Mora, an animal lover who rescued the birdThursday from a Long Island City playground, where onlookers were gawking at the oddly-colored columbine. "It looks like this was done intentionally...it could have been blinded," Mora said. He tried coaxing the lethargic bird to eat while asking anyone and everyone for advice on how to clean paint from its feathers and...
  • Pet Food Recall: Vet poison control center suspects other toxins involved

    03/28/2007 1:49:48 PM PDT · by sweetiepiezer · 64 replies · 471+ views
    Pet Connection ^ | 3/28/2007 | ASPCA
    “We’ve seen reports coming in from all around the country that animals that were eating the contaminated foods are definitely suffering from renal failure,” said Dr. Steven Hansen, veterinary toxicologist and senior vice president with the ASPCA, who manages the ASPCA’s Midwest Office, including the APCC. “But the data that we’ve been collecting do not conclusively prove this connection, which is why we strongly recommend that those involved in the investigation continue to search for additional contaminants.”
  • Horse Kicks Through Trailer, Snarls Traffic on NYC Expressway

    02/22/2007 5:34:45 AM PST · by Calpernia · 177+ views
    1010wins ^ | Wednesday, 21 February 2007 9:46PM
    NEW YORK (AP) -- A racehorse kicked through the floor of a trailer on an expressway on Wednesday, injuring itself and snarling traffic. A motorist saw the horse's hoof sticking through the trailer around 4 p.m. and got the attention of the trailer's driver, who pulled over to the side of the Cross Bronx Expressway. Traffic was stopped as a veterinarian examined the horse. The horse, a 3-year-old thoroughbred gelding, was euthanized around 6 p.m. at the Belmont Park Raceway in Elmont, said Joe Pentangelo, a spokesman for the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals. Three other...
  • Puppy smuggling draws protests (smuggled in from Mexico; most die)

    04/28/2006 10:44:39 AM PDT · by Wolfstar · 107 replies · 1,348+ views
    Sun-Sentinel ^ | 4/28/06
    Alarmed by cross-border sales of ill pets, animal groups push for law By Vincent J. Schodolski Tribune national correspondent SAN DIEGO -- Sandra McConkey's cocker spaniel had just died. Halloween was approaching when she and her daughter Ashley, then 14, were walking through the parking lot of the Plaza Bonita mall here. All of a sudden Ashley started shouting, McConkey recalled. "Mommy, look, puppies, let's buy one!" There in a box were two cocker spaniel puppies. "They were adorable," McConkey said. "They looked just like our dog who had died." McConkey said she bargained with the Mexican woman selling the...
  • Endangered Species Act [TESRA - H.R. 2834] A Step Backward

    09/24/2005 9:42:51 AM PDT · by hombre_sincero · 10 replies · 1,034+ views
    Focus on Freedom ^ | September 23, 2005 | James Buchal
    ESA Reform Bill [TESRA - H.R. 2834] Is A Step BackwardJames Buchal - September 23, 2005 The latest attempt to reform the Endangered Species Act (the Act), H.R. 3824, titled "The Threatened and Endangered Species Reform Act," or TESRA, contains positive features. However, this bill would make Section 7 of the Act even worse. This Section of the Act looms above all others for the carnage it has caused throughout the West. Section 7 of the Act declares that federal agencies must avoid taking action that would "jeopardize the continued existence of listed species."  Lawsuits filed under Section 7...
  • Golden Retriever Survives Being Shot 6 Times

    09/09/2005 11:43:59 PM PDT · by Uncle Joe Cannon · 82 replies · 1,620+ views
    NewsNet5 ^ | 9/6/05
    Golden Retriever Survives Being Shot 6 Times Dog Recovering At Medina Animal Hospital POSTED: 6:05 pm EDT September 6, 2005 MEDINA, Ohio -- A golden retriever that had been shot six times is recovering now after being rescued in Portage County, NewsChannel5 reported. At first glance, "Ryder" may seem like an ordinary, playful and loving golden retriever, but a closer look reveals a battered and bruised dog. After Ryder was picked up as a stray in Ravenna Township over, it was discovered that the dog had been shot multiple times. Tracie Tsai, a volunteer with Golden Retrievers In Need (G.R.I.N.),...
  • Puppy Found Tortured, Painted

    07/29/2005 8:27:41 AM PDT · by Millee · 28 replies · 681+ views
    An 8-week-old Jack Russell terrier mix puppy is recovering after he was found tortured and abandoned next to a dumpster in Pueblo. The puppy appears to have cigarette burns on his body and was spray-painted when he was found behind a convenience store along Highway 50. A store employee found the puppy and called Pueblo Animal Services, which treated his injuries. "His wounds seem to be healing and he's eating better all the time so we're hoping another week or so and he'll be ready to go," veterinarian Keith Lorensen told KOAA-TV. The dog has been named "Trooper" by animal...
  • Ural Farmers Got Milk Gene First?

    11/20/2004 6:42:15 AM PST · by Lessismore · 60 replies · 8,416+ views
    Science Magazine ^ | 2004-11-19 | Jocelyn Kaiser
    TORONTO, CANADA--More than 5000 experts met here from 26 to 30 October for the annual meeting of the American Society of Human Genetics. Longevity, milk digestion, and cancer were among the topics. By some estimates, less than half of all adults can easily digest milk, a trait believed to have first appeared in people who kept dairy animals. Now scientists have traced the genetic roots of milk tolerance to the Ural mountains of western Russia, well north of where pastoralism is thought to have begun. The surprising result may support a theory that nomads from the Urals were one of...
  • PETA - People Exhibiting Terrible Attributes

    04/28/2003 8:08:37 PM PDT · by ddodd3329 · 5 replies · 253+ views
    Radiofree West Hartford ^ | April 25, 2003 | Paul Walfield
    Imagine how great life would be if you could spend all of your time, money and energy pursuing what you loved to do. Think of all the things you could do. Then think about wasting it all away. On top of that, say you were entrusted with other people's money to pursue what you thought was important, but was just plain wasteful, wouldn't that be a shame? Well, if you are an animal rights activist working for PETA, you can betray a trust, pursue dim, and utterly worthless pursuits, get publicity for your cause and probably get even more donations...
  • PETA- People Exhibiting Terrible Attributes

    04/28/2003 12:35:18 PM PDT · by political_chick · 15 replies · 509+ views
    Bush Country ^ | 04/28/03 | Paul Walfield
    Imagine how great life would be if you could spend all of your time, money and energy pursuing what you loved to do. Think of all the things you could do. Then think about wasting it all away. On top of that, say you were entrusted with other people’s money to pursue what you thought was important, but was just plain wasteful, wouldn’t that be a shame? Well, if you are an animal rights activist working for PETA, you can betray a trust, pursue dim, and utterly worthless pursuits, get publicity for your cause and probably get even more donations...
  • PETA & the SPCA

    03/28/2003 12:06:58 PM PST · by steplock · 18 replies · 715+ views
    PETA & the SPCA ^ | 28 March 2003
    PETA and the SPCADate Friday, March 28 @ 11:48:11 Topic Arkansas I always backed the local Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals - SPCA of every town I have lived in. I supported them through doantions and adoptions. UNTIL NOW! If it weren't for a rabid PETA caller to a local radio talk show, I never would have know about the "powers of law" that PETA, through the SPCA, actually has. He was demamnding the defeat of several "Animal Cruelty" legislation changes. But he did NOT mention a couple of others that I knew about. So I...