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  • Woman kicked off flight after emotional support PIG became rowdy

    11/15/2017 8:32:30 AM PST · by mairdie · 91 replies
    The Sun ^ | 15th November 2017 | Danny Collins
    A PLANE passenger was booted off a flight because her rowdy emotional support PIG caused mayhem on board. The woman was given her marching orders after the havoc-wreaking hog began walking up and down the aisles. Even attempts to strap the farmyard animal to an arm rest failed. One shocked onlooker said the brown swine looked around five stone as it was tossed over the unidentified woman's shoulder and marched off.
  • Misguided Attempt to Free Thousands of Minks Goes Horribly Wrong (Libtards kill 40,000 minks)

    07/21/2017 2:56:24 PM PDT · by pabianice · 60 replies
    slate ^ | 7/21/17 | Thieme
    Between 30,000 and 40,000 farm-raised minks were released into the wild near Eden Valley, Minnesota, earlier this week when burglars—presumably animal rights activists—cut the fence to a mink-pelt farm and opened the cages holding the mammals, letting them run into the wild. Minks are strange little creatures somewhere between otters and ferrets, and when they run, their front halves and back halves teeter independently like two people pretending to be one horse. While the idea of tens of thousands of minks flopping through a pasture is quite amusing, the minks’ liberation likely came at a price: Farm-raised minks aren’t really...
  • Woman gets 21 months in prison for cross-country anti-fur rampage

    01/17/2017 5:56:15 PM PST · by EveningStar · 14 replies
    The San Diego Union-Tribune ^ | January 17, 2017 | Kristina Davis
    The Iowa farmer got the first call from his wife about 4:45 a.m., reporting that their mink were running all over the highway. Keith Conrad got into his truck and couldn’t comprehend the carnage he found — dozens of mink turned into road kill, some with their backs broken but still alive. Hundreds more were running amok. The 500 mink hadn’t escaped but had been freed by a pair of animal rights activists during a months-long, multistate campaign against the fur industry. By the day’s end, about 130 had died either on the highway or from heatstroke. Other farms have...
  • Parachuting beavers: Archive footage shows kooky 40s project, USA

    10/23/2015 10:48:59 AM PDT · by Ancesthntr · 43 replies
    Idaho Department of Fish and Game ^ | 1940s | Idaho Department of Fish and Game and YouTube
    Idaho Department of Fish and Game officials struggling to manage a growing beaver population in the 1940s and 1950s struck on an unusual solution.
  • The Ethical Case for Fur

    03/10/2015 5:49:47 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 5 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | 03/10/2015 | Jenni Avins
    Talking about fur—the pelts of animals used for clothing such as coats, hats, and mittens—makes many understandably squeamish. There’s no denying the material’s origins: Fur was once the skin of a living creature. So it stands to reason that some people can't abide its use, just as some abstain from meat, milk, or any other animal by-products. Its detractors are passionate, and good at sharing photos, videos, and reports that highlight the ugliest aspects of the industry.
  • Easy Smears of Political Opponents: An Example

    03/22/2014 5:13:29 PM PDT · by Enza Ferreri · 6 replies
    Enza Ferreri Blog ^ | 22 March 2014 | Enza Ferreri
    A funny thing happened on the way to Facebook. A month ago I posted on my Facebook page Save the West a photo by the US Anti-Fur Society of a white fox about to be anally electrocuted for his fur. The fox had overgrown nails for lack of walking on solid grounds, having lived his life on wire cages. Animals farm-raised for fur are killed by gassing, neck-breaking, injection with poisons and anal electrocution so as not to damage their pelts. Wild fur-bearing animals are killed by clubbing and trapping, suffering agonising deaths. An otherwise sensible visitor of Save the...
  • Marc Jacobs' 'faux fur' garments actually use the coats of Chinese canines

    03/08/2013 8:00:02 PM PST · by chessplayer · 34 replies
    It's a faux fur fakeout — Marc Jacobs jackets being sold at Century 21 department stores actually contain dog hair. Even if the labels say otherwise, the “faux fur” garments sold by the retailer are made with the fur of cuddly Chinese raccoon dogs, a breed that’s often skinned alive for its soft coat. Tests arranged as part of an undercover probe by the Humane Society and state Assembly member Linda Rosenthal (D-Manhattan) identified various items hawked by Century 21 as containing real canine fur, disgusted shoppers found out Thursday.
  • Woman Arrested For Allegedly Soliciting A Hitman To Kill Anyone Over 12 Years Old Wearing Fur

    02/22/2012 11:11:39 AM PST · by DCBryan1 · 95 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 22 FEB 12 | Michael Brendan Dougherty
    Meredith Lowell of Cleveland Heights was arrested for allegedly soliciting a hitman to kill any adult who walked out of the local public library and was wearing fur, according to CBS News. Lowell allegedly included these details in an email to an undercover FBI agent who contacted her: "I am paying you $730 to kill one person wearing fur who is 12 or older - hopefully at least 14 years, however 12 years old or older is fine. I want them to be dead in under two minutes"
  • "I want the person to be dead in less than 2 minutes," animal liberator orders death for fur wearer

    02/23/2012 10:28:34 AM PST · by Oldpuppymax · 11 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 1/23/2012 | Kevin "Coach" Collns
    Maybe someone from the Left can explain why the “Animal Rights” movement is not guilty of producing this woman who is part of them, but we are guilty of producing Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords shooter. A vicious domestic terrorist who fancies herself as a protector of animals has been arrested after trying to hire a hit man to kill a random person he saw wearing fur. The would-be contract murderer is a 27 year old woman from Cleveland named Meredith Lowell who solicited a murderer for hire using Facebook. Using a fake name and a fake Facebook page Lowell offered up...
  • There They Go Again, Those Arab Racists

    11/17/2006 5:18:23 PM PST · by Fred Nerks · 19 replies · 644+ views
    Arutz Sheva website ^ | Jul 15, '04 / 26 Tammuz 5764 | by Ariel Natan Pasko
    There they go again. The story is so old already. Arab militia or Arab army or Arab terrorist attacks non-Arab. Or was that Muslim fanatic attacks non-Muslim? This time, it's happening in Sudan. While we're sitting and talking, probably a few hundred more black Africans in Sudan have starved to death, or been brutally killed, raped, enslaved, or simply pushed off their land by 7th century Arab imperialist invaders, or more rightly "Arab settlers". Oh yes, that's right. "Arab settlers". Like the ones Saddam Hussein brought into Kurdistan - i.e., the Kurdish areas of northern Iraq - in the 1970s...
  • Woman Pleads Guilty To Hiding Stolen Fur In Underwear (MN)

    06/20/2011 4:30:00 PM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 36 replies
    WCCO.com ^ | 6/20/11 | WCCO Staff
    A 46-year-old woman pleaded guilty Monday to hiding a stolen mink coat in her underwear. Stephanie Moreland was arrested New Year’s Eve by Bloomington Police after the Alaskan Fur Company reported a short mink coat was stolen by a woman who had been in the store and acting suspiciously. Moreland pleaded guilty to one count of felony theft of property. Police say she hid the mink coat in her underwear for three days while being questioned by police in jail. The coat was valued at $6,500.
  • Judge Upholds Most Lynx Habitat In 6 States

    09/09/2010 11:53:02 PM PDT · by george76 · 20 replies
    ap ^ | Sep 9, 2010 | MEAD GRUVER
    The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service erred little when it designated a vast area scattered over six states as critical habitat for the threatened Canada lynx...The designated habitat totals 39,000 square miles... The Fish and Wildlife Service designated the habitat last year, prompting a lawsuit from snowmobile enthusiast groups in Wyoming and Washington state. The groups worry the designation could close off areas to snowmobiling and harm snowmobile-related businesses. She is the wife of Wyoming Gov. Dave Freudenthal, who nominated her for the bench. "We're really pleased she's upheld the designation almost entirely," said Sean Helle, an attorney with the...
  • Planted Lynx Fur In Habitat Survey Upsets Legislators bureacrats {Congress can be so easily led}

    12/31/2001 5:03:05 PM PST · by expose · 93 replies · 2,794+ views
    Associated Press ^ | Monday, December 31, 2001 | Associated Press
    Planted Lynx Fur In Habitat Survey Upsets Legislators Associated Press Monday, December 31, 2001 Lawmakers want an investigation into whether government wildlife biologists planted lynx fur in two national forests to make it appear that the animals were present so that people would be kept out. The Forest Service and Fish and Wildlife Service are tracking the rare Canadian lynx to determine how many there are and where they live. Data from the four-year survey will be used to determine how best to protect the lynx, which is classified as "threatened." During the 2000 sampling session, biologists planted three samples ...
  • Kelis Gets 'Pawed' For Fleshtones, Leaves PETA Confused

    05/18/2010 6:16:49 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 5 replies · 636+ views
    Singersroom ^ | May 17, 2010 | SR Staff
    Kelis is known for going at animal rights organization PETA. In just revealed album artwork however, the "Acapella" singer gives new meaning to the word associated with "female dog". In the photo pictured above, Kelis appears as half dog/half woman, perhaps embracing change, PETA or simply those who have called her a B**tch in years past. Whatever it is, the look is not something you see everyday. Earlier this year, Kelis penned an open letter to PETA, addressing their concerns over her decision to wear fur on a regular basis. "If I started wearing endangered animals then talk to me....
  • 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.
  • Fur-Free? Yes. Fabulous? The White House Says, No. PETA Using FLOTUS Image Without Permission

    01/06/2010 3:30:12 AM PST · by Zakeet · 22 replies · 1,292+ views
    ABC News ^ | January 5, 2010 | Sunlen Miller
    People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) is using first lady Michelle Obama’s image in a new ad campaign, dubbed “fur-free and fabulous” without the White House’s permission. The first lady’s office says that they did not give PETA consent to use Michelle Obama’s image in their ad campaign, which this week popped up on buses and metro stations across Washington, D.C. The ads feature Obama’s official White House portrait, as well as photos of Oprah Winfrey, Carrie Underwood, and Tyra Banks under the words “fur-free and fabulous.” The first lady’s office has contacted PETA and informed them...
  • PETA features Michelle Obama in new anti-fur ad

    01/05/2010 1:16:13 PM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 26 replies · 1,583+ views
    Associated Press ^ | Jan. 5, 2010
    WASHINGTON (AP) - The fur is flying over a new ad campaign by an animal rights group the White House says is using first lady Michelle Obama's image without her permission. The president of People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, Ingrid Newkirk, said her organization wouldn't have sought Mrs. Obama's consent for the anti-fur ad because it knows that she can't make such an endorsement.
  • Fur-Free, Fabulous And Fuming: White House Objects To PETA's Image of Michelle Obama...

    Fur-Free, Fabulous And Fuming: White House Objects To PETA's Image of Michelle Obama In New Anti-Fur Ad January 5, 2010 [Pic in URL] People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals certainly meant it as a compliment when the group called First Lady Michelle Obama "Fur-Free and Fabulous" in its latest ad campaign. But the group's intentions apparently don't matter much to the White House, which says Mrs. Obama's image was used by PETA without her permission. The ad, which features the first lady alongside Oprah Winfrey, Tyra Banks and Carrie Underwood -- all famous women who have refused to wear...
  • Obama Letter Slams 'Inhumane' Seal Hunt

    04/09/2009 6:10:22 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 47 replies · 1,072+ views
    The Toronto Star ^ | Apr 09, 2009 | MITCH POTTER
    U.S. President Barack Obama sees the Canadian seal hunt as "inhumane" and vowed to express his "outrage" during his days as a senator, it was revealed today. Obama, who has not spoken publicly about the seal hunt since becoming President, vowed in a 2006 letter to animal-rights activists to work with colleagues "to ensure that we take all the necessary steps to express our outrage" with the Canadian government. "I share your concerns about the Canadian seal hunt," Obama wrote to a member of People For the Ethical Treatment of Animals, or PETA, in the letter, dated April 13, 2006....