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  • PETA lawsuit seeks to expand animal rights

    10/26/2011 5:56:34 PM PDT · by Solaia · 21 replies
    The AP via Yahoo ^ | Tue, Oct 25, 2011 | By DAVID CRARY and JULIE WATSON
    <p>Ok, can we caption this? How stupid are these people? This kind of stuff drives me nuts! Unconstitutional? Slavery? I often wonder how the founding fathers would view PETA. This is a colossal waste of time and money. It ties up the courts, it clogs the system and costs money. And it fits right in with the way to reform healthcare and rid it of stupid lawsuits: LOSER PAYS!! And I happen to like Shamu!</p>
  • PETA Sues to Declare Orcas “Slaves” Under the 13th Amendment

    10/26/2011 2:16:54 PM PDT · by NYer · 29 replies · 1+ views
    First Things ^ | October 25, 2011 | Wesley J. Smith
    I have been warning anyone who will listen that ”animal standing” is one of the most potentially destructive animal rights agenda items. Animal standing advocates hope to change the law so that animals can sue their owners in their own names, which of course, is a farce since it would really be ideologues bringing cases in pursuit of their own beliefs. Animal standing has supporters in very high places, as in Cass Sunstein, President Obama’s “regulations czar,” who wrote in support of the concept before entering government service. Lawsuits have been brought in the name of a seal, all the...
  • Do SeaWorld's whales have constitutional rights?

    10/26/2011 5:11:02 AM PDT · by South40 · 19 replies
    San Diego Union-Tribune ^ | 10/25/2011 | Lori Weisberg
    SeaWorld's orcas have been illegally enslaved for years and should be freed under the Constitution's 13th amendment, asserts a lawsuit that will be filed Wednesday in San Diego. The legal action, which is being taken by the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) following 18 months of preparation, specifically seeks a legal declaration that the five killer whales that perform at SeaWorld's San Diego and Orlando parks are being held as slaves in violation of the 13th amendment's ban on slavery. Further, the lawsuit asks that they eventually be released into their natural habitat under the supervision of...
  • Ingrid Newkirk’s Morbid Mortuary Demands

    10/24/2011 9:23:01 AM PDT · by massmike · 47 replies
    moonbattery.com ^ | 10/24/2011 | n/a
    Ingrid Newkirk — the queen PETA moonbat best known for her morally depraved declaration that “a rat is a pig is a dog is a boy” — may be even more disturbed than we knew. Here’s what she wants done with her body after the Devil has dragged her twisted soul down to hell: a. That the “meat” of my body, or a portion thereof, be used for a human barbecue, to remind the world that the meat of a corpse is all flesh, regardless of whether it comes from a human being or another animal, and that flesh foods...
  • It's Never Too Late To Grant Animals Freedom

    10/21/2011 2:48:51 PM PDT · by The Looking Spoon · 7 replies
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 10-21-11 | Jared H. McAndersen
  • At Least Two Dozen Dead in Ohio

    10/19/2011 5:19:33 PM PDT · by mdittmar · 64 replies
    Zanesville, Ohio, sheriff's deputies armed with assault rifles opened fire on dozens of "mature, very big, aggressive" lions, tigers, cheetahs, wolves, and bears who had escaped from a private menagerie in Ohio after the farm's owner, Terry Thompson, was found dead and the animals' cage doors were left open and fences unsecured. Chimpanzees and orangutans were found locked in cages inside the house. At least 30 animals have been killed, and several more remain at large.Thompson had a long history of brushes with the law and had just completed a one-year sentence on two federal counts of possessing illegal firearms....
  • Another Example Of The Formidable Logic Of PeTA

    09/30/2011 1:45:53 PM PDT · by The Looking Spoon · 2 replies
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 9-30-11 | Jared H. McAndersen
  • Is this chicken too sexy? PETA thinks so.

    09/30/2011 12:46:27 PM PDT · by fungoking · 42 replies
    Yahoo shine ^ | 09/30/11 | piper Weiss
    <p>The "pin-up" style photo of a raw chicken lounging seductively ran in Wednesday's food section of the New York Times along with a story on the appeal of crispy, savory chicken skin. Now the animal cruelty prevention organization is aiming their laser-beam target at the old gray lady.</p>
  • Newkirk: 'Fishing same as hunting children'

    09/30/2011 7:59:42 AM PDT · by pabianice · 75 replies
    Fox News Channel (live, no link) | 9/30/11 | Newkirk
    Ingred Newkirk, founder and president of PeTA, was just interviewed on Fox. The topic was the new PeTA billboard showing a shark eating a human with the legend, "Payback is Hell." No one will put the billboard up. Newkirk went on to explain that humans don't think of "hunting fish" in a way that respects fish. She went on to explain that "putting a hook through the lips of a fish is the same as hooking a dog or a child" but we are not raised to understand this. She then showed a hooked cocker spaniel. She's nuts, but receives...
  • PETA headquarters vandalized with dead fish and crabs

    09/25/2011 3:01:43 PM PDT · by Jonah Hex · 33 replies · 1+ views
    Virginia Pilot ^ | Tim McGlone
    The Norfolk headquarters of People for the Ethical treatment of Animals was vandalized this weekend when someone dumped dead fish and crabs outside the building. PETA employees found the foul mess Sunday. Someone had also smeared fish.
  • Glendale Rose Parade Float Upsets PETA (Fake Elephant Abused)

    08/31/2011 9:38:47 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 6 replies
    NBC Los Angeles ^ | Wednesday, Aug 31, 2011 | Connie Tran and Cary Berglund
    The animal rights group PETA is upset over the City of Glendale's Rose Parade float that features an elephant.The city of Glendale will enter into the Tournament of Roses Parade this year for the 99th time. This year, their float features a circus elephant pulling a calliope. But, this year’s float is almost the float that wasn’t. Glendale was faced with tough financial choices earlier this year and decided a luxury like a parade float just wasn’t going to fly. The city told residents that if they wanted to continue their annual participation, they would have to pay. Hefty corporations...
  • Missouri Farm Bureau opposes HSUS-backed measure

    08/28/2011 8:46:25 AM PDT · by george76 · 1 replies
    Brownfield ag news ^ | August 8, 2011 | Tom Steever
    The Missouri Farm Bureau opposes an initiative petition being circulated to require a three-fourths vote of the Missouri legislature to change an initiative statute. The initiative petition, known as “Your Vote Counts,” is backed by the Humane Society of the United States, the organization that successfully initiated the so-called puppy mill measure in November. “If we adopt the position of HSUS, the initiative petition will have no ability to correct a mistake and we think that would be a mistake,” said Blake Hurst, president of the Missouri Farm Bureau. The HSUS is using vast financial resources to get on the...
  • Radical animal-rights group PETA launching x-rated porn site

    08/25/2011 2:06:47 PM PDT · by NYer · 20 replies
    Life Site News ^ | August 24, 2011 | PATRICK B. CRAINE
    NORFOLK, Virginia, August 24, 2011 (LifeSiteNews.com) – A controversial new porn site by the world’s leading animal rights group could actually feed animal cruelty fetishes, according to one counselor specializing in recovery from porn addiction. Users of PETA’s new site, to be launched this year, will first be presented with pornographic galleries and videos, but shortly after they will be exposed to PETA’s graphic hidden camera investigations of animal mistreatment. “We are working on a XXX site and the content will be graphic — an off-limits video that people won’t expect. This will grab people’s attention and start a discussion...
  • Animal activist rallies showcase continued pressure on agriculture

    08/21/2011 6:12:43 PM PDT · by george76 · 26 replies
    dairy herd ^ | August 18, 2011
    Each summer, animal activists travel across the country to meet and discuss the latest topics of the animal rights movement. This year, animal agriculture was once again the focus. The Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) hosted its annual Taking Action for Animals Conference in Washington, D.C. on July 15-18, and Farm Animal Rights Movement’s Animal Rights 2011 Conference (AR 2011) was held two weeks later on July 21-25 in Los Angeles. Both events claimed to have “record-breaking” attendance, attracting a combined total of more than 1,600 activists from around the world, ranging in age from 20-60 years old....
  • PETA To Launch Porn Site

    08/20/2011 9:43:55 AM PDT · by SanFranDan · 49 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | August 20, 2011 | Noel Sheppard
    People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals has always known how to use sexual imagery to advance its political agenda. According to Reuters, the animal rights group is planning on taking this further by actually launching a pornographic website: In preparation for a new triple-x Internet domain that will launch in December, lawyers for the most storied brands in the United States are scrambling to prevent an x-rated rip-off of an invaluable asset: corporate Web addresses. The domain operator administering the .xxx domain is accepting early applications from brand owners who want control over their names. ICM Registry says it...
  • Animal rights group hangs sign on butter cow (Iowa State Fair)

    08/15/2011 3:50:54 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 29 replies · 1+ views
    DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - An animal rights group is taking responsibility for hanging a sign on the Iowa State Fair butter cow, saying it represents "humankind's tyranny over defenseless animals."
  • Meat without feet — from a petri dish: Credible or inedible?

    08/02/2011 7:27:48 AM PDT · by Former Fetus · 15 replies
    Jewish World Review ^ | 8/2/2011 | Scott Canon
    He's being bankrolled by an animal rights group to make meat. The molecular biologist is working in a lab at a land-grant university that pulls in millions in grants for its research on livestock. Yet the money backing him pushes the desire to end the use of animals as food.
  • Animal rights activists claim McDonalds firebomb responsibility ( Sweden )

    07/10/2011 8:43:50 PM PDT · by george76 · 11 replies
    The Local Europe ^ | 10 Jul 11
    The Animal Liberation Front has claimed responsibility for Friday's fire attack at a hamburger restaurant in Gothenburg... In a posting on the animal rights activists website Bite Back Magazine, those allegedly responsible described how they smashed two windows with hammers at the burger restaurant at the Scandinavium Center, poured ten liters of petrol in and set it alight. The posting continued, “We were in a hurry as the sun had risen and it was light outside, so we threw the containers with written ALF-messages on them and some lighted matches into the restaurant and it went up in a big...
  • Animal rights activist pleads guilty to Salt Lake area arsons

    07/06/2011 12:58:16 PM PDT · by george76 · 17 replies
    ksl ^ | July 6th, 2011 | Geoffrey Fattah
    An animal rights activist who burned down a Colorado sheepskin store as well as a leather store and restaurant building in Salt Lake City, pleaded guilty to federal charges Wednesday. Walter Edmund Bond, 35, pleaded guilty to felony counts of arson and violence involving animal enterprises. He has already been sentenced to five years in Colorado and could face between five to 20 years for the Utah fires when sentenced Sept. 19. Prosecutor John Huber said the government will argue to make the Colorado and Utah sentences consecutive to one another. "He is unapologetic. He is an unrepentant serial arsonist,"...
  • PETA Uses "Microwave Baby" Case as Billboard Inspiration

    06/23/2011 6:28:16 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 41 replies
    fox40.com ^ | June 23, 2011
    SACRAMENTO — A national animal rights group is using a recent Sacramento case about a mother allegedly microwaving her child to death as the inspiration for an ad campaign. PETA released a statement to FOX40 explaining the new billboard “that features the image of a person who is about to pop a pork chop into the microwave next to a picture of a loving mother pig and reads, “Everybody's Somebody's Baby. Go Vegan.’” The group says they are in negotiation with outdoor advertisers to put up this billboard “in the wake of Tuesday’s arrest of a Sacramento woman for allegedly...
  • The Conscience of Kansas radio program- Daria Novak, Pet bans, Rick Santorum, 2011 Economy

    06/21/2011 4:09:44 PM PDT · by 1pitech
    The Conscience of Kansas radio program ^ | 06-21-11 | Paul A. Ibbetson
    In this episode of the Conscience of Kansas radio program we talk about scientists attempts to make meat out of poop, animal right activists want to outlaw the purchase of cats, dogs, fish etc. Anthony Weiner farewell tribute. Is Rick Santorum a dark horse for the 2012 presidency? This and so much more.
  • PETA Proposes Ad for Memphis Garbage Trucks (so they can fill them with even more slaughtered pets?)

    06/21/2011 4:57:08 AM PDT · by Libloather · 14 replies · 1+ views
    Memphis Flyer ^ | 6/20/11 | Bianca Phillips
    PETA Proposes Ad for Memphis Garbage TrucksPosted by Bianca Phillips on Mon, Jun 20, 2011 at 12:41 PM Last week, Memphis was named the fourth dirtiest city in the country by Travel+Leisure Magazine, but staffers at People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) think they have the solution. The animal rights organization will offer to pay the city's sanitation department for advertising space on garbage trucks. The ads would feature a lady wearing a lettuce leaf bikini with the message, "Meat Trashes the Planet. Go Vegan. Free Starter Recipes: PETA.org." They may have a point. Factory farming is one...
  • PICTURES: PETA activists stage protest in Milwaukee (WARNING: some photos are graphic) CAPTION!

    05/28/2011 11:13:15 AM PDT · by Libloather · 97 replies
    Fox 6 Now ^ | 5/06/11
    Activists with People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) protested outside Cargill Beef Solutions in Milwaukee Friday afternoon. They aim to demonstrate that all animals, including humans, are made of flesh, blood and bone. Some of the PETA activists were wrapped in what was supposed to look like meat packaging including clear plastic wrap. Their signs read, "Meat is murder."
  • PETA Worried About Heightened Criminal Penalties For Trespass, Theft, and Fraud

    04/27/2011 6:15:49 AM PDT · by Walter Scott Hudson · 2 replies
    David Horowitz's NewsReal Blog ^ | April 27, 2011 | Walter Hudson
    Is it possible that PETA, an organization which has equated the eating of animals to the lynching of black Americans, has something in common with the Tea Party? I wondered when I received an email from a fellow Tea Partier which had originated from the radical animal rights group. House File (HF) 1369 and Senate File (SF) 1118, which are currently making their way through the Minnesota State Legislature, could subject whistleblowers to criminal prosecution for their efforts to expose animal abuse on factory farms. If passed, these bills would penalize those who report and expose cruelty to animals and...
  • Why Believers in PETA Are The Dumbest Type of "Progressive"

    04/26/2011 6:06:03 PM PDT · by The Looking Spoon · 4 replies
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 4-26-11 | Jared H. McAndersen
    The recent effort by Evo Morales's ridiculous movement to grant Mother Earth civil rights really highlights how people who believe him, and organizations like PETA, are particularly idiotic sectors of the "progressive" universe. While other desitinations of progressive Nirvana, like communism, arguably still live in theory (ha ha ha), the goals of these people is so fantasitically self-contradicting that the only debate to be had is how tight the straight jacket should be for them. If nothing else tells you these people are complete whack jobs then let PETA's president speak for them... Instead of seeing all the other...
  • PETPEEV ignored!

    04/25/2011 1:21:29 PM PDT · by Keli Kilohana · 17 replies
    Zarr Chasm Chronical [sic] ^ | 4/25/2011 | Pastor Terry Hagedorn
    Why didn't the Dominion-Post give equal front-page coverage to the churches that were approached by PETPEEV (People for the Ethical Treatment of Plants and Every Edible Vegetable) demanding to have their propaganda included in their Sunday bulletins? PETPEEVers and other meatans (people who only eat meat, take vitamin supplements and drink mineral water) ask, "If God wanted us to eat vegetables, why didn't He make them out of meat?" What better place to ask that question than in a church service? PETPEEV founder I. M. Nutz declares, "Plants, as other non-human persons, have rights! And, they do not deserve to...
  • 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...
  • PETA Wants More Animal-Friendly Language In Bible

    03/26/2011 4:38:57 PM PDT · by NYer · 79 replies
    Gothamist ^ | March 26, 2011 | Ben Yakas
    After they heard that the latest translation of the New International Version of the Bible will now use gender-inclusive language such as "he or she" instead of just "he", PETA saw an opportunity to change one other thing. The organization has petitioned the Committee on Bible Translation to suggest that its next translation remove "speciesist" language, by referring to animals as "he or she" instead of "it." “When the Bible moves toward inclusively in one area...it wasn’t much of a stretch to suggest they move toward inclusively in this area. Language matters. Calling an animal 'it' denies them something....
  • Breast milk ice cream hits London streets

    03/22/2011 9:37:40 PM PDT · by smokingfrog · 82 replies
    Edmonton Journal ^ | 22 Mar 2011 | Mia Stainsby
    It doesn't get more locavore than this. Ice cream made from human breast milk. Or what about mom's milk cheese? It's the most natural of foods and yet, human breast milk is lumped in with bizarre and controversial foods, unless, of course, it's a suckling baby drinking it. The latest human breast milk product is Baby Gaga ice cream, sold in London, England, in a shop called The Icecreamists. The restaurant buys milk from mamas to make into ice cream flavoured with vanilla and lemon zest that it serves in a martini glass for about $22.50. "The Baby Gaga tastes...
  • PETA Protests Mike Tyson Pigeon Show

    03/09/2011 5:27:13 PM PST · by lbryce · 9 replies
    AOL News ^ | March 9, 2011 | David Moye
    PETA, the animal rights activist group, is now going ape over Mike Tyson's new TV show where he attempts to fly to the heights of the pigeon racing world. Mike Tyson:The new series, "Taking on Tyson," which debuted Sunday on Animal Planet, follows Iron Mike around as he immerses himself in the world of pigeon racing. But PETA members think the series is a birdbrained idea and protested Monday outside of his Las Vegas home. Mike Tyson stars in 'Taking on Tyson,' a pigeon racing show on Animal Planet Mel Evans, AP The animal rights group PETA is protesting former...
  • Pueblo Politics: PETA backs secession attempt [Tucson AZ, Pima Coutry AZ]

    03/09/2011 2:37:32 PM PST · by SandRat · 7 replies
    Arizona Daily Star ^ | Andrea Kelly and Rhonda Bodfield Arizona Daily Star
    Never an organization to pass up an attempt at publicity, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals will put up a billboard in Tucson having Pima County become its own state.
  • Video: The Daily Show Tortures a Camel in Madison

    02/23/2011 10:06:49 AM PST · by OldDeckHand · 29 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | 02/23/2011 | JOHN MCCORMACK
    No joke: The Daily Show brought a camel to the protests in Madison the other day, presumably to help make fun of the Cairo/Madison comparisons. As this video shows, the gag didn't turn out so well: Who knew that an animal indigenous to the Middle East couldn't walk on snow and ice in the Midwest? Local firefighters eventually rescued the camel. The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports that the Daily Show didn't use any footage of the camel in its Tuesday night broadcast. Update: If I'm not mistaken, it appears that Daily Show correspondent John Oliver walks in front of the...
  • Utah man to be sentenced in sheepskin store fire

    02/11/2011 11:11:08 AM PST · by george76 · 22 replies
    ap ^ | February 11, 2011
    A Salt Lake City man connected to animal rights activism faces up to 20 years in prison for setting fire to a Denver-area store that sells products made from sheepskin. Thirty-four-year-old Walter Edmund Bond ...also faces federal charges in Utah for fires at the Salt Lake City Tandy Leather Factory Store, and the Tiburon Fine Dining restaurant in Sandy.
  • Animal activists cause pause on Yakima Ave.

    01/29/2011 4:29:36 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 11 replies
    Yakima Herald-Republic ^ | January 27, 2011
    YAKIMA, Wash. -- Half-naked women standing on the street do tend to raise some eyebrows, regardless of their cause. And the pair of scantily clad animal-rights activists at the corner of Third Street and Yakima Avenue on Thursday certainly drew more attention from pedestrians and more honks from passing cars than the labor demonstrators directly across the street. "I kind of like their sign better," said Nicholas Kinzel, one of the Carpenters Local 770 demonstrators in front of Chase Bank.
  • MTV Not Canceling 'Skins,' PETA Offers to Fill Sponsor Void

    01/27/2011 3:47:35 AM PST · by careyb · 9 replies
    Hollywood Reporter ^ | 1/27/11 | Marise Guthrie
    Despite advertiser defection (and declining ratings), MTV is standing by controversial scripted series Skins. Reports claiming the network is pulling the plug on creator Bryan Elsley’s adaption of his UK hit prompted a statement from the network. “MTV stands by the US adaptation of Skins and the vision of its creator Bryan Elsley,” the network said in a statement. “Skins has earned the loyalty of fans across the globe for its thoughtful and honest portrayal of teen life today. An internationally acclaimed scripted drama, the show has been honored with a long list of prestigious awards."
  • Abandoned Horses Are Latest Toll of Mexican Drug Trade

    12/30/2010 12:32:36 PM PST · by moonshinner_09 · 15 replies · 36+ views
    NYTimes ^ | December 30, 2010 | MARC LACEY
    PHOENIX — Found tottering alone in the desert with their ribs visible and their heads hung low, horses play a back-breaking, unappreciated role in the multibillion drug smuggling industry.Mexican traffickers strap heavy bales of marijuana or other illegal drugs to the horses’ backs and march them north through mountain passes and across rough desert terrain. With little food and water, some collapse under their heavy loads. Others are turned loose when the contraband gets far enough into Arizona to be off-loaded into vehicles with even more horsepower. “We would pick up 15 to 20 horses a month, and many more...
  • Forget politically correct; is ag morally correct?

    12/27/2010 4:58:26 PM PST · by Dominic L. Fottfoy · 6 replies · 1+ views
    “I hate to be an alarmist, but I have to tell you: there is a time for urgency, and the time is right now.” That’s how Kevin Murphy, founder and owner of Food-Chain Communications LLC (truthinfood.com), prefaced his remarks to cattlemen attending last month’s Feeding Quality Forum in Grand Island, Neb., and Amarillo, Texas. Murphy says production and economic issues won’t matter if agriculture is regulated out of business by the activist groups that he says are leading “an attack on agriculture that is literally unrelenting.
  • Governor Palin agrees to appease PETA (/s)

    12/21/2010 7:15:48 PM PST · by DWar · 5 replies
    HillBuzz ^ | 12/21/2010 | Kevin DuJan
    This is one of those jokes against the Left that really smacks hard, because it hits unapologetically at the core of who these people are. Honestly, the more I read and research in politics, the more I come to one very simplistic conclusion: the Left is really and truly just evil. Watch the clip. Get the joke. Then tell us how it makes you feel. It’s jarring to see this put so clearly, distinctly, and openly. I think this needs to happen more often so regular people can see the Left — in all its forms, like PETA — for...
  • PETA Responds Sharply to Sarah Palin's Caribou Killing

    12/06/2010 9:20:08 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 121 replies
    Pop Eater ^ | December 6, 2010 | Tracey Harrington McCoy
    Sunday night's episode of 'Sarah Palin's Alaska' featured a pretty graphic scene featuring the former vice presidential candidate shooting and killing a caribou--and several animal rights groups, including PETA, aren't happy too about it. People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) vice president Dan Mathews released a statement to Fancast sharing his thoughts. "Sarah seems to think that resorting to violence and blood and guts may lure people into watching her boring show. But the ratings remain as dead as the poor animals she shoots," the statement said. Palin, for her part, guessed that the show might make waves...
  • PETA launches 'Pope condom' ads to avoid unwanted dogs, cats

    12/05/2010 3:51:58 PM PST · by NYer · 26 replies · 1+ views
    PETA ^ | December 4, 2010
    Pope Benedict's recent comments regarding condom use have some folks and followers confused, but there can be no mistaking the very clear message in PETA's new international campaign:  Visitors to the Vatican yesterday were the first to receive our new "Pope Condom" campaign leaflets, which we'll also soon be taking to cathedrals and churches across the U.S. Simply stated: It's sinful that millions of dogs and cats are killed every year in animal shelters simply because there aren't enough homes for all of them—and that millions more are abandoned on the streets, where they starve, die of untreated injuries or...
  • There Is No Such Thing As A Vegan.

    12/01/2010 7:51:26 PM PST · by perfect stranger · 55 replies · 1+ views
  • Vegan activist pleads guilty to Sheepskin Factory arson

    11/18/2010 3:47:40 PM PST · by george76 · 22 replies · 1+ views
    Denver Post ^ | 11/18/2010 | Yesenia Robles
    Vegan activist Walter Edmund Bond, of Utah, today pleaded guilty to felony counts related to an April fire that burned down the Sheepskin Factory in Glendale. Bond, 34, was arrested on July 22, accused of using fire or explosives to damage property involved in interstate commerce and of using force, violence or threats involving animal enterprises. The blaze caused more than $500,000 in damage to the Sheepskin Factory in the early hours of April 30. On July 28, Bond pleaded not guilty to the federal charges. By changing his plea today, he may be eligible for a shorter prison sentence....
  • Should Canine Paratroopers be Helping Battle the Taliban in Afghanistan?

    11/11/2010 8:01:03 AM PST · by smokingfrog · 23 replies
    beforeitsnews ^ | 11 Nov 2010 | PawNation/GuardianUK
    According to the Guardian UK, Britain's Special Air Service (SAS) has been unleashing highly trained dogs of war to help gather video surveillance of Taliban strongholds and suspected insurgent safe havens. Using a technique reportedly pioneered by U.S. special forces, these German shepherds are strapped to British paratroopers chests as they drop behind enemy lines in Afghanistan. Live video captured by the dogs' head-mounted cameras feeds back information to base. In addition, these elite canine soldiers are trained to attack armed people on the ground as well. During these missions, eight of the military dogs have reportedly been killed in...
  • Jon Stewart's march is no laughing matter (Jon Stewart, Arianna & PETA are moderates???)

    10/26/2010 7:22:32 AM PDT · by neverdem · 27 replies
    Washington Post ^ | October 26, 2010 | Anne Applebaum
    I don't know about you, but my heart sank when I read about Jon Stewart's Million Moderate March, planned for the Mall next weekend. My heart sank further when I learned that liberal groups, lacking any better ideas, have decided to take this endeavor seriously. It's bad enough that the only way to drum up enthusiasm for a "Rally to Restore Sanity" is to make it into a television comedian's joke. But it's far worse that the "moderates" in attendance will have been bused in by Arianna Huffington and organized by People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals. This is...
  • Chile: 17 Year Old Girl Protesting Animal Cruelty At Rodeo Is Roped, Dragged Like Animal

    09/24/2010 3:21:28 AM PDT · by lbryce · 68 replies · 1+ views
    BoingBoing ^ | September 23, 2010 | Xeni Jardin
    A 17-year-old kid (or "woman", as the press prefers to call it) is lassoed and dragged by a horseman after she and other animal rights activists entered a corral to protest against the rodeo. According to the news article linked here, the Chilean Rodeo Federation's director "regretted what happened, but at the same time justified the attitude of the riders". News report at El Mercurio, a Spanish-language newspaper in Chile, and here is the YouTube video link. Her name is Constance. From the YouTube description: the incident occurred on September 19, during the "Patriotic Celebration Festival" at the National...
  • Sacramento eatery takes 'dancing shrimp' off menu

    09/04/2010 11:32:07 AM PDT · by JoeProBono · 27 replies
    hosted. ^ | Sep 3
    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) -- A Sacramento restaurant agreed to stop serving live shrimp after an animal-rights group said the practice was cruel to the shellfish. People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals said the restaurant, Nishiki Sushi, suggested squeezing lemon juice on the shrimps' exposed flesh so they would writhe as they were eaten. The dish is commonly referred to as "dancing shrimp" and is considered a delicacy in Japan. PETA contacted the restaurant after receiving dozens of complaints about the practice.
  • Los Lunas mother to testify on proposal to thin cougar population ( New Mexico )

    08/28/2010 5:51:19 PM PDT · by george76 · 28 replies
    News-Bulletin ^ | 28 August 2010 | Dana Bowley
    Salazar's 5-year-old son was attacked and severely mauled by a cougar that tried to drag the boy off a well-used hiking trail and into the woods in the Sandia Mountains outside of Albuquerque. The story was so frightening that it made national news. "People would say that it was just an accident. That it was extremely rare, just a rare accident." ...Convinced that three attacks in three months didn't qualify as rare... In 2006 and 2007, there were nine reported ... In 2008, there were 40 reported encounters before the attack on her son in May. This led her into...
  • Neighbors: Home where bear attacked Ohioan a 'zoo'

    08/21/2010 11:52:32 AM PDT · by george76 · 8 replies
    Associated Press ^ | August 21, 2010 | Thomas J. Sheeran
    COLUMBIA STATION, Ohio – The roars and howls emanating from the property of a man who kept a menagerie of wolves, tigers and bears had many of his neighbors fed up even before one of the bears attacked and killed its 24-year-old caretaker. "It's a pain in the neck," said Tom Burrington, 68, a retiree who lives two doors down. "There are coyotes hollering at night, lions roaring at night, junkyard dogs barking all day." The property held about seven to nine bears and 20 wolves, and possibly a lion and three or four tigers... The filing also listed "Ceasar...
  • Rock star Ted Nugent pleads no contest to California deer baiting charge

    08/18/2010 1:49:57 PM PDT · by La Enchiladita · 46 replies · 1+ views
    L.A. Times ^ | August 18, 2010 | Kelly Burgess
    Legendary rock star and hunting advocate Ted Nugent was fined $1,750 in Yuba County Superior Court Friday after pleading no contest to charges of baiting deer and not having a properly signed hunting tag stemming from a 2009 incident in California. California Department of Fish and Game spokesman Patrick Foy told the Appeal-Democrat that a game warden "just about fell out of his chair" when he saw Nugent kill an immature buck on an episode of "Spirit of the Wild," Nugent's hunting show on the Outdoor Channel, which aired earlier this year. Further investigation into the incident revealed that the...
  • PETA asks Pocono Raceway to sell only vegan food at track

    08/06/2010 7:44:26 AM PDT · by Born Conservative · 39 replies
    Pocono Record ^ | 8/6/2010
    One group thinks a solar farm should only be the start. Now the People for Ethical Treatment of Animals is urging Pocono Raceway in Long Pond to expand its eco-friendly ways and sell only vegan food at the Long Pond track. To try and entice the raceway, PETA spokesman Dan Shannon said the group would send bikini-clad women — the group’s “Lettuce Ladies” — to hand out faux chicken sandwiches. “Serving healthy and delicious vegan fare ... would mean that animals, your customers, and the planet could all end up in the winner’s circle,” the letter reads. Track spokesman Bob...