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  • Family Suing PETA After Employee Stole, Euthanized Dog

    11/25/2015 9:09:51 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 12 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 25 Nov 2015 | Trent Baker
    A Virginia family whose dog was euthanized by PETA last year is suing the animal rights group for up to $9 million, according to a report by KXAN. The Zarate family's home surveillance video captured their pet chihuahua, Maya, being taken in October 2014. PETA later admitted that their former employee did make a "tragic mistake" by euthanizing Maya without the family's permission. ...
  • ‘Hannibal,’ PETA Warn People Eating Turkey for Thanksgiving Are Cannibals

    11/25/2015 7:27:35 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 40 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | November 24, 2015 | 10:49 AM EST | Katie Yoder
    PETA and Hannibal are urging Americans to go vegetarian this Thanksgiving by comparing turkey to human flesh. It used to be the joke that a Puritan (aka Pilgrim) was someone who lay awake at night worrying that someone, somewhere, was having a good time. There aren't many Puritans around these days. Instead, we have the joyless scolds at PETA, and some of their not-so-bright Hollywood pals, trying to ruin the holiday the Pilgrims originated. Just in time for Thanksgiving, creator Bryan Fuller and star Gillian Anderson of NBC's cannibal-themed show Hannibal joined forces with PETA to produce an ad against...
  • To Oregon girl recovering from plague, PETA says make this a 'lesson in empathy'

    10/31/2015 10:47:11 AM PDT · by hiho hiho · 33 replies
    OregonLive ^ | October 30, 2015 | Nuran Alteir
    To the girl recovering from bubonic plague, PETA had some words of advice: Make this experience a "lesson in empathy." People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals announced Friday that it would be sending a "care package" to the teen who contracted the bubonic plague during a hunting trip in Morrow County. That package includes a letter that asks her to "consider permanently laying down your weapons and vowing never to attempt to harm and kill another living being again."
  • This Horrific Video of Animal Cruelty Led to the Shutdown of a French Slaughterhouse

    10/28/2015 9:49:34 AM PDT · by rey · 10 replies
    Vice News ^ | 28 Oct 2015
    The mayor of the southern French town of Als has shut down operations at a local slaughterhouse following the release of a video showing the mistreatment of animals inside the facility. The secretly shot footage, which was released Wednesday by animal rights group L214, shows animals regaining consciousness while they are being slaughtered. The graphic video shows animals having their throats slit, being bled while hanging by one leg or being left to bleed to death on the slaughterhouse floor. "A person who had access to the slaughterhouse contacted us, knowing that we had already looked into this matter," explained...
  • TWEET: Man Plays Hilarious Joke On PETA But PETAs Clueless Reaction Made It Go Viral

    10/24/2015 11:01:19 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 13 replies
    ts widely known that People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals is nothing more than a complete joke. While some of their members undoubtedly have good intentions, they are widely ridiculed around the globe for being silly and, well, gullible. Most recently, Bar Stool Sports reported that PETA got pranked by a Twitter user, and their response proved just how ridiculous they often are. Youd have to be really dense actually think this guy was being serious: And PETA thought he was serious. Baby bears. In Chicago. Being slaughtered by New Yorkers. You do the math. PETA has since taken...
  • All-star group sings Love Song to the Earth at DC climate rally, draws 199,800 fewer than expected

    09/26/2015 3:24:56 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 18 replies ^ | September 24, 2015 | Twitchy Staff
    As Twitchy reported, among those greeting Pope Francis in Washington, D.C., this morning were a group of PETA protesters dressed as nuns, some with beards and some walking on stilts classy as always. The group was part of the Pope Francis Moral Action on Climate Justice Rally on the National Mall, which also attracted other green groups such as Greenpeace,the Earth Day Network, the League of Conservation Voters, and the Sierra Club. Marc Morano of Climate Depot reports that organizers of the rally obtained a permit in August for 200,000 people, while liberal website ThinkProgress today reported that the...
  • A Pretender Tells the Truth on Pop-Music Prostitutes

    09/13/2015 2:48:08 PM PDT · by DWW1990 · 46 replies ^ | 9/13/15 | Trevor Thomas
    What a sad indictment on our culture that a twice-divorced Vaishnava, PETA loving vegetarian rock-and-roller who once tried to convince the drug-addicted lead singer of the Sex Pistols to marry her, is now a voice of reason when it comes to the hyper-sexed nature of modern pop music.
  • PETA: Bear Gryllss show last place for President Obama to be seen

    08/31/2015 1:50:13 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 22 replies
    The Hill ^ | August 31, 2015 | Judy Kurtz
    People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) is blasting President Obamas planned appearance on Running Wild with Bear Grylls, calling the NBC series one of Gryllss demeaning, sexist, and disgusting shows. [Snip] This internationally condemned program, on which women have been bullied into slitting a baby pig's throat and eating a mouse soaked in urine, is the last place for the 44th president to be seen, PETAs Newkirk said.
  • The Necessity of Hunting

    08/20/2015 2:27:58 PM PDT · by Plainsman · 8 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | August 19, 2015 | Theodore Roosevelt IV
    The Spanish philosopher, Jose Ortega y Gasset, wrote: One does not hunt in order to kill; on the contrary, one kills in order to have hunted. For the best among us, hunting is a devotional activity. It is about complete immersion in our humanity; it is about the long trek of evolution; it is the heartbeat of our species; it is our souls, for lack of a better word. But not one of the best hunters among this tribe of sportsmen would continue if we were not also serving conservation and the very animals whom we hunt. Cecil the Lion...
  • Animal rights activist beaten with duck in Spain

    08/20/2015 8:33:26 AM PDT · by plain talk · 68 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | August 20, 2015 | Yahoo News
    An animal rights activist was beaten with a duck by a Spanish woman defending one of the country's most bizarre and controversial festival traditions. The man was whacked with the bird while he filmed the annual "duck chase" in the Catalonian seaside town of Roses, where every August ducks are thrown into the Mediterranean and then caught and brought back to the shore by swimmers. "Continue, continue. Continue to abuse, I am filming you. A little bit of empathy for the animals. They also have a life, like your children or your family," the man who was filming can be...
  • Cruelty To Animals, Exposed

    08/09/2015 11:05:54 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 25 replies ^ | August 9, 2015 | Steve Chapman
    If you like eating meat, information is not always your friend. In recent years, practices at large facilities that turn livestock into food have been exposed to public view, and the public often doesn't like what it sees. The companies that confine pregnant sows in tiny stalls or scald chickens to death don't publicize these practices. Slaughterhouses where cattle are sometimes dismembered alive don't offer guided tours. To see what goes on in the worst operations, most of us have to rely on activists who covertly record inside and put videos online. Organizations like the Humane Society of the United...
  • Peta vs. Planned Parenthood.

    08/05/2015 3:01:22 PM PDT · by Fhios · 12 replies
    8/5/2015 | Vanity
    How come we never hear Peta protest against abortion? Where is Peta's protests against cruelty to unborn mammals? Particularly now. How come journalists aren't creating news and controversy for Peta vs PP?
  • Why criticizing ethical vegans and animal rights activists will soon become a hate crime.

    08/02/2015 11:10:33 PM PDT · by bigdcaldavis · 19 replies
    DC: Infowarrior ^ | June 2, 2015 | DC: Infowarrior
    As many of you know, so-called fat pride activists have launched an all-out attack on anybody who advocates fitness, erects billboards promoting health and fitness, or merely asks why there is an obesity epidemic by labeling any dissenting viewpoints on obesity as hate speech and even reporting obesity skeptics to police for hate crimes. Now I have learned that there is a possibility that ethical vegans vegans who convert to veganism not for health reasons, but for animal rights reasons will take a cue from the fat pride activists and have any dissenting viewpoints on ethical veganism and...
  • What animal lovers will hate about the new Dr. Seuss book

    07/28/2015 7:13:22 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 41 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | July 28, 2015 | Rene Lynch
    The new Dr. Seuss book "What Pet Should I Get?" is about two children who go to a pet store to buy a pet. That was a commonplace event back in the 1950s or early 1960s, when Dr. Seuss is believed to have written the long-lost book, but it's discouraged today. Which is why the new book comes with a remarkable addendum: A publisher's note urging children to walk on by the pet store and adopt from an animal shelter. But animal rights activist Ingrid Newkirk, the founder of People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, said it's not enough...
  • Fla. landscaper sentenced for mowing over ducklings

    07/27/2015 9:57:23 AM PDT · by McGruff · 72 replies
    CBS News ^ | July 27, 2015 | CRIMESIDER STAFF
    A Florida landscaper was sentenced to a year in jail on Friday after he intentionally ran over a family of ducks with a lawn mower in May, reports CBS affiliate WTSP. Jason Falbo, 24, pleaded guilty to nine counts of animal cruelty. Authorities say he mowed down 11 ducklings and their mother May 2 at the home of a family caring for them in Wellington. Police say nine ducklings died. The mother and two ducklings survived.
  • Animal-Rights Activists Free 5,740 Mink in Cross-Country Crime Spree

    07/26/2015 9:12:00 AM PDT · by PROCON · 18 replies ^ | July 25, 2015 | Chas Danner
    The FBI's Joint Terrorism Task Force has arrested two animal-rights activists after they spent half a year driving 40,000 miles around the U.S., raiding fur farms, and releasing about 5,740 mink into the wild. According to the Associated Press, in addition to freeing the mink (and one bobcat), Joseph Buddenberg, 31, and Nicole Kissane, 28, allegedly slashed tires, smashed windows, glued door locks, vandalized businesses using caustic acid, and even tried to flood a fur industry employees home.
  • SeaWorld employee posed undercover as animal activist for years, PETA says...

    07/15/2015 9:05:51 AM PDT · by ManHunter · 14 replies and Bloomberg ^ | July 14, 2015 | Chris Palmeri
    People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, better known as PETA, is claiming that SeaWorld planted a spy among its ranks in the theme park's ongoing battle with the animal rights group. In a twist of cloak-and-dagger intrigue, PETA believes that an activist going by the name of Thomas Jones is actually a SeaWorld human resources employee named Paul McComb, who was sent by the marine theme park to rabble-rouse and send back information on protests over the past three years.
  • Professors Manifesto: Vegans Must Illegally Overthrow Society to Save the World

    07/09/2015 7:41:55 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 43 replies
    NationalReview ^ | July 9, 2015
    Professors Manifesto: Vegans Must Illegally Overthrow Society to Save the World by KATHERINE TIMPF July 9, 2015 A professor at the University of Texas at El Paso wrote a manifesto saying that animal-rights activists must rise up and commit illegal raids and sabotage attacks in order to save the world from a mass extinction. In a 2009 piece for the Animal Liberation Front titled Manifesto for Radical Abolitionism: Total Liberation By Any Means Necessary, associate professor of philosophy Steven Best says that groups like PETA are just not radical or progressive enough. After all, they work with corporations (boo!) in...
  • Feds Inspect Fla. Monkey Farm at PETA's Behest

    06/01/2015 8:26:51 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 13 replies
    The U.S. Department of Agriculture is investigating a monkey breeding facility in southwest Florida after an animal welfare group said an undercover worker found sick and injured monkeys living in inhumane and unsanitary conditions. People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals released a video Monday purporting to show conditions at Primate Products Inc. in Hendry County. PETA spokesman Dan Paden said the video was taken by a PETA employee who was hired to work undercover at the facility. PETA first gave the video exclusively to The Associated Press. After meeting with PETA, inspectors from the USDA's Animal and Plant Health...
  • New PETA Ad About Importance of Animal Life Shows Them Killing Fish

    05/17/2015 9:43:58 AM PDT · by rightistight · 13 replies
    Pundit Press ^ | 5/17/15 | Aurelius
    PETA2, a branch of PETA aimed at young adults and teens, posted a new ad on May 13. The ad features several young animals, including a calf, piglet, and chick. The ad reads, "EVERY LIFE HAS WORTH." Unfortunately, the ad also features a fish. Not a fish in water, but a small fish being suffocated because it is being held in the air: Underneath the picture reads, "They are precious lives, not meals." Perhaps PETA's knowledge about what fish need to survive needs to be refreshed.
  • Harding Charter Preparatory High School Students Use Dead Cats In Bizarre 'Dance' Video (GREAT VID)

    05/13/2015 8:55:27 AM PDT · by ConservativeMan55 · 45 replies
    Huffpo ^ | 5/3/15 | Ed Mazza
    Animal rights activists are blasting a top-ranked Oklahoma charter school after its students were seen on video using dead cats to act out dance moves, set to the jingle used in commercials for Meow Mix cat food.
  • In Desperation, Afghan Women Turn To PETA

    05/10/2015 8:08:24 AM PDT · by rey · 9 replies
    Duffleblog ^ | 10 May 2015 | Duffleblog
    KABUL, AFGHANISTAN Afghanistans leading government organization for women has announced plans to abandon their struggle for womens equality in Afghanistan and said they merely hope to be treated with the same basic dignity given to animals. Dr. Husn Banu Ghazanfar, Afghanistans Minister of Womens Affairs since 2006, has announced that her ministry will formally disband next month and turn over all womens issues in the country to the Afghan chapter of the group the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals. In a bow to reality, we have given up all hope of gender equality and merely wish to...
  • 10 Organizations That Want To Stop You From Hunting

    04/30/2015 3:46:17 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 10 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 2015-04-30 | Barbara Baird
    I stopped dead in my tracks from the mailbox to the house as I flipped through mail I had retrieved. There it lay, on a birthday card from my sister.What in the world? She had stuck a little return address sticker in the left-hand corner of the envelope, with one of the worst four-letter words in the world on it: PETA. I flipped the envelope over. It got worse. Another PETA puppy sticker seared me right between the eyes.I called my sis and asked what the Sam blazes did she mean, signing up for PETA? Her answer? Oh, I got...
  • PETA slams Al Gore for hypocrisy and sheer laziness for not limiting festival food to vegan only

    04/26/2015 2:28:26 PM PDT · by presidio9 · 20 replies
    BuzzFeed ^ | April 26, 2015 | Kyle Blaine
    PETA is demanding to know: Why wont Al Gores climate change music festival go vegan? On stage at Davos this year, Gore and Pharrell Williams announced the return of the Live Earth music festival a concert series meant to raise awareness of climate change. And now the animal rights group is demanding each of the concerts exclusively serve vegan products, arguing that Gores own group touts the benefits of giving up meat to reduce greenhouse gas production. In a series of emails obtained by BuzzFeed News, representatives from PETA repeatedly ask Live Earths organizers if they plan to serve...
  • Clowns Brawl w/(Animal Rights) Protesters Under Circus Big Top in San Bernardino

    04/19/2015 2:26:41 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 49 replies
    NBC Los Angeles ^ | April 18, 2015 | Michael Larkin
    Clowns Brawl With Protesters Under Circus Big Top in San Bernardino Hundreds of spectators watched the fight break out when workers allegedly tried to stop the activists from forcing their way inside Clowns brawled with animal rights protesters under a circus big top in San Bernardino Friday night, witnesses say. Hundreds of spectators watched the fight break out when workers allegedly tried to stop the activists from forcing their way inside after the Ramos Bros. Circus show began. Two protestors were arrested following the melee, while two circus employees were injured when the fight broke out at 8:08 p.m.,...
  • The National Sheriffs Association and the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS/PETA)

    04/17/2015 6:56:59 AM PDT · by ManHunter · 2 replies
    National Sheriffs Association Web Site ^ | 17 April 2015 | R. Weaver
    NSA's [National Sheriffs Association] Partnership with the Humane Society of the United States NSA would like to respond to a recent email message you may have received regarding the National Sheriffs Associations partnership with the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS). Please be advised we have looked into the writers allegations against the Humane Society and have found them to be misleading and inaccurate. The lawsuit described in the email began in the early 2000s and recently reached a settlement after 14 years in the legal system. The HSUS was named in the settlement described because they merged with...
  • 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...
  • Finding Nemo at SeaWorld

    04/06/2015 5:37:39 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 6 replies ^ | April 6, 2015 | Katie Kieffer
    In Finding Nemo, a whale helps a clownfish find his son; at SeaWorld, killer whales helped me dismantle PETAs lies. Last week, I had the opportunity to tour SeaWorld Orlando behind-the-scenes. I observed how the theme parks animals are trained, treated, rescued, rehabilitated andin over 25,000 cases so farreturned to the ocean. On my first day, I had the pleasure of meeting four-month-old Tenacious, a petite Gentoo penguin, who let me pet her silky head. I also met Jasper, a four-year-old female penguin who is so friendly that she has a following of super-fans who regularly seek her out at...
  • PETA President: Women are Pretty Much Chickens

    03/10/2015 7:12:38 AM PDT · by rightistight · 15 replies
    Pundit Press ^ | 3/10/15 | Aurelius
    PETA is equating women to chickens in their latest article on their website. The piece, called Do Women Make Better Animal Rights Activists, argues that women make better advocates for animals than men and that women share certain traits with animals. The article explains that men are often told to hide their emotions, giving women the ability to voice their concerns more profusely than men. And women should, because they are very similar to chickens and other animals. Having been subjected to discrimination, oppression, and violence throughout the ages simply because of their gender, the piece explains, women can easily...
  • Ringling Bros. is getting rid of elephants [ 8^( ]

    03/05/2015 6:41:29 AM PST · by Red Badger · 66 replies
    NY POST ^ | 03-05-2015 | By David K. Li
    The nations leading big top act Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus will phase out elephants by 2018, succumbing to years of pressure from animal rights activists. The Associated Press reported that Ringling Bros. circus parent company, Feld Entertainment, will have its stable of 43 pachyderms live out their days at the 200-acre Center for Elephant Conservation in central Florida.
  • Heather Mills Comes Clean: Love, Marriage, Divorce, Wings, Yoko, and More

    01/28/2015 1:31:03 PM PST · by wbarmy · 46 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 28 Jan 2015 | Wendy Geller
    Excerpt, Few celebrities have weathered as many extreme ups and downs as Heather Mills. On one hand, the ex-Mrs. Paul McCartney is known by such tags as Mucca or the most hated woman in Britain; on the other hand, she has managed to carve out a wide-ranging career including lauded charity work, stints on reality TV, and Alpine ski racing Mills, who lost her lower leg in an 1993 accident, is a multi-medalist for the British Paralympic ski team. Still, the 47-year-olds acrimonious 2008 divorce with the Beatle has remained, publicly at least, the centerpiece of her life. In...
  • Undercover Investigator

    Position Objective: To use a variety of undercover investigative methods to conduct field investigations in PETA's focus areas, including the use of animals for food, clothing, experimentation, and entertainment
  • The Dangerous Mind of Peter Singer

    01/08/2015 7:27:16 PM PST · by Coleus · 20 replies
    First Things ^ | 6.22.11 | Joe Carter
    Bespectacled, balding, and thin, the Australian scholar Peter Singer has the looks of a stereotypical college professor. You would never be able to tell simply by his unassuming persona that his mind holds some of the most controversial ideas in American academia. Singer has spent a lifetime justifying the unjustifiable. He is the founding father of the animal liberation movement and advocates ending the present speciesist bias against taking seriously the interests of nonhuman animals. He is also a defender of killing the aged (if they have dementia), newborns (for almost any reason until they are two years old),...
  • PETA, Palin, and the human life hypocrisy

    01/06/2015 9:02:38 AM PST · by Morgana · 26 replies
    live action news ^ | January 6, 2015 | Jeannie Deangelis
    arah Palin is under fire again, and not for her Naughty Monkey shoes. This time its because of a post on Facebook showing her six-year-old son Trig, a child diagnosed with Down syndrome, to reach an otherwise out-of-reach countertop, step, baby, step[ping] on the back of Jill Hadassa, the familys black Labrador retriever. Besides the fact that the dog appears totally at ease with the situation and not at all perturbed about providing the elevation barefoot Trig needed to reach the kitchen counter, once again hypocrisy is revealed in feigned outrage when it comes to whats acceptable and whats despicable....
  • Sarah Palin wins argument with PETA

    01/05/2015 3:58:50 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies
    CNN ^ | January 5, 2015 | Ruben Navarrette
    Political attacks have really gone to the dogs. They used to have more style and substance. It was considered bad form to just weave an attack out of whole cloth, counting on the fact that the mark was so despised by a segment of society that people would be anxious to believe the worst. It used to be that when you wanted to sling mud at someone whose politics you didn't agree with -- chiefly as a way of making them look bad and yourself look good by comparison -- you'd try to dig up dirt, find a skeleton in...
  • Sarah Palin sends Facebook message to PETA

    01/03/2015 2:22:40 PM PST · by Libloather · 116 replies
    Facebook | 1/03/15
    Sarah Palin added 9 new photos. 24 mins Dear PETA, Chill. At least Trig didnt eat the dog. Hey, by the way, remember your Woman of the Year, Ellen DeGeneres? Did you get all wee-weed up when she posted this sweet picture? Hypocritical, much? See More
  • PETA Woman of the Year Posts Photo of a Child Standing on a Dog

    01/02/2015 9:42:13 PM PST · by Bratch · 62 replies
    Fighting the Smears Conservatives4Palin ^ | January 2, 2015 | Whitney Pitcher
    Yesterday,Governor Palin shared a seemingly benign "happy new year" Facebook postthat included photos of her son Trig using their dog, Jill Hadassa, as a footstool of sorts. True to form,the media and the Left (pardon the redundancy) jumped at the opportunityto express their outrage. Animal rights groups also made their disapproval of the photos known as well, perPOLITICO: People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals called the post inappropriate.Its odd that anyone let alone a mother would find it appropriate to post such a thing, with no apparent sympathy for the dog in the photo, PETA President Ingrid...
  • Sarah Palin under fire for posting photo of her son standing on the family dog in New Year's message

    01/02/2015 10:11:35 AM PST · by Bratch · 774 replies
    DAILY MAIL ^ | January 1, 2015 | MIA DE GRAAF
    Sarah Palin has sparked outrage by posting pictures on Facebook of her son standing on her dog.
  • Indiana man found dead after attacked by pet pit bull on Christmas Day

    12/27/2014 4:07:24 PM PST · by Behind Liberal Lines · 141 replies
    Post Standard, Syracuse NY ^ | 12.27.14 | Allie Healy
    An Indiana man was mauled to death by his pet pit bull on Christmas Day, Portage police say. Edward L. Cahill, 40, was discovered on the living room floor by his girlfriend when she returned from visiting relatives for the holiday. Cahill was unresponsive, NBC Chicago reports. Authorities were called to a home in the 5500 block of Tulip Avenue at about 8:14 p.m. Cahill was found dead on the floor covered in blood and with multiple lacerations on his face and arms, the Portage police report. A county coroner pronounced Cahill dead at the scene and determined his cause...
  • PETA silent as groups push for answers about stolen dog (PETA workers killed a dog!)

    NORFOLK, Va. (WAVY) Two days after WAVY News reported on allegations that PETA workers stole and killed a chihuahua from Accomack County, two groups are calling on the animal advocacy group to answer questions. PETA remains silent. Wilbur Cerate owned the dog, named Maya. He said one weekend in October he discovered the dog was missing. He checked surveillance video, which shows a PETA van pull up, two workers get out, and one snatch the dog off his porch. I was angry. I understand they pick up my dog, if it was in a tree or another place, but...
  • 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...
  • 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.
  • Benjy the gay bull saved from slaughter by Simpsons co-creator

    11/18/2014 9:50:31 PM PST · by Slings and Arrows · 60 replies
    Metro [UK] ^ | 18 Nov 2014 | Jimmy Nsubuga
    A gay bull has been saved from slaughter by the only person who could have truly understood the ridiculousness of the situation the co-creator of the Simpsons. Benjy the bull was being prepared for the chop after vets said his sexual orientation was the reason he wouldnt breed. Thats when Sam Simon, who helped start cult cartoon comedy, stepped in. All animals have a dire destiny in the meat trade, but to kill this bull because hes gay wouldve been a double tragedy, said the 59-year-old producer who has been diagnosed with terminal cancer. After being told he was...
  • PETA Opens Video Game-Headquarters in Minecraft

    11/13/2014 11:38:34 AM PST · by rightistight · 9 replies
    Pundit Press ^ | 11/13/14 | Aurelius
    PETA, or People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, has created a headquarters, gardens, and abandoned circuses and slaughterhouses. And this isn't in real life; they've done this in the massively popular Minecraft. And just as you might expect from PETA, people are not allowed to harm digital chickens or pigs on their game server. How could pretend animals being hurt possibly matter? PETA's director of marketing innovation, Joel Bartlett, explained, "Priority number one is that no animals can be harmed in PETA's Minecraft." PETA said that they decided to create a PETA server and headquarters in Minecraft because many...
  • PETA criticizes 'Eaten Alive' TV show for animal cruelty (swallowed by an anaconda)

    11/07/2014 7:14:43 PM PST · by Libloather · 18 replies
    MSN ^ | 11/07/14
    Animal rights group PETA has slammed the Discovery Channel's 'Eaten Alive' show, which claims it will show a man being eaten alive by an anaconda, as a publicity stunt that will torment the snake. Trailers of the show, which will be aired on Dec. 7 on the cable network, show naturalist and wildlife filmmaker and author Paul Rosolie donning a custom-built snake-proof outfit. "I am about to be the first person that is going to be eaten alive by an anaconda," Rosalie says in the trailer as his team is shown catching a snake. "I don't expect anyone to believe...
  • PETA calls on Big E to drop elephant show, petting zoo; fair president says... won't be bullied

    09/25/2014 7:30:29 AM PDT · by matt04 · 12 replies
    The Republican ^ | September 09, 2014
    The animal rights group People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals is taking aim at the Eastern States Exposition, asking that the fair to drop a Connecticut outfit that offers elephant rides and a childrens petting zoo. ... Cassidy said he would not allow PETA to bully the Big E. As long as Gene Cassidy is president of the Big E, young people and old people will have the opportunity to see these animals, he said. Since just before Labor Day, the Big Es offices in West Springfield have been flooded with thousands of e-mails from animal-rights supporters,...
  • PETA Wants Accused Cannibal Killer Fed Vegan Diet

    09/24/2014 7:28:45 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 17 replies
    Jeffersonville News & Tribune ^ | September 24, 2014 | CNHI News Service
    PETA wants accused cannibal killer fed vegan diet JEFFERSONVILLE, Ind. It has the stuff of a comedic one-liner, but PETA says it is dead serious in urging the local sheriff to feed an accused cannibal killer a vegan diet in order to swear off flesh while hes imprisoned. Kenneth Montville, a national spokesman for People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, said the proposal is aimed at making the groups point that meatless food can help reduce violent behavior and also save money for jails. We really want to take a situation thats a tragedy and make it into...
  • Convicted Eco-Terrorist Leads Yellowstone Wolf Patrol in Montana

    09/20/2014 5:55:10 AM PDT · by george76 · 25 replies
    Media Trackers ^ | September 17, 2014 | Ron Catlett
    Rod Coronado, a convicted eco-terrorist, is the leader of the controversial Yellowstone Wolf Patrol, a new environmental group that plans to shadow legal Montana wolf hunters during the states fall and winter wolf season and document the hunts with a video camera. Coronado, a resident of Michigan, is a radical environmentalist who sank whaling ships nearly 30 years ago in Iceland and later went to prison after torching a Michigan State University lab in 1992 for conducting research for the fur industry according to The Buffalo News of Buffalo, NY. He also serves as a spokesman for the radical, militant...
  • Hot lunch debate as Bay Area schools go meatless on Mondays

    09/10/2014 5:11:06 AM PDT · by rktman · 25 replies ^ | 9/9/2014 | Jill Tucker
    South San Francisco Unified joined the Meatless Monday movement this year, joining Oakland, West Contra Costa and several other districts that have adopted the campaign within the last few years. There are billions of animals slaughtered for food production each year, said Kristie Middleton, food policy manager for the Humane Society of the United States. "By going meat free just one day a week we can prevent some of this animal suffering," she said. "And we tell them a little about the Humane Society and animals," she said. "I like how they talk about compassionate eating. I think the kids...
  • Meat-Free School Lunches Draw Ire of State Official

    09/09/2014 4:12:31 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 14 replies
    NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth ^ | September 9, 2014
    Texas Agriculture Commissioner Todd Staples is raising objections to a school district pilot program that encourages kids to eat meatless lunches once a week. The pilot program at the Drippings Springs School District offers meat-free lunch options every Monday to students in its three elementary schools. Students can still eat meaty meals on Mondays, but must bring their lunches from home. Among the food items offered to students this Monday were a black-bean burrito, vegetarian chili with cornbread, baby carrots and sliced peaches. On past Mondays, students could choose cheese sandwiches, cheese ravioli, spinach salad and vegetarian soups. John Crowley,...