Tag Archives: animal rights

PETA Billboards: Deport Callous Cheating Trump Junior

Via press release from PETA: As President Trump deploys National Guard troops to the U.S.-Mexico border to help keep asylum-seekers out, PETA is warning people about the presence of “undesirables” much closer to home and pointing the finger at trophy hunter Donald Trump Jr. The group plans to run billboards in the border towns of El Paso and Laredo, Texas, ...

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RUSSIA: Senator Warns That Banning Cruelty To Animals Is A Slippery Slope To Approving LGBT Rights

The Moscow Times reports: A Russian senator has warned of the slippery slope that legislators risked taking by passing a law against animal cruelty. The Federation Council struck down a bill on Tuesday that sought to ban cruelty against animals used in the training of hunting dogs and birds. “We treat many western fads with humor, including political correctness, the ...

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Humane Society Endorses Hillary, Launches Attack Ad Against “Threat To Animal Protections” Trump [VIDEO]

The Humane Society has endorsed Hillary and launched an attack ad against Trump. They write: In our view, Trump represents the greatest threat ever to federal policy-making and implementation of animal protection laws, and we are taking the unusual step of wading actively into a presidential campaign. HSLF has members who are Democrats, Republicans, and Independents, and supports lawmakers and ...

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IOWA: Secret Service Scrambles To Protect Hillary As Animal Rights Protester Rushes Stage [VIDEO]

Second time in one week. The Independent reports: Hillary Clinton was rushed at by an animal rights protester during a speech on the economy, the second time in a week. Ms Clinton was talking in Des Moines, Iowa, and facing the other way as a woman launched herself over the barrier and towards the stage. She has been named as ...

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Hillary Clinton To Animal Rights Protesters: Trump And His Kids Have Killed A Lot Of Animals [VIDEO]

Via Talking Points Memo: Animal rights protestors appeared at a Hillary Clinton rally Thursday in Las Vegas, to which she quipped that they should be protesting Donald Trump since “his kids have killed a lot of animals.” As Clinton was discussing her jobs plan, Secret Service agents appeared on stage as a protest broke out. It’s unclear if the protesters, ...

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Animal Rights Activists Disrupt Mass At St. Patrick’s Cathedral Because Ham Is Eaten On Easter [VIDEO]

From the New York Daily News: A teacher from North Carolina was arrested after he and a handful of animal rights activists disrupted the noon Easter Mass at St. Patrick’s Cathedral. Security guards wasted no time sprinting toward Jacob Martin during the packed Midtown service, ushering the 23-year-old down the empty aisle as he yelled into a bullhorn, according to ...

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SeaWorld Ends Killer Whale Breeding And Shows

NPR reports: In a major concession to critics and animal welfare groups, SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment Inc. says it will stop breeding captive killer whales. SeaWorld’s treatment of its killer whales, or orcas, was put in the spotlight three years ago by Blackfish, a documentary that examined the death of SeaWorld trainer Dawn Brancheau, who was killed by an orca ...

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NEW YORK CITY: Street Preachers Battle Animal Rights Activists At Chick-Fil-A Grand Opening

Chick-Fil-A’s new megastore opened in midtown Manhattan this weekend to long lines and a battle between animal rights activists and street preachers, the latter of whom doubtlessly showed up expecting to scream at gay protesters. But the animal rights activists WERE queer-inclusive so there WAS a lot of yelling about sodomites. Gothamist reports: A small but spirited group brandishing signs ...

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The Beatles Gift PETA With Rights To Can’t Buy Me Love For Pet Adoption Campaign [VIDEO]

The Examiner reports: The Beatles have allowed the controversial animal rights organization PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals) to use one of their best-known songs, “Can’t Buy Me Love,” for a campaign to promote the adoption of animals, the organization announced Sept. 29. The video was directed by Steven Willis and features cats and dogs who have been ...

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BROOKLYN: Animal Rights Activists Battle Hasidic Jews Over Chicken Sacrifice Ritual [VIDEO]

The ritual calls for waving the chicken over your head three times and then slitting its throat as a promise to repent for sinning. Or something. Gothamist was on the scene: The stench of death, of hot entrails, feces, and blood, pulled at the nostrils of the hundreds crowded along on a closed-off half-block of President Street in Crown Heights ...

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Coming Out For Animals [VIDEO]

A group of gay vegans have produced a short clip in which they discuss how they believe LGBT and AIDS activism intersects with the animal rights movement. From the clip recap: All social justice movements are about extending the circle of compassion. In this new short film from the multimedia nonprofit Our Hen House (http://www.ourhenhouse.org) – whose mission is to ...

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PETA Vs Sea World

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Court: Chimpanzees Are Legal Persons

NPR reports: A New York judge has granted two research chimps the writ of habeas corpus – a move that allows them to challenge their detention. The decision, says Science magazine, effectively recognizes chimps as legal persons, marking the first time in U.S. history that an animal has been given that right. The order, dated April 20, requires Stony Brook ...

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Ringling Bros: No More Elephants

Via the Associated Press: The Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus is ending its iconic elephant acts. The circus’ parent company, Feld Entertainment, told The Associated Press exclusively that the acts will be phased out by 2018. Growing public concern about how the animals are treated led to the decision. The circus plans to phase out elephant acts by ...

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ARGENTINA: Court Grants Some Legal Rights To Orangutan Living In Zoo

Via the BBC: A court in Argentina has ruled that a shy orangutan who spent the last 20 years in a zoo can be granted some legal rights enjoyed by humans. Lawyers had appealed to free Sandra from the Buenos Aires zoo by arguing that although not human, she should be given legal rights. They had argued that she was ...

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PETA Vs Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade

PETA will protest Sea World’s participation in the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade with a naked demonstration outside the flagship store. Demonstrators wearing nothing but black and white body paint to resemble orcas will squeeze into a bathtub outside the midtown Manhattan store on Thursday to mimic orcas held in captivity and to repeat last year’s demand – which was denied ...

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PETA Launches I, Chicken

From PETA’s website: I, Chicken couples the most cutting-edge virtual reality (VR) hardware available—including wireless VR goggles, motion-capture cameras, and a powerful computer—with guidance from leading VR psychologists in order to immerse participants in a world where they can flap their wings, communicate with other chickens, take dust baths, and engage in other natural chicken behavior. But as participants soon ...

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Rabbit Season

Animal rights activists are furious with Whole Foods over the plan to begin selling rabbit meat. On Sunday, rabbit-lovers organized a national day of action to draw attention to the production and sale of rabbit meat at the grocery chain, warning that dogs and cats could be slaughtered for meat next and accusing Whole Foods of being “bunny butchers.” Proving ...

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Headline Of The Day

I can’t even. Details.

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Headline Of The Day

Details. UPDATE: The above-linked Mediaite story is dated today but their link goes to a 2011 news account of the incident. I should have caught that.

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