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  • Game Hunting Cheerleader Hits Back at Haters: ‘Economics Provides the Answer!’

    07/03/2014 7:11:57 AM PDT · by rktman · 40 replies
    theblaze.com ^ | 7/3/2014 | Liz Klimas
    The support and criticism of a Texas university cheerleader who features her big game hunting adventures on Facebook has grown within the week. She recently has been responding to haters with information about how she says killing some of these creatures actually helps their species, local villages and the economy as a whole.
  • A 19-year-old Texas Tech cheerleader from Cleburne has become anti-hunting activists’ latest target

    07/01/2014 10:37:05 AM PDT · by slumber1 · 53 replies
    Dallas Morning News ^ | 07-01-14 | Robert Wilonsky
    From the Cleburne Times-Review to the New York Daily News to Gawker — it’s been a heck of a week for 19-year-old Kendall Jones, the Cleburne native and Texas Tech University sophomore now known as “The Texas Cheerleader Famous for Killing Animals in Africa.”
  • JESUS LOVES METALLICA THIS I KNOW: The Bible Backs Up Hetfield’s Hunting, Boo-Hoo PETA

    06/09/2014 9:28:09 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 3 replies
    Clash Daily ^ | 6/9/14 | Doug Giles
    The anti-hunting dolts have gone into full doofus mode attacking James Hetfield of Metallica for hunting and narrating a bear hunting doc for The History Channel. I believe ClashDaily.com started the party by being happy that Hetfield does both and posting about it on our site. Check it out here, as the post went viral. Today, I’d like to point out that the Bible actually backs up Hetfield’s hunting. Yes, God actually ordains hunting and eating meat and there’s not one verse in the scriptures that condemns such activities as I write in my brand spanking new book, Rise, Kill...
  • PETA “Hopping Mad” About White House’s Easter Egg Hunt

    04/28/2014 6:58:43 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 18 replies
    Last Resistance ^ | April 26, 2014 | Philip Hodges
    Some people are saying that this time, PETA’s lost all credibility. They’ve crossed the line. I’d ask when PETA ever had any credibility? It is not possible to take them seriously. They have to pretend that they’re outraged by animal abuse so that they can raise lots of money from rich and flaky Hollywood liberals. Their latest attack is on the White House for using real eggs in their Easter egg hunt:
  • PETA Asks Iowa DOT For Permission to Build Memorial...

    04/24/2014 1:13:22 PM PDT · by Up Yours Marxists · 30 replies
    The Daily Journal ^ | April 24, 2014 12:41 GMT | Associated Press
    SIOUX CITY, Iowa — People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals has asked Iowa transportation officials for permission to build a temporary memorial tombstone that they say will honor hundreds of turkeys killed in a recent truck crash. Ankeny resident and PETA member Alex Moore says in a letter dated Tuesday that he wants to erect the 10-foot structure in remembrance of more than 500 turkeys killed in a crash April 12 in Sioux City. The truck transporting the animals overturned.
  • Bundy Ranch: Cliven Bundy Discovers BLM Mass Cow Graves [Graphic Images]

    04/21/2014 12:45:02 PM PDT · by QT3.14 · 46 replies
    Inququisitr ^ | April 21, 2014 | Unattributed
    Bundy ranch family members and friends spent much of their weekend moving cattle shot or run to death during the BLM standoff earlier this month. The graphic images have gone viral online, shocking both rancher and animal advocates alike.
  • Death by solar farms: 71 species of birds killed, ‘entire food chains’ disrupted

    04/11/2014 2:26:30 PM PDT · by ColdOne · 31 replies
    washingtontimes.com ^ | 4/11/14 | Douglas Ernst
    A new report by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service finds that solar facilities in California are acting like “mega traps” that kill and injure birds. As a result, “entire food chains” are being disrupted. USFWS’s National Fish and Wildlife Forensics Laboratory studied three solar farms in Southern California: Desert Sunlight, Genesis Solar and Ivanpah Solar Electric Generating System (ISEGS). Two-hundred and thirty-three different birds from 71 species were found over the course of a two-year study. The three main causes of death were: 1. Solar flux: Exposure to temperatures over 800 degrees F. 2. Impact (or blunt force) trauma:...
  • PETA seeks to turn Jeffrey Dahmer’s childhood home into vegan eatery: report

    04/09/2014 7:32:14 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 31 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | Tuesday, April 8, 2014, 2:06 PM | Joe Kemp
    An animal rights group is taking a stab at buying the childhood home of serial killer Jeffrey Dahmer in an effort to transform the Ohio house into a vegan eatery. In a letter last week, PETA president Ingrid Newkirk asked a real estate agent about the Bath Township home and proposed making it a restaurant “to respond to the past with something positive,” the Akron Beacon Journal reported. Newkirk compared the way animals were slaughtered to the way Dahmer treated the 17 victims he was convicted of killing. […] Richard Lubinski of Stouffer Realty, who is handling the sale of...
  • PETA wants to turn Jeffrey Dahmer’s Childhood Home into a Vegan Restaurant

    04/07/2014 7:42:01 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 28 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | April 7, 2014 | Charlene Sakoda
    PETA wants to turn Jeffrey Dahmer’s childhood home into a vegan restaurant People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) does not shy away from attention grabbing news stories when it comes to furthering their cause of animal rights. As reported by the Akron Beacon Journal, the organization’s president, Ingrid E. Newkirk, recently wrote a letter to the real estate agent who listed infamous serial killer Jeffrey Dahmer’s childhood home for sale. In the correspondence to agent Richard Lubinski, Newkirk said that PETA would like to turn the Ohio house into a vegan restaurant and “respond to the past with...
  • Red Robin Ad Mocks Vegetarians With 'Teen Phase' Joke. Guess Who's Not Laughing?

    06/18/2013 3:00:14 PM PDT · by grundle · 67 replies
    yahoo.com ^ | June 18, 2013 | Beth Greenfield
    Are vegetarians humorless? It’s the question being asked this week after a Red Robin television ad offended herbivores by touting its 24 types of burgers and then noting, with an implied eye roll and mock whisper, “We even have a Gardenburger—just in case your teenage daughter is going through a phase.” More on Shine: Mountain Dew Under Fire For 'Most Racist Commercial in History' The commercial, part of a new campaign ad series, aired for about a week before being rotated out, as was planned from the start. But it prompted outrage among activists and on social media outlets, with...
  • Former Asmussen employee commits suicide

    03/30/2014 7:38:11 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 8 replies
    Daily Racing Form ^ | March 29, 2014 | Mary Rampellini
    HOT SPRINGS, Ark. - Harry Hubbard Johnson, who recently left the employ of trainer Steve Asmussen at Oaklawn Park in Hot Springs, Ark., committed suicide Friday in Kentucky. Johnson was Asmussen’s shed foreman, a position that ranks a level below assistant trainer. He died two days following his 27th birthday. “He was a kind soul and a pleasure to be around,” Asmussen said Saturday. “I feel horrible for the whole Johnson family.” Johnson’s death comes a little more than a week after People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) released controversial video and audio footage recorded undercover in the...
  • Coyote Attacks Woman Walking Dog in Rockland County ( NY )

    03/27/2014 12:59:33 PM PDT · by george76 · 42 replies
    NBC 4 New York ^ | Mar 26, 2014
    The woman took off her jacket during the attack and used it to try to shield herself against the coyote. She then ran to a neighbor's home for refuge. The coyote ran into a backyard, where it was shot and killed by an Orangetown police officer, authorities say. The woman told police the coyote appeared to be more focused on attacking her, not her dog
  • 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...
  • This meme almost makes me want to join PETA

    03/02/2014 1:06:07 PM PST · by The Looking Spoon · 37 replies
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 3-2-14 | The Looking Spoon
    Almost...but not really
  • Texas Pol Hopes to Gather His Road Kill -- And Eat it Too (PETA approves)

    02/23/2014 4:55:32 AM PST · by Libloather · 20 replies
    NBC News ^ | 2/22/14 | Elisha Fieldstadt
    **SNIP** While collecting and eating roadkill is legal in some states, Texas banned “engaging in the collection of any animal life on public roads or the right-of-way of public roads” in 2007, according to Texas Parks and Wildlife. Nathan argued on his Facebook page that in one year, in one Texas county, Department of Transportation employees removed more than 1,400 deer from the roadways, in an operation that was costly to taxpayers. Plus, “That meat goes to waste. Why not utilize it," he told The Associated Press.
  • USDA Considering New Zoo Regs at Request of PETA

    02/08/2014 7:57:09 AM PST · by ColdOne · 3 replies
    freebeacon.com ^ | 2/7/14 | Elizabeth Harrington
    The U.S. Department of Agriculture is considering adopting new regulations for zoos at the request of People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) that would require “humane” treatment for bears. The proposed rules would mandate the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) to hire a “bear expert,” prohibit bear pits, and require rules so bears are not “stressed, frustrated, and bored.” PETA, which killed 1,792 stray cats and dogs in 2013, first petitioned the USDA to adopt its rules in 2012. The agency began accepting comments on its petition last November, and extended the comment period on Monday.
  • Documents show PETA killed nearly 2,000 shelter animals in 2013

    02/07/2014 6:10:34 AM PST · by Cringing Negativism Network · 5 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | February 5 2014, updated February 6 2014 | Daily Mail Reporter
    According to the Center for Consumer Freedom, PETA has killed over 31,000 animals since 1998 Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2552518/Animal-house-horrors-Investigation-reveals-PETA-killed-nearly-2-000-shelter-animals-2013-alone.html#ixzz2se4hLvMr Follow us: @MailOnline on Twitter | DailyMail on Facebook
  • PETA member wants roadside memorial for chickens

    02/06/2014 12:45:34 PM PST · by Responsibility2nd · 72 replies
    Assoc. Press ^ | 02/06/2014 | Assoc. Press
    GAINESVILLE, Ga. — An animal rights advocate wants to place a roadside memorial in Georgia to remember several chickens killed in a highway wreck. A member of People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals filed an application for the memorial Wednesday with the Georgia Department of Transportation.
  • Man Who Sold Fur Coat To Namath Says Business Booming Since Super Bowl

    02/04/2014 7:37:24 AM PST · by rktman · 38 replies
    newyork.cbslocal.com ^ | 2/3/2014 | unknown
    According to the Internet, the flashy fur coat worn by Joe Namath during the botched coin toss was one of the biggest stars of Super Bowl XLVIII. It even has its own Twitter account.
  • Broadway Joe Namath Wears Fur Coat For Coin Toss

    02/02/2014 7:17:23 PM PST · by rktman · 44 replies
    newyork.cbslocal.com ^ | 2/2/2014 | unknown
    PETA ✔ @peta Follow TOO many. RT @a_ryan88 Yo @peta, how many animals died to make Joe Namath's fur coat?
  • PETA to Bigfoot Hunters: You Shouldn't 'Shoot and Kill It' Just Because You Can

    02/02/2014 1:13:42 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 38 replies
    |Myrtle Beach News Examiner ^ | February 1, 2014 | Norman Byrd
    The People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) are certain about one thing, even though they do not acknowledge that Bigfoot is real: It is just as unethical to kill a Sasquatch as it would be any other animal. In a report posted by the CBS Houston on Jan. 30, the animal rights activists reacted to the idea much as expected, because to members of their organization, shooting and killing a living creature, whether it be for food or sport, is an atrocity. PETA spokesperson Lindsay Rajt told The Houston Chronicle: “As an organization we do oppose hunting of...
  • Philosopher Who Gave the New Atheists Their Theoretical Foundations Became Convinced that God Exists

    01/24/2014 7:51:27 PM PST · by Enza Ferreri · 30 replies
    Enza Ferreri Blog ^ | 29 December 2013 | Enza Ferreri
    British professor Antony Flew wrote over thirty philosophical works which established the foundations for atheism for half a century. His 1950 paper "Theology and Falsification" was the most reprinted philosophical publication of the 20th century. In December 2004 Flew announced in a symposium and subsequent video that he had completely changed his view and now, based on scientific evidence, believed that God exists. In 2007 he wrote the book There Is a God (Amazon USA) (Amazon UK) , subtitled How the World's Most Notorious Atheist Changed His Mind. This is the man without whose ideas the various Richard Dawkins,...
  • PETA Compares MLK Legacy to Animal Abuse

    01/20/2014 2:33:06 PM PST · by Kaslin · 27 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 20, 2014 | Christine Rousselle
    People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) is no stranger to controversy. Past tactics by the group include nearly nude billboards to protest fur, campaigns comparing farming practices to the Holocaust, and demanding that fish be referred to as "sea kittens." Now, PETA has once again stirred the pot, tweeting today about honoring Martin Luther King, Jr. and "the plight of animals who are tortured, abused & neglected." PETA also released a webpage superimposing King's quotes over pictures of animals. This is basically par for the course for an organization that euthanizes nearly 90 percent of animals in its...
  • Illinois Law Grounds PETA Drones Meant to Harass Hunters

    01/01/2014 5:02:19 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 29 replies
    Breitbart's Big Government ^ | December 31, 2013 | Robert Wilde
    Illinois passed a new state law that set back the efforts of the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA), making the use of drones to interfere with hunters and fishermen prohibited. The law was created in response to PETA’s plan to employ drones called “air angels” to monitor outdoors enthusiasts engaged in hunting and fishing nationwide. Of course, the motivation for many outdoorsman is to get away from technology and be in harmony with nature. But PETA has another plan for lovers of the wilderness. They want to spy on hunters as self appointed green police trying to...
  • 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.
  • Environmental Activists Pleads Guilty to Poaching [ Yellowstone Coalition ]

    12/23/2013 7:14:40 AM PST · by george76 · 28 replies
    Colorado Observer. ^ | December 23, 2013 | Audrey Hudson
    An environmental activist who pled guilty this month to poaching elk during a November hunting trip will resign his position as the Idaho director of the Greater Yellowstone Coalition. Marv Hoyt, a leading critic of mining activities on the health of sheep and cattle, killed three elk and left the carcasses of two behind to rot in the field. Hoyt had only one tag for one elk, and initially denied to fish and game officers he had killed the other two cows and tried to hide the carcasses with tree branches. Although the protection of elk is a central goal...
  • PETA: Ignore Sarah Palin's Defense, Cancel Duck Dynasty

    12/20/2013 5:51:08 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 54 replies
    Breitbart's Big Hollywood ^ | December 19, 2013 | Tony Lee
    On Thursday, PETA called for the cancellation of Duck Dynasty, one of the most highly-rated shows ever, a day after A&E suspended patriarch Phil Robertson for comments that were deemed to be "anti-gay." PETA, which has a history of slamming the show's cast members for hunting, accused the Duck Dynasty cast of "hating people and animals" and called on A&E to ignore former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin's Facebook post that said Robertson's suspension was an attack on "all of us" because "free speech is an endangered species." "PETA wants A&E to do more than suspend one of the characters on...
  • PETA Reprimands Teen Hunter After She’s Attacked by a Bear

    12/19/2013 1:38:57 AM PST · by Daffynition · 18 replies
    IxInsider ^ | Dec 17 2013 | staff As seen on The Real Story with G
    A Pennsylvania teen was attacked by a bear while hunting, causing injuries so severe that she almost lost her ear. Following the attack, PETA wrote her a letter, saying, “This seems to be a good opportunity to put yourself in the place of the individuals you and the rest of your hunting party were trying to kill. As terrifying as it must have been to be attacked by a bear, please consider the frightening and painful experiences that hunters set out to impose upon animals.” Lisa Lange, Senior Vice President of PETA, stood by the letter on Tuesday’s The Real...
  • U.S. wildlife managers urge lifting Yellowstone grizzly protections

    12/12/2013 4:51:01 PM PST · by george76 · 65 replies
    Reuters ^ | 12-12-2013 | Laura Zuckerman
    Yellowstone's grizzlies, now classified as a threatened species, were briefly removed from protected status by the federal government in 2007, when the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service declared that the outsized, hump-shouldered bears had made a healthy comeback. At the time, the number of grizzlies in the region had exceeded the government's recovery goal of 500 bears, the government said. But conservationists successfully challenged the de-listing in court, arguing that the government discounted climate changes ... On Wednesday, members of the Interagency Grizzly Bear Committee sought to reverse that decision, recommending a new de-listing after reviewing a report suggesting Yellowstone's...
  • CPW on hunt for stolen decoys ( Colorado )

    11/26/2013 8:13:25 AM PST · by george76 · 7 replies
    Montrose Daily Press ^ | November 25, 2013
    Colorado Parks and Wildlife is seeking information about the theft of waterfowl decoys and hunting blinds from the Escalante State Wildlife Area near Delta ... Colorado Parks and Wildlife had partnered with Ducks Unlimited members to teach kids and novices how to hunt ducks and geese.
  • Animals Were Harmed

    11/25/2013 5:18:20 AM PST · by bryan999 · 13 replies
    American Humane Association monitor Gina Johnson confided in an email to a colleague on April 7, 2011, about the star tiger in Ang Lee’s Life of Pi. While many scenes featuring “Richard Parker,” the Bengal tiger who shares a lifeboat with a boy lost at sea, were created using CGI technology, King, very much a real animal, was employed when the digital version wouldn’t suffice. “This one take with him just went really bad and he got lost trying to swim to the side,” Johnson wrote. “Damn near drowned.” King’s trainer eventually snagged him with a catch rope and dragged...
  • ANTI-HUNTERS GO NUTS: Hysteria Ensues as Huntress Posts Pic of Her Lion Hunt

    11/24/2013 4:15:14 AM PST · by Kaslin · 11 replies
    cashdaily ^ | November 24, 2013 | Doug Giles
    “If some animals are good at hunting and others are suitable for hunting, then the Gods must clearly smile on hunting.” - Aristotle Last week the animal right activists went into full doofus mode when the happy huntress, Melissa Bachman, posted pics on Facebook and Twitter of a lion she shot on her recent safari to South Africa. Being the most unhinged bipeds sucking air right now on God’s green earth, the anti-hunting lunatics, in a full-on hissy fit, demanded that Bachman be banned from South Africa for legally hunting a lion and stimulating their needy economy. In addition, they...
  • President Obama Accused by PETA of 'Pimping' for Turkey Industry

    11/23/2013 9:36:56 AM PST · by Marcus · 11 replies
    Yahoo Voices ^ | November 22, 2013 | Mark R. Whittington
    Thanksgiving is drawing nigh and with it, PETA's annual war on the holiday that features a lot of indulgence of turkey, stuffing, and other delightful confections. Oddly enough, President Obama is the object of their ire. Noting the annual pardoning of the thanksgiving turkey, PETA accused the president of "pimping" for the turkey industry and offered a lurid description of how the wonderful, succulent animal is slaughtered for the table.
  • Friction Over Wolf Reintroduction Spills Into Colorado ( and NM )

    11/21/2013 11:48:46 AM PST · by george76 · 107 replies
    Colorado Observer ^ | November 21, 2013 | Valerie Richardson
    Wildlife lovers clamoring to bring gray wolves to Colorado may want to pay attention to those wooden outhouse-style structures in rural Catron County, New Mexico. They’re called “kid cages,” and they’re built to protect children waiting at school bus stops–from wolves. “The wolf issue is an example, especially with the kid cages, about how you’re putting the interest of wildlife over the interests of human beings,” said filmmaker David Spady. “Every American should be concerned about seeing kids in cages and wolves out wandering around freely.” Spady’s remarks came during a Tuesday screening of his film, “Wolves in Government Clothing,”...
  • 'Hunger Games' star: 'Screw PETA'

    04/09/2012 2:55:00 PM PDT · by Perdogg · 36 replies
    Pass the squirrel guts on PETA bread, please. The Hunger Games' mega-hottie and Oscar nominee Jennifer Lawrence is apparently as cool in real life as she is playing Katniss, a bowhunting super badass survivor girl in the blockbuster movie.
  • 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. …
  • Federal judge rules no off-road vehicles on Richfield BLM lands ( Utah )

    11/08/2013 6:00:04 PM PST · by george76 · 26 replies
    KSL Broadcasting ^ | November 5th, 2013 | Amy Joi O'Donoghue
    SALT LAKE CITY — A coalition of conservation groups is hailing a federal judge's ruling Monday to strike down portions of the Richfield Bureau of Land Management plan they said gave deference to off-road vehicles at the expense of the environment. "This landmark decision is a resounding rejection of the BLM’s mismanagement of Utah’s stunning public lands,” said Stephen Bloch, legal director for the Southern Utah Wilderness Alliance. ... The Southern Utah Wilderness Alliance was among seven groups that filed a legal challenge to the Bush-era plans following their adoption in 2008, contending they imperiled pristine landscapes. The Richfield plan...
  • PETA Protests against Cyborg Cockroaches ‘RoboRoach’

    11/03/2013 3:20:28 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 9 replies
    hngn.com ^ | Nov 03, 2013 02:40 PM EST | Julie S |
    The government-funded Backyard Brains based in Michigan is selling a $99 DIY RoboRoach kit which allows people to use a living cockroach and treat it like a robot by remotely controlling it. ... The kit uses the same concept found in deep brain stimulation. People’s brains are stimulated by implanted electrodes which can help them control symptoms of neurological-based disorders such as Parkinson’s disease. Instead of people, the kit uses a live cockroach and instead of implanted electrodes, the latter is attached to the bug’s antennas. These electrodes would then send three-volt electricity bringing electrical shocks to the bug, making...
  • 'Washington Bravehearts' Trademarked by Neighbor of Redskins Owner Dan Snyder

    10/26/2013 6:18:17 AM PDT · by tobyhill · 57 replies
    Bleacher Report ^ | 10/26/2013 | BY PATRICK CLARKE
    In what could be the most bizarre development in the ongoing debate over the Washington Redskins nickname, TMZ reports that a neighbor of team owner Dan Snyder, Aris Mardirossian, has trademarked the name "Washington Bravehearts." The report states that the trademark application filed by Mardirossian says that he plans to use the name for "entertainment in the nature of football games." Mardirossian, who reportedly lives on the same block as Snyder in Potomac, Md., is an affluent patent investor who developed a relationship with Snyder a few years ago when the two men battled the county in an effort to...
  • Who Cares for the Fleas?

    10/25/2013 5:16:01 AM PDT · by kimtom · 24 replies
    http://www.apologeticspress.org ^ | 5/28/2012 | Dave Miller, Ph.D.
    The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA), the Humane Society, and other animal rights groups have devoted themselves for years to preventing cruelty to animals. Such groups now seek to convince the rest of the world that animals should be “celebrated” and treated like “family” (e.g., “About Us…,” 2011). Such humanistic, evolution-based thinking has resulted in the frequent arrest and prosecution of those who are deemed guilty of mistreating animals. For example, a woman in Missouri was “charged with six counts of felony animal abuse after authorities seized six dogs from a flea-infested property in Iron...
  • Ft. Collins man, Benjamin Gilmore, guilty in $10M arson fire that damaged condo complex, other bldg.

    10/18/2013 5:27:28 PM PDT · by george76 · 5 replies
    Denver Channel ^ | 10/18/2013
    Colorado - The Gilmore case attracted national attention because he supported demonstrations at an Occupy Wall Street encampment a block away from where the fire was started. Occupy activists were protesting against economic inequality and government policies favoring the wealthy. The early-morning fire caused an estimated $10 million damage to a four-story apartment complex under construction and the occupied Penny Flats condominium and retail building next door.
  • PETA to Redskins: Keep Name, Change Mascot to Potato

    10/15/2013 2:46:57 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 45 replies
    Brietbart Sports ^ | October 14, 2013
    Don't change the legendary Redskins name. Just change the logo," PETA writes. "By keeping the name and adopting a heart-healthy, appeeling logo, the Washington Redskins would set a powerful example on and off the field. And that's no small potatoes." PETA continues with their "ingenious" and "healthy" suggestion:
  • Eco-saboteur Rebecca Rubin pleads guilty to arson, but won't give up any names

    10/13/2013 9:40:22 AM PDT · by george76 · 17 replies
    Oregon Live ^ | October 11, 2013 | Bryan Denson
    Rubin rose before Chief U.S. District Judge Ann Aiken in Portland, where she pleaded guilty to a dozen crimes – in Colorado, Oregon and California – as part of the underground Earth Liberation Front and Animal Liberation Front. ... Assistant U.S. Attorney Stephen F. Peifer recounted Rubin's crimes as part of the largest group of eco-saboteurs ever taken down by the FBI. They called themselves The Family and committed an estimated $40 million in damage from 1996 to 2001. ... the terms of the highly structured plea agreement sets limits on the number of years Rubin will spend in prison....
  • These moronic hunters actually shot and killed a rare albino moose

    10/11/2013 6:25:01 AM PDT · by chessplayer · 276 replies
    My, don't they look proud. But after shooting this rare albino moose near Belle Cote in Nova Scotia last week — and posting the pics to social media — the trio has sparked considerable outrage, particularly among the region's Mi'kmaq indigenous community. These guys breached a kind of unwritten code of conduct that has also upset many in the hunting community.
  • Want to show your cat affection? Think twice before stroking it [truncated]

    10/08/2013 10:23:25 AM PDT · by Slings and Arrows · 181 replies
    Daily Mail [UK] ^ | 7 October 2013 | Victoria Woollaston
    If you really love your cat, don’t stroke it. Researchers say that the pets become stressed if they’re constantly petted. Animal behaviour experts discovered that cats released hormones linked to anxiety when they were handled by humans. In fact, the tests appeared to show that no cats enjoyed being stroked. Some were prepared to tolerate it – but they were the individuals that showed the highest levels of distress. The researchers concluded that genuine cat lovers should avoid constantly petting their feline friends to spare their feelings. -snip- The research also dispelled the popular belief that cats are solitary creatures...
  • Wycliffe rancher losing cattle to grizzlies ( Canada )

    10/01/2013 1:13:03 PM PDT · by george76 · 25 replies
    Cranbrook Daily Townsman ^ | September 30, 2013 | Sally MacDonald
    In his 63 years ranging cattle at Pine Butte Ranch in Wycliffe, Ray Van Steinburg has never had grizzly bears take down a cow. That is, until earlier this month, when he and other ranch workers found the carcasses of two cows about 100 feet apart on the 15,000 hectare property. The cows weigh about 1,400 pounds each. They set up a motion-detected camera at the site of one of the kills and caught amazing footage of not one but two grizzlies approaching the kill, feeding on it, and even wrestling with each other. Van Steinburg said that while his...
  • Environmental groups downplay wolf attacks

    09/18/2013 9:27:23 PM PDT · by george76 · 20 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 09/16/2013 | William Perry Pendley
    Sixteen-year-old Noah Graham of Solway is lucky to be alive after being attacked without warning by a wolf while sitting at a campfire with friends last month on Lake Winnibigoshish near the town of Bemidji in far northern Minnesota. ... the willingness of the Clinton administration to accede to the demands of DOW and other environmental groups, wolves were reintroduced in Yellowstone National Park in 1994 and quickly spread over a 500-mile radius to all corners of Idaho, Montana, and Wyoming. Earlier this month, a pack of wolves stampeded 176 sheep — two were bitten and killed; one was half...
  • PETA Creates Billboard After Camden Child's Chaining

    09/14/2013 2:27:04 PM PDT · by Kid Shelleen · 7 replies
    NBC News ( Philly) ^ | 09/14/2013 | Vince Lattanzio
    Kids don't belong in chains. Dogs don't, either. That's the message a new billboard will soon be sending to the people of Camden, N.J. Designed by the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA), the billboard is a response to Tuesday's arrest of a Camden mother, who along with her boyfriend, allegedly chained her son to a radiator pipe. The billboard depicts a baby boy with a shackle around his neck attached to a chain going into the ground.
  • PETA billboard in Camden to feature baby chained by neck

    09/13/2013 6:28:40 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 28 replies
    South Jersey Times NJ.com ^ | September 13, 2013
    CAMDEN — City and child advocacy officials are calling foul on animal rights group PETA, after it announced Friday it plans to purchase a billboard in Camden that would portray a baby with a collar and chained by the neck.
  • PETA says MLK's dream applies to animals, too

    08/28/2013 6:56:28 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 22 replies
    washingtontimes.com ^ | August 28, 2013 | Jacqueline Klimas
    Among the civil rights activists who attended Wednesday’s commemoration of the 1963 March on Washington were members of PETA, who said the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.’s dream of equality extends to our furry friends. A few volunteers for People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals attended the ceremonies wearing shirts advocating for vegan’s rights. They declined to talk to a reporter, referring questions to their headquarters, where Senior Vice President Kathy Guillermo said the group was invited to participate by the event’s organizers and wanted to show that equal rights should extend not just to all people, but to...