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  • Rand Paul wins PETA praise for ripping $4M tests on alcoholic RATS

    02/04/2021 11:27:32 AM PST · by RandFan · 14 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | Feb 4 | Paul Bedard
    People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals surprised GOP Sen. Rand Paul today with a great big hug for questioning costly and weird animal tests funded by Uncle Sam. In a letter to the Kentucky senator, the animal rights group credited him for prompting those who experiment on animals to reveal details of their secretive world. “We urge you to keep telling it like it is and do all you can to redirect funds from studies to superior animal-free methods,” wrote PETA Senior Vice President Kathy Guillermo in the letter shared with Secrets. At issue is Paul’s annual report on...
  • Costco pulling products allegedly made with forced monkey labor

    10/29/2020 9:42:18 AM PDT · by Daveinyork · 40 replies
    NY Post ^ | October 28, 2020 | Gabrielle Fonrouge
    The alleged use of forced monkey labor has led Costco to stop selling Thai-made coconut products. People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) has been tracking such animal abuse since 2019, while urging retailers to pull merchandise made from the bad actors to discourage the practice, USA Today reported. “No kind shopper wants monkeys to be chained up and treated like coconut-picking machines,” PETA president Ingrid Newkirk said in a statement, according to the outlet. “Costco made the right call to reject animal exploitation, and PETA is calling on holdouts like Kroger to follow suit.” PETA’s investigation found chained-up...
  • Former NFL Quarterback Jay Cutler Receives Backlash on Social Media for Elk Hunting

    10/05/2020 10:34:28 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 20 replies
    Outdoorhub ^ | 10.05.20 | Keenan Crow
    Jay Cutler is receiving backlash on social media after posting a series of photos to his Instagram with a bull elk he was able to harvest during a recent hunt. The former NFL quarterback posted the photos last week from his New Mexico elk hunt. “It’s a wrap in NM. Amazing hunt. Short but sweet,” he wrote in the caption of the photo posted on Thursday. Jay did receive some love from the likes of elk hunting legend, Cameron Hanes, along with a handful of former teammates. Former Chicago Bears tight end Zack Miller commented “Pew pew!! Or was it...
  • Oscar De La Torre: Racism Within PETA Needs To Be Addressed

    10/01/2020 6:54:45 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 11 replies
    Paulick Report ^ | October 1, 2020
    Oscar de la Torre, an activist and organizer who has led efforts to protect backstretch workers at Southern California racetracks, recently authored an opinion piece in the Spanish language newspaper La Opinión in which he said animal rights extremists have subjected Hispanic workers to openly hostile racism while protesting against horse racing at Santa Anita and Del Mar. “Based on my experience over the last several years helping to organize largely immigrant Latinx workers in the horse racing community in California,” de la Torre wrote in an English language version of the article sent to the Paulick Report, “it is...
  • Disturbing video shows CEO Jeffrey Previte abusing 4-month-old dog

    09/12/2020 7:24:56 AM PDT · by GrandJediMasterYoda · 22 replies ^ | 9/12/20 | By Kate Sheehy
    Disturbing video shows CEO Jeffrey Previte abusing 4-month-old dog A business CEO was caught on horrifying video violently tossing around and slapping his 4-month-old pup — and cops have now launched an investigation into the incident, reports say. Jeffrey Previte, the 46-year-old head of a California environmental-consulting firm, was caught on the disturbing surveillance footage grabbing his pitbull Beachy by the ear and neck as he dragged the pooch into a hallway off the parking garage at his Santa Monica condominium building Aug. 22, the Daily Mail said. A worker manning the front desk said he heard the dog crying,...
  • Black Lives Matter Supporters Run Over and Brutally Beat Raccoon to Death, Claim Only White People Worry About Animals (VIDEO)

    08/19/2020 6:31:16 PM PDT · by White Lives Matter · 185 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | August 19, 2020 | Cassandra Fairbanks
    .Black Lives Matter supporters ran over a raccoon twice before beating it to death with a baseball bat and posting it online in a horrific act of animal cruelty. The incident took place in New York City, as onlookers watched and cheered.
  • Eating More Plants and Less Meat Lowers Blood Pressure, Study Finds...Changing to a complete vegetarian diet isn't necessary to heart health benefits, discover researchers

    08/13/2020 6:40:57 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 48 replies
    The Epoch Times ^ | By Mat Lecompte August 13, 2020 Updated: August 13, 2020
    New research finds that a plant-based diet can lower blood pressure even if small amounts of meat and dairy are also consumed. The study from the University of Warwick suggests that any effort to eat more plant-based foods can benefit blood pressure and reduce the risk of heart attacks. Researchers reviewed 41 studies involving 8,416 participants, which included the effects of seven different plant-based diets on blood pressure. These included the DASH diet, Mediterranean, Vegetarian, Vegan, Nordic, high fiber, and high fruit and vegetables. The clinical trials offered a systematic review which concluded that most of these diets were able...
  • Supermarkets snub coconut goods picked by monkeys

    07/04/2020 8:29:13 PM PDT · by DUMBGRUNT · 81 replies
    BBC ^ | 3 July 2020
    The monkeys are snatched from the wild and trained to pick up to 1,000 coconuts a day, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (Peta) said The animal rights group said pigtailed macaques in Thailand were treated like "coconut-picking machines". In a statement, Waitrose said: "As part of our animal welfare policy, we have committed to never knowingly sell any products sourced from monkey labour. Male monkeys are able to pick up to 1,000 coconuts a day, Peta says. It's thought that a human can pick about 80. It said it also discovered "monkey schools", where the animals were trained...
  • Eating meat IMPROVES mental health and one in three vegetarians are depressed, study claims

    04/29/2020 5:44:44 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 48 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | 12:45 EDT, 29 April 2020 | Joe Pinkstone
    A vegetarian or vegan diet may be increasing the likelihood of depression, a US-based study has found. People with a plant-based diet were twice as likely to take prescription drugs for mental illness and nearly three times as likely to contemplate suicide. The report, which looked at more than 160,000 people, also found that a shocking one in three vegetarians suffer from depression or anxiety. Researchers reviewed 18 studies examining the relationship between mental health and eating meat, involving a total of 160,257 participants. They concluded that vegetarians and vegans had “significantly” higher rates or risk of depression, anxiety and...

    12/05/2019 1:31:28 AM PST · by CaptainPhilFan · 16 replies
    Animal Equality ^ | 12/5/19 | Lisa
    Just had both of my EffBook accounts jailed for posting this news item. I guess they had issues with my calling these subhuman scum muzlims and hindus. This is beyond disgusting. I foolishly looked at the video. Effing diversity.
  • PETA to Marines: Stop Guzzling Snake Blood During Jungle Training

    03/06/2020 5:24:25 AM PST · by major_gaff · 49 replies ^ | 5 Mar 2020 | Gina Harkins
    A top animal rights group wants Marines to trade the reptiles and other animals they're eating during an annual jungle training exercise for plants and other vegan survival options.
  • Vegans protest Starbucks over ‘insane’ policies: ‘Everyone should be intolerant of cruelty'

    02/08/2020 2:36:14 AM PST · by Libloather · 35 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 2/07/20 | Dillon Thompson
    Vegans across the country are protesting Starbucks for its "insane" institution of a "vegan tax" against non-dairy drinkers. The controversy, which stems from the fact that the coffee chain typically charges extra for plant-based milk options, has led to sit-ins at Starbucks locations nationwide, Insider reported. PETA, the animal rights group, has organized many of the protests, which have taken place in cities such as San Diego, Queens, N.Y., and Meriden Township, Minn., as well as outside the home of the company’s CEO, Kevin Johnson. **SNIP** The protests began in December 2019, when PETA announced it was purchasing shares of...
  • Groundhog Day star Punxsutawney Phil should retire and be replaced by a robot, PETA says

    01/31/2020 5:31:46 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 32 replies
    The Sun UK via Fox News ^ | 01/30/2020 | David Boroff
    Punxsutawney Phil undergoes “great stress” every year on Groundhog Day and should be replaced by a robot, the leader of PETA says. Ingrid Newkirk writes in a letter to the furry celebrity’s Groundhog Club that Phil deserves a break and should be allowed to retire. The request, posted on PETA’s website, comes ahead of Sunday’s annual ceremony which will determine whether spring arrives early this year. If Phil sees his shadow this weekend in the small Pennsylvania town, he will retreat and winter will continue for six weeks. If Phil does not see his shadow, spring will be here soon....
  • PETA calls out Conor McGregor, 'Cowboy' Cerrone over python jacket

    01/21/2020 5:31:10 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 17 replies
    Fox News ^ | 01/21/2020 | Alexandra Deabler
    It looks like PETA wants to enter the octagon with Conor McGregor and “Cowboy” Cerrone this weekend. The People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals called out the famous UFC fighters on Twitter after McGregor and competitor Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone had a friendly back-and-forth about the latter’s python jacket. The exchange, which took place during a press conference with the two fighters before their upcoming fight Saturday, started with McGregor interrupting Cerrone to compliment his coat. “That’s one hell of a coat, Donald, my God. I got to give credit where credit is due,” McGregor starts, before asking why kind...
  • AOC in PETA doghouse after adopting purebred French bulldog -- instead of setting example with rescue pup

    01/10/2020 4:30:56 AM PST · by knighthawk · 74 replies
    Fox News ^ | January 10 2020 | Danielle Wallace
    Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, was slammed by the animal rights organization PETA on Thursday for not being a good role model. The New York Democrat could have influenced her millions of social media followers by adopting a rescue mutt from a shelter, PETA argued, but instead the congresswoman took home a purebred French bulldog. “AOC had a chance to set a compassionate, responsible example in the face of the homeless-animal crisis, but instead, she apparently inadvertently contributed to the problem,” PETA President Ingrid Newkirk said in a letter. “PETA is urging her supporters not to follow her lead in this case...
  • Plants Emit Ultrasonic ‘Screams’ When Stressed: Study

    01/07/2020 12:08:38 PM PST · by Red Badger · 84 replies
    The Epoch Times ^ | Updated: December 10, 2019 | By Isabel van Brugen
    Some plants emit a high frequency distress sound when they are placed under environmental stress, a team of researchers at Tel Aviv University in Israel has found. The team, led by Itzhak Khait, examined the sounds emitted by tomato and tobacco plants when stressed by insufficient water or when their stems are cut. Microphones recorded ultrasonic sounds between 20 and 100 kilohertz emitted by the plants in both cases, the study found. The sounds emitted by the stressed plants are at frequencies unable to be heard by humans, however the team of scientists believes “some organisms” can hear the sounds...
  • Doctors Want FDA To Warn Women About Cheese And Breast Cancer Link

    10/15/2019 7:35:28 AM PDT · by Dr. Sivana · 56 replies ^ | 10/15/2019 | Darwin Malicdem
    PCRM has called on the federal government to consider adding label to cheese products that would warn women about the risk of breast cancer. Doctors said hormones found in cow milk-based cheese could contribute to development of the disease. […]document highlights a study that found high-fat cheese products could increase breast cancer risk by 53 percent in women. PCRM aims to promote plant-based nutrition and lower consumption of animal products for better health. Up to 12,000 members agreed with the findings that cheese made from cow’s milk could be harmful. These potentially harmful hormones include IGF-1, which has been directly...
  • Estimates of bird collision mortality at wind facilities in the contiguous United States

    09/23/2019 3:02:06 PM PDT · by CedarDave · 39 replies
    Science Direct ^ | December 2013 | Scott R. Loss, Tom Will, Peter P. Marra
    Abstract Wind energy has emerged as a promising alternative to fossil fuels, yet the impacts of wind facilities on wildlife remain unclear. Prior studies estimate between 10,000 and 573,000 fatal bird collisions with U.S. wind turbines annually; however, these studies do not differentiate between turbines with a monopole tower and those with a lattice tower, the former of which now comprise the vast majority of all U.S. wind turbines and the latter of which are largely being de-commissioned. We systematically derived an estimate of bird mortality for U.S. monopole turbines by applying inclusion criteria to compiled studies, identifying correlates of...
  • PETA billboard in Baltimore compares Kushner to rat and labels him a 'rich pest'

    08/22/2019 2:24:43 AM PDT · by Libloather · 26 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 8/20/19 | Zachary Halaschak
    A billboard supported by People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals went up in Baltimore that compares President Trump’s son-in-law Jared Kushner to a rat. The billboard alludes to Trump’s recent comments that Baltimore is a “rat and rodent infected mess,” and features a cartoon rat grasping a piece of cheese with the caption “poor guy just trying to survive” next to a cartoon of Kushner lounging on a stack of money with the caption “rich pest.” **SNIP** “Smart, social, resourceful rats who are just trying to eke out an existence suffer when entitled landlords neglect humane rodent-control measures,” PETA...
  • Watermelons to replace piglets in California fair event

    07/21/2019 5:29:24 PM PDT · by dayglored · 51 replies
    Associated Press ^ | July 21, 2019 | Not Specified
    <p>SANTA ROSA, Calif. (AP) — Watermelons are set to replace piglets in an annual event celebrating agriculture at a California fair.</p> <p>The Press Democrat reported Saturday that the Sonoma County Fair has eliminated the pig scramble from Farmers Day due to rising public concern and protests over animal welfare.</p>