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  • Animal rights group PETA continues targeting Iditarod sponsors

    03/08/2023 11:51:33 AM PST · by Morgana · 14 replies
    WSAZ TV 3 ^ | March 4, 2023 | WSAZ
    *video on link* But a top executive of the Iditarod says sponsors come and go and the future of the race is not threatened. Several big-name national sponsors have walked away from the annual Alaska sled dog race in recent years, while other local sponsors and a handful of national companies remain as partners.
  • PETA calls out Georgia for ‘outdated’ use of live bulldog mascot following national championship

    01/13/2023 7:22:56 AM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 109 replies
    NY Post ^ | 01/13/2023 | Ryan Morik , Fox News
    PETA is calling for the University of Georgia to be “a winner not only in football but also in its treatment of” animals. In the wake of its second straight National Championship, the animal rights organization wants the school to immediately halt its use of its live mascot, an English bulldog named Uga. The group claims that the school’s use of Uga “drives demand for breathing-impaired breeds (BIBs),” like pugs, boxers, and English and French bulldogs. “As the back-to-back national champion, can’t UGA find it in its heart to honestly examine the impact of its promotion of deformed dogs and...
  • New York will BAN pet stores from selling dogs, cats and rabbits from 2024 to crack down on breeders

    12/15/2022 5:37:55 PM PST · by algore · 47 replies
    New York will ban pet stores from selling dogs, cats and rabbits beginning in 2024 under a new bill designed to crack down on corporate breeders. Gov. Kathy Hochul signed the Puppy Mill Pipeline bill into law on Thursday, months after it passed the State Legislature, after facing mounting pressure from animal rights activists who argue that breeding facilities subject pets to inhumane conditions and saddle unassuming customers with high veterinary bills. Pet store owners, however, have spent the past few months railing against the measure, saying it would put them out of business and have unintended consequences that would...
  • WATCH: LA Rams Linebackers Bobby Wagner And Takkarist McKinley Sack Animal Rights Activist At 40-Yard Line

    10/04/2022 6:50:25 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 42 replies
    Daily Wire ^ | Oct 4, 2022 | By Brandon Drey
    Los Angeles Rams linebackers Bobby Wagner and Takkarist McKinley tackled an animal rights activist who disrupted the team’s game against the San Francisco 49ers during Monday Night Football. Just before halftime, a member of Direct Action Everywhere, an animal rights group, who were attending Monday night’s game ran across the 49ers Levi’s Stadium with a device releasing red and pink smoke to raise awareness about a massive pig factory farm allegedly hiding its abuses inside the facility. The nonprofit reports Allison Fluty and Alex Taylor were cited, with one still in police custody, after running onto the field at separate...
  • Army secretly allows shooting dogs, cats for research

    09/30/2022 11:32:48 AM PDT · by deplorableindc · 44 replies
    NY Post ^ | Sept. 30, 2022
    WASHINGTON — It’s not just curiosity killing the cat anymore — it could be the Army. The Army Medical Research and Development Command has quietly allowed shooting cats and dogs for wound experiments despite a 1983 Defense Department ban on the practice, according to a policy update obtained by The Post. While the change was made as early as 2020, it’s being publicized for the first time after the Army command turned aside a bid by People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals to find out how many such experiments had been conducted since the switch.
  • PETA calls for women to go on sex strike against men who eat meat

    09/24/2022 7:08:24 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 88 replies
    New York Post ^ | September 24, 2022 | Belinda Palmada
    People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA)’s German division claims devouring sausages and schnitzel is a symptom of toxic masculinity, that it’s killing the planet. The non-profit organization has urged women to go on a sex strike to “save the world”. During Friday’s episode of Sky News Australia’s NewsDay, available to stream on Flash, Laura Weyman-Jones, marketing manager for PETA Australia discussed the ban.
  • WATCH: Activists interrupt first NFL game to protest arrest of animal rights advocates

    09/09/2022 7:46:55 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 20 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | September 09, 2022 09:41 AM | by Cami Mondeaux
    VIDEO AT LINK............... Two activists interrupted the first game of the NFL season Thursday night in an apparent protest against the arrest of two animal rights advocates who were charged in 2017 for “rescuing” piglets from a factory farm. Katia Shokrai and Emek Echo, two activists with Direct Action Everywhere, stormed the field during the football game as the Buffalo Bills faced the Los Angeles Rams at SoFi Stadium in California. The pair ran across the field with smoke flares in their hands before being tackled by security guards. The activists were protesting the arrest of two of the group’s...
  • Can you believe this shish?! Man ENRAGES animal rights activists by calmly eating kebab in front of them as they spill gallons of fake blood outside Dior, Louis Vuitton and Nike stores during protest

    08/28/2022 11:30:46 AM PDT · by DFG · 42 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | 08/28/2022 | MELISSA KOENIG
    A man was filmed happily eating a shish kebab in front of animal rights activists as they protested outside several New York City stores. The man, who has not yet been identified, was filmed eating his shish kebab in front of the Nike store in New York City on Saturday, where animal rights groups were protesting the company's use of animal products. He came off the street and started eating his meal in front of the activists, according to @ViralNewsNYC, at which point a woman confronts him and tells him: 'You're disgusting. Who do you think you are?
  • Vegan protestors seal themselves in CEMENT outside Starbucks in protest against 50 cent charge for non-dairy milk that 'discriminates against people who are concerned for cows'

    08/24/2022 2:25:03 PM PDT · by Morgana · 100 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | August 24, 2022 | Tom Brown
    A trend that kicked off last summer with protestors supergluing themselves to Starbucks venues has taken its next step. But that next step has landed protestors inside blocks of concrete, with placard-waving protestors closing off the entrance to a Nashville Starbucks by embedding themselves. In a campaign meant to show how vegan protestors are refusing to budge, the protestors waved signs asking Starbucks to 'end the vegan upcharge' on plant-based milks. Starbucks said: 'We respect our customers’ rights to respectfully voice their opinions so long as it does not disrupt our store operations.' The company said customers can add a...
  • Italian woman has had enough of being enriched (cat being bbq'd in public)

    08/24/2022 11:08:30 PM PDT · by DallasBiff · 36 replies
    Twitter ^ | 8/2/22 | Crypto Only
    She'll be in jail for racism by the end of the week
  • Three New York Starbucks gear up for historic union vote

    11/08/2021 5:54:30 AM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 12 replies
    NY Post ^ | 11/07/2021 | David Meyer
    Three Starbucks shops in New York could be the first in the massive US coffee chain to unionize, pending a worker vote set to start Wednesday. A total of around 100 employees at the upstate shops in Buffalo, Cheektowaga and Hamburg will have four weeks to cast their ballots for or against forming a union at the locations, Bloomberg reported. “It’s a much bigger deal than the number of [affected workers] would suggest. Winning is contagious, and it could spread like wildfire,” former National Labor Review Board Chair Wilma Liebman told the news outlet.
  • Starbucks employees in Buffalo go on strike

    01/06/2022 11:21:50 AM PST · by PGR88 · 16 replies
    Consumer Affairs ^ | January 6, 2022 | Mark Huffman
    Less than a month after voting to form a union, employees at a Starbucks store in Buffalo, N.Y., have gone on strike over grievances about working conditions. Six employees on the schedule to work instead formed a picket line in front of the store. Three other employees reported to work as scheduled, but Starbucks closed the location for the day. The striking employees stated that the surge in coronavirus cases and illnesses among the staff had created “unsafe working conditions.” In recent days, Buffalo area Starbucks locations have been operating on a take-out-only basis. “Pressure to go to work is...
  • Starbucks 'is considering quitting Facebook because of ''hateful'' responses to its social posts'

    05/09/2021 5:53:45 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 42 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 5-9-21 | HARRIET ALEXANDER
    Starbucks is reportedly considering closing its Facebook page as a result of the 'hateful comments' in response to some of their posts. An internal memo, obtained by Buzzfeed, showed concern within Starbucks at the rhetoric on the site. Starbucks mainly posts information about their beverages on the page, which is followed by 35 million people - but they also respond to social issues, such as the conviction of Derek Chauvin for the murder of George Floyd, and the wave of anti-Asian attacks.
  • Crime Wave: Starbucks Closing 16 Locations In Cities Around The Nation Over 'Safety Concerns'

    07/12/2022 8:39:12 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 23 replies
    Red State ^ | 07/12/2022 | Bob Hoge
    Starbucks is closing 16 locations in cities around the nation after the coffee giant’s employees reported a string of “personal safety” incidents, the Wall Street Journal reported Tuesday. Translation: Crime is skyrocketing and our workers are too terrified to even show up at these locations.The company will shutter six stores in both Seattle and Los Angeles, two in Portland, and one each in Philadelphia and Washington, D.C. by the end of July. What do all those locations have in common? They’re in deep-blue areas with soft-on-crime district attorneys and past support of the “defund the police” movement. How’d that work...
  • 7-Eleven Encourages Los Angeles Franchises to Close amid String of Armed Robberies, Murders ["It is unclear whether the violence had anything to do with the chain’s National 7/11 Day promotion, which offered customers a free Slurpee"]

    07/12/2022 1:42:17 PM PDT · by grundle · 29 replies
    National Review via ^ | July 12, 2022 | Isaac Schorr
    As Sunday night gave way to Monday morning (“National 7/11 Day”), a string of Los Angeles area 7-Elevens were robbed and two people — one customer and one clerk — were killed. Three others were wounded in the five armed robberies that occurred over the course of the late evening and early morning. “Our hearts are with the victims and their loved ones. We are gathering information on this terrible tragedy and working with local law enforcement,” said 7-Eleven in a statement. “Right now, our focus is on Franchisee, associate and customer safety. With that in mind, we encouraged stores...
  • Starbucks is closing 16 stores across Los Angeles, Portland, Seattle, and other cities due to a high frequency of 'challenging incidents' — see the list [Check out the reader comments]

    07/12/2022 12:41:30 PM PDT · by grundle · 89 replies
    Business Insider via ^ | July 12, 2022 | Mary Meisenzahl
    Starbucks is closing 16 stores in Portland, Seattle, Los Angeles, Philadelphia, and Washington, DC. The closures are due to "challenging incidents" that make stores unsafe for workers and customers, Starbucks says. The stores will close by the end of July. Starbucks is permanently closing 16 locations around the US by the end of July, The Wall Street Journal first reported. "After careful consideration, we are closing some stores in locations that have experienced a high volume of challenging incidents that make it unsafe to continue to operate, to open new locations with safer conditions," a Starbucks spokesperson told Insider. The...
  • Starbucks Closing Some Stores, Citing Safety Concerns in Certain Cafes

    07/12/2022 7:23:09 AM PDT · by Bon of Babble · 63 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | July 11, 2022 | Heather Haddon
    Coffee chain said it is permanently closing 16 cafes after workers reported drug use by members of the public and crime concerns
  • Starbucks CEO Considers Walking Back ‘Open Bathroom’ Policy To Protect Customers

    06/11/2022 6:20:30 PM PDT · by blam · 14 replies
    Zubu Brothers ^ | 6-11-2022
    Starbucks considers walking back its “all inclusive” bathroom policy, first instituted in 2018 following the arrest of two black men at a store in Philadelphia who were denied bathroom use until they made a purchase. The policy was an unmitigated disaster as Starbucks bathrooms in some areas of the country transformed into homeless shelters and a safe space for drug addicts to shoot up. CEO Howard Schultz appears to have found a possible out to reverse former CEO Kevin Johnson’s disastrous open bathroom policy. Speaking on Thursday at NYTimes‘ DealBook D.C. policy forum, Schultz said increasing threats to public safety...
  • The First Starbucks Location That Voted to Unionize Is Being Shut Down

    06/06/2022 2:14:48 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 66 replies
    Workers allege the action is retaliatory, but the chain says closures are "a regular part of our operations." With thousands of locations nationwide, a single Starbucks closing typically isn't national news. But at a time when the coffee chain is dealing with a major unionization push from employees — and being accused of potentially illegal anti-union behavior in the process — the announcement that Starbucks is shuttering a unionized store in Ithaca, New York, is grabbing a lot of attention. Starbucks Workers United, the national group behind Starbucks employees' unionization efforts, said they would once again be filing an Unfair...
  • Union claims Starbucks illegally closing cafe to retaliate, Bloomberg reports (Real reason - bad grease trap)

    06/05/2022 6:14:29 AM PDT · by Libloather · 29 replies
    CNBC ^ | 6/04/22 | Jessica Bursztynsky
    The workers union at Starbucks is claiming the coffee chain is shutting down a recently unionized cafe in retaliation for its activist efforts. It’s the latest escalation between a rapidly growing national labor movement and the coffee giant. Workers United, the union that’s backing organizing efforts at Starbucks, said in a Friday filing with the National Labor Relations Board that Starbucks is violating federal labor law by permanently closing an Ithaca, New York, store. The group alleged it was in retaliation since employees at the location voted to unionize in April. The Ithica store employees say they originally went on...