An animal rights group successfully campaigned for a ban on live chickens at outdoor markets due to health concerns. Joe Vazquez reports.
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By: Wendi Jonassen, Richmond Confidential | September 29, 2011
The City Council voted Tuesday to prohibit the sale of live chickens at the Richmond’s Certified Farmer’s Market, igniting an eruption of cheers from animal rights supporters who filled City Hall.
The crowd, which consisted mostly of visitors to Richmond, was there on a larger animal-rights agenda, fueled by a recent victory in ... Full story
By Ariela Anelli | June 29, 2011
In ancient China, eating dog meat was considered medical, now it's proving to be simply ancient. With China's growing affluent class, who are increasingly falling in love with in-door pets, eating cats and dogs is clashing with these old beliefs. That's why Chinese legal experts have proposed to place a ban on eating dogs and cats.
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Grenada, Miss. (Dec. 22, 2010) – On December 9, Lee Pickens of Grenada, Mississippi discovered that one of his horses had been killed and the other wounded. In Defense of Animals (IDA), an international animal protection organization that operates the Hope Animal Sanctuary in Grenada, offered a $500 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons who shot the ... Full story
- Wednesday, November 24, 2010, 9:58
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Though viewers are falling faster than bludgeoned halibuts (the show's ratings dropped by 40 percent to 3 million for Sunday's show), "Sarah Palin's Alaska" still has more than enough viewers to stir up controversy. Animal rights activists are up in arms over Palin's treatment of a halibut in the latest episode.
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Hope Bohanec interview on Vegan World Radio from August 25, 2010.
- Wednesday, August 4, 2010, 9:40
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Former "American Idol" finalist Kristy Lee Cook has landed right in the crosshairs of an animal rights group -- over a new reality show in which she's on the hunt for a record contract ... and animals to shoot.
While promoting her new reality/hunting show "Goin' Country," Cook -- who placed 7th on "Idol" in 2008 -- recently said, "I never used to like killing animals ... Full story
- Monday, August 2, 2010, 11:14
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In New York and elsewhere, the geese are killed as nuisances and dangers to aircraft, but a growing legion of fans is crying foul.
By Tina Susman, Los Angeles Times
August 2, 2010
Reporting from New York
They have their own Facebook page, where fans post photographs of them in their best light. They have loyal lawmakers who defend them against critics who say they are messy, noisy and ... Full story
SINCE it was released this week, the video that shows a young elephant at the Toledo Zoo injuring his handler has been viewed more than 20,000 times. Watching the attack is instructive in several ways. It also raises important questions.
In the video, elephant handler Don RedFox enters Louie's stall twice. The first time, he's carrying treats for the 7-year-old bull elephant, which appears startled and ... Full story
- Monday, July 26, 2010, 14:44
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911 tape suggests keeper's injuries more severe than first reported
Toledo Zoo patron Jennifer Kohler and her family walked up to an exhibit hoping to see 4,000-pound Louie the elephant go through some training exercises, she told The Blade Friday.
What the Findlay woman ended up doing instead that July 1 afternoon was to call 911 for help after she saw an elephant trainer - Don RedFox ... Full story
The circus is again coming to Anaheim, which means that also coming to the Anaheim City Council are angry animal rights activists with stories of alleged abuse suffered by the performing animals.
This ritual, which played out in Anaheim's council chambers this week, has gone on for years in city halls nationwide. But what is different this year is that the activists are armed with more ... Full story
Some places you don't want to bring the kids.
BOSTON – Unfortunately, when it comes to the worst zoos in the world, the stories are pretty much all the same: small cages and living spaces, unnatural surroundings of concrete and iron, under-feeding and under-watering and well, cruelty in general.
However, some zoos go above and beyond expectations of horrible.
Ever hear of a zoo misplacing a few animals? ... Full story
- Thursday, July 22, 2010, 15:39
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MILFORD – The international animal protection organization In Defense of Animals of California offered a $2,500 reward Thursday for information leading to the arrest and conviction of those responsible for the burn injuries to “Ginger”, a two-year-old Staffordshire terrier.
Animal Control Officer Rick George and members of the city’s Animal Control Office found the dog on July 11 after they responded to a complaint ... Full story