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December 16, 1995 | MARK ARAX, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Hmong shaman tried all the usual offerings. He burned paper money, sacrificed a chicken and a pig, even sought the remedies of American doctors. Yet nothing could appease the angry spirit that he believed was vexing his wife's health. So Chia Thai Moua brought out his last best offer: a 3-month-old German shepherd.
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September 22, 2007 | Steve Chawkins, Times Staff Writer
Tow boat crews wrapped a huge nylon sling around the tail of a dead blue whale drifting in the Santa Barbara Channel on Friday and started hauling their grim cargo toward a beach at Point Mugu. In a deepening scientific mystery, the blue whale is the third in two weeks found dead off the Southern California coast. An endangered species, blue whales are the largest animals on Earth.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 1, 1990
The return of the kinkajous to UC Irvine is not the end of this controversy. Paul Sypherd, UCI's vice chancellor of research and graduate studies, says that animals rights advocates victimize people whose animals they have taken without the right and legal authority to do so. First, the kinkajous were not taken illegally. Secondly, vivisectors are not victims but perpetrators of heinous crimes against other sentient creatures. The true victims in this case are the kinkajous who were taken from their wild homes and subjected to the horrors of laboratory life.
BUSINESS
July 22, 1998 | SUSAN ABRAM, TIMES STAFF WRITER
First there was dolphin-safe. Now, courtesy of General Mills, we have skunk-safe. It may not carry the same emotional cachet of the dolphins imperiled by tuna nets, but foraging skunks who poke their noses into discarded Yoplait yogurt containers have been dying at a small but noticeable rate for years, animal rights activists say. In an effort to prevent more deaths, which activists estimate to be about 100 nationwide each year, the maker of the No.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 28, 1990
In response to "Shadow Over Sea World" (Part A, Nov. 19): If Sea World based its decisions genuinely on what's best for the animals instead of its economic dependence on killer whales, it would not pursue obtaining additional orcas. In this age of environmental sensitivity, there is a growing force questioning whether or not some species should be held captive at all. Since animal deaths are a matter of public record, marine parks can no longer dismiss their critics. Questions remain unanswered surrounding the recent deaths of orcas in particular: Orky had lost nearly one-third of his weight during his last 20 months at San Diego.
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September 19, 1989 | CATHERINE GEWERTZ, Times Staff Writer
About two dozen Orange County residents, alarmed by at least 67 cat killings, are offering a $1,600 reward for information leading to the conviction of anyone involved in the deaths and have formed a citizens' action group to patrol areas where the mutilated animals have been found. County and federal officials believe the cats have been killed by coyotes.
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August 8, 1993 | JEFFREY A. PERLMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Authorities were seeking clues Saturday in the ritualistic slaughter of 10 black rabbits on an elementary school playground. The incident may have been the result of a satanic ritual or a gang initiation ceremony, police said. The rabbits were kept on a small farm cared for by children at the Golden View School. Their carcasses were found early Friday in a V formation, police said. Their skulls were crushed.
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May 29, 1992 | ERIC YOUNG, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Three dead sea lions washed onto the beach Thursday in the latest in a string of such incidents here, authorities said. Lifeguard officials, who said a fourth sea lion in the area was decomposed and appeared to have been on the beach for several days, said they did not know the cause of the deaths. The four were scheduled to be buried Thursday night in the sand near where they were found, about half a mile west of Golden West Street at Pacific Coast Highway, said Lt.
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May 16, 2001 | MATTHEW EBNET, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A lesser bear might have gone quietly. Not Samson. Even in death, the 500-pound American black bear who gained celebrity status when he was seen lounging in a Monrovia hot tub in 1994 continued to attract attention Tuesday. The zookeeper at the Orange County Zoo, where Samson spent his final years, fought back tears. Orange County supervisors adjourned their meeting in memory of the 27-year-old bear.
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