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February 8, 1988 | TRACEY KAPLAN, Times Staff Writer
The president of the San Fernando Valley's most conspicuous animal-rights group has no pets. In fact, Chris DeRose refused even to have his picture taken with animals for this article. "That's not the image I want to get across," said DeRose, a resident of Los Angeles who runs the group Last Chance for Animals, based in North Hollywood. "I'm not an animal lover," he said.
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September 21, 1997 | LINDA A. JOHNSON, ASSOCIATED PRESS
No room for 101 Dalmatians? How about 40 beagles--or maybe just one? Nine shelters are looking for homes for the dogs, handed over for adoption by a laboratory that was targeted by animal-rights activists, including actress Kim Basinger, who claimed the dogs' legs were to be broken for osteoporosis research.
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April 27, 1995 | RUSS LOAR, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Animal rights activists occupied the fifth-floor office of UC Irvine Chancellor Laurel L. Wilkening on Wednesday afternoon for two hours in a protest that ended when five were arrested by campus police. The activists, including a Long Beach emergency room physician, accused the university of refusing to allow independent monitoring of UCI research experiments they say are needlessly cruel to animals. "This is not a valid way to conduct research.
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February 8, 2005 | Monte Morin, Times Staff Writer
Shattered plate glass windows and spray-painted slogans on a McDonald's restaurant in Torrance appeared to be the latest in a string of attacks by militant animal rights activists, police said Monday. Officers responding to a burglar alarm Sunday morning found "McMurder Killers" and "ALF" painted on a window of the restaurant at Crenshaw Boulevard and Skypark Drive.
NEWS
January 21, 1996 | DAVID FOSTER, ASSOCIATED PRESS
Grant this much to animal-rights activists: They don't just pick the easy fights. Peter Petersan went to the meat-eating heart of America to take on the Wienermobile, and he did it with relish. On a sultry August morning in West Des Moines, Iowa, Petersan circled his target: a group of parents and children gathered outside a grocery store for an Oscar Mayer talent contest. When a boy started singing "My bologna has a first name, it's O-S-C-A-R," Petersan made his move.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 11, 1991
Kate E. R. Faulkner, Chief of resources management, Channel Islands National Park The pigs endanger the unique native communities on Santa Rosa Island. Now is the perfect time to remove the pigs because the drought has reduced pig numbers considerably. We currently estimate that 500 or fewer pigs remain. The eradication will go a long way toward restoration of the special ecosystems and toward preservation of the archeological sites. Over a thousand Chumash Indians used to live on the island.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 11, 2013 | By Martha Groves and Matt Stevens
In a parking lot behind a Pico Boulevard building, inside a makeshift tent of metal poles and tarps, a man in a white coat and black skullcap grabs a white-feathered hen under the wings and performs an ancient ritual. He circles the chicken in the air several times and recites a prayer for a woman standing nearby whose aim is to symbolically transfer her sins to the bird. The young man then uses a sharp blade to cut the hen's throat. In the days before Yom Kippur, the Jewish day of atonement, this ritual will be repeated untold times in hastily built plywood rooms and other structures in traditional Orthodox Jewish communities from Pico-Robertson to Brooklyn, N.Y. Promotional fliers on lampposts in the area advertise the kaparot service at $18 per chicken or $13 apiece for five or more.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 24, 2012 | By Angel Jennings, Los Angeles Times
In the end, the mountain lion was probably looking for a place to call his own. Scientists believe the male mountain lion roamed his way down the Santa Monica Mountains early Tuesday, likely following a runoff channel. When daylight broke, he found himself in the middle of the city and scared. The lion was 3, and experts said that was the age to carve out his own territory. "These young guys are looking for a home of their own," said Jeff Sikich, a biologist with the National Park Service.
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April 24, 1986 | From Associated Press
Animal rights activists blockaded a driveway at UCLA Medical Center today in a demonstration that climaxed with the peaceful arrest of 50 people linking arms while supporters chanted.
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