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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
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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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
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
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.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
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.
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.
NEWS
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.
NEWS
September 14, 1988
Animal rights activists are not doing anyone any kind of service. And the proper issues are never mentioned by anybody on either side of this debate. The issue is this: The whole of civilized human existence depends on some kind of concept of human rights. Humans have rights because they have rational, conceptual consciousness. Animals have no rights because they don't. If the animal rights activists such as Chris DeRose succeed in their goals, the result is not going to be animals treated more humanely, it will be humans treated more like animals.
NEWS
August 17, 2010 | By Lindsay Barnett, Los Angeles Times
A Dodge ad featuring a chimpanzee has been altered after animal-rights activists protested the inclusion of the animal. Here is more text about it. And here is even more text. Text, text, text goes here. Here is a dramatic retelling of this story:
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