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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 5, 1991
Whether in a slaughterhouse or private home, animals being slaughtered do cry and people don't like it ("The Slaughter on Franklin Street--It's Not a Big Deal," Metro, March 21). If we could add the screams of the animals to those neatly-wrapped supermarket meat packages, our vegetarian campaign would be a shoo-in. CARLA BENNETT People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, Washington, D.C.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 11, 2014 | By Tony Perry
 SAN DIEGO -- People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals has filed a lawsuit against the San Diego Airport Authority after PETA's anti-SeaWorld advertisement was rejected for display at Lindbergh Field. PETA sought to buy space at the airport terminal for an ad featuring actress Kathy Najimy ("Sister Act," "Hocus Pocus") asking people to avoid SeaWorld "if you like animals like I do. " PETA is backed by the ACLU. "While the government has some authority to regulate advertising, this is an example of the government abusing that authority and unfairly discriminating against the message of a specific advertiser," said ACLU senior staff attorney Sean Riordan.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 2, 1991
Thank you for printing the comments of Oakland A's manager Tony La Russa (Platform, June 19). La Russa clearly and accurately expressed the feelings of many of us "wackos" concerned with the ethical treatment of animals. I would only add one observation to La Russa's: Those involved in the fur-meat-hunting industries would have you believe that being "pro-animal" necessitates being "anti-people." In reality, the people I know who are actively concerned with the welfare of animals are also concerned with the welfare of humankind.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 17, 2013 | By Annie Kim
The sale and purchase of foie gras has been illegal in California since July 1, but a couple of Orange County chefs say they have found a legal way to continue serving the French delicacy. Noah Blom of Arc in Costa Mesa and Amar Santana of Broadway by Amar Santana in Laguna Beach are drawing the ire of the animal rights group PETA for serving fattened duck liver. People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals has sent letters to the chefs threatening legal action. Santana was offering customers a glass of wine for $55, with a free side of foie gras.
NEWS
August 11, 1997
Re "PETA Gets Roasted While Hot-Dogging" (July 27): Why do I get the impression whenever I read about People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals and its antics that they are a bunch of frustrated, wannabe performers? Attacking the Wienermobile--what does that really accomplish besides scaring kids and garnering free publicity, thus improving PETA's sagging image in the Hollywood show-biz community. Dressing up as pigs or parading turkeys around in wheelchairs is cute, but what happens to millions of animals deemed not cute enough by PETA is not. And that is that millions of cats and dogs die or suffer each year in pounds and on the streets.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 11, 2014 | By Tony Perry
 SAN DIEGO -- People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals has filed a lawsuit against the San Diego Airport Authority after PETA's anti-SeaWorld advertisement was rejected for display at Lindbergh Field. PETA sought to buy space at the airport terminal for an ad featuring actress Kathy Najimy ("Sister Act," "Hocus Pocus") asking people to avoid SeaWorld "if you like animals like I do. " PETA is backed by the ACLU. "While the government has some authority to regulate advertising, this is an example of the government abusing that authority and unfairly discriminating against the message of a specific advertiser," said ACLU senior staff attorney Sean Riordan.
OPINION
February 13, 2013
Re "Woof, bark, bowwow," Opinion, Feb. 10 As John Homans points out, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals won't shy away from reminding everyone that Westminster, and the breeding industry it props up, contribute to the need for shelters to euthanize millions of dogs and cats. Nor will we turn away suffering animals, as many shelters with no-kill policies do to improve their statistics. When adoptable animals come our way, we send them to high-traffic open-admission shelters, where they will have the best chance of being adopted.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 7, 2012 | By Tony Perry, Los Angeles Times
A federal judge appeared dubious Monday about a lawsuit filed by People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals that seeks the release of orcas from SeaWorld on anti-slavery grounds. PETA attorney Jeffrey Kerr told U.S. District Judge Jeffrey Miller that invoking the anti-slavery 13th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution in hopes of freeing the orcas is "the next frontier of civil rights. " But Miller told Kerr that he cannot find a legal precedent for allowing a lawsuit to be filed on behalf of the orcas under the 13th Amendment.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 18, 1990
"Colorful pageantry disguises the fact that animals used in circuses are mere captives, forced to perform unnatural and often painful acts . . . they would quickly lose their appeal if the details of the animals' treatment, confinement, training and 'retirement' became widely known." Thus People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals' (PETA) position paper on "Circuses: Three Rings of Abuse," begins. Besides spending much of their lives in cages, legally required to be only large enough for the animals to stand and turn around, in transit the climatic conditions around the country force the animals to face radical shifts of both heat and cold (bears especially suffer from heat, lions from cold)
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 17, 2013 | By Annie Kim
The sale and purchase of foie gras has been illegal in California since July 1, but a couple of Orange County chefs say they have found a legal way to continue serving the French delicacy. Noah Blom of Arc in Costa Mesa and Amar Santana of Broadway by Amar Santana in Laguna Beach are drawing the ire of the animal rights group PETA for serving fattened duck liver. People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals has sent letters to the chefs threatening legal action. Santana was offering customers a glass of wine for $55, with a free side of foie gras.
OPINION
February 13, 2013
Re "Woof, bark, bowwow," Opinion, Feb. 10 As John Homans points out, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals won't shy away from reminding everyone that Westminster, and the breeding industry it props up, contribute to the need for shelters to euthanize millions of dogs and cats. Nor will we turn away suffering animals, as many shelters with no-kill policies do to improve their statistics. When adoptable animals come our way, we send them to high-traffic open-admission shelters, where they will have the best chance of being adopted.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 16, 2012 | By Tony Perry, Los Angeles Times
A property owner in rural eastern San Diego County can continue allowing a private contractor to use pigs for "live tissue" training to help teach Marines and Navy corpsmen how to treat combat wounds, county land use officials have ruled. As part of the training, the pigs are anesthetized before military personnel work on them. The pigs are later euthanized and the carcasses sent to a rendering plant. The Marine Corps has used contractors for several years to provide such training for troops deploying to Iraq and Afghanistan.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 9, 2012 | Gale Holland, Los Angeles Times
People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals did a few things right when it opened its new West Coast headquarters in Echo Park last month. First, PETA spent $7.4 million buying and renovating its 82-year-old building, equipping it with such eco-industrial flourishes as a restored Art Deco facade, exposed ducts, vintage glass casement windows and cork flooring. Next, the animal rights group brought in 60 jobs - mostly transfers from its main office in Norfolk, Va. - but some local hires as well.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 7, 2012 | By Tony Perry, Los Angeles Times
A federal judge appeared dubious Monday about a lawsuit filed by People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals that seeks the release of orcas from SeaWorld on anti-slavery grounds. PETA attorney Jeffrey Kerr told U.S. District Judge Jeffrey Miller that invoking the anti-slavery 13th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution in hopes of freeing the orcas is "the next frontier of civil rights. " But Miller told Kerr that he cannot find a legal precedent for allowing a lawsuit to be filed on behalf of the orcas under the 13th Amendment.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 29, 2011 | By Nita Lelyveld, Los Angeles Times
It isn't every day that Pamela Anderson shares billing with Pythagoras. But that was just one of many oddities on display Tuesday outside the Hollywood Post Office, where the blond bombshell joined former game-show host Bob Barker to promote postage stamps featuring famous vegetarians. The limited-edition sheet of 20 44-cent stamps produced and sold by People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, makes for an unusual assemblage — linking Anderson, Barker, Woody Harrelson and Joan Jett to Pythagoras, Mohandas Gandhi, Leonardo da Vinci and Leo Tolstoy.
OPINION
October 26, 2011
A shaken Empire Re "Down but not out," Oct. 23 The Inland Empire was the last to feel the economic boom and first to feel the bust. My wife and I moved here in 2000 and have seen countless homes foreclosed on and countless businesses fold. As we slowly crawl out of the recession, something we definitely do not need more of are cheaply constructed, overpriced new homes. We have a plethora of quality existing homes in good neighborhoods at reasonable prices. Revitalization will come from reinvesting in our current stock of modestly priced homes, thereby creating a sustainable economic model, not the boom-and-bust cycle that speculators thrive on. Thomas McGovern San Bernardino Elephant-sized task for PETA Re "C'mon, PETA, get serious," Editorial, Oct. 23 The Rose Parade is watched by millions, so it's a powerful platform to speak up for elephants.
NEWS
February 16, 2001 | BOOTH MOORE and VALLI HERMAN-COHEN, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Forty years after her emergence as first lady, why does the world continue to be fascinated by Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis' legendary style? A blockbuster exhibition, opening May 1 and continuing through July 29 at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, will explore her enduring influence through some 80 original costumes and accessories from her formal White House wardrobe as well as pieces worn during her husband's 1960 presidential campaign.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 4, 1989
I must commend the young man featured in your Life section on May 19. I respect what he believes and is trying to do. However, this whole issue of animal rights, which is featured more and more often in The Times, has me concerned. I too am an animal lover, and have owned and loved many pets through the years--every one of them a "rescue" case--rescued from people who loved their animals too much to have them neutered. Like young Antonio Aguilar, I also looked into this movement when it first got my attention; unlike this young man, I have some years behind me, and I have some doubts and some questions.
OPINION
October 23, 2011
The city of Glendale and the Tournament of Roses Parade go together like, well, carnations and marigolds. The city first entered a float in 1911 and hasn't missed a parade since, except during World War II, when the event was called off. That long streak was nearly broken this year when boosters ran short of money and city officials feared the float would have to be canceled, but local businesses ponied up more than was needed over the summer,...
IMAGE
August 28, 2011 | By Melissa Magsaysay, Los Angeles Times
A funny thing happened on the way to the fur salon: The fur was forgotten. Designers instead turned to polymer chemists for a substitute that could please fur-coveting consumers and possibly assuage a few concerns of animal rights activists. This fall, some of the most eye-catching jackets and accessories incorporate realistic fake fur or are made from other materials with textures reminiscent of fur. "It's really about the tactile nature of the season," says Colleen Sherin, fashion director of Saks Fifth Avenue, speaking about the fall trend.
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