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May 9, 1990 | HOWARD ROSENBERG
Jane Goodall's 30-year study of chimpanzees in the wild has been chronicled on TV by herself and others. Hence, much of "Chimps: So Like Us" (at 8 tonight on HBO) is a rehash, retracing Goodall's earlier trips to the Gombe National Park in Tanzania to study three generations of chimps and their families.
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OPINION
December 29, 2013
Re "An evangelical welcome mat for the 'stranger,'" Column One, Dec. 24 So the great evangelical Christian preachers - self-appointed arbiters of American morality - can't agree among themselves that immigrants to this country, if undocumented, are human beings worthy of dignity and humane treatment. Similarly, the hierarchy of the United Methodist Church can't bring itself to consider gay people as human beings worthy of the dignity and validation afforded their straight counterparts.
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January 4, 2006 | From the Washington Post
Evelyn Fowler Grubb, a leader in gaining recognition for Vietnam-era prisoners of war and American military personnel missing in Southeast Asia, died Dec. 28 of breast cancer at her home in Melbourne, Fla. She was 74. As national coordinator of the National League of Families of American Prisoners and Missing in Southeast Asia in 1971 and 1972, Grubb played a part in creating the Arlington, Va.
OPINION
August 22, 2012
Re "Legislation upsets hunters," Aug. 20 The tortured logic of some hunters who use trained dogs to chase bears and bobcats to their deaths perfectly articulates the case for legislation that bans this barbaric practice. The proposed ban is not illumination of a "deep cultural divide in California. " It is an argument for the humane treatment of animals, period. Nor is it "intolerance run amok," as described by hunter Josh Brones. What would be intolerant is if we as a society looked the other way, thereby sanctioning the horrible death of helpless, magnificent wild animals that thankfully still populate our state.
NATIONAL
May 26, 2005 | Tony Perry, Times Staff Writer
The Navy SEALs assigned to capture or kill suspected terrorists in Iraq were warned to treat prisoners humanely and not take mocking pictures of them, two military lawyers testified Wednesday at a court-martial. Yet three members of Foxtrot Platoon of SEAL Team Seven have testified that within days of arriving in Iraq the commandos were kicking and punching prisoners and taking "celebratory photos," including one in which a handcuffed prisoner was forced to wear a jack-o'-lantern mask.
NEWS
July 10, 1986 | United Press International
Alexandre Hay, 66, will retire next year as president of the International Committee of the Red Cross, the agency announced Wednesday. The all-Swiss agency is guardian of the Geneva War Conventions on humane treatment of prisoners and civilians. Hay will be succeeded by Cornelio Sommaruga, 54, currently Switzerland's state secretary for foreign trade.
BUSINESS
September 10, 2000
Good for McDonald's for taking a bold step toward ensuring that the chickens by which it earns a large percentage of its profit receive more humane treatment than they traditionally have ["Egg Producers Are McMiffed," Sept. 7]. Imagine spending your entire life in a noisy, smelly building, crammed with three or four others into a cage the size of a small microwave oven, making it difficult to even sit or lie down. And then being starved and mutilated on top of it all, to increase your "production."
NEWS
July 20, 1989
The killing of dogs and cats for food purposes will soon be illegal in Downey, under an ordinance that was unanimously approved by the City Council. The law calls for humane treatment of dogs and cats. It also says that a licensed veterinarian, animal control officer, police officer or a person facing imminent danger would be exempted from the law.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 17, 1993
In response to your editorial "Illegal Immigration: One Issue That Deserves Light, Not Heat," March 7: You state "what is most needed in discussions of immigration are solid facts and cool heads." This is good advice. I'm confident that President Clinton will be more sensitive on this issue than the Republicans. Since Latinos were the impetus that put Bill Clinton in office, a call for more visas is in order and should be granted along with more humane treatment for the undocumented population.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 21, 1985
Thanks for your editorial. It's about time someone recognized the lack of legislation for combining the needs of researchers for laboratory animals and also the needs of laboratory animals for humane treatment. I strongly agree with you that the success of proposed laws "hinges" on the selection of laboratory inspectors" who will have to judge animal use objectively, not emotionally. I believe excessive cruelty to research animals should be prevented whenever possible. But, I hope we never forget the many cures of medical science that would have not been possible if it weren't for research animals.
OPINION
August 21, 2012
Napa State Hospital is one of the five state mental health facilities in California charged with treating severely mentally ill, often violent, patients. Statistics and news reports suggest that living and working at the 1,100-bed facility in the last several years have been an ordeal for all. Documented incidents of violence by patients against staff in the second quarter of 2010 totaled 200 - double the total in the same period in 2009. Reports of patients assaulting one another increased sixfold, to 692, in the same year-over-year comparison.
OPINION
July 11, 2011
For years, the Humane Society of the United States and United Egg Producers have been adversaries over the treatment of the 280 million egg-laying hens in the U.S. As one might expect, the Humane Society has fought to protect hens from mistreatment — most live in cages so cramped they can't even spread their wings, and the air they breathe is suffused with ammonia created by their own excrement — while egg producers have argued against measures that...
OPINION
October 29, 2009
For its 11 million members, as well as millions more nonmembers that sport fur, feathers or scales, the Humane Society's public relations and legislative coups in the last few years have been cause for celebration. Its undercover video of cows too sick to walk at a meatpacking plant in Chino led to a federal ban on the slaughter of "downer" cows for human consumption. It sponsored Proposition 2 in California, a successful ballot initiative mandating more humane treatment for chickens and other farm animals.
WORLD
September 25, 2009 | Tony Perry
In late 2001, when the Pentagon decided to put detainees at the U.S. military base at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, the task of setting up a camp and establishing its rules went to Marine Brig. Gen. Michael Lehnert. Lehnert planned to rely on what he learned while running a camp at Guantanamo in the mid-1990s for nearly 19,000 Cubans and Haitians trying to flee to the United States. And he was determined to follow the spirit, if not the letter, of the Geneva Convention, providing decent food, banning extreme interrogation and allowing religious services.
OPINION
July 30, 2009 | Gary Blasi, Gary Blasi is a professor at the UCLA School of Law.
When the ACLU and a prominent private law firm sued the city of Santa Monica recently regarding the treatment by its police of homeless people with disabilities, the reaction from city officials was swift, understandable and predictable.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 10, 2006 | Nancy Wride, Times Staff Writer
DR. LANCE ADAMS preps for surgery, snapping on latex gloves under a clear blue sky. Nearby, a medical team wearing hooded wetsuits administers underwater anesthesia. Members of the team hoist the doped patient out of the pool and muscle her onto a makeshift operating table. Adams, gripping sterile scissors, confers with various specialists on respiration rates and oxygen levels. "How's her gilling?" he calls out to his dozen colleagues clad in black rubber.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 19, 1998
Re "Thompson Executed for Laguna Rape-Killing," July 14: It is disgusting to open the paper and see opponents of the death penalty march for the rights of the condemned. We have something seriously wrong in a society that is more preoccupied with the rights and treatment of criminals than of their victims. Perhaps those protesters should march for the humane treatment of crime victims instead of showing disrespect for victims by coddling offenders. What society is in desperate need of is stricter laws and punishment that is swift, certain and severe.
OPINION
February 24, 1991
A Gulf War photo (Feb. 15) shows a British Fusilier sergeant strolling the perimeter of a prisoner-of-war camp while he plays the bagpipes. Surely that must be against the Geneva Convention rules in regard to the humane treatment of POWs. DAVID T. CHANTLER Marina del Rey I was under the impression that the allies were treating POWs according to the Geneva Convention rules. The photograph of the bagpiper proves otherwise--unless, of course, the prisoners are already deaf!
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January 4, 2006 | From the Washington Post
Evelyn Fowler Grubb, a leader in gaining recognition for Vietnam-era prisoners of war and American military personnel missing in Southeast Asia, died Dec. 28 of breast cancer at her home in Melbourne, Fla. She was 74. As national coordinator of the National League of Families of American Prisoners and Missing in Southeast Asia in 1971 and 1972, Grubb played a part in creating the Arlington, Va.
NATIONAL
May 26, 2005 | Tony Perry, Times Staff Writer
The Navy SEALs assigned to capture or kill suspected terrorists in Iraq were warned to treat prisoners humanely and not take mocking pictures of them, two military lawyers testified Wednesday at a court-martial. Yet three members of Foxtrot Platoon of SEAL Team Seven have testified that within days of arriving in Iraq the commandos were kicking and punching prisoners and taking "celebratory photos," including one in which a handcuffed prisoner was forced to wear a jack-o'-lantern mask.
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