April 15, 2014 |
Peta Murgatroyd and her "Dancing With the Stars" partner James Maslow "Let It Go" all the way to a perfect score Monday. The dance pro and the Big Time Rush star performed in the lift-filled contemporary style to the Oscar-winning "Frozen" song, clinching Season 18's first perfect score from the judges as well as guest judge and former champion Donny Osmond. Former champ Murgatroyd, 27, was costumed as a plaited Queen Elsa and Maslow, 23, was a supportive tree trunk to the shimmering nymph.
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March 11, 2014 |
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.
February 3, 2014 |
A procedural rule will keep SeaWorld shareholders from considering a plan by animal rights activists to invest in whale sanctuaries. The People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals tried to bring the idea to shareholders in response to the documentary "Blackfish," which alleges mistreatment of captive killer whales at the parks. SeaWorld has refuted the allegations raised in "Blackfish. " As owners of 80 shares in SeaWorld Entertainment, PETA can suggest proposals to be included in proxy material mailed to all shareholders.
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January 1, 2014 |
Sixteen people protesting a SeaWorld float in the Rose Parade on Wednesday were arrested, according to the Pasadena Police Department. The SeaWorld float, which depicted a boy snorkeling above sea life including orcas, was surrounded by heavy security throughout the parade. As the float headed toward the grandstand on Orange Grove Boulevard, several protesters with People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals ran in front of the float, wearing shirts reading “SeaWorld Hurts Orcas” and waving signs urging the boycott of the amusement park.
December 27, 2013 |
It starts with capturing a possum. Next, on New Year's Eve, the possum is slowly lowered in a plastic cage, as spectators watch and count down the seconds to midnight. Then the possum is set free. Happy New Year! This is the “possum drop,” an annual Brasstown, N.C., tradition that locals liken to the Times Square ball drop in New York City. It's so popular in the North Carolina mountain town that a 30-minute documentary about it, “The Possum Drop,” was released over the summer. But in 2011, the possum drop got the attention of the animal rights organization People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals.
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December 3, 2013 |
Animal-rights activists dressed as orcas will be protesting Wednesday at two Colorado Boulevard intersections in Pasadena over the design of the SeaWorld float for the 2014 Tournament of Roses Parade, according to People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals. Eight people in whale costumes will post themselves at Colorado's intersections with Fair Oaks Avenue and De Lacey Avenue at noon, said David Perle, a PETA spokesman. The design for the SeaWorld-sponsored float -- called Sea of Surprises, which is to be built by Fiesta Parade Floats -- features a snorkeler, whales, a sea turtle and brightly colored reef.