August 27, 2008 |
I GENERALLY don't want to be in any club that includes Pamela Anderson, which is part of the reason I'm often skeptical about PETA causes. That said, I was horrified when I saw the latest documentary from People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, about great apes in film and TV. The video was narrated by Anjelica Huston, who recently sent it to all the studios, along with a letter asking them to stop using the animals. We're talking primarily chimps, who have appeared in commercials and movies such as "Project X," "The Wizard of Oz," "Evan Almighty," "Planet of the Apes" and, of course, Clyde the kiss-blowing orangutan in "Every Which Way but Loose."
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,...
January 20, 2012 |
Will JPMorgan Chase & Co. play its part in makingO.J. Simpson's house into a "Meat Is Murder" museum? That is the question the animal rights group PETA is asking in what must be the most bizarre letter received by the bank Thursday. PETA wrote a letter directly to JPMorgan Chief Executive Jamie Dimon asking if the bank would donate Simpson's former home in Florida to the group for use as a museum. "Our museum will contain exhibits that give visitors a sense of the terror that animals used for food experience.
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.
February 10, 2013 |
The Westminster dog show, at Madison Square Garden in New York, hasn't only been about the dogs lately. Last year, PETA protesters invaded the two-day event. As a handler in one of the fantastically dowdy suits that are a Westminster hallmark trotted a graceful Doberman around the ring, one of the protesters held up a sign reading "Mutts rule. " She was led away by blue-suited security officers, but another protester appeared, smartly dressed in jacket and slacks, and mounted the winners podium to hold up a sign that read "Breeders Kill Shelter Dogs Chances.
September 11, 2012 |
Six months after HBO canceled its racetrack drama “Luck” in the wake of three horse deaths, questions continue be raised about whether there is adequate oversight of horses and animals used on movies and TV shows. The latest dispute has pitted the animal rights group People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, which is opposed to use of any live animals on film sets, against the American Humane Assn., a nonprofit group responsible for the “no animals were harmed” credits on films and TV shows.