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,...
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January 31, 2012 |
Activists with People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals like to nude up in their demonstrations, and last week was no exception. On Friday, three ladies stripped down (well, they were wearing panties) in front of a Farmer John sausage processing plant in Vernon to protest the consumption of meat and what they claim is the inhumane treatment of farm animals. The activists were laid out in human-sized meat trays and then bound in plastic wrap to drive home the message that animals and humans are all meat.
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.
March 6, 2013 |
Animal advocacy group People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals sent a letter Wednesday morning to Hot's Restaurant Group asking the Hermosa Beach eatery to “swear off foie gras for good.” In the missive, PETA said it investigated Palmex Inc., the Canadian farm it says supplies Rougie brand foie gras to Hot's, and found inhumane treatment of ducks. California's ban on selling the fattened duck or goose liver went into effect July 1. Restaurateurs say foie gras is a delicacy crucial to maintaining culinary credibility.
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.
August 1, 2012 |
The culture war over a chicken sandwich comes to a head today, as supporters and opponents of gay marriage battle out their differences at Chick-fil-A counters and parking lots across the country. Dan Cathy, president of the Atlanta-based fast-food chain, has turned his company into ground zero for debates about same-sex unions, free speech, corporate America and viral social media. Two weeks ago, he deemed his company “ guilty as charged ” of supporting “the biblical definition of the family unit.” In rapid succession, figures such as Rick Santorum, Roseanne Barr, Sarah Palin, Conan O'Brien and a slew of mayors weighed in. But it's former presidential candidate Mike Huckabee's contribution that's getting the most play today.