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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 3, 1998
Re your Jan. 23 editorial and other coverage of the slaughter in Algeria: It's disturbing that few Americans are concerned at all that the Algerian government is either directly or indirectly responsible for the horrifying slaughter of thousands of innocent men, women and children. If more people understood the magnitude of the suffering in that country, we could expend our energies pressuring our representatives to urge financial sanctions (via American companies that have an interest there)
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BUSINESS
November 23, 2013 | By David Pierson
The meat industry is a global business, but many consumers don't realize how far their hamburger may have traveled to end up on their plates. New federal labeling rules set to take effect Saturday will illuminate that process by requiring meatpackers to list where livestock was born, raised and slaughtered. Current law requires companies to list all countries involved in these steps, but it doesn't require them to be specific about which activities took place where. The new rules update a law known as country-of-origin labeling.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 15, 1986
The tragedy of the worshiping Jews killed in the synagogue in Istanbul will only be worsened if put into a context of a never-ending series of retaliations. Those interested in a lessening of anti-Israeli tensions and peace in the Middle East (and elsewhere) should not let the statements made by some mourners at the Simon Wiesenthal Center go unanswered. Rabbi Abraham Cooper calls on the Turkish government to close the offices of the Palestine Liberation Organization in that country.
NATIONAL
November 6, 2013 | By John M. Glionna
Animal rights advocates are preparing for a legal showdown after a federal appeals court this week temporarily banned the slaughter of horses in New Mexico and Missouri, with the activists pledging to continue to fight for the welfare of domestic horses nationwide. The issue of slaughtering domestic horses has been divisive nationwide, spurring debate in Congress and dividing horse rescue and animal welfare groups, ranchers, politicians and Indian tribes. The last U.S. horse slaughterhouse closed in 2006, the same year Congress essentially banned the practice by eliminating funding for inspections of those facilities.
HEALTH
June 5, 2006
In addition to the positive effect on the environment and our health ["Petri Dish Certified," May 22], laboratory-produced meat products would reduce, if not eliminate, the horrific suffering of animals raised to become food on industrial "farms" and slaughtered under inhumane conditions. It may not take "several generations to change." When human slavery was abolished, society adjusted in no time. JANE SHAKMAN Ossining, N.Y.
NEWS
August 29, 1985 | MICHAEL ROSS, Times Staff Writer
Abdel Hamid woke before dawn, lit his first cigarette of the day and moved his children's bikes into the far corner of the stairwell so the blood would not spatter them. Then, with another cigarette dangling from his lips, he sharpened his knives, kneeled over the struggling animal below him and heeded the words of the Koran: "We have given you a river in heaven, so pray to your God and sacrifice."
ENTERTAINMENT
July 31, 2013 | By Kenneth Turan
"The Act of Killing," one of the most remarkable, most talked about documentaries of the year, is expanding its Los Angeles-area run starting Friday. Director Joshua Oppenheimer accurately calls this "a documentary of the imagination," and it takes more than a little getting used to. It's a mind-bending film , devastating and disorienting, that disturbs us in ways we are not used to being disturbed. An examination of a massive anti-Communist slaughter in Indonesia, it raises questions about the nature of documentary, the persistence of evil, and the intertwined ways movies function in our culture and in our minds.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 24, 2010 | Carla Hall, Los Angeles Times
If you pass Karen Dawn's house in Pacific Palisades, you might see in her frontyard behind a white picket fence her elderly pit bull, Paula ? and two 5-month-old turkeys, Ellen and Portia. The fowl may not be the usual pet choice. But at a time of year when it is the usual food choice for millions of holiday dinners, vegans and animal welfare advocates try to raise consciousness about the slaughter by hosting meat-free dinners and events. FOR THE RECORD: Thankful turkeys: In the Nov. 24 LATExtra section, an article about two turkeys saved from slaughter by an animal advocate and invited to her Thanksgiving dinner was accompanied by a photo credited to Los Angeles Times staff photographer Brian van der Brug.
WORLD
July 15, 2013 | By Tracy Wilkinson
MEXICO CITY - The top leader of Mexico's most feared and violent drug-trafficking paramilitary cartel, the Zetas, was captured Monday, Mexican authorities announced, the first significant blow to organized crime in the young government of President Enrique Peña Nieto. Mexican naval special forces seized Miguel Angel Treviño Morales, alias Z-40, before dawn Monday in Nuevo Laredo, a border city across from Laredo, Texas, in the state of Tamaulipas, long a Zeta stronghold, government security spokesman Eduardo Sanchez said.
SPORTS
January 16, 1988
This "lady" has missed her true calling--working in a slaughter house. RON ROMANOSKY Santa Ana
NEWS
November 5, 2013 | By Stacey Leasca
Chinese animal-rights activists are combing a forest in eastern China with the hope of finding more than 1,000 kittens. The cats, some as young as 4 months old, were rescued from a meat supplier last week - destined to end up on dinner plates - an organizer told Agence France-Presse on Monday. "They were being sent to Guangzhou to be eaten by people," Ni Zhijiang, the head of the Wuxi City Assn. for the Protection of Small Animals, told the news outlet. Instead the kittens were released into the forest.
NATIONAL
November 2, 2013 | By Cindy Carcamo
A federal judge gave the green light for horse slaughter to resume in the United States, perhaps as early as next week. In issuing her ruling late Friday, U.S. District Judge Christina Armijo, who is based in Albuquerque, dismissed a lawsuit by animal welfare groups that had sought to prevent such slaughtering. Front Range Equine Rescue, the Humane Society of the United States and other animal rights groups contend that federal officials didn't perform appropriate studies before granting permits to Valley Meat Co. in New Mexico and a company in Iowa.
SPORTS
October 26, 2013 | By Bill Shaikin
ST. LOUIS - This is the fourth time the St. Louis Cardinals and Boston Red Sox have met in the World Series. The Cardinals won the first meeting, in 1946, on the "Mad Dash" from first base to home plate by Hall of Fame outfielder Enos Slaughter . Slaughter is one of 10 St. Louis baseball greats immortalized with statues in front of Busch Stadium. On Saturday, before the Cardinals and Red Sox played there for the first time in this World Series, a wreath of red and white flowers appeared on a display stand behind Slaughter's statue.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 13, 2013 | By Martha Groves and Matt Stevens
The California Department of Food and Agriculture on Friday issued notices of violation to two Orthodox Jewish groups that were slaughtering chickens in the Pico-Robertson area as part of an ancient atonement ritual. The action was taken after animal rights activists and some faith leaders protested the practice, known as kaparot , throughout the Jewish High Holy Days, saying it was inhumane. A state investigator determined that the facilities were slaughterhouses operating without licenses, in violation of law, said Steve Lyle, a spokesman for the state Department of Food and Agriculture.
NATIONAL
August 22, 2013 | By John M. Glionna
LAS VEGAS -- The 148 horses stand in corrals outside a rural Nevada auction house, awaiting their fate as a legal battle continues to swirl over whether the animals are domestic horses that can legally go to slaughter or wild mustangs that deserve the government's protection. On Wednesday, a U.S. District Court in Reno lifted a temporary restraining order barring the sale of unbranded horses captured by the Fort McDermitt Paiute Shoshone Tribe last month under an agreement with the U.S. Forest Service.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 31, 2013 | By Kenneth Turan
"The Act of Killing," one of the most remarkable, most talked about documentaries of the year, is expanding its Los Angeles-area run starting Friday. Director Joshua Oppenheimer accurately calls this "a documentary of the imagination," and it takes more than a little getting used to. It's a mind-bending film , devastating and disorienting, that disturbs us in ways we are not used to being disturbed. An examination of a massive anti-Communist slaughter in Indonesia, it raises questions about the nature of documentary, the persistence of evil, and the intertwined ways movies function in our culture and in our minds.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 25, 2013 | By Kenneth Turan, Los Angeles Times Film Critic
"The Act of Killing" takes more than a little getting used to. It's a mind-bending film, devastating and disorienting, that disturbs us in ways we're not used to being disturbed, raising questions about the nature of documentary, the persistence of evil, and the intertwined ways movies function in our culture and in our minds. Director Joshua Oppenheimer accurately calls this film "a documentary of the imagination," and its unusual form and style meant he worked on it for nearly eight years without any guarantee that it would turn out well.
WORLD
July 15, 2013 | By Tracy Wilkinson
MEXICO CITY - The top leader of Mexico's most feared and violent drug-trafficking paramilitary cartel, the Zetas, was captured Monday, Mexican authorities announced, the first significant blow to organized crime in the young government of President Enrique Peña Nieto. Mexican naval special forces seized Miguel Angel Treviño Morales, alias Z-40, before dawn Monday in Nuevo Laredo, a border city across from Laredo, Texas, in the state of Tamaulipas, long a Zeta stronghold, government security spokesman Eduardo Sanchez said.
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