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All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Animal Rights’

Gay Bull of Ireland Afforded Sanctuary in Britain

Benjy, dubbed the gay bull of Ireland, which was set to be slaughtered for failing to mate with any heifers, has been offered a reprieve, with the help of The Simpsons co-creator Sam Simon. Simon, who is battling colon cancer, has been contributing much of his estimated net worth of $100 million to animal rights causes, and is footing the …

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Faroe Islands Pilot Whale Activists Arrested

On Saturday, fourteen members of the animal rights activist group Sea Shepherd were arrested on the Faroe island of Sandoy in the North Atlantic, after attempting to stop the slaughter of 33 pilot whales. Locally, the culling of the whales is known as a “grind,” and Operation Grindstop was initiated to save more than thousand pilot whales, which are among …

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Michael Vick Faces Protesters At Comedy Event; Can He Ever Redeem Himself?

New York Jets quarterback Michael Vick went back to his hometown on Saturday in Newport News, Virginia for a football camp. A crowd of people gathered to welcome the 34-year-old athlete. James Johnson, a club director who has known Vick since he was a kid said, “I used to tell Mike even when things are going bad, the people down …

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Turkey Roadside Memorial Denied By Utah

The Utah Department of Transportation denied PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals) permission to put up a roadside memorial for hundreds of turkeys that were killed in a tractor accident that took place last month. However, supporters of animal rights appealed the decision on Monday. PETA was asking for a sign to be erected on the site of where the …

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Carriage Horse Ban Stalled In New York City

Mayor Bill de Blasio is halting his plan to get rid of the horse carriages in New York City. Many citizens showed their support for the horse-drawn carriage industry, which has been one of the prime features of Central Park for over 150 years. Now, the mayor is almost in his fourth month of office, and there is resistance from …

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Orca Shows: Bill Stemming from ‘Blackfish’ Documentary is Deferred

The show will go on–for now. Following the fallout from the Blackfish documentary, an assemblyman in California proposed legislation that would end orca shows in the state–namely at SeaWorld San Diego. To the dismay of many animal rights activists, the bill was deferred until at least next year. The Orca Welfare and Safety Act bill (also called the “Blackfish bill”) …

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Bindi Irwin: Major Backlash On Partnership With SeaWorld

Bindi Irwin, the daughter of ‘crocodile hunter’ Steve Irwin, became the subject of criticism and controversy when she announced her partnership with SeaWorld. The teen appeared on Good Morning America with her brother Robert and mother Terri. She shared her excitement in following her father’s footsteps by empowering kids through SeaWorld’s project Generation Nature. “I’m thrilled to be partnered up …

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Stray Dogs of Sochi: Poisoned and Left to Die

The Olympic city of Sochi has been dealing with quite the furry problem. Thousands of stray dogs have been roaming the streets of the city. The dogs have been wandering the streets that were once empty, sleepy areas. Now, the built-up developments are home to the many lonely canines. Russian animal rights activists have recently accused city officials of ridding …

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Horse Slaughterhouse Bill Up For Vote

This week, a budget bill that will effectively ban horse slaughter by cutting funding for inspections will be up for a vote in Congress. The budget bill was released Monday night. Should the bill pass without changes, lawsuits that have constantly prevented the opening of New Mexico horse slaughterhouses could remain unsettled. Congress cut funding for horse slaughterhouses inspectors in …

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Down Jackets Encourage Animal Cruelty Towards Birds

Down jackets’ warmth and comfort are very popular during the winter and mainly for those who enjoy the outdoors during the colder season. What are down jackets you ask? Well, they consist of feathers plucked from the softest point on a duck or goose. According to a report by Salon, the term “down” is described as: “A single piece…of “plumule,” …

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Underwood Tweet Rage: Feud Boils Over Law

Carrie Underwood took to Twitter recently to vent her frustration over a new law called the “ag-gag” bill–which involves admission of secret videotaping of factory farms into animal abuse claims–and her posts quickly drew the attention of Tennessee lawmakers. Underwood, a big proponent for animal rights, says she doesn’t agree with the law, which requires anyone submitting video footage of …

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Luck Cancelled: Director Blames TMZ for “Spinning Unfair Stories”

Michael Mann, the director of HBO series, Luck, blames TMZ for the show getting cancelled. In the following clip you can hear Mann telling the cast and crew that the decision was reached by HBO after TMZ and “the media” spun unfair stories after a third horse died on the set. TMZ fired back by saying that they didn’t spin …

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