Animal Rights Foundation of Florida

  • Blogs

    September 8, 2014

    Vegetarian 101 Workshop to Help the Veg-Curious Make the Transition final

    It's not always easy abandoning animal products. From ensuring you get all your vitamins and minerals to whipping up entrees that don't involve lettuce, it's a process. But for all the clueless, veg-curious eaters out there, the folks at Movements for Change are here to help. They're hosting a Veg ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 18, 2014

    Human Educator James Wildman Presents "101 Reasons to Go Vegan" Saturday

    If you poll a room full of vegans and ask what their reasons were for deciding on a diet free of animal products, you'll hear a laundry list of reasons. Many times, it was the first time they made the connection that the cheery Old McDonald's Farm we recited as a kid was perhaps not as advertised ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 29, 2014

    Sublime Hosts Italian Winetasting Dinner Wednesday to Benefit ARFF

    You may feel pretty altruistic when sitting down for a meal at vegan restaurant Sublime, but this Wednesday night, you'll get a chance to up your kindness points when the restaurant staff hosts its first installment of a monthly winetasting dinner to benefit area nonprofits. Wednesday's Italian Win ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 4, 2014

    Blackfish Producer to be Honored by PETA at Sublime; B-52's Fred Schneider Will Premiere Rock Lobster Video

    Manny Oteyza, the producer of Blackfish, will receive an award from PETA this Sunday at an invitation-only reception hosted by The B-52s' Fred Schneider. Schneider has also produced a video exposing cruelty to lobsters. This all-new "Rock Lobster" video, in which he declares crustaceans sea life, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 11, 2014

    Five Places to Eat Healthy in Broward and Palm Beach Counties

    Put down the beef; pick up the veggie. We've been hearing about the dangers of the Western diet for quite a long time. Heart disease, stroke, obesity: All can stem from gorging on burgers, fries, and ice cream. And although we know we ought to eat mostly plant matter, we've all had that veggie bur ... More >>

  • News

    July 25, 2013
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    July 23, 2013

    Smash HLS Brings a New Aggressive Style of Animal Activism to South Florida

    On a scalding Saturday afternoon, nearly a dozen Miami Beach Police cars are jammed up on the lawns of a shady residential street near Mount Sinai Hospital. Cops lean against their cruisers as a mangy group of about 20 protesters spills out onto the overgrown lawn before a white, single-story house. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 27, 2013

    Nanci Alexander of Sublime Would Vote Foie Gras Off the Island

    Quick! Name all the restaurants you can that donate all their profits to non-profit organizations? Sublime does just that. Sublime's owner, Nanci Alexander, is number five on our Tastemaker countdown. She founded the Animal Rights Foundation of Florida (ARFF). The creation of Sublime is an ext ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 12, 2013

    Broward to Consider Rule Banning Tying Dogs to Trees or Poles

    In 2004, Tony Vincent found a Doberman puppy tied to a tree with a chain. The choke-chain collar that was dug two into her neck had to be surgically removed. Vincent rescued the pup, adopted her, and named her Nikki. Since then, Nikki has become the de facto face for the Humane Society's "Break the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 5, 2012

    Joan Jett Unveils New Peta Ad Campaign at Sublime (Photos)

    We all know that Joan Jett loves rock n' roll. But she also loves animals and the environment. Jett, a vegetarian for about 20 years, unveiled her new PETA add Sunday afternoon as part of a campaign to spread awareness of vegetarianism. The unveiling took place at Sublime in Fort Lauderdale and ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 2, 2011

    Animal-Rights Activists Trying to Ban Circus in Margate for Messin' With Elephants​A circus in Margate is probably the most exciting thing to happen in that city for a while, but animal-rights activists plan on showing up to the city's commission meeting tonight to ask them to ban the Cole Brothers Circus from Margate.Why? Cole Brothers seems to have a p ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 30, 2011

    Miss Florida USA 86's Animal Fur From Pageant

    bittenandbound.comLissette Garcia, Miss Florida 2011, looks much better without one of those cumbersome fur coats​The winner of Miss Florida USA will no longer don a chic animal-carcass coat, according to a local animal-rights group.Don Anthony of the Animal Rights Foundation of Florida tells New ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 17, 2011

    Animal Rights Activists Frighten Airline Into Monkey Ban

    African Greens.​Respect and gratitude to the monkey lovers at the Animal Rights Foundation of Florida (ARFF) for ensuring that humanity will enjoy the company of AIDS, blindness, and hepatitis a little while longer.These are just three of the maladies under investigation by scientists who use nonh ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 14, 2011

    Amerijet Says It Will Stop Shipping Monkeys

    ​Amerijet, the Fort Lauderdale-based cargo shipping company, will cease transporting primates, according to a letter printed on Amerijet letterhead, addressed to the president of the Animal Rights Foundation of Florida. For months, local animal rights activists have targeted the company, writing l ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 11, 2011

    Amerijet Won't Stop Shipping Research Monkeys

    ​Last month we told you about a letter from local animal rights activists to Amerijet, the Fort Lauderdale-based cargo airline, asking the company to shop shipping primates used for research -- specifically the ones used for controversial vivisection experiments. Several South Florida groups, incl ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 10, 2010

    UPDATE: Animal Rights Activists Pressure Highland Christian Academy to Stop "Greased Pig" Contest

    flickr.comA greased pig contest similar to the one the church has been planning.​It was supposed to be a pleasant Christian festival, scheduled for this Saturday in Pompano Beach. There are supposed to be a few bounce houses, some face painting, a mechanical bull, a beach volleyball tournament, so ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 8, 2010

    Scenes From the Cole Bros. Circus Protest This Weekend

    Tara Nieuwesteeg​Animal-rights activists have long decried circuses as one of most blatant and correctable violators of animals rights. (Stampeding and screaming elephants have long agreed.)   And the Cole Bros. Circus, which was in Boca Raton this weekend and will travel around South Florida ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 4, 2010

    Scenes From the Bloody Protest at the Miss Florida Teen USA Pageant

    Tara Nieuwesteeg​Women wore mangled fur and prom gowns covered in (fake) blood. People wrapped themselves in yellow caution tape. One woman dressed as the Grim Reaper. They held signs telling teenaged girls and their families as they entered the Miss Florida Teen USA pageant that they had blood on ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 14, 2010

    Nova Will Stop Doing Business With Primate Products

    ​Nova Southeastern University in Davie will no longer do business with Primate Products, the controversial animal research facility in Doral, according to the Animal Rights Foundation of Florida.After the release of several disturbing photos depicting monkeys with serious injuries, local activists ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 14, 2010

    Animal Rights Group Asks Miss Florida USA Contestants to Donate Fur "Prizes"

    C. Stiles​We live in South Florida, one of the warmest climates in the country. And on top of that, this one of the hottest summers we've had in years. So why would anyone ever need a fur coat down here?That's what the Animal Rights Foundation of Florida was thinking when members emailed more than ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 7, 2010

    Miss Florida USA Event Gets Protested for Fur "Prizes"

    Tara NieuwesteegAnimal rights activists of all ages turned out to tell would-be beauty queens not to support the fur industry.​The Miss Florida USA program held a preliminary event in Hollywood over the weekend. And along with dozens of young women hoping to compete in the Donald Trump-owned Miss ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 6, 2010

    Clowns Protesting Elephant in the Room

    courtesy of PETA and ARFF​Outside American Airlines Arena in Miami this Friday will be a pack of angry clowns. No, it's not a Nickelback concert; it's the circus. And the clowns outside won't be working for Ringling Bros. They're animals rights activists protesting Ringling's treatment of elephant ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 22, 2009

    Are Animal Rights Activists -- and Local Multimillionaire -- Behind the McDonald's-Causes-Cancer lawsuit?

    flickr user: nukeit1​Today, newswires were abuzz with the information that a Washington-based nonprofit group called the Cancer Project, on behalf of two plantiffs in Connecticut, filed a class-action lawsuit against Burger King, McDonald's, and Friendly's.  The lawsuit alleges that chicken s ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 2, 2009

    Animal Cruelty Activists Will Picket Pageant

    Flickr: missteenusa2009Kayla Christina Collier, on the right, is the reigning Miss Florida Teen, and she'll give away her crown Sunday in Davie.​The finals of the Miss Florida Teen USA pageant happens Sunday at Bailey Hall at the Broward College campus in Davie. But the "Miss Cruel Teen USA" event ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 17, 2009

    Animal Rights Foundation Asks Broward Schools to Stop Supporting Circuses

    ​I can admit it: I really don't know that much about training circus elephants. And I dare say most Juice readers don't either. But there is still something unsettling about seeing videos in which these magnificent beasts are slapped with sticks, shocked with prods, and left with de ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 6, 2009

    Sublime Slide Show: A Behind-the-Scenes Glimpse at Lauderdale's Vegan Mecca

    There's not another restaurant that works like Sublime. It's not just the vegan menu, but owner Nanci Alexander donates proceeds from the place to the Animal Rights Foundation of Florida. So we sent freelance photographer Michele Sandberg in to get a look at just how this place runs. Click here for ... More >>

  • News

    May 21, 2009

    Heartbreak at 45 mph

    Scenes from the life of a racing greyhound.

  • Blogs

    May 5, 2009

    Lobster Cruelty? Activists and Ale House Square Off in the "Lobster Zone"

    You know those coin-operated claw games, where a bunch of stuffed animals are piled up behind a glass window and you try to fish one out with the mechanical claw that you operate with a joystick? Imagine that, except behind the glass window is a fish tank full of water, and inside the tank are about ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 7, 2009

    Animal Rights Group: Gay Rodeo Is Torture

    Often, it's gays who are doing the protesting: Let us marry! Let us have civil rights! Let us have public toilets on the beach without the mayor characterizing us as sexual deviants! But Saturday, cowboys and cowgirls found themselves on the receiving side of the bullhorns and posterboard signs when ... More >>

  • Calendar

    March 12, 2009
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    January 10, 2008
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    May 31, 2007

    Once Bitten

    Animal rights activist gets sued, shy

  • Dining

    April 27, 2006
  • Dining

    September 22, 2005

    Peas Porridge Haute

    You won't miss the meat at Sublime's chef demos

  • Dining

    November 13, 2003

    No Beef Here

    For a veggie joint, it's fine. Just take a whiff.

  • Dining

    July 10, 2003

    Meet the Meatless

    A vegan visitation comes complete with vino

  • News

    January 16, 2003
  • News

    December 19, 2002

    The Show Must Go On

    Animal-rights protests and changing audience tastes beg the question: Will this generation of the Hanneford circus dynasty be the last?

  • News

    January 31, 2002

    Fly Free

    The Sunshine State's busiest animal hospital aims to spread its wings

  • News

    December 4, 1997