Yesterday we wrote about how a rescue person in Lake Park had found a kitten infected with rabies. The person had to be treated for rabies, while the kitten eventually died. And now, to make sure rabies doesn't spread throughout the county, Animal Care and Control is looking to trap a colony of fer ... More >>
For $320,000, you can send your children to college, buy a house -- or eat the most expensive burger on the planet. At the University of Maastricht, Dutch scientists have engineered meat without the murder, growing cow stem cells in a petri dish instead of the fields bordering the interstate. Read ... More >>
Three pit bulls and a puppy suspected of being a part of a dog fighting ring have been rescued by Indian River County police. The dogs were found at a home located at 4565 33rd Avenue in Vero Beach, and had injuries consistent with dog fighting, according to officials. When police found the dogs, ... More >>
Attention people of south Florida. You may want to put down your pastrami sandwiches for a moment (or forever) after we introduce you to Emron Khan, who has been chosen as a finalist in PETA's Sexiest Vegan Next Door contest. The annual contest pretty much shatters all those "milk - it does a body ... More >>
With all this banning-pit-bull talk recently hitting up your daily bloggy blog, we still haven't addressed the banning-pit-bull-owners issue. Now would be that time. Because, according to cops, a Fort Lauderdale man screw it, I'm gonna treat my pit bull like a soccer ball.
We consistently have to give PETA credit for its brilliant marketing strategies. To make their point, they'll use any trick in the advertising playbook -- including sex, sex, and more sex.Take, for example, their Sexiest Vegan Next Door contest, which seeks out the hottest vegan with the best bod. A ... More >>
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 >>
Some dog owners are cruel, which is bad enough on its own. But some dog owners are just assholes. West Palm Beach resident Reginald Johnson was unhappy about something his gray pitbull Trinity did, so he decided to punish her. By hanging her on a tree.
If your New Year's resolution is to spend more time with your four-legged friend (or to find a new furry love in your life), we suggest heading over to the Tri-County Humane's Bark-B-Que and Adopt-A-Thon tomorrow afternoon.On Saturday, January 6 from noon - 3 p.m., take your furry friend to the Tri- ... More >>
It makes sense that Rocco's Tacos is holding a Chihuahua fundraiser, since it was another, larger taco joint that helped to make Chihuahuas one of the most popular breed of dog in the United States.Back in 1997, fast food chain Taco Bell started an advertising campaign featuring a talking Chihuahua ... More >>
A Hillsborough County woman called authorities yesterday when she found an injured bobcat on Route 301 in Riverview, outside of Tampa. It was hit by a car but wasn't seriously injured, according to WTSP.One thing led to another, and now it's going to die.
naturescornermagazine.comThe Margate Commission has joined in on elephant love.The Cole Brothers Circus will still be rolling through Margate this year, but the scores of residents and animal-rights activists that showed up to last night's City Commission meeting may have prevented it from happen ... More >>
facebook/mikelewisBeer lovers, rejoice. The 14th annual New Times Beerfest is a couple weeks away on November 12, from 7 to 11 p.m. in Esplanade Park in downtown Fort Lauderdale. The event will benefit the Humane Society of Broward County. (Check out the ridiculously cute dogs and puppi ... More >>
Chrissie Hynde closed her vegan restaurant on Sunday, citing a bad economy. The Akron, Ohio, restaurant was open four years and was voted one of the top five vegan restaurants in America by Business Week.The Vegiterranean served vegan dishes with an Italian-Mediterranean flair. On the resta ... More >>
Attention, Florida: Today is the last day to legally buck a bronco, hump a horse, grope a goat, or perform any other activities related to barnyard bangin'.Senate Bill 344, which bans "sexual contact" and "sexual conduct" with animals, goes into effect on Saturday.Unfortunately for animal sexers, ... More >>
bittenandbound.comLissette Garcia, Miss Florida 2011, looks much better without one of those cumbersome fur coatsThe 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 >>
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 >>
Lick me; I'm Irish!Many St. Patty's Day celebrations end up with people acting like animals, but this is one celebration where the party animals actually have tails! This Thursday, dress your furry friend in his best green sweater and bring him along to celebrate St. PAW-t ... More >>
Flickr.comAn Oakland park man took the phrase "doggie style" a little too seriously after being arrested late last week for sexually assaulting his roommate's dog. Police took Tomas Bautista into custody Thursday on third-degree felony charges of animal cruelty, the Sun-Sentinel reported. A ... More >>
When convicted political operative Alan Mendelsohn was recently debriefed regarding his knowledge of corruption in Florida, it wasn't just federal officials at the table, according to multiple sources. Still on the hot seatState prosecutors working under Michael S ... More >>
One of several injured monkeys photographed at a local research facility earlier this year.Amerijet, the international cargo shipping corporation headquartered in Fort Lauderdale, is one of the few airlines that still transports research primates, specifically the ones used for controversial vivi ... More >>
via icanhascheezburger.comWith Halloween fast approaching, the plight of black cats is pretty grim. Several Palm Beach shelters are putting the temporary kibosh on black-cat adoptions out of fear that the animals will be ritualistically tortured or used at a party like a rented monkey. New Times ... More >>
Matt Thomas' little pigs range freely.This week's feature story details the escalating battle between Big Agriculture and the Humane Society, the organization behind a nationwide campaign to legislate the safety and comfort of farm animals. The Humane Society helped push through Florida's "pregna ... More >>
People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) has scrapped plans for a billboard featuring Tiger Woods ("Too Much Sex Can Be a Bad Thing"), meant to encourage the spaying and neutering of pet kitties. They'd planned to debut the billboard in Tiger's hometown of Windemere, Florida. But ... More >>
Thanks Rob. But for the animal protection activists, I rather doubt that hearing about the shark meat being split among 20 friends is going to be any comfort.
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 >>
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 >>
http://www.flickr.com/photos/gaetanlee/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 ... More >>
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