Diane Gerino enjoys looking out at the lake behind her Sabal Lakes home. It was one of the selling points when she bought the property 10 years ago. On Friday January 24, the 63-year-old was on the phone with her daughter in Connecticut when she gazed out her sliding glass doors to watch the sun se ... More >>
Sixteen PETA protesters were arrested at the Rose Parade on Wednesday, a majority of them for trying to stop the SeaWorld-themed float. Riot police escorted the float as it made its way through the parade, passing multiple planned protest spots along the route. PETA protests took to the street in ... More >>
A rabid raccoon was found in Boynton Beach after a resident spotted the animal and noticed the symptoms. The raccoon was spotted Sunday in the 3000 block of Churchill Drive, just west of Seacrest Boulevard. The resident then called Animal Care and Control, who tested the raccoon and the Palm Beach ... More >>
Hell in South Florida is a taupe, one-story house where rusted chains dangle from trees and the smell of feces and decay is so strong it lures rats at night. On even the brightest of days, sunlight doesn't infiltrate its darkened chambers. And the baying of dogs -- 34 pit bulls inside tight cages sc ... 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 >>
Foie gras-loving Californians better eat up over the next month. Starting July 1, the state ban on foie gras (fattened liver from a duck or goose) will officially take effect. The law was passed in 2004 but included time for restaurants and the state's lone foie gras producer to adjust.Animal rights ... 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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
Photo by Michele SandbergWhen one of my chefs tells me about a place I just "have to try", I go running. I couldn't wait to speak with John Lenhard, Culinary Team Leader at Sublime in Fort Lauderdale, because my fascination with the vegan lifestyle. I am awed by the ski ... 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 >>
The political point was a bit convoluted, as we discussed yesterday, but this afternoon PETA hotties made good on their promise to take a shower on West Clematis. The animal rights group has used this stunt in a whole bunch of cities as a way to call attention...Oh, hell with it. The guys have click ... 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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