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 >>
Foie gras is one food item that people are crazy about. Chefs and foodies tend to love it. Ethical eaters and animal rights activists absolutely hate it. The state of California has even outright banned the sale and production of the delicacy.In this past week's review of the Grove, we touched upon ... 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.
We're not sure which phrase best describes the Max Planck Institute's response to our questions about its treatment of the hundreds of animals it holds captive and on whose nervous systems it experiments. Perhaps "Nothing to see here. Move along." Or "We ask the questions." We're not happy with eith ... 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 >>
Walk into any egg section of any supermarket, you are bound to be bombarded with dozens of varieties, with multiple labels and certification seals. Do you merely walk over, pick up a dozen, and just get on with your shopping? Or do stand in front of the coolers studiously reading the labels wonderin ... More >>
So, the Hallandale Beach City Commission passed on first reading an ordinance to severely restrict the sale of puppies and kittens in pet stores by requiring a "certificate of source" for each animal sold.The final vote is on April 18.Now, to what you really want to know: how Mayor Joy Cooper handle ... 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 >>
The Mercy For Animals' mobile movie against factory farming.Mercy for Animals, a nonprofit group best-known for its undercover investigations into practices used at factory farms, will be hitting South Florida just in time for spring break, though beaching and boozing don't really seem to be on t ... 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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
Tara NieuwesteegLast week, we told you about the animal-rights activists protesting the Cole Bros. Circus. They've followed the circus around South Florida, explaining with signs and megaphones that circus employees and patrons alike "support animal cruelty."Last weekend, though, the protest in M ... More >>
Tragedy in Frenchman's Landing.In scenic Frenchman's Landing, they came for the ducks.The ducks were captured -- probably in a standard trap that resembles a soccer goal -- and brought to the Peggy Adams Animal Rescue League. And they were killed.Their probable crimes? Noise and poop.This was Apr ... More >>
Photo: Broward Humane SocietyThese miniature pinschers arrived from Mississippi on Saturday after their owner was murdered.The August 10 murder of John Bullock, a dog kennel owner from southern Mississippi, created well over 100 four-legged orphans, most of whom have made a soft landing at the Hu ... 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 >>
flickr user: nukeit1Today, 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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
photo courtesy PETATomorrow on Clematis, a spectacle like the one aboveHot chicks. Nude. Showering. In public. The prospect is so dazzling...well... it's damned hard to focus on the political point. But if you can pry yourself away from that photo, we'll give it a try.Before we get to that, it behoo ... 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 >>
Bitten on the set of a Rick Ross video, Mark McCarthy now squares off against animal activists.
Farm Sanctuary National Advertising Division (NAD) of the Council of Better Business Bureaus earlier this week recommended that D'Artagnan Inc. discontinue certain advertising claims regarding its Artisan foie gras -- specifically that "the liver is not diseased, simply enlarged", and that the ... More >>
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