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    November 18, 2014

    Florida's Ellen Jaffe Jones Named PETA's Sexiest Vegan Over 50

    According to PETA, nothing's sexier than saving animals. And given that veganism tends to lead to weight loss, better skin, more energy, and (so they say) more sexual stamina, they might have a point. The animal advocacy org takes its duties as sexy-vegan steward very seriously. One honor it doles ... More >>

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    November 7, 2014

    PETA Sends Arnold Abbott Vegan Food to Help the Homeless and "Spare Animals"

    Ninety-year-old homeless advocate hero Arnold Abbott has quickly gained a lot of attention this week after being cited twice for feeding the homeless. He's gone from local news story to the lead story on the Colbert Report and making national headlines. Now the folks over at PETA want to get in on ... More >>

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    October 13, 2014

    PETA Honors Hocus Pocus Actress Kathy Najimy with Compassionate Action Award at Sublime

    Whether you know her best as Mary, one of the infamous Sanderson Sisters in Hocus Pocus, or as the voice of Peggy Hill on King of the Hill, it's likely you've run across Kathy Najimy's comedic talents more than a few times. A character actress with many faces, she's been making her mark on Hollywood ... More >>

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    September 25, 2014

    NYC Named Top Vegan-Friendly City By PETA; South Florida Has a Long Way to Go

    South Florida ranks at the top of the list for many things: warm weather, luxury car sales, where to be a dog -- and so on. But for availability of vegetarian and vegan-friendly cuisine? Lower. Much lower. According to PETA, the city that tops that list is New York. Last week, with some well-earned ... More >>

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    March 25, 2014

    Vote for Local Hot Guys and Gals in PETA's Sexiest Vegan Next Door Contest

    Sure, you can make all the joke you want about "hot sausage" and "makin' bacon" but when it comes down to it, vegetables and fruits are pretty darn sexy, too. First of all, cucumbers and bananas are pretty raunchy (you heard the 'ole banana in my pocket reference), and there's nothing sexier than f ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 12, 2014

    Do Lobsters and Crabs Feel Pain? New Research Says Yes

    Anyone who has ever been in the same room as a lobster boiling knows the distinctive sound of its scream as it's cooked alive. The sound is not actually a scream -- lobsters do not have vocal cords -- but for many, the question about whether they feel pain remained a cause for concern. If anyone r ... More >>

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    February 14, 2014

    SeaWorld to Hold Conference Call on Fourth Quarter and Year End 2013 Earnings

    SeaWorld Entertainment, Inc. are all set to release their fourth quarter and year end 2013 financial results when the market closes on Thursday, at 5:00 p.m. Eastern. In what is sure to be a spectacle where big wigs talk about how much money they've made even in the face of adversity from protester ... More >>

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    February 4, 2014

    SeaWorld Denies Shareholders Vote on Whale Sanctuary

    People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, also known as PETA, apparently owns 80 shares in SeaWorld Entertainment, which it bought in April of last year. And since PETA is a shareholder, it came up with an idea to create a coastal retirement sanctuary for SeaWorld's killer whales. But, as thing ... More >>

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    January 14, 2014

    SeaWorld Cancels Anniversary Party With Live Penguins, Thanks to PETA

    SeaWorld was all set to celebrate its 50th anniversary at a swank restaurant in Manhattan's meat-packing district, but its decision to feature two live penguins walking around like they're waiters put the kibosh on that whole endeavor. Turns out the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PET ... More >>

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    January 2, 2014

    Sixteen Arrested at Rose Parade for Protesting SeaWorld Float

    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 >>

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    October 24, 2013
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    October 22, 2013

    PETA's Ingrid Newkirk Coming to Fort Lauderdale; Sublime's Owner to Host Q&A

    People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, or PETA for short, has been accused of going overboard and using heavy-handed publicity stunts for getting its message across. That may be true, but the organization, led by founder Ingrid Newkirk, does the one thing it sets out to do -- it makes people ... More >>

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    October 16, 2013

    PETA Wants Washington Redskins to Change Mascot to a Potato

    People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) has been behind some strange campaigns. It's asked for grouper to be renamed "sea puppies," and it's claimed that Carlos Danger Weiners (sic) cause erectile dysfunction. But this time, PETA has taken a stand that Clean Plate Charlie thinks makes p ... More >>

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    September 25, 2013

    PETA Descends Upon Delray Beach's Linda Bean in Protest (Video)

    The ethical implications of consuming food have become quite the topic of conversation over the pat few years. In terms of meat, many chefs and foodies want to know where it came from, what it ate, what the farmer is like personally, the conditions in which it was raised, how it was slaughtered, h ... More >>

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    July 1, 2013

    PETA: Five Ways Vegans Can Screw With Carnivores at the Fourth of July BBQ

    People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) has always been controversial. But sometimes you've got to make waves to get noticed. By bringing the plight of animal cruelty in circuses, factory farms, and in laboratories to light, many barbaric practices are being phased out. In part because ... More >>

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    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 >>

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    May 6, 2013

    PETA Wants You To Have Hot Vegan Sex (Like Animals Do)

    Ahh...PETA. No matter what you think of them, they always find a way to drive their point home -- whether it's to not wear fur, stop factory farming, spay your pet, or go vegan. This time, PETA's enlisted the help of British ad agency, Fallon U.K. to show us that "vegans have a bigger sexual appeti ... More >>

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    April 26, 2013

    Plantation's Emron Khan a Finalist in PETA's Sexiest Vegan Contest

    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 >>

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    February 26, 2013

    PETA's Sexiest Vegan Next Door: Meatless Hotties Wanted

    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 >>

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    January 8, 2013

    PETA Demands that Great Burmese Python Challenge Not Allow the Decapitating of Snakes

    More than 400 people have decided to step up and take on Florida's 2013 Python Challenge, where they'll be competing for $1,000 to snuff out evasive Burmese pythons in the Everglades this weekend. No hunting license, or snake-killing experience is required. Only your dedication to hitting the swamp ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 4, 2012

    PETA Wants the Feds to Investigate SeaWorld Dolphin Bite Incident

    It was only a matter of time before PETA got involved with SeaWorld Dolphin Bites Little Girl Gate. Eight-year-old Jillian Thomas was bitten in the hand by a dolphin she was feeding at the theme park over the weekend. The attack left several dime-shaped punctures in her hand. See also: - Dolphin ... More >>

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    November 30, 2012

    PETA Ad That Compares Animal Slaughter to the Holocaust Is Banned in Germany

    It is no secret. We have major issues with our food system: pesticides we eat, pollution from fertilizers, genetically-modified food, trans-fats, you name it. One such issue, animal cruelty, is often taken up by animal rights groups through ad campaigns -- many of them shocking and grotesque. A seri ... More >>

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    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

    April 17, 2012

    Model/Real Housewife of Miami Joanna Krupa Unveils PETA Campaign at Sublime

    Joanna Krupa -- Playboy model, Dancing With the Stars alum, and the newest cast addition to the hit Bravo reality series Real Housewives of Miami -- was at Sublime in Fort Lauderdale recently to celebrate the unveiling of her new PETA ad, which reminds us to adopt our furry companions.Krupa, who was ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 13, 2012

    Donald Trump's Sons Kill Giant African Animals

    ​The blogosphere has been all a-flutter today about photographs of Eric and Donald Trump Jr. that surfaced on an African hunting website showing the brothers in a Lion King-themed nightmare: big guns, dead Zimbabwean animals all over the place, and one elephant tail, sans elephant.

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    January 13, 2012

    PETA Coffee: A Cruelty-Free Wake-Up Call

    ​People For The Ethical Treatment of Animals is now in the coffee trade, selling organic coffee from Central America that's pesticide and beast of burden free.  The animal rights organization has even set up its own website for the politically-correct java. sells three differen ... More >>

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    December 29, 2011

    PETA Sends "Compassionate Legislator Awards" to Margate Commissioners

    ​Now there's something for Margate commissioners to hang on the fridge -- an award from PETA.For the commission's unanimous vote to ban bull hooks, electric prods, and other devices that can be used to harm animals, PETA announced today that it's sending the commissioners "Compassionate Legislator ... More >>

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    June 1, 2011

    Steve-O, a Vegan Now, Boycotts Charity Event on Ethical Grounds

    The dope-smoking, hard-partying, poop-jumping prankster Steve-O has turned his life around since leaving Boca Raton for the world of Jackass. He's clean and sober now, a hardcore vegan and PETA supporter, and when he acts like a jackass these days, it's on Dancing With the Stars.This week, he was in ... More >>

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    May 25, 2011

    PETA Names Sublime's Apple Crumb Pie The Best Vegan Pie in America

    PETA Sublime's apple pie - delicious and cruelty free.​People For The Ethical Treatment of Animals just named Sublime's Apple Crumb Pie ala Mode the best vegan pie in America. The pie, made with an oatmeal streusel, Granny Smith apples and currants, is totally vegan, as is the ice "cream" ... More >>

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    May 18, 2011

    PETA vs. Farm Photo Bill: What are Florida Farms Hiding?

    flckr/vxlaAn American farm... and an American photograph?​Get this -- around the country "ag-gag" bills are being introduced that would prevent photos or video from being taken on farms. PETA has long thrived on these images for their anti-meat campaigns. Investigative journalists and documentary ... More >>

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    December 23, 2010
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    August 30, 2010

    How to Make the Perfect Roast Chicken (Hint: Pre-Salting)

    ​Is there any food more delicious, more comforting, more soothing to the soul and taste buds than a perfectly juicy, succulent, crisp and golden-skinned roasted chicken?  In a word, no.  Unfortunately, finding that perfectly juicy, succulent, crisp and golden-skinned roasted chicken is a ... More >>

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    May 10, 2010

    Puppy Protest Gets Personal in Hollywood

    Tara Nieuwesteeg​Over the past couple of months, the protests and counterprotests in front of Puppy Palace in Hollywood have been increasingly heated. In addition to signs and chanting, there have been fake dead dogs, people wearing dog suits, a death toll, sarcastic welcome signs, an impromptu pe ... More >>

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    April 9, 2010

    Another Round of Puppy Protests Scheduled for This Weekend

    Tara Nieuwesteeg​A few weeks ago, Puppy Palace in Hollywood was the site of a large animal rights demonstration and a simultaneous counterprotest. One side decried puppy mills and held signs that attempted to explain how many dogs go unadopted and die when people purchase expensive, commercially b ... More >>

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    March 21, 2010

    Hollywood Animal Rights Protesters Get Protested

    Tara Nieuwesteeg​ Many people were very confused as they drove down Hollywood Boulevard on Saturday. There was a full-on protest on both sides of the street, replete with colorful signs, matching T-shirts, chanting, music, and adults wearing large, heavy dog costumes. Some drivers thought it was a ... More >>

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    March 2, 2010

    PETA Backtracks on Neutering Tiger; Juice Has List of Alternates

    ​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 >>

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    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 >>

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    October 16, 2009

    PETA Fretting Over Humane Deaths for Giant Snakes

    PETA says: Stun and decapitate​Florida Fish and Wildlife has yet to respond to a July 30th letter from Lori Kettler, senior counsel for People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA), concerning humane death for Florida's thousands of Burmese pythons. Tori Perry, senior cruelty caseworker at P ... More >>

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    October 13, 2009

    Why PETA's Dan Mathews Oughta Be Committed

    Mathews: Make em laugh​"We'd love it if the world turned vegan tomorrow," Dan Mathews says breathlessly. Mathews is senior vice president of People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA), the controversial animal rights group founded by Ingrid Newkirk in 1980. When I spoke to Mathews by phone ... More >>

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    July 2, 2009
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    May 28, 2009

    PETA PR Strategy: Rinse, Repeat

    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 >>

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    May 27, 2009

    Forecast for West Palm: Expect a Shower

    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 >>

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    January 27, 2009

    PETA's Super Bowl Advert is Banned, Legions of Sports Fans Indifferent

    Just how irrelevant has PETA become? The one-time-animal-rights-organization-turned-ludicrous-marketing-machine long ago gave up trying to reach people with reasoned arguments about the sanctity of all life or the wastefulness of our meat-happy culture. Instead they've adopted a fairly standard mark ... More >>

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    January 20, 2009

    Weakened at Bernie's: PETA Gets the Ponzi Treatment, Too

    She will not be streaking at the inauguration.You probably thought today's inauguration ceremonies would provide a day's relief from the death march of victims of area reprobate Bernard Madoff. Well, sorry. Turns out the Palm Beach financial wizard made special-access inauguration tickets disappear ... More >>

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    January 20, 2009

    Cowed by Bernie Madoff, PETA Shenanigans Are Uninspired

    Like we told you earlier, PETA's inauguration day high jinks were hampered by Bernard Madoff, and judging by the photos Deirdra's sending from D.C., the animal rights group had to resort to this old gag.More photos from our correspondent's day in D.C., after the jump.

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    Rabbit Run

    In western Palm Beach County, the sugar harvest also brings a bumper crop of bunnies

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    A Fine Mess

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