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PETA, Politician Call For End To SeaWorld Orca Shows
2014-03-10 07:23:36

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online A proposed ban on the use of orcas for entertainment purposes in the state of California has put the bill’s author and the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) at odds with SeaWorld and the mayor of San Diego, home to the popular aquatic theme park, according to various media reports published over the weekend. According to Los Angeles Times reporter Tony Perry, Democratic Assemblyman Richard Hershel Bloom...

2010-10-08 11:10:00

In the news release, Virginian-Pilot Story Misleads Readers on USDA Inspection Report for PLRS, issued Oct. 8, 2010 by Professional Laboratory and Research Services over PR Newswire, we are advised by a representative of the company that the first and second paragraphs should read "inspection" rather than "investigation" as originally issued inadvertently. The complete, corrected release follows: Virginian-Pilot Story Misleads Readers on USDA Inspection Report for PLRS USDA Report Shows No...

2010-10-08 09:34:00

CORAPEAKE, N.C., Oct. 8 /PRNewswire/ -- Contrary to a report in today's Virginian-Pilot, a comprehensive investigation by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) of NC-based Professional Laboratory and Research Services (PLRS) has found no evidence of animal neglect or abuse. The USDA finding follows People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals' (PETA) September release of a contrived video that inaccurately depicts the conditions at PLRS, in a malicious attempt to force the small...

2009-07-31 14:26:17

One of the top U.S. animal rights groups says medical trauma training using pigs in Valley Center, Calif., violates zoning rules. People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals is challenging the legality of the training, which involves live pigs being anesthetized, wounded and then treated as if they were trauma victims or soldiers on a battlefield, the San Diego Union-Tribune reported Friday. PETA sent a letter to Eric Gibson, director of the county's Department of Planning and Land Use,...

2009-06-25 13:46:21

An animal rights group has been granted permission to bring three hogs in narrow metal crates to the Ohio Statehouse as part of a factory farm protest. The Capitol Square Review and Advisory Board approved the request from People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals for the July 9 protest, but it rejected other parts of their plan, including requests to bring gallons of urine, tons of manure and a fan to blow the odors around, The Columbus (Ohio) Dispatch reported Thursday. The board also...

2009-04-10 13:50:31

The British pop act Pet Shop Boys has declined to change its name to Rescue Shelter Boys at the behest of People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals. PETA Europe has written to Pet Shop Boys with a request they are unable to agree to, said a message on the band's official Web site. However, the posting also said the band thinks PETA's plea raises an issue worth thinking about, the BBC said. PETA has been critical of the way pet shops get, care for and house the animals they sell. Pet Shop...

2009-01-30 08:00:00

NEW YORK, Jan. 30 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- According to yesterday's Washington Post, NBC "nixed" a new Super Bowl ad from the animal rights activist group PETA "because the ad is too sexually explicit." Kick-off time is approximately 6:20 pm Eastern; 5:20 pm Central; 4:20 pm Mountain; and 3:20 pm Pacific.   Robert Peters, president of Morality in Media, had these comments:   PETA is against eating pork for dinner but now faults NBC for rejecting a PETA Super Bowl ad that...

2008-12-24 14:10:00

Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin is still taking shots from People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, PETA officials said Wednesday. The animal rights group and the Republican vice presidential candidate clashed during the 2008 campaign. Now PETA has posted an online game for the holiday season that lets Internet users pelt the moose-hunting governor -- clad in a bikini and fur coat -- with snowballs, Politico reported. The site urges users to help make the holidays safe for animals by fighting...

2008-12-11 14:10:00

A company in New Mexico is building all-wood human coffins in a partnership with People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA). The coffins come with painted slogans, such as "Lifetime PETA Member" or "I saved 500 animals." One in particular, plays on a long-running PETA advertisement: "Told You I Wouldn't Be Caught Dead in Fur!" Each coffin is made of wood and designed to be Earth-friendly, with no screws, nails, hinges or animal-based glues. The company released them for sale last...

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