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Judge tosses PETA suit against SeaWorld

SAN DIEGO, Feb. 9 (UPI) -- Captive killer whales are not slaves, ruled a federal judge who tossed out a lawsuit animal rights activists brought against San Diego's SeaWorld.

Judge to determine killer whales' status

SAN DIEGO, Feb. 6 (UPI) -- A federal judge in San Diego heard arguments Monday on whether killer whales at SeaWorld are detained as slaves and their captivity violates the 13th Amendment.
For these dogs, meat doesn't cut mustard

For these dogs, meat doesn't cut mustard

MIDDLETON, Wis., Feb. 3 (UPI) -- The National Mustard Museum in Wisconsin is considering an ad featuring a bikini-clad woman next to the words "Meat Doesn't Cut the Mustard -- Try Veggie Dogs!"

PETA activists get naked at meat plant

VERNON, Calif., Feb. 3 (UPI) -- Animal activists went nearly nude at a protest in front of a Farmer John sausage processing plant near Los Angeles, officials said.

PETA asks for roadside cow memorial

CHICAGO, Dec. 26 (UPI) -- An animal-rights group is asking the Illinois Department of Transportation to create a roadside memorial for 16 cows that were killed in a road accident.

Occupy protesters target Rose Parade

PASADENA, Calif., Dec. 22 (UPI) -- Occupy activists plan to bring some floats of their own to California for this year's Tournament of Roses Parade in Pasadena.

PETA objects to New Year's opossum drop

BRASSTOWN, N.C., Dec. 17 (UPI) -- People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals is calling on a North Carolina man to cancel his annual New Year's Eve Opossum Drop.
Spoiling pets can hike vet bills

Spoiling pets can hike vet bills

CHICAGO, Dec. 4 (UPI) -- Putting your fat pet on a diet can do more than save the pet's life – it can save you big money.
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U.S. horse slaughter for meat may resume

U.S. horse slaughter for meat may resume

WASHINGTON, Dec. 2 (UPI) -- Slaughtering horses for meat, stopped in the United States in 2007, could resume after a recent change in the law, authorities said.
PETA takes aim at Mario's Tanooki suit

PETA takes aim at Mario's Tanooki suit

NORFOLK, Va., Nov. 15 (UPI) -- Virginia-based People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals is criticizing Nintendo icon Mario for donning a suit modeled after a raccoon.

Threats prevent Arkansas turkey drop

YELLVILLE, Ark., Oct. 10 (UPI) -- A traditional Arkansas turkey drop was aborted this year following threats from an animal rights group and the Federal Aviation Administration, observers said.
Virginia office of PETA vandalized

Virginia office of PETA vandalized

NORFOLK, Va., Sept. 26 (UPI) -- People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals said its Norfolk, Va., headquarters was vandalized by someone who dumped dead fish and crabs outside the building.

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PETA plans soft-core porn Web site

PETA plans soft-core porn Web site

NORFOLK, Va., Sept. 20 (UPI) -- A U.S. animal rights organization is thinking of using online erotica to make more people aware of its cause.

PETA protests Glendale elephant float

GLENDALE, Calif., Sept. 1 (UPI) -- Officials in Glendale, Calif., are working on ways to make their circus elephant float for the Rose Bowl Parade less obnoxious to animal rights activists.

PETA asks British royals to change plans

CALGARY, Alberta, July 3 (UPI) -- Animal rights activists are urging Prince William and his wife Kate to cancel their upcoming visit to the Calgary Stampede in Canada.
Animal Hoarding beyond ‘cat ladies’

Animal Hoarding beyond ‘cat ladies’

CHICAGO, March 13 (UPI) -- Earlier this month authorities found the mummified body of a woman in a clutter-filled St. Louis home.
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PETA wants animal-fighting books removed

NORFOLK, Va., Nov. 13 (UPI) -- A U.S. animal-rights group has written Amazon.com chief Jeff Bezos, urging him to remove books on dog and cockfighting from the online store.

Louisville denies PETA's chicken statue

LOUISVILLE, Ky., July 27 (UPI) -- An animal rights group, denied a Kentucky city's permit to display a statue of a bloody, crippled chicken, has filed an appeal, court records show.
Anderson's PETA ad banned in Montreal

Anderson's PETA ad banned in Montreal

MONTREAL, July 16 (UPI) -- Pamela Anderson flew to Montreal, Canada, for the unveiling of her new animal rights ad, but Canadian officials banned the "sexist" campaign.

PETA offers to rebuild Jesus statue

MONROE, Ohio, June 22 (UPI) -- A prominent animal rights group has offered to rebuild a lightning-struck 62-foot-tall Jesus statue in Ohio with a new vegan message.

Pregnant orcas spark PETA protest

ORLANDO, Fla., May 30 (UPI) -- Holiday crowds were met by animal rights protesters outside the gates of SeaWorld in Orlando, Fla., which has two pregnant whales.
A dog owners' nightmare

A dog owners' nightmare

CHICAGO, May 23 (UPI) -- Your dog biting a child is a nightmare scenario for pet owners, especially if it is one of the so-called bully breeds: Pit Bulls, Rottweilers or bulldogs.
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PETA claims octopuses served alive

NEW YORK, May 4 (UPI) -- A prominent U.S. animal rights group is accusing two New York restaurants of using live octopus in their san-nakji dishes.

PETA urges Atlanta to ban horse carriages

ATLANTA, April 21 (UPI) -- Atlanta should join Paris and London in banning horse-drawn carriages from city streets, an animal-rights group said.
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