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Lawyers for People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals will face off against those with SeaWorld in a Southern California federal court Monday after the animal rights group filed a lawsuit to declare that five killer whales are being held in slavery or involuntary servitude in violation of the 13th Amendment.

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PETA: SeaWorld enslaves killer whalesupdated: Mon Feb 06 2012 04:04:00

Thad Lacinak, former SeaWorld employee, responds to a PETA lawsuit claiming SeaWorld is enslaving killer whales.

CNNMoney: PETA asks Jamie Dimon for O.J.'s houseupdated: Fri Jan 20 2012 08:42:00

PETA wants O.J. Simpson's house.

City's fur ban a first step in ending cruel industryupdated: Wed Dec 07 2011 12:07:00

As you celebrate the holidays with family, friends and those adorable companion animals known as pets, you should be thrilled to learn that the distant cousins of your pets have just won a historic victory. West Hollywood, California, recently passed a first-in-the-nation ban on the sale of fur within its city limits, effective in 2013.

McDonald's, Target drop egg supplier after animal cruelty reportupdated: Sat Nov 19 2011 17:26:00

McDonald's and Target dropped an egg supplier this week after an activist group released disturbing video showing what it says shows animal cruelty at three of the company's barns.

Court dismisses lawsuit over treatment of circus elephantsupdated: Mon Oct 31 2011 11:03:00

A lawsuit claiming systematic abuse and exploitation of elephants by the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus was dismissed Friday by a federal appeals court.

PETA lawsuit alleges SeaWorld enslaves killer whalesupdated: Wed Oct 26 2011 17:45:00

Can killer whales sue SeaWorld for enslavement?

Ohio Zoo staff on scene to sedate animalsupdated: Thu Oct 20 2011 00:15:00

The Ohio Zoo's veterinary staff is on scene in Zanesville, Ohio, to help sedate and capture dozens of exotic animals.

Humane Society doesn't fault Ohio authorities in animal deathsupdated: Thu Oct 20 2011 00:15:00

The Humane Society of the United States said Wednesday it does not fault authorities in Ohio for using lethal force against exotic animals running loose.

Hearing begins in death of SeaWorld trainerupdated: Tue Sep 20 2011 06:04:00

A federal hearing began Monday to determine whether SeaWorld Orlando should be charged with a willful violation in the 2010 death of killer whale trainer Dawn Brancheau.

CNNMoney: Rivals go after Go Daddyupdated: Fri Apr 22 2011 15:19:00

Small web hosting firms are trying to poach customers from industry leader Go Daddy, which continues to suffer fallout after its CEO posted a video showing him killing an African elephant. founder defends elephant-hunting videoupdated: Mon Apr 04 2011 11:04:00

The CEO of on Friday defended an online video that shows him shooting and killing an elephant in Zimbabwe.

GoDaddy chief says elephant kill neededupdated: Mon Apr 04 2011 11:04:00

GoDaddy CEO Bob Parsons tells CNN's Brooke Baldwin the killing of elephants is a solution to crop damage and poverty.

Flight or fight: Do animals have a place at sporting events?updated: Wed Feb 02 2011 09:44:00

The majestic bald eagle rises from its trainer's arm, launches itself into the night air and completes a circuit of the stadium to the raucous cheers of thousands of football supporters.

Political Circus: Elmo in the (White) Houseupdated: Thu Dec 16 2010 12:34:00

Politics is serious business -- but not all the time. From the halls of Congress to the campaign trail to the international stage, there's always something that gets a laugh or a second glance.

Video of woman throwing live puppies into river sparks online outcryupdated: Wed Sep 01 2010 13:40:00

A video apparently showing a young woman throwing live puppies into a river has sparked outrage across the Internet.

3.4 million years of meat and marrow mealsupdated: Thu Aug 12 2010 15:48:00

A report in this week's issue of Nature magazine reveals that an international research team based in Ethiopia has uncovered evidence that Australopithecus afarensis - human ancestors circa the skeleton colloquially known as "Lucy" - butchered animals, presumably for nutritious meat and bone marrow. Tool marks made by sharp, heavy rocks were found on 3.4 million-year-old fossilized rib and thigh bones from animals, indicating that humans began eating meat 800,000 years earlier than was previously believed.

...and a side of Soylent Green, pleaseupdated: Tue Jul 27 2010 20:56:00

PETA - the animal rights activist group whose monthly stage blood budget must run in the quadruple to quintuple digits - today staged a pro-vegan publicity stunt at the intersection of W. 45th Street and Broadway in New York City's Times Square. Legendary proponents of nearly-nude public antics, the cadre's toned and comely volunteers assumed corpse poses upon human-sized, plastic-swaddled (don't they know how hazardous that is?) "meat" trays bedecked with stickers proclaiming, "Billions of Animals Are Abused and Violently Killed Because You Eat Meat."

400 geese euthanized to reduce number near New York airportsupdated: Tue Jul 13 2010 22:14:00

Four hundred Canada geese from Brooklyn's Prospect Park were herded into crates and euthanized last week in an effort to reduce their number near New York's airports, according to U.S. Department of Agriculture.

Locking horns over the running of the bullsupdated: Tue Jul 06 2010 09:23:00

A 400-year-old tradition is facing some new challenges this year at this week's annual running of the bulls in Spain.

Global bake sale is 'sweet' vegan activismupdated: Fri Apr 30 2010 09:12:00

When animal rights activist Jasmin Singer found herself face to face with a scientist who conducts animal testing, a cupcake was exchanged instead of harsh words.

Elephant kills trainer at Pennsylvania circusupdated: Sat Apr 10 2010 04:17:00

Tragedy struck at a Pennsylvania circus Friday after a startled elephant stomped its trainer to death, police said.

Vegetarian activists try in-your-face tacticsupdated: Mon Mar 22 2010 09:15:00

Not content to sit quietly at home eating their tofu cutlets, more and more vegetarians, it seems, are taking action, trying to get the carnivorous masses to change their ways.

Biologists: Killer whales 'neurotic' in captivityupdated: Tue Mar 02 2010 08:27:00

Killer whales can weigh up to 22,000 pounds, and may be as long as 32 feet, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. They often travel in groups of up to 50, being highly social.

What caused SeaWorld death?updated: Tue Mar 02 2010 08:27:00

CNN's Kiran Chetry talks to a SeaWorld official about why one of its killer whales turned on his trainer.

Intriguing people for February 2, 2010updated: Tue Feb 02 2010 15:54:00

Bill Deeley The existence of Santa Claus, the Easter Bunny and The Great Pumpkin is debated every year by great minds and sidewalk philosophers. But without fail, every year since February 2, 1887, Punxsutawney Phil has emerged from his burrow on Gobbler's Knob to face very cold human beings. According to legend, if the world-famous Pennsylvania groundhog sees his shadow, there will be six more weeks of winter weather. If he does not, there will be an early spring.

Billboard featuring Obama coming downupdated: Fri Jan 08 2010 21:19:00

A billboard featuring President Obama that was erected three days ago will be coming down, according to a spokesman for the company that paid for the outdoor ad in Times Square.

Eva Mendes takes on furupdated: Fri Nov 27 2009 21:34:00

Actress and animal rights activist Eva Mendes talks about her involvement in PETA's latest anti-fur video.

Actress Eva Mendes keeps clothes on in latest anti-fur campaignupdated: Fri Nov 27 2009 21:34:00

Actress and animal rights activist Eva Mendes hopes you'll shun fur as you shop for the holidays. PHOTO: New Moon's Christian Serratos Goes Nude for PETAupdated: Tue Nov 10 2009 14:47:00

The actress, who plays Kristen Stewart's school pal Angela, bares (nearly) all

High court debates dog fighting videosupdated: Tue Oct 06 2009 19:26:00

The Supreme Court voiced deep free speech concerns Tuesday about a law designed to stop the sale and marketing of videos showing dog fights and other acts of animal cruelty.

Animal cruelty vs. free speechupdated: Tue Oct 06 2009 19:26:00

The Supreme Court considers the constitutionality of a law designed to stop the sale of dog fighting videos.

Garlic Diet reduces methaneupdated: Sun Sep 20 2009 04:43:00

Garlic extract can reduce methane emissions from livestock by half. CNN's Ayesha Durgahee reports

Putting cattle on a diet to curb climate changeupdated: Sun Sep 20 2009 04:43:00

Much has been made of the problem of livestock emissions of methane -- a far more potent greenhouse gas than CO2 -- but a solution might be just around the corner. PHOTO: Carrie Ann Inaba's PETA Ad Campaignupdated: Thu Aug 27 2009 09:06:00

The DWTS judge poses with her cat Shadow to bring awareness about spaying and neutering pets

In-vitro meat: Would lab-burgers be better for us and the planet?updated: Mon Aug 10 2009 04:37:00

Meat is murder? Well, perhaps not for much longer.

Meat free Mondayupdated: Mon Aug 10 2009 04:37:00

Who is greener? A vegan who drives an SUV or a meat-eater who drives a hybrid? CNN's Kristie Lu Stout breaks it down. FIRST LOOK: Audrina Patridge Plays a PETA Angelupdated: Wed Apr 22 2009 18:06:00

In a new billboard, the Hills star promotes pet adoption and population control

PETA to Pet Shop Boys: Rescue Shelter Boys, perhaps?updated: Fri Apr 10 2009 10:19:00

Just because they named their new CD "Yes," does not mean that British electro-pop duo, the Pet Shop Boys, will agree to just about anything. Allan Muir: Flames flicker again, more notesupdated: Mon Apr 06 2009 08:11:00

It was just one win, and it came at the expense of a team that was battered both physically and emotionally. But for the Calgary Flames, their 2-1 victory over Dallas on Thursday night still counted for the two points that put them back on top of the Northwest Division. John Rolfe: Cooperstown's empty summer, and moreupdated: Wed Feb 11 2009 18:20:00

Now that the A-Bomb has fallen and the Baseball Writers of America are of a mind to let Hell host the NHL All-Star Game before they vote a Steroid Era superstar into the Hall of Fame, it's gonna be mighty lonely in Cooperstown come the summer of 2013. John Rolfe: Daze of miracles and odd itemsupdated: Thu Jan 22 2009 15:01:00

These are the days of miracle and wonder This is the long distance call The way the camera follows us in slo-mo The way we look to us all -- solid gold/Paul Simon PHOTO: Mickey Rourke's New PETA Adupdated: Wed Jan 14 2009 18:10:00

The Golden Globe winner and his Chihuahua, Jaws, star in a new spay and neuter campaign

George the giant lobster liberated from restaurantupdated: Sat Jan 10 2009 23:04:00

A giant lobster named George escaped a dinner-table fate and was released Saturday into the Atlantic Ocean after a New York seafood restaurant granted him his freedom, according to a statement from the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals. What happened to Michael Vick's dogs ...updated: Wed Dec 24 2008 09:35:00

Since being rescued 20 months ago from the dogfighting ring financed by Michael Vick, all but a few of the abused pit bulls have been recovering in sanctuary, foster care and adoptive homes. Now even the most traumatized of them can have a happy new year. PETA Picks Oprah Winfrey 'Person of the Year'updated: Sat Dec 20 2008 21:39:00

The animal-rights' group lauds the star for helping those who are defenseless Khloe Kardashian Explains Her Con-Fur-sionupdated: Thu Dec 18 2008 14:08:00

The new PETA poster girl answers Internet claims she's a hypocrite for recently wearing fur coats Khloe Kardashian Goes Naked for PETA Adupdated: Thu Dec 11 2008 16:40:00

Kim's sister bares her derriere for the group̢۪s anti-fur campaign PHOTO: Kristen Johnston Goes Naked for PETAupdated: Tue Nov 18 2008 16:06:00

The 3rd Rock from the Sun star sticks up for carriage horses in a racy new ad Putting Animal Cruelty on the Ballotupdated: Tue Nov 04 2008 13:00:00

TIME talks to Humane Society president Wayne Pacelle about eating meat, factory farming and California's Proposition 2 Kellie Pickler Gets Help Eating Her Veggies from Carrie Underwoodupdated: Tue Oct 28 2008 16:52:00

The country stars text regularly about their meat-free diets Breast Milk Ice Cream?updated: Thu Sep 25 2008 21:00:00

PETA wants world-famous Ben & Jerry's Homemade Ice Cream to tap nursing moms, rather than cows, for the milk used in its ice cream.

PETA claims pig abuseupdated: Wed Sep 17 2008 16:33:00

A heavily edited undercover video taken by PETA at a pig farm shows workers hitting pigs with metal rods and kicking them.

Campaigners urge fake fur for palace guardsupdated: Tue Sep 02 2008 11:42:00

Animal rights campaigners were holding a meeting Tuesday with Britain's Ministry of Defence to argue against the use of bearskin in the iconic furry headgear worn by royal guards at Buckingham Palace.

Beijing pollutionupdated: Wed Aug 06 2008 07:22:00

CNN's John Vause says smog remains a problem, despite Beijing's efforts to clear the air. PETA: End Military Animal Testingupdated: Tue Jul 29 2008 10:00:00

Animal-rights activists want the U.S. to stop using animals as subjects to help train its military, calling the medical and trauma exercises cruel Frank Deford: Our mania for speed did in Eight Bellesupdated: Wed May 07 2008 14:42:00

One of my favorite old sports-page words was "crafty." It meant, of course, some player, usually what we also always called a "veteran," who got by on his wits. Well, I can't remember the last time I heard anybody in sports described as "crafty. Tim Layden: Sorting out the facts in the Eight Belles tragedyupdated: Tue May 06 2008 16:14:00

For journalists, Kentucky Derby chaos begins in earnest when the race ends. We watch the race from some less-than-ideal location (we are given sensational viewing spots on the balcony at the front of the press box, but it is nearly impossible to report quickly after the race from that perch, because of the crush of humanity between the sixth-floor balcony and racetrack-level winner's circle). Then we scramble to find quick and genuine reaction, before time dulls emotions.

Frantic call after bear attackupdated: Mon Apr 28 2008 09:00:00

A 911 call shows the desperate fight to save a man attacked by a grizzly bear in California. In Search of a Test-Tube Hamburgerupdated: Wed Apr 23 2008 19:00:00

PETA is offering $1 million to the first person who can bring in vitro meat to the market. But scientists say, don't hold your breath

Scientists offered $1 million to grow laboratory chickenupdated: Wed Apr 23 2008 09:35:00

An animal rights group is offering $1 million to any scientist who can create lab-grown meat that is commercially viable and indistinguishable in taste from the real thing. Britney Spared from Worst-Dressed Listsupdated: Wed Jan 09 2008 00:03:00

Just as Mr. Blackwell spared Britney Spears from his annual and infamous worst-dressed list, PETA has pulled the troubled pop star from their style poll. Eva Mendes Goes Naked for PETA Posterupdated: Thu Dec 06 2007 15:03:00

What's not on Eva Mendes's Christmas list this year? A fancy fur coat. Christina Applegate Poses for Revealing PETA Cardupdated: Thu Nov 22 2007 16:42:00

Vegetarian and animal lover Christina Applegate is encouraging holiday shoppers not to buy fur for the holidays in a revealing PETA e-card. Dita Von Teese Backs PETA - But Keeps Her Fursupdated: Mon Oct 01 2007 15:53:00

Dita Von Teese, who stars in PETA's new Animal Birth Control campaign, is a long-time wearer of fur. And the animal-rights organization says it's okay with that.

CNNMoney: Hardee's, Carl's Jr. to go cage-freeupdated: Wed Sep 26 2007 06:30:00

The Hardee's and Carl's Jr. fast-food chains will begin purchasing eggs and pork from suppliers who do not keep animals in cages or crates, spokesmen for Hardee's and People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals said Wednesday. UPDATE: Alicia Silverstone's PETA Ads Pulledupdated: Fri Sep 21 2007 16:12:00

Alicia Silverstone is too hot for TV - in Houston, that is. Alicia Silverstone Bares all for Veggie Adupdated: Thu Sep 20 2007 12:23:00

Alicia Silverstone would rather go naked than eat meat. John Rolfe: Readers on PETA and the Vick messupdated: Tue Aug 28 2007 06:57:00

Last week's column about PETA asking the NFL to include cruelty to animals among the violations in its Code of Personal Conduct drew passionate response, much of it from hunters such as Dave Winkworth of Pittsburgh, PA, who wrote: John Rolfe: PETA has point in Vick messupdated: Tue Aug 21 2007 03:03:00

No matter how you feel about Michael Vick or the folks at People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA), only a drooling, spiral-eyed sadist would insist that drowning, hanging or electrocuting innocent dogs should be an unpunishable offense, let alone allowing them to rip each other to shreds for fun and profit. Guilty dogs should be included in that statement, too.

Tyrrell: Animal rights nonsenseupdated: Thu Apr 20 2006 16:36:00

The legal concept of the Public Nuisance has for long been recognized throughout all the civilized countries of the world. Basically, and unadorned by the tortured language of the legal profession, a public nuisance is one who uses property to annoy or damage an individual or the general public. Occasionally the annoyance or damage is sufficiently grievous for the public nuisance to suffer some sort of penalty.

CNNMoney: Pamela Anderson takes on Colonel Sandersupdated: Fri Jan 13 2006 14:19:00

Television star Pamela Anderson is leading a campaign to have the bust of Kentucky Fried Chicken founder Harland Sanders removed from the Kentucky state capitol.

FBI, ATF address domestic terrorismupdated: Thu May 19 2005 03:06:00

Violent animal rights extremists and eco-terrorists now pose one of the most serious terrorism threats to the nation, top federal law enforcement officials say.

PETA accuses lab of animal crueltyupdated: Tue May 17 2005 19:35:00

A leading animal rights group has accused a northern Virginia laboratory of animal cruelty -- including charges of punching and choking lab monkeys -- and has produced a videotape to prove it.

Fortune: A wild goose chaseupdated: Mon May 02 2005 00:01:00

Does foie gras amount to cruel and unusual punishment? California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger, PETA, acclaimed chef Charlie Trotter, and the states of New York, Illinois, Massachusetts, and Oreg...

CNNMoney: PETA courts shareholdersupdated: Wed Mar 23 2005 08:03:00

People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA), citing recent Securities and Exchange Commission rulings, said Wednesday that the boards of General Electric and two other companies must allow shareholders to vote on resolutions seeking to replace "painful and deadly" animal testing with more humane alternatives.

Designers put furry spin on timeless themeupdated: Fri Feb 11 2005 19:59:00

Fur is back -- and in a big way.

CNNMoney: McDonald's eyes PETA-friendly optionupdated: Tue Dec 28 2004 15:56:00

McDonald's, the world's number one fast-food restaurant and second-largest buyer of chicken, is studying whether to switch its chicken suppliers over to the least-cruel slaughter method, the animal rights group PETA said Tuesday.

Fortune: Yum Isn't Chicken Of China--Or Atkinsupdated: Mon Mar 08 2004 00:01:00

The past year has presented myriad threats for fast-food companies. Mad cow disease emerged for the first time in the U.S., and the diet industry's war on carbohydrates moved into high gear. Meanwh...

CNNMoney: PETA's impotence ad a no-no with CBSupdated: Thu Jan 15 2004 14:13:00

This is PETA's Super Bowl ad pitch to CBS: Two scantily clad women try to seduce a pizza man but discover that he can't deliver "the goods". CBS rejected the ad. PETA says the network isn't playing fair.

Money Magazine: PETA PEEVE updated: Fri Dec 01 1989 00:01:00

Your October selection of Gillette Co. as the Stock of the Month failed to mention that a boycott of all Gillette products has been announced by People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) a...

Fortune: The outlook for veal parmigiana, the honesty industry, double taxation at 3 A.M., and other matters. THE NEXT BIG CAUSEupdated: Mon Mar 27 1989 00:01:00

''Hotel Drops Veal from Restaurant Menus'' was the headline atop a UPI dispatch the other day. The story went on to recount that the Clarion Hotel in Cincinnati had taken a principled stand against...

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