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‘Blackfish’: What the Hell Is Sea World Thinking?

By what measure of magical thinking does the occasional death or ripped-off limb seem a sensible price to pay for the queasy entertainment offered at water shows?

Posted on Jul 23, 2013 READ MORE



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Costco Joins Fight Against Sow Confinement

Costco has added its name to a list of retailers and restaurants that are seeking to end the practice of keeping pregnant sows in tight pens. The retail giant asked its suppliers Tuesday to phase out the gestation crates.

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Inching Away From Bullfighting and Its Macho B.S.

Catalonia has imposed a 2012 ban on the tradition, which is losing support throughout Spain. Could this toxic mix of blood lust and male preening finally be on its way out?

Posted on Aug 26, 2010 READ MORE


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Catalonia Hangs Up the Matador’s Cape

Depending on one’s perspective, the Spanish region of Catalonia’s decision to ban bullfighting represents either the beginning of the end of a time-honored tradition or a much-needed move in the direction of the humane treatment of animals. Actually, there may also be a third option.

Posted on Jul 28, 2010 READ MORE


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This Will Be Our Only Headline About an Airborne Russian Donkey

OK, so there’s clearly more important news out there, but when BBC News ran the headline “Parasailing donkey stunt sparks police inquiry,” we wondered what mischief might be afoot. Turns out it concerned yet another genius advertising idea gone horribly awry.

Posted on Jul 20, 2010 READ MORE


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SCOTUS Strikes Down Animal Cruelty Law

Pointing to the First Amendment, the U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday nixed a federal law from 1999 that made the creation, possession or sale of depictions of animal cruelty illegal, despite the Obama administration’s request that the top court consider the animal rights angle in its decision.

Posted on Apr 20, 2010 READ MORE



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Olé! Catalonia Takes Steps to Stop Bullfighting

The northeast Spanish province of Catalonia has made the first step toward banning the practice of bullfighting, a cultural phenomenon but also a sizable thorn in the side of animal rights activists.

Posted on Dec 19, 2009 READ MORE


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