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What the cluck? PETA finds name of rural road in Idaho distasteful, asks for change

Chickens are friends for some people, dinner for others. Sometimes both. But one animal rights activist group feels that the name of a rural road in the Treasure Valley isn’t …


Crabby reactions after PETA puts up billboards asking Marylanders not to eat crabs

In a state known for its delicacy of crabs, the huge billboards got a crabby reaction.


With push from PETA, animal crackers bust out of their cages

After more than a century behind bars, the beasts on boxes of animal crackers are roaming free.


UPDATED: Wed., July 18, 2018, 3:52 p.m.

PETA alleges ‘cover-up’ in death of 54 stingrays at Brookfield Zoo, lawsuit says

People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals is suing for documents that could shed light on the 2015 deaths of 54 stingrays that were part of an exhibit at the …


Court: Copyright suit not allowed for selfie-taking monkey

U.S. copyright law does not allow lawsuits that seek to give animals rights to photographs or other original work, limiting such claims to humans, a federal appeals court ruled Monday …


UPDATED: Thu., Dec. 7, 2017, 8:31 p.m.

PETA calls for investigation into Thurston County meat processor

A national animal rights group is calling for a criminal investigation into a Yelm-based meat processor after it was repeatedly cited by food safety inspectors.


UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 22, 2017, 3:44 p.m.

PETA plans billboard near Idaho crash site where 3 cows died

An animal rights group is planning to place a billboard near the site of a highway crash that killed three cows and injured a man in southeast Idaho.


PETA offers up to $5,000 for information on alleged cat killings

A string of alleged cat killings and mutilations in the Spokane area has caught the attention of anti-animal cruelty group PETA, which has offered a reward for information leading to …


No monkeying around: Appeals court weighs if animal owns its selfies

A curious monkey with a toothy grin and a knack for pressing a camera button was back in the spotlight Wednesday as a federal appeals court heard arguments on whether …


Traders in south India state pull US drinks in anger at PETA

Traders have pulled Coke and Pepsi off their store shelves in south India in anger at PETA’s opposition to a local bull-taming sport.


American Humane investigating treatment of dog in film ‘A Dog’s Purpose’

The organization that ensures animal safety in film and television productions said Wednesday it is investigating whether a frightened dog was forced into churning water during the making of “A …


Peta and Maks from ‘Dancing with the Stars’ welcome son Shai

“Dancing with the Stars” pros Peta Murgatroyd and Maksim Chmerkovskiy have welcomed a baby boy. Shai Aleksander Chmerkovskiy made his debut Wednesday morning. Both stars tweeted his time of birth …


Animal watchdog group files 4th complaint against WSU

Ohio-based Stop Animal Exploitation Now filed another complaint this past week against Washington State University for what the animal rights group characterizes as a systematic failure at the university that …


Dealer that supplied Petco, PetSmart is charged with cruelty

Animal cruelty charges were filed Wednesday against a Pennsylvania small-animal dealer that supplied major pet retailers like Petco and PetSmart.


PETA offering $5,000 reward for information on dead kitten

PETA is offering a $5,000 reward to anyone with information that leads to an arrest and the cruelty-to-animals conviction of the person responsible for killing a kitten.


PETA wishes Warren Sapp well after shark attack, sends fake lobster

Warren Sapp was bitten by what appeared to be a nurse shark while hunting lobster off the Florida Keys on Wednesday. The former University of Miami and NFL star will …


SeaWorld to stop breeding orcas, making them perform tricks

ORLANDO, Fla. – Finally bowing to years of public pressure, SeaWorld announced Thursday it will immediately stop breeding killer whales, and soon stop making them perform theatrical tricks. SeaWorld’s 29 …


Cockfighting could be a felony in home of fighting Gamecocks

In a state where the flagship university’s mascot is a fighting gamecock, some legislators are trying to toughen the penalties for cockfighting, which is illegal in all 50 states.


New lifestyle, new eatery

Atania Gilmore figured she’d give it 30 days. It was an experiment at that point: go vegan for a month, then celebrate with her favorite meal. But by her target …


Doug Clark: Local plant aficionado vies for ‘Sexiest Vegan’ title

We journalists pride ourselves on being nonpartisan, except, of course, when we’re not. Like now, for example.


Clark: PETA puts passers-by into win-fin situation

Kooky members of PETA want us to stop fishing because fish can feel pain and are intelligent. Yeah?


PETA plans porn website to promote message

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals is planning to launch a pornographic website to promote its animal rights and vegan diet message, a move that …


PETA criticizes Obama’s fly smackdown

WASHINGTON – The group People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals wants the flyswatter in chief to try taking a more humane attitude the next time he’s bedeviled by a …


Fish-tossers could end up throwing rubber

SEATTLE – A national veterinary association says it might use rubber fish instead of real ones if it goes through with a fish-throwing demonstration at its convention next month, following …


Vegetarian prisoners eat well in Idaho

BOISE – PETA has given a surprising first-place ranking to Idaho, a place few would consider an animal-rights haven given its distinction as one of just two states where dogfighting …