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06.18.14 Sophie Weiner

So far, Mayor DeBlasio’ hasn’t delivered on his promise to rid New York of the horse and carriage “institution.” In a New York Times op-ed from April, actor and NYC resident Liam Neeson defended the industry, arguing there has been no proof of animal cruelty, and to get rid of it would be a huge loss for […]

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05.02.14 Aymann Ismail

Protestors gathered earlier today at Midtown’s Clinton Park Stable to stand up for a horse named Caesar, an asthma-stricken 22-year-old whose shady carriage driver falsified records by switching hoof identification and passed him off as a healthy 12-year-old buck. About 45 people showed up, holding NYCLASS and PETA banners. “The carriage industry has four stables,” Allie Feldman, Executive Director of […]

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04.24.14 Andy Cush

Yesterday, a carriage horse collapsed and was pinned underneath its carriage outside Central Park South. A witness to the event said the horse was scared by a turning bus and attempted to run when it fell. The carriage industry’s spokesman, however, tells a different story, claiming that one of the vehicle’s wheels was caught against […]

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04.08.14 Marina Galperina

Here’s a beautiful, slow-motion video by Djawid Hakimyar of baby chicks trying to fly for the first time… into a bucket. Like the “billions of newborn chicks” that are ” killed as a waste product in the egg industry.” Fucking PETA. Yeah, Happy Easter to you too. […]

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11.18.13 Andy Cush

The latest development in the saga to save Staten Island’s wild turkeys: meat from those birds who have already been killed off by federal Department of Agriculture agents may be donated to local food pantries. A USDA representative didn’t specify to a DNAinfo reporter what food banks in particular would receive the donations, and added that the […]

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11.11.13 Andy Cush

The fight to save the turkeys of Staten Island just found a new ally in PETA. A group of the birds on the grounds at the South Beach Psychiatric Center are being killed off by USDA officials after employees at the Psychiatric Center complained that the animals are messy and aggressive, DNAinfo reports. Local animal rights activists […]

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10.17.13 Michael Rougeau

Years of being told that video games are a lesser art form has made many gamers unduly defensive, particularly when they feel games are being blamed for things that are out of their control. So naturally the response isn’t super positive when PETA’s crosshairs settle on video games. Not that People for the Ethical Treatment […]

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10.11.13 Aymann Ismail

This afternoon, I spotted Banksy’s “Sirens of the Lambs,” the 11th installment of his ongoing Better Out Than In public exhibit. He describes it as “a slaughterhouse delivery truck touring the meatpacking district.” It’s comprised of a truck load of shrieking, stuffed animals, some of which have been mechanized, others that are apparently being animated […]

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03.20.13 Joseph Schulhoff

Today, PETA and other animal rights activist groups held a small but vocal anti-cruelty demonstration just a block from the Ringling Bros Circus’ Elephant “Dance Party,” the event that is substituting for the usual elephant parade. While elephants in circus attire stood deliberately arranged in the street, eating fruit in front of spectators, the protestors spread the […]

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03.18.13 Andy Cush

Every year since 1981, a parade of elephants has walked through the Midtown tunnel from Queens to Manhattan before slowly traversing 34th street and entering Madison Square Garden for the start of the Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey circus. It’s a spectacle that brings out a childlike sense of wonder in some and disgust […]

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