The news broke this week that happy-go-lucky Justin Bieber had to surrender his pet monkey (Surrender Monkey?) to customs at a German airport. But the story is actually pretty sad. Read More
PETA has set its sights on Kim Kardashian’s unborn child, which the organization is sure is getting bad-example vibes in utero by a mother who keeps wearing the skins of dead animals. Read More
Dustin Hoffman is still bummed that HBO canceled his show “Luck” in the middle of the first season. Three horses died during filming, and the network decided to pull the plug amid much backlash.
Hoffman did not mince words when he talked to Fox recently, laying the blame squarely at the feet of PETA and the gossip site TMZ.
“It’s completely distorted,” he said. “Anyone who raises horses knows they break their legs.” Read More
Forget what’s happening with Israel and Gaza: A Twitter war has broken out regarding Paris Hilton’s new shop for bags and accessories near Saudi Arabia’s holy site of Mecca.
There are a few things about Hilton that don’t sit well with devout Muslims, like that sex tape and her rampant materialism. So having her chintzy infidel wares available in the same area as the religion’s holiest shrine just ain’t flying. Read More
Animal-rights activists are targeting UC San Francisco over testing of a lab monkey who was kept in a medical study for more than 23 months after developing complications due to a surgical procedure — in violation of the federal Animal Welfare Act. Read More
A single protester holds a sign above a throng of supporters of President Barack Obama that filled the streets in front of City Hall hoping for a chance to get into a fundraiser and concert — featuring John Legend and Michael Franti — being held at the Bill Graham Civic Center on Monday. Anti-war protesters rallied in Civic Center Plaza, along with PETA activists upset about treatment of circus elephants. Read More
Nicki Minaj does not like Mariah Carey, unless threatening to knock someone out is a sign of affection.
TMZ reports that the two “American Idol” judges have been at each other’s throats since day-one.
“I’m not f***ing putting up with her f***ing highness over there,” Minaj hollered at the auditions. Carey then called her a “little bitch.” Read More
Few local tragedies resonated so widely as the deadly tiger mauling at the San Francisco Zoo on Christmas Day 2007. But that horrific incident appears to have sparked a new push for updated infrastructure and other methods to increase “psychological wellness” among The City’s captive creatures. Read More
San Francisco sure is in the doghouse with PETA.
People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals has piled on The City over the past few weeks with complaints from the animal-rights group about our track record when it comes to all manner of beasties.
There is AT&T Park, which PETA dropped from its annual list of the top 10 vegetarian-friendly ballparks; even the Oakland Coliseum made the list. Read More
A San Francisco PETA supporter wore an all-lettuce bikini Friday at a protest urging people to go vegan at their Super Bowl parties. Read More