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February 7, 1991 | By Shaun Stanert, Special to The Inquirer
Lower Makefield Township supervisors have put the bite on barking dogs by authorizing the police department to issue citations to their owners. At their meeting Monday night, the supervisors amended the animal nuisance ordinance to cover excessive noise caused by continuously barking dogs. Previously, the ordinance, which includes only dogs and horses, required only that owners clean up after their animals and prevent them from running free. According to township Police Chief Charles Ronaldo, the amendment was prompted by complaints from residents who contend that barking dogs are disturbing the peace.
NEWS
December 23, 2009
CANCEL MY trip to Kathmandu! I find your picture of a man getting ready to chop the head off of a young animal in the name of religion disgraceful. These animals look to be very young and I don't see anyone preparing them for dinner. Heads and bodies are lying everywhere. In a country of poverty, can't these animals be used for food? Why any religion sacrifices living creatures is beyond me. As a member of PETA and the USHS, I protest this kind of behavior. Joe Hamilton Philadelphia
NEWS
April 9, 2004
THE advent of Easter and the phenomenal popularity of "The Passion of the Christ" bring to the fore Jesus' powerful message of love and compassion. How can Christians reconcile this message with subsidizing the agony of billions of animals in factory farms and slaughterhouses? Cows, pigs, turkeys, chickens, and other animals raised for food are sentient beings who share many of our own feelings of joy, love, sadness, and pain. Yet from birth they are caged, crowded, drugged, mutilated and manhandled in today's factory farms.
NEWS
April 19, 1989 | By ANDY ROONEY
An open season on hunters is an idea suggested by Cleveland Amory as a way of keeping down the growing number of hunters in this country. Amory insists that he is only thinking of what's best for the hunters themselves when he suggests that some of them should be harvested every year. If their ranks are not thinned out, he says, they'll become so numerous that food supplies for them will be inadequate and many of them will die of starvation. Amory wants the hunting of hunters to be carried out in a civilized way. For instance, if someone bags a hunter, Amory does not feel that the dead hunter should be tied to the roof or hood of the hunter hunter's car when being brought back from where it was shot.
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July 20, 2016 | By Mari A. Schaefer, STAFF WRITER
Thomas Hickey Sr., 61, a passionate advocate for animals and the underserved, died of a stroke on Sunday at Jefferson Hospital. Hickey, who had recently moved to Center City from Chester County, is best known for his work on legislation to improve conditions in Pennsylvania puppy mills. "The canines of Pennsylvania have every reason to be sad today," said former Gov. Ed Rendell, who appointed Hickey to the state's Dog Law Advisory Board in 2006. "They lost a great, great champion.
NEWS
March 20, 1991 | G. LOIE GROSSMANN/ DAILY NEWS
Autistic children from the Center for Autistic Children and the Project Learn School in Mount Airy had a chance to meet a variety of animals yesterday when representatives of Busch Gardens and Sea World visited the center on Conshohocken State Road. Relating to animals is believed to help autistic children form relationships with people.
NEWS
October 26, 2009
RE THE LETTER about the cats and dogs that don't pay taxes: These animals didn't ask to be here. A homeless person chooses that life when he or she turns down a shelter that would take them in. When you read what some of these humans do to animals, it's sickening - and, in case you don't know it, they are the same ones killing and torturing humans. You should move because it's an insult to say you're from Philadelphia if you actually feel that way about animals. Sandy Ward Philadelphia
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December 4, 1997 | KRISTEN CORTAZZO FOR THE DAILY NEWS
Christina Smallet (left) and Christie Bush, Camden County College vet-tech students, take blood sample at the Humane Society
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December 11, 1999 | ANDREA MIHALIK/ DAILY NEWS
Monica Wall, 3, with mom Barbara (left) and grandmom Dolores Whitehead, checks out the creche animals at Old First Reformed Church, 4th and Race streets, last night. The famous live-animal Nativity scene is on display through Dec. 28.
NEWS
January 22, 2010
THE CITY OF Philadelphia (once again) should be ashamed of itself. Money for investigation (in which the data was skewed), planning and implementation of bike lanes, which hardly anyone wants - yes! Money for two rounds of fireworks on New Year's Eve - yes! Money for the Mummers - yes! Money to save poor defenseless animals - hell, no! Makes perfect sense to me. It makes me sick! Denny Braccia, Maple Shade, N.J.
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July 22, 2016 | By Brion Shreffler, For The Inquirer
Welsh band Super Furry Animals is often given the psychedelic label, though that fits about as well as a sweater you wore in eighth grade. "If I'm honest, I never thought [about] what genre we fit in," SFA's Cian Ciaran says. "Every time someone asks, I just say I don't know what to say, other than some guitar-based music, and then I run out of adjectives. "It's colorful songs or melodies -," he says, trailing off. Among the five members of the band, Ciaran seemed the right one to ask, as - through drum machines, synthesizers, samplers, and the various electronic equipment he plays in addition to keys - he is the main architect for the electronic sound that helps to set the band apart.
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July 20, 2016 | By Mari A. Schaefer, STAFF WRITER
Thomas Hickey Sr., 61, a passionate advocate for animals and the underserved, died of a stroke on Sunday at Jefferson Hospital. Hickey, who had recently moved to Center City from Chester County, is best known for his work on legislation to improve conditions in Pennsylvania puppy mills. "The canines of Pennsylvania have every reason to be sad today," said former Gov. Ed Rendell, who appointed Hickey to the state's Dog Law Advisory Board in 2006. "They lost a great, great champion.
NEWS
July 17, 2016
DEAR ABBY: When I was 13 and 14, I sent nude pictures to guys I didn't know over Kik. I am now 15 and interested in a career in education. I have read about educators getting fired for sending pictures. Should I be worried that I will never have a career in education? Or ever get into a good college? - Questioning Teen DEAR QUESTIONING: Sending nude photos at any age, especially if someone is underage, is extremely dangerous to both the sender and recipient, and I hope you will never do it again.
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July 10, 2016 | By Mari A. Schaefer, STAFF WRITER
Twenty-seven cats and two dogs have been removed from a flea-infested home in Philadelphia's Bridesburg section, the Pennsylvania SPCA announced Friday. The agency obtained a search warrant for a home in the 2400 block of Bridge Street after it received a tip there were dead cats in the trash. Several of the cats and one cocker spaniel-type dog were found to have serious medical conditions and were taken to the shelter's Erie Ave. location for medical care. One young cat needed to be resuscitated by the shelter's veterinary staff and is currently in critical condition.
BUSINESS
July 7, 2016 | By Linda Loyd, STAFF WRITER
Drug maker Merck said that it will acquire a controlling interest in Vallée S.A., a private producer of animal health products in Brazil. Under the terms, Merck's animal health business in Madison, N.J. will acquire 93 percent of Vallée for $400 million, based on current exchange rates. The agreement is subject to regulatory review. Under the deal, Vallée's portfolio of more than 100 products including parasiticides, anti-infectives and vaccines for livestock, horses, and companion animals, will be combined with Merck's animal-health division.
NEWS
June 30, 2016
ISSUE | ANIMAL CRUELTY Give up eggs I watched and read about Mercy for Animals' disturbing footage from its recent undercover investigation of a possible egg supplier for Malvern-based Eggland's Best ("Activists allege cruelty by egg supplier," Thursday). Sadly, I know that such inhumane treatment of egg-laying hens is all too common in the industry. The debate over whether two Briarwood Farms locations in Washington state are supplying Eggland's Best must not distract us from this fact: As consumers, if we want to be sure that we are not contributing to this cruelty, whether packaged as Eggland's Best or some other brand, the best thing we can do is keep eggs off our plates.
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June 26, 2016 | By Molly Eichel, Staff Writer
David Lally is part of the reason that what Pixar makes is so astounding. The 28-year-old Roxborough native, Roman Catholic alum, and two-time Drexel grad, has been working with the Disney animation giant since 2011's Cars 2 , and he has already started on Cars 3 . His most recent finished work can be seen in Finding Dory . So what exactly is a technical director? We have a lot of them at Pixar. We are the groups that support animation through creating character rigs, shading, and texturing.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 21, 2016 | By Howard Gensler
F INDING DORY far-surpassed its already Ocean-sized expectations to take in $136.2 million in North American theaters, making it the highest-grossing animated debut of all time, according to comScore estimates Sunday. The 2007 film Shrek the Third was the previous record-holder with a $121.6 million debut. Dory is also now the second-largest June opening of all time behind Jurassic World . Going into the weekend, analysts expected Dory to do big, $100 million plus business, but never this much.
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June 20, 2016 | By Mari A. Schaefer, Staff Writer
George Bengal, 69, the humane law enforcement director for the Pennsylvania SPCA since 2007, died Saturday, June 18, at Holy Redeemer Hospital in Jenkintown after a nearly four-month battle with peritoneal mesothelioma, a rare and terminal cancer, the shelter announced. "George Bengal was an icon, a fierce warrior against animal cruelty, and a street-smart cop who led by example," Jerry Buckley, CEO of the Pennsylvania Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, said in a statement.
NEWS
June 17, 2016 | By Emma Platoff, Staff Writer
Sixty-six dogs were rescued earlier this year after being kept, scarred, and sometimes stacked in crates for several months as part of a multistate dogfighting ring. The six South Jersey residents charged this month with abusing the animals - Justin Love, Anthony "Monte" Gaines, Lydell Harris, Mario Atkinson, Frank Nichols, and Tiffany Burt - each face up to five years in prison and a $250,000 fine. But new legislation could add another punishment to their dockets. The six could be among the first members of a potential public registry of animal abusers in the state.
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