May 27, 2016 |
Unlike her husband, former Daily Show host Jon Stewart, Tracey Stewart isn't comfortable in front of cameras - something she isn't shy about acknowledging. But she stood in front of more than a dozen reporters at a private animal-rehabilitation center in Kennett Square, Chester County, on Wednesday to gush about a new member of the Stewart family - Lily, the horse found malnourished and splattered with paint in Lancaster County in March. "She is just the sweetest, sweetest horse I've ever met," Stewart said.
June 26, 2015
ISSUE | STORM DAMAGE Amtrak planning The stranding of Amtrak passengers for hours Tuesday night in Chester County on a train from Harrisburg appears to be an extra helping of Amtrak incompetence ("Half-million lose power as storms rip through," June 24). There is no special obstacle along the tracks in Chester County to de-boarding passengers and putting them on a bus or, at a minimum, delivering relief supplies. Or even sending a diesel to drag them to Philly. Amtrak's persistent refusal to prepare contingency plans for reasonably anticipated emergencies stands in contrast to cruise ship operators, who are required to have lifeboat drills.
November 24, 2011 |
Before the tryptophan kicks in, take a minute to thank our culture's greatest gift to humanity: The reality star. We thank you, Kate Gosselin , you, faithful New York hausfrau Bethenny Frankel , and most of all, you, beloved 72-day bride, Kim Kardashian . The stars also give thanks of their own. Lil Wayne flew back home to New Orleans, to hand out free turkeys. For her part, daytime gabber Ellen DeGeneres wants to save the turkeys from their cruel bondage. Ellen is the spokesperson for Farm Sanctuary's Adopt-a-Turkey Project.
June 22, 2011 |
Only the flies are free to come and go at a stinky warehouse in Upper Darby that advertises fresh meat. The yellow street sign outside the Madina Live Poultry Co., on Fourth Street just off Baltimore Pike, says fresh lamb, goats and chickens are right inside, past the barbed-wire fence. "00% Halal fresh," reads the sign, which has lost a "1. " The manure-like smell invades your nostrils the closer you get. Inside, a turkey sits on the floor in a cage, along with smaller birds on a shelf.
November 16, 2010 |
HARRISBURG - Authorities are conducting autopsies to determine how 925 pigs were left to die in a barn in south-central Pennsylvania - and to decide whether to charge anyone with a crime. The pigs' carcasses were found in various states of decay last Monday, scattered inside a warehouse-style barn on a farm in Warfordsburg, near the Maryland border. "We are trying to determine exactly what happened," said State Police Lt. Gregory Bacher, adding that he has never seen an apparent act of animal cruelty of this magnitude in 26 years on the job. "There are some factors we can't release now. " The farm's owner, Daniel Clark, left the property in August, authorities said, and the pigs appeared to have been dead for several months.
November 4, 2009 |
Of all the animals that have come to Chenoa Manor, the geese were the worst off. Originally intended for the French delicacy foie gras, some of the birds were so obese that they couldn't walk, and none knew how to eat, as they had been force-fed their entire lives. So Rob Teti, a Chester County veterinarian with a soft spot for all creatures in distress, put the geese in with his chickens, so they could watch and learn how to peck at food. Thankfully, they turned out to be quick studies.
November 15, 2007
Here's a novel idea: Don't eat turkey this year; adopt one. There's a warm, if wattled, side to the critters, according to Susie Coston, national shelter director for Farm Sanctuary, which places turkeys for adoption around the country. "Most people don't realize what great companions turkeys can be," she said. "They are social, sensitive creatures, capable of feeling joy and pain, much like one's cat or dog. " Not feeling the love for an unplucked bird? Eat your drumstick and spare one, too, by sending a $20 donation to Sanctuary.
May 13, 2005 |
Where's the beef? He's 1,500 pounds and piebald, and has been on the lam for more than a month. Yesterday, police in two South Jersey counties continued to search for a red-and-white steer that escaped certain death as he was being unloaded April 16 at a Berlin Township slaughterhouse. The hefty Hereford was last spotted May 2 in Evesham. "What's amazing to me is how he made it from Berlin to Voorhees and Evesham," said Sgt. Jane Donohue of the New Jersey SPCA. "It's close to 20 miles!"
June 6, 2004 |
He is a big man, with thick mitts for hands and biceps bulging out of his cutoff sweatshirt. He straightens up from his raking and seems to fill the small barn entirely. "I go for bunnies," Mike Bobniz confesses, glancing down at several dozen rabbits nosing in the newly spread bedding. His wife, Linda, puts down a bucket of rabbit manna and adds, "We have rabbits at home in Cleveland. " So when they arrive at Best Friends Animal Sanctuary here for their annual volunteer vacation week, they sign up for the Bunny House.
November 21, 2001
Good question What are the odds of a man becoming president and there being a war against a Middle Eastern country - and then his son becoming president and there being another war against a Middle Eastern country? Mark F . Walker, Philadelphia The vegan way Thank you for including articles on "alternative" diets, such as vegan and vegetarian (Nov. 14). Not everyone consumes animal-based foods. Jay Hamburger, Houston Thank you so much for your vegan articles - you set a wonderful example.