June 19, 2000 |
My dad and I have been fishing together for 25 years. These outings have produced some of my fondest childhood memories: muggy summers and muted autumn morns; salty hair and burnished skin; bright, red-and-white bobbers, emerald waters and cerulean skies; seagulls circling, minnows wriggling, bare feet dangling off our seaweed-strewn pier on the Jersey shore; the whirrrr and click of our side-by-side casts; the shared rite of silent anticipation and...
June 18, 2010
THE EAGLES are about to start their new season, and I just can't wait for those hypocrites from PETA to show up and protest Michael Vick. Who finances these vultures to gain media attention? And with all the pelicans, fish and endangered sea turtles getting murdered by the BP oil spill, where are they? That's right, nowhere to be found. I rest my case. Ralph P. Goldsborough, Yeadon
April 25, 2003 |
'HEY, didja hear about the PETA thing?" someone snickers, and I cringe. Now what? The "Holocaust on Your Plate" campaign, which is as offensive as it sounds, or the appeal to Yasser Arafat to exclude animals from terrorist missions, or the Easter-week billboard showing a pig and the phrase "He died for your sins," or one of the other shock-value stunts PETA's pulled lately? Unlike most PETA critics, I share the "extremist" goal behind these moves: bringing to public attention the injustices animals suffer.
August 22, 2003
RE Michelle Malkin ("Gone Fishin' - Guilt Free," Aug. 18) on recreational fishing and certain environmental zealots who criticize the sport: I wholehearetedly agree with Ms. Malkin. Not only do these radical groups, like PETA, reject sport fishing, they are now lobbying to have large areas of the ocean closed to recreational fishing. These areas, known as MPAs (marine protected area), are supposed to rebuild fish stocks in areas where the fish population has been depleted. In reality, there is no evidence that this is occuring, as National Marine Fisheries Service data shows that many coastal fish populations targeted by recreational anglers, such as summer flounder, are actually on the rise.
April 28, 2008 |
FAKE CHICKEN could now be worth $1 million. People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals gas announced that it will present a $1 million prize to anyone who can demonstrate a major breakthrough in the technology of lab-grown meat: Contestants have until 2012 to produce a commercially viable in-vitro chicken substitute that tastes like the real thing. The X-Poultry Prize has already generated high expectations. In its press release, PETA suggests that in-vitro farms will spare the "more than 40 billion chickens, fish, pigs, and cows" killed every year in the United States.
August 6, 1998 |
Sir Paul McCartney, who urged fans saddened by the death of his wife Linda to "go veggie" in her honor, says he's taking up her fervor for animal rights. "I want people to be reassured that we're going to keep this torch burning," he said. To show he's serious, the former Beatle gave his first interview since Linda's April death to Animal Times, a magazine published by the fringe-y People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals. "Over the years, because I had the luxury of Linda taking the front role on animal issues, some people would occasionally make out that I wasn't really committed and that I was a secret meat-eater in the background," the musician told the mag. "Just to prove that's not the case, I thought, rather than do some general interviews about how much I miss her, which the newspapers would like, I should do it with the PETA magazine, because that's where it's at. " Earlier this week, McCartney complained publicly about research being done on animals at the University of California in San Francisco.
February 3, 2010
It's been a tough year for many Americans - and if it were up to People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, Pennsylvania's Punxsutawney Phil would be out of a job, too. PETA says that the nation's most famous groundhog, the center of the annual Groundhog Day celebration who yesterday predicted another six weeks of winter, should be replaced by an animatronic groundhog. Phil's yearly weatherman duties and his regular home in captivity are cruel, said PETA spokeswoman Lisa Wathne.
April 4, 2001 |
I could tell it was a parody. "Dear Warden Lappin," began the letter to the director of the federal pen in Terre Haute, Ind., where Timothy McVeigh is being held, "On behalf of People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA), I am writing to ask that you make Timothy McVeigh's final meals vegetarian ones. . . . Mr. McVeigh should not be allowed to take even one more life. " It had to be a spoof. To suggest that murdering a human being in an act of terrorism is on the same moral plane as killing a cow for food is so obtuse and heartless that no feeling person could write such words except in satire.
January 7, 2015 |
On the shoulders of . . . dogs Author and inspirational speaker Sarah Palin is giving PETA all it wants of her . She Facebooked and Instagrammed photos of son Trig , 6, standing on the back of their dog Jill Hadassa , wanting to help wash dishes. PETA hated it and called her out. She's woofing back, calling PETA hypocrites, using the Hawaiian term okole (meaning "butt"), and telling PETA to "chill" and "shake it off," a clever cultural reference to Taylor Swift 's big hit. Teresa checks in early Very early (3 a.m.)
May 5, 2008 |
People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals is seeking the suspension of Eight Belles' jockey after the filly had to be euthanized following her second-place finish in the Kentucky Derby on Saturday. Gabriel Saez was riding Eight Belles when she broke both front ankles while galloping out a quarter of a mile past the wire. She was euthanized on the track. PETA faxed a letter yesterday to Kentucky's racing authority claiming the filly was "doubtlessly injured before the finish" and asked that Saez be suspended while Eight Belles' death is investigated.