Animal Cruelty

  • Blogs

    June 5, 2014

    NYCLASS and PETA Demand Apology After Re-Releasing 2009 Video of Carriage Driver Calling Protester A Whore

    The two most prominent animal rights groups pushing for a ban on horse-drawn carriages in New York City are holding a press conference today, calling for an apology from a carriage driver who they say hurled "racist, sexist hate speech in Spanish at a Latina who merely expressed concern for his hors ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 2, 2014

    Animal Rights Groups Plan Protest At Stables After Carriage Driver Is Accused of Horse Switch

    If you haven't quite gotten your fill of carriage horse-arguing, today's your lucky day. Last week, the Associated Press reported that carriage driver Frank Luo is accused by the city's health department of falsifying the brand on one of his horses. Today, in what promises to be an unpleasant situat ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 3, 2014

    Celebrity-Stuffed PETA Video Denounces Carriage Horse Industry, Urges de Blasio To Ban It Already

    The battle over carriage horses in the city is dragging on and on, with no end in sight, and, as yet, no bill introduced in the City Council that would actually ban the industry and replace it with the classic cars favored by animal rights group NYCLASS. While Bill de Blasio famously promised "an im ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 11, 2014

    New York Times Reporter Rescues Mostly Frozen Turtle Outside Alleged Cockfighting Den

    The animals of Woodhaven, Queens had a pretty exciting few days. First, a team of state and local police, led by the Attorney General Eric Schneiderman's office, busted up an alleged cockfighting ring, right before a Saturday-night bout. Hens and roosters were rescued from a basement in Queens, a pe ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 10, 2014

    Eight Arrested and 3,000 Birds Rescued As "Operation Angry Birds" Busts Cockfight in Queens

    On Saturday night, state police, investigators from the New York Attorney General's Office, and the Department of Homeland Security brought an end to a popular attraction held at an abandoned storefront in Queens: a cockfighting ring, where roosters raised in upstate New York and held at a pet store ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 2, 2013

    Animal Cruelty Bill You've Never Heard Of Wants to Ban Actual Pet Tattoos

    Upper East Siders may be tramp-stamping their French bulldogs with temporary tattoos, but there's a little-known bill working its way through the state legislature that's trying to ban the real thing. Assemblymember Linda Rosenthal, whose district includes much of Midtown and the Upper West Side, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 8, 2013

    Michael Reagan's Remarks Lead To Cancelation At Rape Crisis Event

    After comparing gay marriage to bestiality and other horrors, Republican strategist Michael Reagan was canceled as the guest speaker at an upcoming Cleveland Rape Crisis Center luncheon. Reagan (the adopted son of Ronald Reagan) had written that gay marriage "is a slippery slope leading to other al ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 27, 2012

    New York Times Will Print "Pussy," But Not "Cock"

    They've run articles about the Russian punk group Pussy Riot without putting asterisks in the name or changing it in any way. But in reviewing the play Cock, the paper of record called it Cockfight Play and explained that the real title was unprintable.

  • Blogs

    August 16, 2012

    New Jersey's Proposed Seat Belt Law For Dogs Isn't As Dumb As It Sounds (Just Kidding)

    If a New Jersey legislator gets her way, the Garden State will have the toughest seat belt laws in the country...for dogs.Democratic New Jersey Assemblywoman Grace Spencer has proposed a bill that would give law enforcement the authority to issue a a $20 ticket to anyone caught driving around with t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 13, 2012

    Live: Stephen Colbert Throws A Festival With The Flaming Lips, Santigold, Grizzly Bear, And fun.

    Colbchella: fun., Grizzly Bear, Santigold, Flaming Lips U.S.S. Intrepid Friday, August 10 Better than: All the world wars and Woodstocks combined. Don't you ever question America's might. We do things bigger and crazier than other countries—and then we televise it. And while Stephen Colbert ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 24, 2012

    Cat-Killing Father And Son Face Prison Time In Beating Death Of Own Cat

    You'd think that at ages 60 and 29, the prepubescent thrill of killing animals (most typically found in soon-to-be serial killers) would have faded. That, apparently, is not the case for a father and son in Brooklyn, who authorities say beat a cat to death and then tossed it in the road.Jean Rog Mur ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 29, 2012

    Zombie Apocalypse: PETA Exploits Texas Dog-Eater To Push Vegan Agenda

    As the rest of us try to cope with the impending Zombie Apocalypse, the animal rights group PETA is using the latest case of potential zombie-ism to push its Vegan agenda.As we reported earlier this week, a Texas man was arrested near Waco on Monday after police say he ate the family dog -- after cr ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 30, 2012

    PETA: Pigeon Racing Is A "Blood Sport"

    People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals is in a huff after the group's 15-month "investigation" revealed that pigeons often die during pigeon races. In most cases, however -- as even PETA admits -- the animals aren't killed by their handlers, but by things that would kill the birds if they were ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 21, 2012

    Bronx Woman Arrested for Starving Her Pups

    No one likes a canine abuser so here's a story that most likely will not cheer up your Saturday.At the end of February, the Humane Law Enforcement responded to a complaint in the north borough by neighbors who had spotted two frail pups hanging around an apartment building on Webster Avenue. Th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 21, 2012

    Assemblymember Micah Kellner on The Companion Animal Access and Rescue Act (UPDATE)

    Amy Paulin (D-Westchester) isn't the only assemblymember sponsoring an animal shelter bill in Albany. Micah Kellner (D-Manhattan) is pushing a rival piece of legislation, which he says would do a better job of protecting stray cats and dogs. Kellner's Companion Animal Access and Rescue Act would ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 19, 2012

    In Defense Of Richard Ferrugio, Alleged Cat Bludgeoner...

    ​An Associated Press article made the Internet rounds over the weekend about a man who was arrested last week for allegedly beating a cat to death with a tire iron outside of a bar in Queens last month.As much as we'd like to vilify 39-year-old Richard Ferrugio for being the complete shit-bag he a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 19, 2011

    Terrified Turtle Rides Roomba as Cruel Humans Look On

    Crushable calls this "Sunday Cute" but I call it Sunday Borderline Animal Cruelty. Get that turtle off the Roomba, you monsters. [@_rosiegray]

  • Blogs

    April 21, 2011

    Donald Trump vs. Jerry Seinfeld: What's the Deal With Demagoguery in Public Discourse?

    ​Jerry Seinfeld has ended up in Donald Trump's doghouse after pulling out of a performance for the Donald's son's charity foundation. Yahoo reports that Seinfeld cited Trump's persistent attacks on Obama's citizenship as the reason he backed out of the fundraiser that was to benefit St. Jude's ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 8, 2011

    NJ Lawmakers Petitioned for Harsher Animal Abuse Laws After Pit Bull Found in Trash Chute

    ​We have a rather serious adorable animals in trouble for you today. Did you hear about the 1-year-old pit bull, now named Patrick, who was cruelly thrown 19 stories down an apartment trash chute in Newark and left for dead? He was rescued by Humane Society workers the day before St. Patrick's ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 20, 2011

    PETA Says Knut's Death Was Preventable

    Knut's Vanity Fair cover with Leonardo DiCaprio. ​PETA, always quick to point fingers, is claiming that the sudden death at age four of Knut the polar bear was preventable. A PETA representative told TMZ that they reached out to the Berlin Zoo months ago because Knut was allegedly being "terrorize ... More >>

  • Voice Choices

    February 16, 2011


    A picture says a thousand words

  • Blogs

    April 20, 2010

    Supreme Court Overturns Animal Cruelty Law

    ​Today the Supreme Court voted down a federal law banning the sale of videos and other depictions of animal cruelty, saying it violates the right to free speech. The law had been enacted in 1999 to limit Internet sales of videos that show women crushing to death small animals, like kittens and ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 25, 2010

    PETA Responds to Last Week's Kanye West/Amber Rose Fur Parade in Paris

    ​So guys, we got it wrong--the tiny genocide of a fur coat Amber Rose sported at fashion week in Paris? It was not mink or chinchilla, as we guessed. It was lynx. You know: these guys. For this honor, PETA dubbed Rose Kanye's "sleazy sidekick," quoted "All Falls Down" ("The prettiest people do ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 4, 2010

    PETA, Unsurprisingly, Has Something to Say About the White Slab Palace Taxidermy Incident

    Melissa Mango for the Daily NewsPETA naturally has something to say about this.​ Where there is smoke, there is PETA: in the wake of the news that a woman was suing White Slab Palace after being clobbered by the bar's taxidermied moose (or was it caribou?) head, the animal rights organization ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 2, 2009

    New PETA Celebrity Nude Spurs Outrage, Masturbation (Plus: Tiger Woods!)

    ​Bless PETA. Their latest celebrity nude ad has both nudity and blasphemy. Joanna Krupa (Something, Something Else) is an "Angel for Animals" with a crucifix concealing her nipples. Bill Donahue of the Catholic League rises to the bait -- and he's mad on behalf of animals and Jesus Christ! " I ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 23, 2009

    UK PETA Celebrity Nudes Superior to US, Study Finds

    ​American PETA's celebrity nude ads are pretty good, but we have to admit the UK has them beat. Here's Keeley Hazell -- yeah, us neither, but PETA says she's a "sexy glamour model" -- in their latest. We will reproduce the full ad, and another, after the jump so you can enjoy the full effect ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 14, 2009

    Oreo, RIP

    ​Oreo, the pit bull terrier mix who survived a six-story fall from a Red Hook roof last summer, was euthanized by the ASPCA Friday despite protests, twitters, 2 death threats and over 2oo phone calls from animal lovers.

  • Blogs

    August 10, 2009

    Justice for Oreo: Alleged Dog Thrower Charged

    ​Oreo, the pit bull who was allegedly thrown from a Red Hook roof in June, is still nursing her considerable injuries, but may take some comfort from the fact that her alleged assailant, 19-year-old Fabian Henderson, has been indicted by the Brooklyn D.A.'s office for aggravated animal cruelty ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 30, 2009

    Greatest Show on Earth, Animal Abuse Come to Coney Island

    Tickets for the Ringling Brothers and Barnum and Bailey Circus' "Coney Island Boom a Ring," scheduled for Coney Island this summer, go on sale today. (Warning: link plays horrible music.) A Ringling exec tells the New York Times, "this opening night in June will be a celebration of Coney Island." "J ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 19, 2009

    Nude Pregnant PETA Protest Fries Bacon Advocate

    It's a little early for Mother's Day celebrations, but PETA UK nonetheless wished an Unhappy one on British chef Jamie Oliver for his promotion of British pork on a TV show, "Jamie Saves Our Bacon," and had two of their pregnant operatives get naked on all fours in metal pens in front of his Londo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 19, 2009

    Brooklyn DA Nabs Killers in Vicious Cat Murder

    The vicious teen killers apparently had nothing better to do: On October 7, Angelo Monderoy, 18, and Matthew Cooper, 17, broke into a vacant apartment at 1933 Union Street. There, they allegedly lured the helpless victim inside. Pinning the innocent to the floor, the duo squirted lighter fluid all ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 17, 2009

    New Life For Chicken Slaughterhouse?

    A Chicken Empathy Museum sounds like an upscale showcase for all the young boys molested by a certain pop star. But that's not at all what we're talking about here! We're talking about how, when a Pilgrim's Pride poultry processing plant in Farmerville, Louisiana was announced as closing, the animal ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 18, 2009

    Crazed Chimp 911 Tape Revealed; "PETA" Peeps Harrass Owner (Updated)

    The Daily News has obtained "graphic audio" of the 911 call concerning Travis, the crazed chimpanzee who attacked a woman in Stamford, Connecticut and was killed by police. You can hear, at appalling length, Travis' owner Sandy Herold hysterically telling the dispatcher that the chimp has assaulted ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 11, 2009

    Geezer Wins at Westminster Dog Show

    Ch Clussexx Three D Grinchy Glee (aka Stump) was born December 1, 1998. In dog years, he's Harrison Ford, but that didn't keep the superannuated Sussex spaniel from showing up the young stars at the Westminster Dog Show at Madison Square Garden last night and taking Best in Show. Stump, whose compet ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 28, 2009

    Fuck vegetables? Hell, yeah!

    'Veggie Love': PETA's Banned Super Bowl Ad PETA's banned video advises: Once you go broccoli, you never go back. Is that a carrot in your pocket or are you just glad to see me? NBC won't let PETA even try to ask that question, banning the animal-rights group's proposed Super Bowl ad campaign. FO ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 12, 2009

    George the Lobster Rides Again

    Not George!A 140-year-old, 20 pound lobster named George, who was the unofficial mascot at City Crab and Seafood (235 Park Avenue) for 12 years, got sprung from his tank this weekend and popped back into the Atlantic. After there was a request from...wait for it...PETA, the restaurant decided to rel ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 9, 2009

    140-Year-Old Lobster Liberated From City Crab to Maine

    Along with those naked celebrity ads we all enjoy, PETA does a lot of ground-level animal-saving. They scored a small but noteworthy victory today at City Crab, the venerable Manhattan seafood restaurant, which agreed after negotiations to release a 140-year-old lobster in its possession. City Crab ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 11, 2008

    Reality TV Star on Latest PETA Anti-Fur Poster

    There's a new PETA poster girl and she's Khloe Kardashian, who is apparently on something called "Keeping Up with the Kardashians," which sources tell us is a reality show about the family of athlete Bruce Jenner, though we have not been able to verify this fantastic claim. The television personalit ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 24, 2008
  • Voice Choices

    September 23, 2008


    Helping your fellow animals

  • Blogs

    April 21, 2008

    Test Tube Meat Update: PETA 'Civil War'

    In-vitro meat has gotten a lot of attention in the last few weeks, after a recent international symposium on the subject. PETA has now jumped in on the test tube meat action. From the group's website: "PETA is offering a $1 million prize to the contest participant able to make the first in vitro ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 8, 2008

    The Pedro Martinez Cockfighting Video

    Pedro Martinez y Marichal en pelea de gallosby paginafea After stories about a YouTube cockfighting video appeared in Thursday's newspapers, Pedro Martinez issued a statement yesterday defending his participation in the cockfight in his native Dominican Republic. But the clip of Martinez and fell ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 2, 2007

    Man Attacks 'Negative' Peacock on Staten Island

    A Staten Island man is awaiting arraignment today for launching a fatal attack on a peacock in the parking lot of a Staten Island Burger King yesterday, authorities said. John Potts, 32, of the Tottenville section of the island, beat the bird so severely that it had to be euthanized, police said. Wh ... More >>

  • News

    June 13, 2006

    Targeting the Testers

    Animal rights activists move beyond fur and the circus

  • NYC Life

    October 18, 2005

    Bloody Brilliant

    Pie, Anna Wintour, and the history of fur protest

  • News

    November 11, 2003

    Terrorist Tactics

    A State Law Would Pin the T-Word on Animal-Rights and Eco Protesters

  • Specials

    April 24, 2001
  • NYC Life

    March 27, 2001

    You’re an Animal

    Bestiality and Bioethicist Peter Singer

  • Specials

    September 26, 2000
  • News

    September 12, 2000

    Horse Rules

    An ASPCA Campaign Is Saddled With Criticism

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