Need a buck for a midday vending machine snack? You're in luck. All you have to do is track down the 10 Billion Lives truck at the University of Minnesota, watch a four minute video about animal cruelty on factory farms, and accept a pamphlet about veganism with a dollar bill poking out of it. See ... More >>
Adrian Peterson recently tweeted out his desire for the Vikings to bring Mike Vick on-board for its Quarterback-go-round.That's a controversial assertion, and AP seems to have realized it: The March 5 tweet has since been deleted from his stream, and we don't think it's because he mistyped "instantl ... More >>
If you've ever looked into the depths of a steaming cup of liquid chocolate and thought, "Could I get this with a side salad?" have we got the event for you. Today, PETA representatives will take to Nicollet Mall wearing salad -- and not much else -- while handing out cups of hot cocoa.See also:Punk ... More >>
Though he hasn't yet been formally charged with crimes as we publish this, north Minneapolis resident Leroy Longs Jr. is the suspect currently in custody in connection with an alleged Minneapolis dogfighting ring.THE BACKSTORY: MPD breaks up large dogfighting ring His mugshot is at the top of this p ... More >>
A few days ago, PolicyMic came out with its list of the "most screwed up thing" in each state.Some make sense. For instance, the piece says binge drinking is the worst thing about Wisconsin. That conforms with our perceptions and with the numbers as well -- the data indicates more Wisconsinites bing ... More >>
In 2009, an Iowa Supreme Court decision led to the state becoming the first in the Midwest to legalize gay marriage.SEE ALSO: In Iowa, women can be lawfully fired for being so sexy, they make their boss contemplate an affair That's a ruling we can get behind. But we can't say the same for the Iowa C ... More >>
Yesterday, the national nonprofit Animal Legal Defense Fund and Minneapolis resident Isaac Peter filed a lawsuit against the University of Minnesota for violating the state's open meeting and open records laws.SEE ALSO: PETA: "There's just no excuse" for Lake Superior Zoo animal deaths during Duluth ... More >>
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Despite taking heat from people who think they went too far in calling for criminal prosecution of the Lake Superior Zoo following the drownings of more than a dozen animals during last week's incredible flood, PETA isn't backing down.Reached for comment this morning, Kristin Simon, senior cruelty c ... More >>
Secret meeting with senators wasn't sanctioned
People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals alleges that Lake Superior Zoo staff acted negligently when 13 or 14 animals died during Wednesday's flash flood.The animal rights group says the animals shouldn't have been left in a position to drown. Kristin Simon, senior cruelty caseworker for PETA, po ... More >>
Psychobizket/Photobucket Not pictured: good senseBacon. The smoky, crispy siren/muse that inspires such devotion that inventors have created bacon-flavored mayonnaise, dental floss, breath mints, and even soda. Is there anything it can't do? Well, turns out there's definitely s ... More >>
Thomas Hart was arrested for ruining "girls night."Thomas Hart might have drawn a few strange looks from other inmates if anyone in Hennepin County Jail asked what he was in for.The answer is, Hart was doing time for murder. Ferret murder.Last week, Hart was arrested for the drowning death of his ... More >>
Benjamin Stavaas is accused of slashing a dog's throat and leaving it to die.Benjamin Stavaas may just be the most heartless worm ever to grace a cell at the Otter Tail County jail, standing accused as he does of slitting the throat of a German Shepherd mix last June in Fergus Falls and leaving t ... More >>
Boyd's trial starts October 3.Holly Boyd, the Fridley woman accused of killing her eight-week-old Chihuahua after it peed on her leg, has changed her story. Boyd appeared in court for the first time yesterday on felony animal cruelty charges, watched by a group of organized animal rights pro ... More >>
Sure, we're used to PETA's attention-getting tactics, which more often than not include scantily clad women dressed in nothing but vegetables. But their latest approach, which has shown up on a billboard in Wales and is making its way to Canada, according to Diet Blog, compares feeding kids m ... More >>
Minneapolis Animal ControlWhat a cute Schnoodle!The crazy story about how Stacey Champion was cited for animal cruelty, after she tied to ship a four-month-old puppy in a sealed Priority Mail box to Georgia, has CP readers outraged. "People should worry that someone with this level of mental ... More >>
Donkey Basketball is the new sport that's sweeping the nation.PETA is beseeching Fridley parents to cancel a Donkey Basketball fundraiser because the animal rights group considers it animal abuse.Having never heard if the illustrious sport of "Donkey Baseball," I rushed to consult YouTube for som ... More >>
Photo: daveyninLorie Kuehl lost cat controlSeems like, if you're going to try and send someone to prison for animal abuse, that you'd need to present the abused animals as evidence. That's what prosecutors in Appleton assumed when they hauled 42-year-old Lorie Kuehl into court after charging ... More >>
Kathy Bauck ran one of the largest puppy mills in the country, according to ASPCA
Will Minnetonka-based UnitedHealth follow PETA's request that they reward those who don't eat meat?
The couple was so fed up with their neighbor's dog defecating on their lawn "every single day," stealing their food, and growling at them, they said they had a constitutional right to poison the 8-year-old Labrador/collie.
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These ladies love lettuce bikinis almost as much as they hate fur. The Hot Dish presents the "food friendly" women of PETA.
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Tasting meat in the land of make believe
Cold and calculated: PETA protest, Nicollet Mall
A member of the animal rights group People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals will get naked at the corner of Nicollet Avenue and 7th Street in Minneapolis today to protest the Minnesota Pork Congress.
Is Gov. Tim Pawlenty playing Jesse Ventura to the PETA "jackals"? On Tuesday, Pawlenty received a plea from Karin Robertson, manager of PETA'S "Fish Empathy Project." The national org was hoping the Gov would outlaw walleye fishing in the land of 10,000 lakes and a gazillion anglers because, as PETA ... More >>
[CITY PAGES BLOGS] Steve Monaco has last week's answer and winners, and this week's Monday Movie Quiz at Couch Pundit. [THESE DAYS] A month-long investigation into animal cruelty has resulted in a pair of arrests. Individuals possibly linked with PETA were each charged with 31 felony counts of ... More >>
TV's Animal Planet gives fangs to Fido
Sixty-eight frozen cats, two neglected dogs, and a vicious African serval. Making house calls with Keith Streff, animal cruelty investigator.