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 >>
Animal-rights group Compassion Over Killing has released an undercover video depicting cringe-worthy conditions on a turkey farm in Starbuck, Minnesota -- just in time for Thanksgiving. The three-minute video, shot apparently over two weeks with a hidden camera, shows bloody and crusty birds stuf ... More >>
Foie gras, made from the fattened liver of ducks or geese, is a world-renowned delicacy from French cuisine. Similar dishes have their roots as far back as ancient Egypt. Foie gras is known for its rich yet delicate flavor and buttery texture -- aficionados say there's nothing else quite like it. It ... More >>
This week's story, "The Ag Gag War," goes behind the scenes of the guerilla fight between animal rights groups and Big Agriculture. For years organizations like the Humane Society and Mercy for Animals have being going undercover at America's largest farms, using hidden cameras to show exactly how ... More >>
Behind the scenes of the death match between big agriculture and animal-rights supporters
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 >>
Sean Janas, a 20-year-old resident of Wausau, kept a diary about systematically torturing her boyfriend's dog to death, prosecutors say.SEE ALSO:-- Dayna Bell, accused puppy drowner, to argue dogs were "commercial animals," not pets-- Benjamin Stavaas, accused dog throat slasher, heads to trial-- Wi ... More >>
See Also: McDonald's won't buy eggs from Minnesota company after hidden camera investigation reveals cruelty to chickens [GRAPHIC VIDEO]Undercover chicken farm investigator describes watching chicken abuse [PHOTOS]Sparboe Farms faces false advertising complaint over treatment of chickensCostco is cl ... 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 >>
The sad story of Jimmy the cat is prompting some Woodbury residents to say they are "embarrassed" to live in the city. Jimmy, a diabetic, grey-striped tabby, was killed on December 9 at the Woodbury Animal Humane Society, days after the death of his owner, Woodbury resident Mary Ray. There was ju ... More >>
The controversy over Sparboe Farms' treatment of animals continues as an animal rights group filed a false advertising claim against the egg company today. Sparboe was rocked by an undercover investigation and 60 Minutes report a couple weeks ago documenting abuse of chickens at some of its facilit ... 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 >>
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 >>
Pups seek loving homes
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 >>
It's a rough life for man's best friend
Photo: WikipediaNot everyone can be a dog person.There are cat people and there are dog people. And then there are people who slit the throats of dogs and leave them in the middle of nowhere to die. Star, a German Sheperd-mix, unfortunately had a recent run-in with that last one. Star stumb ... More >>
Focus shifting to treatment of the hoarder
Kathy Bauck ran one of the largest puppy mills in the country, according to ASPCA
Interested in adding a temporary feline friend to your home for the summer? They won't even break the bank.
The Animal Humane Society didn't give us much hope last week that the 120 cats rescued from a 500- square-foot St. Anthony mobile home would stay alive long. And now they are dead.
We know you've been tempted before, but here is your chance to become a cat lady on the cheap. How could you resi ... More >>
Friday's five most interesting stories printed on wood pulp.
It's not about who has the cutest pet or the most pets, they say. The HS Legislative Fund is endorsing Obama for his supp ... More >>
For the past year council members Gary Schiff and Lisa Goodman have been working to make changes to improve Minneapolis' departm ... More >>
Animal welfare advocates say the shelter could dramatically reduce euthanasia rates
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 >>
Sixty-eight frozen cats, two neglected dogs, and a vicious African serval. Making house calls with Keith Streff, animal cruelty investigator.
Critics say the Animal Humane Society's method of dispatching the unadoptable is cruel. It's certainly becoming unusual.
The Minneapolis Police Department wants to make wearing a gas mask
University officials brace for a week of animal rights protests