The Great Bull Run is bringing its version of Spain's Running of the Bulls to Minnesota for the first time this summer, and animal rights activists aren't happy about it. The goal of the event is for participants to out-sprint 18 angry bulls over a quarter-mile course. More than 2,000 people have ... 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 >>
With the help of an employee who was secretly working for them, animal rights group Mercy For Animals recently published an undercover video showing the brutal treatment of pigs at a hog farm in Pipestone, Minnesota.SEE ALSO: Iowa butter cow desecrated by animal rights group [PHOTO] The video shows ... More >>
One of the Iowa State Fair's iconic attractions was vandalized by a group called Iowans for Animal Liberation early yesterday morning.SEE ALSO: Bryan Hathaway, Duluth-area dead deer sexer, allegedly assaults officer at Wal Mart The group left the fair's butter cow covered in red paint with "FREEDOM ... More >>
Distraught over the prospect of losing his cat, Afton resident Thomas Disselkamp allegedly made a curious choice -- namely, to strangle the poor thing.SEE ALSO: MN woman allegedly spray-paints "Killers" on low-kill Brainerd animal shelter, releases dogs Disselkamp has been charged with felony animal ... More >>
Animal rights groups celebrated a small victory this week in a federal lawsuit alleging that the practice of killing dairy cows to increase the cost of milk -- known as "herd retirement" -- violates anti-trust laws Filed in September 2011, the suit alleges Cooperatives Working Together, a dairy con ... 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 >>
Samantha Martin, a 24-year-old Baxter resident, is in custody after allegedly spray-painting "Killers" and "U Kill" on a low-kill animal shelter in Brainerd.In addition to vandalizing the Heartland Animal Rescue Team facility, Martin released all the dogs in the shelter's impound area, police say. T ... More >>
On Tuesday, we told you that the University of Minnesota made In Defense of Animals' most ridiculous animal research list for a recent study investigating the link between hamsters' diets and sex drives.Since then, we've heard from a number of folks concerned that the post didn't demonstrate suffici ... More >>
A University of Minnesota study investigating how dieting affects the sex drive of hamsters has been singled out by In Defense of Animals as one of the most ridiculous animal experiments of 2011.IDA criticizes the experiment on two fronts -- one, as a waste of taxpayer funds, since the research was ... More >>
A horse boarder in East Bethel has been charged with 35 counts of animal cruelty stemming from years-long investigations by the Animal Humane Society into conditions at the man's ranch. Five years ago, neighbors, former employees, and reporters took note of Lowell George Friday's emaciated-looking ... More >>
The show will not go on.The "Elephant Extravaganza" is a goner and "Rocky" the 250-pound boxing kangaroo has suffered a TKO: The Piccadilly Circus has been denied a permit for its three-ring show at the Minneapolis Convention Center in May. The issue, apparently, is that the circus owners ran af ... More >>
Today, the heavily tattoed, gun-slinging gangsta rapper Waka Flocka Flame's bare bod is circulating around the internet, and guess what? It's all in the name of PUPPIES!(Some things are just so fun to type.)
Guess will go to someone else's loving home, but there's plenty of other cute dogs up for adoption.Sad that you can't adopt "Guess," the five-month-old schnoodle Stacey Champion sealed in an airless box and tried to mail to Georgia?Don't be--she has plenty of cute friends in need of homes.If you' ... More >>
Guess the Schnoodle needs a new home.Stacey Champion put on a good show last week in court about how she wanted her puppy back, after trying send it in a sealed cardboard box via Priority Mail to Atlanta. But she didn't walk the talk. A judge gave her a week to put up the cash and file the paper ... 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 >>
Fork the power, people!Back in the '90s, the kids sucked on pacifiers and went to warehouse raves. In the 2000s, they're dancing in photography studios while discussing animal welfare, competing in an organic meat raffle, and sipping locally brewed beer. This Friday, July 23, from 6 p.m. till "w ... More >>
Photo: BanspyRemember that story back in June about Star, the shepherd-mix dog that wandered into a Fergus Falls yard with a slit throat, apparently after being left for dead? Police think they've found the perp: Benjamin Stavaas has been charged in Otter Tail County with two felony counts, ... More >>
Photo by Tela ChheCats and dogs who are lucky enough to still have their baby-making parts should probably make a run for it. Kim Culbertson is coming to your neighborhood, ready to snip those suckers. She's on a mission to cut the pet overpopulation problem by coming to poor neighborhoods and p ... More >>
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