On a rural block facing fields of crops a few blocks from the edge of the Everglades in South Dade, a gunfight broke out around 7:45 last night. By the time a swarm of Miami-Dade Police officers reached the remote scene, at least two people were dead and several more were wounded. Police this morn ... More >>
Leave it to PETA to turn a large wiener into a limp noodle. The animal rights group has just sent a letter to Carlos Danger Weiners' president Randall Richards, calling for him to offer a veggie dog in addition to his beefy product. See also: Carlos Danger Weiners: Hot Political Sausage Available ... More >>
The South Florida Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals and Miami-Dade County Animal Services rescued two horses and a dog in animal cruelty cases that rescuers refer to as "as bad as it gets." The horses, who were found at 15800 block of Northwest 57th Avenue, were at least 200 pounds ... More >>
The South Florida Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SFSPCA) and Miami-Dade County Animal Services rescued two horses and a dog last week in animal cruelty cases that rescuers refer to as "as bad as it gets." The horses, found on the 15800 block of NW 57th Avenue, were at least 200 ... More >>
When Jesus Navarro was arrested for selling $1,350 horsemeat to undercover cops, it didn't seem to make much of an impact. Other men might have taken pause after a 2010 police report described their work environment as full of "rotting food and putrid water" and co-workers as "three dead goats in va ... More >>
Dear PETA, I'm writing on behalf of everyone in the world who is fortunate enough to have a sense of humor. Last night I came across your letter to Dr. Len Lucero of Clermont, Florida -- an angel of a man -- one who took in a disabled pig and gave him a chance at a better life. Of course, the fact ... More >>
Rodney J. Blanchard had a guest over at his home whom he asked to get a beer out of the freezer. When the woman opened the ice box door instead of finding brewskies, she found four small kittens. Blanchard, a 49-year-old St. Petersburg resident, has now been arrested on four charges of animal cruelt ... More >>
Carlos Romero, a 31-year-old farmhand from Marion County, Florida, was recently arrested for committing a sexual act with a donkey, but when he was arrested, he told deputies that "Florida is a backward state, and people frown on zoophilia here." Wait, are there forward-thinking, progressive states ... More >>
Florida is a pretty horrible place to be an animal. That's due at least in part to the great conglomeration of weirdos and cretins here, of course, but stone-age animal cruelty laws have a lot to do with it as well. A few Florida senators have done their part by proposing bills that would go a lo ... More >>
"What's the Puppy Bowl," you reluctantly ask? It's Animal Planet exploiting a bunch of cute puppies and forcing them to play their own brand of football on national television on Super Bowl Sunday. Yes, it's a thing.The fact that people even enjoy rugby's pussy little cousin football at all is su ... More >>
In an act of sheer and utter genius, People For The Ethical Treatment of Animals' President Ingrid Newkirk wants to turn O.J. Simson's soon-to-be-foreclosed Miami house into a Meat is Murder museum.We called PETA's headquarters and spoke with Ashley Byne, Manager of Campaigns, who confirmed that ... More >>
PETA, a sad, attention-trolling parody of an animal rights organization, never lets a prime opportunity for cheap publicity go to waste, so they've decided to jump on the news that OJ Simpson's Kendall close is in foreclosure. PETA founder Ingrid Newkirk has penned a letter to the foreclos ... More >>
People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, or PETA, has a long history of being controversial. Their polarizing anti-meat, anti-research, and anti-fur campaigns can be harsh, in-your-face, and brilliant. And there's no better time for PETA to activate its campaign machine than during Than ... More >>
Does this orca have Constitutional rights?PETA, everyone's favorite group of totally rational animal activists, has launched a new legal attack against SeaWorld this morning, accusing parks in Orlando and California of mistreating five killer whales. Which, actually, OK! There are lots of reasona ... More >>
No matter how much you may love animals, can we just all agree that PETA has become the worst? They're obnoxious turds who actually kill thousands of animals, not to mention they have some of the stupidest, most cloying advertising not dreamed up by Crispin Porter. Now they've put up a billboard ... More >>
Three Miami men were arrested after their van was pulled over in the Keys and police found the vehicle stuffed with tons of cocks and nuts. Not only had the men stolen about 4,000 coconuts, they also had two roosters that appeared to be used for cockfighting locked in crates.
Throughout its shining history, the great state of Florida has never bothered to put a law on the books explicitly banning humans from having sex with animals. In recent years, Broward Democratic state Sen. Nan Rich has led a charge to finally outlaw bestiality, but Republican leaders in the Hous ... More >>
As a Miami Beach resident Nikki Moustaki has an almost endless array of great dining right outside her doorstep, and yet everyday she eats dog food and uploads the dining experience to YouTube. The host of a pet related show on The Beach Channel plans to eat dog food at least once a day ever ... More >>
Tyler Weinman was cleared of animal cruelty charges, but some New Times readers still object to cat dissectionA year and a half ago, the Tyler Weinman "cat killer" case tore open this quaint little town we call Miami. Police said the teenager described classroom dissections a little too eagerly. ... More >>
a previous PETA campaign aimed at the wellbeing of fish.Last week the Florida Marlins announced plans to install salt water aquariums behind home plate in their currently under-construction stadium in Miami. Well PETA, an organization the seemingly only exists now to release stupid pres ... More >>
via I Can Has CheezburgerIf Johnnie Cochran was still alive and defending cat killer suspect Tyler Weinman, we'd imagine he'd be saying something like "If the pussy hairs aren't the same, you can't place blame."WSVN reports that the DNA of cat hairs found in the room, clothing and backpack of def ... More >>
Courtesy of Miami-Dade CorrectionsIt's been nearly a year since Tyler Weinman was arrested and charged with a string of cat killings in the Palmetto and Cutler Bay neighborhoods. His trial isn't even set to begin until October 25, but the Miami-Dade justice system trudges on. Weinman made an appeara ... More >>
Courtesy of Miami-Dade CorrectionsTyler WeinmanApparently, there were so many cats killed during last Spring's feline murder spree that rocked Cutler Bay and Palmetto Bay that prosecutors forgot to charge the suspect, 19-year-old Tyler Weinman, with all of them. In a status hearing ye ... More >>
via The Daily BeastDespite its name, The Daily Beast is not a per diem review of large, threatening wild life. Well, usually anyway.Even after parting ways with Gerald Posner, Tina Brown's internet concern hasn't kept its eyes off South Florida. This week they sent former Newsweek senior rep ... More >>
The string of cat killings that rocked Palmetto and Cutler Bay last summer may have ended when police arrested 18-year-old suspect Tyler Weinman, but investigators haven't been able to link Weinman's DNA to the case.Eleven of the 19 cats' bodies were tested for human DNA and none was found. They had ... More >>
Lee KleinCat or cow, it's all the same: Animal cruelty needs to be stopped.The World Society for the Protection of Animals (WSPA) is providing Super Bowl fans some tools to help choose food products that are better for animals. The message is that your favorite snacks and recipes are fine -- only ... More >>
"Zoophiles evidently don't have any consideration for people. Maybe that's why they have to resort to sex with animals."
Zoophiles love and have sex with animals. Will the world ever accept them?
When the heat hits and news slows to a crawl, it's time for an animal controversy.
The Miami Dolphins yesterday officially squashed any lingering rumors they had an interest in signing convicted felon Michael Vick, and boy, Miami Herald sports columnist Greg Cote sure is upset about it. In a column today, he calls the Dolphins "cowards," whose passing on Vick car ... More >>
via El MundoJust yesterday, PETA tried to jump on the coattails of the cat killer case by pushing their anti-dissection agenda, but we've got a feeling the fallout from their latest stunt is really going to make certain corners of Miami explode with outrage. They've convinced Lydia Gu ... More >>
via DanPerry.com's FlickrNo, Mr. Meowington we do not want to cut you up, but can you scratch PETA for usRiptide never takes too kindly to organizations piggy backing on a big news story to push their agenda. Yeah, sure, it's PR 101, but it's just so annoying. So, on the heels of the Cat Killer ... More >>
Earlier this year, the publicity machine known as PETA decided they'd get their name in the papers again by requesting the Pet Shop Boys change their name to the Rescue Shelter Boys. No really, they did. The request was respectfully declined, which I'm sure was a crushing blow to animal rights activ ... More >>
still from The ShiningLet's take a look at Florida's laws. Gay marriage? Banned in the constitution. Gay adoption? Illegal. Bestiality? Technically legal. Yep, Florida is one of 16 states that doesn't ban inter-species sexual contact. Though, usually bestiality practitioners get charged with animal ... More >>
Wikimedia CommonsPass the salt!In these tough economic times, Miamians find themselves cutting new corners to make ends meet. As unemployed 39-year old Hialeah resident Ricardo Caonwahi tells us, that can sometimes mean making a meal out of a pony. Yes, a miniature horse.Caonwahi is being charged wi ... More >>
Just how irrelevant has PETA become? The one-time-animal-rights-organization-turned-ludicrous-marketing-machine long ago gave up trying to reach people with reasoned arguments about the sanctity of all life or the wastefulness of our meat-happy culture. Instead they've adopted a fairly standard mar ... More >>
Mickey Rourke's role in The Wreslter must have really stuck with him, because I'm pretty sure the last time I heard the word cojones was on the WWE. Here he is with his beloved Chihuahua, Loki, posing for the new PETA ad with a message that Bob Barker would be proud of. Of course I don't think Bar ... More >>
Is there any extra duct tape lying around the Dolphins locker room? How about a ball gag? Because there are times when Joey Porter just needs to shut up. Porter was sharing his deep thoughts on the Michael Vick case and decided Vick should be given another shot in the NFL because he was abusing p ... More >>
"The python is dangerous and can attack, strangle, and easily kill even a grown man. Why doesn't Selene try hunting pythons?"
The nation's animal lovers bite back
A nationwide estrogen study has animal-welfare activists pissed off about the collection of horse urine