Animal Cruelty

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    August 28, 2014

    Dog-Abusing Centerplate CEO Has Ties to Sun Life Stadium, Miami Beach Convention Center

    Last week, part of a surveillance video was leaked, showing Des Hague, the CEO of Centerplate, abusing a dog. The footage from an elevator camera in a Vancouver apartment building, depicts Hague yanking the leash of the small dog, then kicking the puppy while it is lying down. See also:Sun Life St ... More >>

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    August 6, 2014

    Third Man Arrested in Connection With Brutal Undercover Video of Illegal West Dade Slaughterhouse

    Miami-Dade police have arrested Yurianne "Elvin" Hervis-Gonzalez, 34, and charged him Tuesday with 30 felony counts of animal cruelty in connection with an illegal West Miami-Dade slaughterhouse where pigs were brutally killed -- some via sledgehammer attacks, some with gunshots and others boiled al ... More >>

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    May 29, 2014

    Charges Dropped Against Models in Animal Torture Porn Case

    Stephanie Hird and Sara Zamora will not be prosecuted for taking part in sexual fetish film in which they violently tortured animals. Prosecutors involved in the case have not officially offered a reason why the charges have been dropped, but the women told the Miami Herald that the videos were made ... More >>

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    April 17, 2014

    Crush Porn Actress Arrested at MIA, Charged With Cruelty to Animals

    For the second time this month, a woman has been arrested in Miami for participating in "crush porn." Stephanie Hird, 29, was busted yesterday while trying to board a flight at Miami International Airport. Her arrest comes two weeks after another woman, Sara Zamora, was also arrested for animal cru ... More >>

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    March 26, 2014

    Illegal Slaughterhouse Operator Named "Freaky" Arrested for Sledge Hammering Animals

    Thanks to a five month long undercover investigation by animal rights activists, a man named Raul "Freaky" Fernandez is facing 7 counts of animal cruelty. The group Animal Recover Mission went undercover and filmed Fernandez doing horrifying things to animals at his unlicensed slaughterhouse in Miam ... More >>

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    October 21, 2013

    Two Dead, Several Wounded in Shootout at Possible Cockfighting Ring in South Dade

    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 >>

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    August 22, 2013

    PETA: Carlos Danger Weiners May Cause Erectile Dysfunction

    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 >>

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    July 25, 2013
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    July 10, 2013

    Horses Kept Without Food Or Water For Months, Almost Half Of Beagle's Body Covered In Wounds

    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 >>

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    July 10, 2013

    Horses Kept Without Food or Water for Months, Almost Half of Beagle's Body Covered in Wounds

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    June 14, 2013

    Chris P. Bacon: PETA Requests Name Change For Florida Pig

    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 >>

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    December 4, 2012

    Florida Man Arrested After Four Kittens Found In His Freezer

    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 >>

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    September 19, 2012

    Man Arrested for Sex With Miniature Donkey: "Florida is a Backwards State"

    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 >>

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    February 8, 2012

    The Five Most Important Proposed New Laws for Florida Animal Lovers

    ​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 >>

  • Blogs

    January 31, 2012

    Forget the Puppy Bowl: Five Animal Showdowns We'd Rather See

    ​"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 >>

  • Blogs

    January 20, 2012

    PETA Wants To Make O.J.'s House A Meat Is Murder Museum: Free Tofu For Everyone

    ​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 >>

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    January 19, 2012

    PETA Wants to Turn OJ Simpson's Foreclosed Home into a Vegetarian Museum

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    November 24, 2011

    PETA and Thanksgiving: Talking Turkey

    ​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 >>

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    October 26, 2011

    PETA Sues SeaWorld Over Alleged "Whale Slavery"

    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 >>

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    September 28, 2011

    PETA Mocks Florida Shark Attack Victim in Stupid New Ad

    ​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 >>

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    June 29, 2011

    Fighting Cocks and 4,000 Coconuts Get Three Miami Men Arrested

    ​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.

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    May 5, 2011

    Sex With Animals Might Finally Become Illegal in Florida

    ​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 >>

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    February 4, 2011

    Woman Will Eat Dog Food on YouTube Every Day Until Animal Rights Law Passes

    ​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 >>

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    January 7, 2011

    Tyler Weinman Case Cause for Abandoning Cat Dissections in Miami, Argue New Times Readers

    Tyler Weinman was cleared of animal cruelty charges, but some New Times readers still object to cat dissection​A 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 >>

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    June 14, 2010

    PETA Wants Robotic Fish Behind Marlin's Home Plate

    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 >>

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    May 26, 2010

    Cat Killer Case: Hairs Found on Suspect Don't Match Dead Cats

    via I Can Has Cheezburger​If 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 >>

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    May 21, 2010

    Accused Cat Killer May Blame Kitty Deaths on Wild Pit Bulls

    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 >>

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    March 1, 2010

    PETA Not Amused With Open Season on "Reptiles of Concern"

    via The Daily Beast​Despite 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 >>

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    February 23, 2010

    Cat Killer Suspect Tyler Weinman's DNA Not Found on Kitty Corpses

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    February 3, 2010

    Humane Nachos For A Kinder Super Bowl

    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 >>

  • News

    August 27, 2009

    Letters from the Issue of August 27, 2009

    "Zoophiles evidently don't have any consideration for people. Maybe that's why they have to resort to sex with animals."

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    August 20, 2009

    Animal Instincts

    Zoophiles love and have sex with animals. Will the world ever accept them?

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    August 6, 2009

    Mr. Clucky and Other Animals in the News

    When the heat hits and news slows to a crawl, it's time for an animal controversy.

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    July 29, 2009

    Dolphins Pass on Michael Vick, and Boy Is Greg Cote Upset

    ​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 >>

  • Blogs

    June 18, 2009

    Che Guevara's Granddaughter Poses Topless for PETA

    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 >>

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    June 17, 2009

    PETA Grasps at Cat Killer Straws to Push Anti-Dissection Campaign

    via'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 >>

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    June 8, 2009

    Pet Shop Boys Play Filllmore Miami Beach on September 9

    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 >>

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    March 10, 2009

    Bestiality May Actually Become Illegal

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    March 6, 2009

    The Case of the Unlawfully Delicious Pony

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    January 27, 2009

    PETA's Super Bowl Advert is Banned, Legions of Sports Fans Indifferent

    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 mark ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 15, 2009

    Rourke Doesn't Want Your Dog to Get Knocked Up

    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 Bark ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 21, 2008

    Joey Porter Cool With Pit Bull Fighting, Not Cocker Spaniel Brawls

    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 >>

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    August 26, 2008
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    January 15, 2008

    Updated: Ringling Bros. Elephant Injures Trainer

    People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) is reporting that an elephant named P.T. attacked Ringling Bros. Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey trainer Joe Frisco Jr. while the circus was at Miami's America Airlines Arena on January 7. Ringling Bros. issued a statement Wednesday stating the ... More >>

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    September 4, 2007
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    September 4, 2007

    PETA Likes Dolphin Stadium

    Enter here, vegans As any meat-free Miamian knows, there is a dearth of vegetarian dining options in the Magic City. But according to People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA), there's one area where we excel at being meatless: the ballpark. PETA named Dolphin Stadium (home of the Florida ... More >>

  • News

    February 6, 2003

    Letters from the Issue of February 6, 2003

    The nation's animal lovers bite back

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    July 18, 1996

    And You Thought Hot Flashes Were Bad

    A nationwide estrogen study has animal-welfare activists pissed off about the collection of horse urine

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    October 28, 1992
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    June 17, 1992
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