Animal Rights Foundation of Florida

  • Blogs

    July 21, 2014

    Choices Cafe Brickell Closing Its Doors With Farewell Bash

    Last month's announcement that Choices Cafe's Brickell location is closing has left plant eaters across South Florida crying into their quinoa. But it's not all sad-face emojis. The vegan eatery is planning a celebratory sendoff. Fans and friends will gather Saturday, July 26, to say so long to thr ... More >>

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    July 25, 2013
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    October 3, 2012

    Alligator Pool Parties Shut Down By State Authorities

    The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission has decided to be a party pooper. They've pulled the plug on those "alligators swimming with kids" pool parties that so captivated us, hence killing an important part of Florida culture and tradition that never got a chance to properly flourish.

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    April 3, 2012

    It Will Soon Be Legal to Dye Baby Chicks Any Color You Want in Florida

    What the hell happens up in Tallahassee sometimes? Seriously?See, the apparently powerful dog grooming lobby convinced our elected officials to take time out of their busy legislative session to lift an old ban on dying live animals. They were actually successful, but the ban now means that the cont ... More >>

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    December 8, 2011

    Bill That Would Make Photographing a Farm a Crime in Florida is Back

    ​So you're in your friend's passenger seat cruising down I4 when you spot some cows grazing on farmland. You ask your friend to pull over for a second so you can whip out your iPhone and take a quick snapshot of the majestic bovines. Seems innocent enough? Well, Republican state Sen. Jim Norman th ... More >>

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    December 30, 2010
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    September 29, 2010

    Protesters in Fake Blood and Dead Animal Parts Will Picket Miss Teen Florida USA Pageant

    ​We're not sure what's stupider: that a fur coat company is supplying sponsorship and prizes to a teen beauty pageant in Florida, or that an animal rights group is going to protest it while wearing furs themselves. Yes, the Animal Rights Foundation of Florida is pissed that the Fur ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 16, 2010

    Protest: "The Cruelest Show on Earth" at American Airlines Arena

    via ARF​If you see grown men dressed in elephant costumes on Biscayne Boulevard today, it's not conceptual art. Nor are they practicing for Burning Man or coming from a really good rave. Activists from the Animal Rights Foundation of Florida (ARFF) plan to dress as ringmasters, clowns, and tiger ... More >>

  • News

    May 21, 2009

    Heartbreak at 45 MPH

    Scenes from the life of a racing greyhound.

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    December 12, 2008

    Santa's Enchanted Hell Hole?

    Animal rights activist Jim Dunn is willing to bet that, if Old Saint Nick could materialize in Miami-Dade, the man in red would paint a huge protest sign and then boycott Santa's Enchanted Forrest. How come? Well, the "country's biggest Christmas theme park" may offer the kiddies lights and trees g ... More >>

  • News

    July 27, 2006

    Letters from the Issue of July 27, 2006

    Children are pawns used to expand bank accounts

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    October 7, 2004

    Wild and Crazy

    Guess what happens when an eccentric ecologist and a couple of feisty backwoods boys claim that a rare Florida panther is on the attack

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    October 23, 2003

    "KILL 'EM"

    Loving moments at the World Series

  • News

    December 25, 1997

    A King and His Not-Quite Castle

    Monkey Jungle's owners say their gorilla is as happy as a clam in his cage. Animal activists say he's going bananas.

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    March 2, 1995

    Get Back, JoJo

    Will JoJo the bear leave his home in Davie for some Oregon grass?

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    September 28, 1994
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    February 23, 1994
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    April 7, 1993

    Gorilla Warfare

    Vilified by animal protectionists, indicted for smuggling, praised by the feds. Matthew Block surprised everyone. Maybe even himself.

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    November 11, 1992
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    October 28, 1992
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    September 23, 1992
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    April 8, 1992
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    August 28, 1991