Animal Rights

  • Blogs

    August 21, 2014

    Animal Rights Group Smash HLS Can Keep Protesting Miami Monkey Importer, Judge Rules

    The activists in Smash HLS has never been shy about pushing the boundaries when it comes protesting Miami-based Worldwide Primates, a firm that sells monkeys sometimes used in scientific experiments. When a New Times writer hung out with the group last summer, they were marching outside the home of ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 24, 2014

    Feds Take Possible First Step Toward Freeing Lolita, Miami Seaquarium's Orca

    With the popularity of the documentary Blackfish, which focuses on captive orcas at SeaWorld, public debate over keeping the endangered species in captive has reignited. For years, activists have long tried to have Lolita, an orca held captive at the Miami Seaquarium, released. Today, federal offi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 21, 2013

    Florida Woman, Enraged When Duck Won't Eat Her Candy, Runs It Over With Car

    Never take candy from strangers. Everyone knows that. Children, adults -- even ducks, apparently. Over the weekend, Florida Woman Karie Lindgren was arrested on felony charges of animal cruelty, and police dispatched one of the most insane/troubling/disturbing arrest affidavits in recent times.

  • Blogs

    September 11, 2013

    More Than 80 Dogs Rescued From Homestead Hoarder House

    In almost every episode of A&E's Hoarders, a single animal pulled from the mass of heaping garbage is paraded as a symbol. It's both a trope and testament to the hoarder's insanity that a living creature could be buried under detritus, going undetected until the network's intervention. But in a rece ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 2, 2013

    Dogs Used in Horrendous Game of "Trunking" Rescued in South Miami-Dade

    Apparently regular old dog fighting isn't inhumane and horrible enough for some people. Miami-Dade County Animal Services say they have rescued a group of dogs from the Goulds area used in a form of dog fighting called "trunking."

  • Blogs

    March 28, 2013

    Coconut Grove Goes to the Dogs at Spankyfest Pub Crawl

    Miamians sure do love their pets. On Lincoln Road, hundreds of pampered pooches (and an occasional cat, monkey, or iguana) can be seen wearing designer duds. There they are, strolling on rhinestone leashes (in some cases, maybe even diamonds) and having a snack at an outdoor café.Yet for every dog ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 18, 2012

    Florida Animal Services Director Resigns After Allegedly Talking About "Tijuana Donkey Shows"

    If your job is to run a department charged with protecting animal welfare, there are a few choice topics best left alone in conversations with your employees. Tijuana donkey shows are definitely on that list.Pinellas County's Animal Services director, Phillip Morgan, learned that lesson the hard way ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 12, 2012

    PETA Sex: Loons Overshoot With Zucchini (Video)

    Oh PETA, I've got your number. You're like that girl in college who always got drunk and flashed her boobs before vomiting on her shoes. You'll do anything for attention.Look, I know that you've got an important message to get across, and we need animal rights advocates just as much as we need the C ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 25, 2012

    Hurricane Sandy Coming? Weather Puppy Will Make That Natural Disaster So Much Cuter

    As Hurricane Sandy continues its churn across the Caribbean, tearing up Cuba and barreling toward the Bahamas with Cat 2 winds, fear not, Southern Floridians. Weather Puppy is here to make the natural disaster that much cuter.Invented by Miami entrepreneur Suraj Hemnani and business partner Shiv Tak ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 3, 2012

    Florida Man Arrested for Child Porn and Sex With His Girlfriend's Dog UPDATE

    Usually perverts like to keep their kinks to one genre or another, but apparently Eric Antunes's twisted sexual appetite wasn't fulfilled by just one form of deviance. Police busted Antunes, a Clearwater resident, after getting a tip he had child pornography, but then also discovered he'd been cheat ... More >>

  • Blogs

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    February 29, 2012

    Pit Bull Ban Lives On in Miami-Dade As Repeal Falls One Vote Short in Tallahassee

    ​A full month before the season kicks off, Mark Buehrle is close to taking his first loss in Miami. The new Marlins ace is celebrity spokesman number one for pit bulls and the activists trying to overturn Miami-Dade's two-decade ban on the dog breed. Along with his wife, he's vocally pushed for la ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 9, 2012

    Dog Adoption at Miami-Dade Shelter Halted, 23 Dogs Euthanized After Viral Outbreak

    ​Miami-Dade Animal Services began the year by euthanizing 23 dogs January 1 after the animals showed signs of an upper respiratory infection. Lab results show 18 of those dogs tested positive for distemper, and now the animal shelter has put a stop to dog adoption for the next two weeks.

  • Blogs

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    December 6, 2011 Accused By Humane Society Of Selling Sick Dogs From Puppy Mills

    via​From its South Florida headquarters, matches up thousands of pet lovers around the country every week with purebred puppies through a "network of responsible and professional dog breeders" that sell "happy and healthy" canines, according to the company ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 22, 2011

    Another Cat Killer? Ten Cats Found Poisoned in the Hammocks

    ​Ten cats were found dead in a yard in the Hammocks on Monday morning, and another three were so ill they had to be euthanized. One of the cats was found with signs of head trauma, but authorities suspect that all of the felines were likely poisoned.

  • Blogs

    November 19, 2011

    Brutal Illegal Slaughter Farm Raided in Hialeah (Warning: Graphic Video)

    Richard "Kudo" Couto is the animal activist responsible for the closure of an entire district of illegal slaughter farms in Northwest Miami-Dade County, through the use of commando tactics like secret surveillance. By the time you're reading this on Saturday afternoon, Kudo's efforts should have le ... More >>

  • Blogs

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    May 23, 2011

    15 Food Statistics That Should Make You Cry

    2 million: Dogs and cats abused and killed by the international fur industry each year -- including by the Burlington Coat Factory, which used to sell "Mongolian Dog Fur" that was made from domesticated dogs. Humane Society of the United States (HSUS).24: Number of cats it takes to make a fur coat i ... More >>

  • Blogs

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    October 18, 2010

    Adoptions of Black Cats Halted in Palm Beach Until After Halloween

    ​Palm Beach County is apparently full of sadistic weirdos and people who love exuberant parties, so it only makes sense that three animal shelters in the county have banned adoption of black cats until after Halloween. The shelters fear that the cats may be harmed due to All Hallow's Eve ... More >>

  • Blogs

    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 27, 2010

    Got Milk? Got Ethics? Got A Barf Bag? Then Get Ready For This

    ABC News Nightline aired an exposé on the dairy industry last night that should outrage any human being with feelings. "Got Milk? Got Ethics? Animal Rights v. U.S. Dairy Industry," written by Brian Ross and Anna Schecter, included a video made inside a huge New York farm, Willet Dairy, milk from wh ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 23, 2009

    Miami Pit Bull Owners Plan Broward Get-Together This Weekend To Protest Ban

    In this week's New Times, you read about how difficult it is for police to break up brutal dog-fighting rings -- even with tough new laws on the books. Unless cops see a fight in person, as they did in a Miami case, they rarely get the conviction.via Miami Coaltion Against Breed Specific Legislation ... More >>

  • News

    August 20, 2009

    Animal Instincts

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

  • News

    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.

  • Blogs

    July 14, 2009

    Red Tape Entangles a Canine-Lovin' Samaritan

    Wikimedia CommonsRed tape makes this puppy sad.Robbie Coy, founder of Homestead's Sabbath Memorial Dog Rescue operation, includes in his adoption contracts a clause stating that the new owners cannot leave the animals leashed outside. So inn November, 2007, when Coy was driving by an adopter's home ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 23, 2009

    You Know You've Impressed Fellow Animal Lovers At Bar Rosso's Pooches and Piccolini When...

    Jackie SayetI fetch like a dog. Can I come, too?Your frisky feline struts her stuff to the soiree on a leash. Kitty extends a peace paw to Jack Russell.You show up dressed as your pet.Your pet shows up dressed as you. Fido gets carded, and flashes his own collar-handy ID, his graduation certifi ... 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 >>

  • Music

    April 30, 2009

    Miami According to Brooklyn

    Commish Joe Sanchez deserves a handshake.

  • Blogs

    March 23, 2009


    Celebrations begin at 5:30 p.m. April 16 for the grand opening of Lime Fresh Mexican Grill's Midtown Miami location (3201 N. Miami Ave.). Free beer samples from Dos XX will be on tap. There will be complimentary hors d'oeuvres, cocktails and, tacos, and a mariachi band promises to be on hand to anno ... 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 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

    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 >>

  • Calendar

    December 4, 2008

    Refining Rover

    Not one, but two events for animal lovers!

  • News

    August 21, 2008

    Letters from the Issue of August 21, 2008

    "The python is dangerous and can attack, strangle, and easily kill even a grown man. Why doesn't Selene try hunting pythons?"

  • Blogs

    January 23, 2008
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    November 8, 2007
  • Blogs

    October 12, 2007

    Cat People Get, Well, Catty

    Calvin Godfrey Alan Rigerman with Chaos, his cougar Following the publication of Cat People, Alan Rigerman’s star has risen tenfold. And by that, we mean, he made it on a Spanish-language morning show, Despierta America. He brought his cougar, a lizard and Anthony, a masseuse in-tr ... More >>

  • Calendar

    August 17, 2006

    The Furball’s Fairy Godmother

    Homeless animals have their day

  • Calendar

    December 9, 2004
  • News

    October 21, 2004

    Letters from the Issue of October 21-27, 2002

    Porn merchants, freedom fighters, park advocates, and your waitress Tiffany

  • News

    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

  • News

    April 1, 2004

    Black Gawk Down

    Paint peccadilloes and a Trump soiree sans Trump

  • News

    November 27, 2003

    Letters from the Issue of November 27, 2003

    Anarchists and baseball and parrots and jazz

  • News

    October 30, 2003

    Our Feathered Friends

    They're for sale in the gift shop at Parrot Jungle, which has some folks crying foul

  • News

    September 7, 1994
  • News

    April 7, 1993

    Gorilla Warfare

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

  • News

    October 14, 1992

    Dead On Arrival, 119 Times Over

    Indonesian crab-eating macaques are favored by medical researchers. But if Miami primate dealer Matthew Block's late-August shipment was bound for the lab, it never got that far.

  • News

    June 17, 1992
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