| Dec 4, 2013
| 2:39 PM
Under fire for hiring dozens of officers with histories of serious misconduct, Los Angeles County Sheriff Lee Baca acknowledged Wednesday shortcomings in the way his agency handled the process.
“It could have been done better,” Baca told...
| Dec 3, 2013
| 7:06 PM
Animal-rights activists dressed as orcas will be protesting Wednesday at two Colorado Boulevard intersections in Pasadena over the design of the SeaWorld float for the 2014 Tournament of Roses Parade, according to People for the Ethical Treatment of...
| Nov 28, 2013
| 9:31 AM
Happy ... Thankskilling?
That's the message at the heart of an online post attributed to Morrissey, one of rock 'n' roll's most celebrated Grinches. The longtime animal-rights activist and former Smiths singer who, of course, famously declared that meat...
| Nov 10, 2013
| 9:02 AM
There will be no animals at the Ramos Bros. Circus set to return to Glendale this week.
City officials requested that the zebras, horses and other four-legged performers, except dogs and cats, be kept out of the show, in part because a camel escaped...
| Nov 8, 2013
| 9:42 AM
Turkeys will eat just about anything. Just ask Joe Morette.
In 1993, the New Hampshire farmer and his workers popped open a few cans of beer after work one summer day. When one his birds knocked over a can, it quickly began guzzling the spilled suds....
| Nov 8, 2013
| 8:23 AM
Developing wearable tech devices is all the rage these days. Think Google Glass eyewear, Samsung's smartwatch. Now comes an idea that may beat them all.
Motorola, the Google-owned phone maker, has applied for a patent for a technology that would allow...
| Nov 8, 2013
"Speciesism: The Movie" feels like, and is, a product of youth. Director Mark Devries began making his awkwardly titled first-person documentary in college, and its tone is so painfully earnest it might well have begun as a class project. Heavily...
| Oct 23, 2013
| 1:51 PM
The Los Angeles City Council took action Wednesday to ban bullhooks used by elephant trainers in traveling circuses, becoming the first U.S. metropolis to outlaw a tool that critics say inflicts pain.
Voting unanimously, the council asked the city...
| Oct 13, 2013
We Americans like to think of ourselves as animal lovers. But is this claim true? One way to answer this question is to follow the money. According to government, industry and interest group stats, we spend about $50 billion on our pets annually and...
| Oct 11, 2013
| 6:11 AM
Re "It's a losing fight for pit bulls," Oct. 9
People who have pit bulls' best interests at heart should support Riverside County's spay and neuter ordinance. Not only are pit bulls the breed most often euthanized in many animal shelters, they are...
| Sep 27, 2013
| 6:52 PM
Nearly 3,000 miles already separate Casa Diablo from Newark City Hall. But this week, Cory Booker strove mightily to increase that distance.
After word leaked out that the ambitious young Newark mayor had held a brief Twitter flirtation with a comely...