| Oct 29, 2013
| 2:12 PM
The following is an abridged version of a conversation at www.facebook.com/edpagecourant.
Bill Cink: Yes, they should change their name. They risk being associated with bias, racism, unnecessary conflict and being out of touch with the common man if...
| Oct 24, 2013
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...
| Oct 3, 2013
| 6:21 PM
Famed Baltimore neurosurgeon Ben Carson said this week he believes he was targeted for an audit by the Internal Revenue Service because of his vocal opposition to the Obama administration.
Carson said he had only his suspicions to go on, but this year...
| Sep 27, 2013
| 7:32 PM
After reading the title of this column you are probably thinking one of two things, “Well, it’s about time she came to her senses. Hopefully she will convince others to go vegan,” or “Has she lost her mind? Now she’s going to...
| 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...
| Sep 17, 2013
| 8:20 AM
Beginning in 2011, about three dozen people in Tokyo have been meeting every Sunday morning at 6 a.m. on a mission to scrub down, one by one, the city's grungiest public rest rooms. “By 7:30,” according to an Associated Press reporter who...
| Sep 17, 2013
| 6:07 AM
West Hollywood on Monday banned commercial displays and performances involving wild and exotic animals, including kangaroos, giraffes and bears.
Armadillos, civets and badgers are also among the more than two dozen animals in the ban that activists...
| Sep 15, 2013
| 4:32 PM
Katy Perry's music video for "Roar" is being slammed by PETA for her use of animals as props, despite that same group heralding her vegetarian lifestyle in the past....
| Sep 9, 2013
| 2:24 PM
A dog attack on Stubbs the cat, Talkeetna’s honorary mayor, is drawing real political interest, with People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals sending his owner a care package -- and instructions for his care.
According to a Monday press...