| 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 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 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
"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...
| 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...
| Jul 8, 2013
| 6:00 AM
Versatile character actor James Cromwell has always looked askance at authority.
"There used to be a bumper sticker that said 'resist authority,'" said Cromwell, best known for his Oscar-nominated supporting turn in 1995's "Babe" as the taciturn...