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By Richard Gorelick and The Baltimore Sun | March 12, 2013
Sticky Rice , with four locations including Aliceanna Street in Baltimore, has been named by PETA as one of the top 10 restaurants for vegan sushi, taking the No. 8 spot. PETA was impressed with Stick Rice for offering two types of tofu-based sushi as well as a dozen sushi dishes featuring vegetables, running the gamut, PETA said, from the Dirty South (vegan tempura fried sweet potato and sesame seeds) to the Hot Hippy (spicy marinated tofu, scallions, peanuts, cucumbers, and carrots)
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By Childs Walker, The Baltimore Sun | May 2, 2014
LOUISVILLE, KY. -- Heavy favorite Untapable blazed to victory in the Kentucky Oaks Friday, a triumph for jockey Rosie Napravnik and controversial trainer Steve Asmussen . Napravnik kept Untapable a few paces off the lead for much of the run, then pulled away to win by 41/2 lengths. The performance didn't quite match Rachel Alexandra's 20-length win in 2009, but the even-money favorite lived up to high expectations. "She is magnificent," said Napravnik, who was plenty good herself in winning a second Oaks.
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By Jill Rosen and The Baltimore Sun | April 20, 2012
PETA wants to take a Baltimore City councilman up on his budget-balancing idea to put ads on fire trucks. And the ad the group has in mind could start some fires all by itself. The group, known for its attention-getting tactics, sent a letter to City Councilman William "Pete" Welch on Friday, saying that they love his money-making scheme of selling ads on city fire trucks.  "In light of the recent bill you proposed that would allow advertisements to be placed on the city's fire engines to ease financial trouble, we would like to be the first to offer you a revenue-raising ad that will get hearts racing while preventing heart attacks," PETA wrote.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Amy Watts and For The Baltimore Sun | April 8, 2014
Tonight is partner switch night and Julianne Hough is a guest judge. Maybe she'll snark on Mark Ballas some more. I loved that. The opening number has the pros dancing while the stars make their entrances one-by-one, without partners. Drew is in a gold lamé suit and I approve wholeheartedly. It's very reminiscent of what Elvis Presley wore on the cover of "50,000 Elvis Fans Can't Be Wrong. " We'll find out later if that's intentional. Julianne is wearing a weird top/dress that has a boob window.
NEWS
March 21, 2012
"When entertaining, it is always best to have an elephant," said Phineas T. Barnum. I watched the unloading of the animals the other night by the Ringling Brothers Circus in back of the B.&O. Railroad Museum. The elephants all seemed well fed and quite happy. The horses are quite magnificent, and all of the handlers seemed very proud and professional. There was no sign of abuse of any kind, and you could tell that the handlers loved their animals. Perhaps the PETA people should attend the circus like me and have a good time.
HEALTH
By Scott Dance, The Baltimore Sun | December 3, 2013
Animal advocacy group PETA called Tuesday on the National Institutes of Health to stop animal experiments related to sexual health, including Johns Hopkins studies of erectile dysfunction using rodents. In a letter to the NIH director, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals asked that it cease funding for what it called the "cruel and sexual-behavior experiments on animals" at Hopkins and at least four other institutions across the country. Hopkins, which performs a wide variety of animal experiments in the interest of human health, said in a statement that its researchers "take the care of our laboratory rodents seriously," following strict rules to ensure humane treatment.
NEWS
By Alison Knezevich, The Baltimore Sun | June 26, 2013
PETA is calling on a Cockeysville retirement community to let its pet finches spread their wings and leave the cage. The animal rights organization, which alleges the birds are being kept in inhumane conditions, is urging its members to contact the management at Broadmead. The retirement home says the animals are well cared for and are a highlight for residents. PETA first raised concerns about the birds a decade ago, said Dan Paden, a senior researcher at the organization. A Broadmead resident complained to management this spring, Paden said, and the group got involved again.
NEWS
June 15, 2011
Please allow me to clarify People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals' position on pit bulls in light of Sal Grifasi's letter to the editor ("When pit bulls have more rights than humans," June 12). PETA supports measures that protect both pit bulls and humans, including bans on breeding or acquiring new pit bulls (provided that such laws grandfather-in registered, well-cared for, spayed and neutereddogs) and strict regulations on the keeping of pit bulls. Such laws would only have a serious impact on people who are exploiting pit bulls.
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By Chris Kaltenbach, The Baltimore Sun | February 14, 2011
People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals is offering to help keep Baltimore's city-owned Edgar Allan Poe House open, provided the group is allowed to display an ad promoting a vegan diet. In a letter sent Monday to Poe House curator Jeff Jerome, PETA officials offered to "help a little bit" in the effort to keep the financially strapped Poe House open. In return for that help, PETA proposes, the house would display a sign featuring a man clutching at his chest; the accompanying message would read, "The Tell-Tale Heart of a Meat-Eater.
NEWS
By Jill Rosen, The Baltimore Sun | September 1, 2010
The animal activist group People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals alleges that the Baltimore Animal Rescue and Care Shelter allowed a mortally injured cat to sit for up to seven hours before euthanizing it — a charge the shelter denies. In letters to BARCS leaders and to city officials, PETA also describes conditions at the shelter as "overcrowded and unhealthy. " The situation regarding the cat stems from a complaint made by a Hamilton man who witnessed a dog maul a cat Aug. 8. Joe Lombardo called animal control to pick up the cat, which was not his, and an officer told him to call BARCS the next morning to follow up. "When he followed up the next day, he was told that the severely injured cat was left without treatment or euthanasia for more than 7 hours, and was not put out of his or her misery until 8:30 am," wrote Teresa Chagrin, a specialist with PETA's cruelty investigations department, in a letter to the director of BARCS.
NEWS
By Alexander E. Hooke | March 21, 2014
Prepared for the next invasion? It will not be led by foreign terrorists or illegal immigrants. This invasion will come in the form of drones - an American specialty. A judge has just ruled that the Federal Aviation Agency cannot ban from public airspace flying robots or pilotless air vehicles owned by commercial enterprises. This decision means drones will no longer be used primarily for war or border patrols. They will soon become part of everyday life. Advocates anticipate a veritable panacea.
NEWS
January 31, 2014
I was disappointed upon seeing the accompanying photograph in Sloane Brown's column about fashion-forward locals ("Glimpsed at Single Carrot Theatre ," Jan. 30). Kirsten Lessner was shown wearing a mink stole that she said was "her grandmother's cousin's. " I am not an in-your-face PETA activist, but I do get offended when I see what I call insensitive journalism. I do not care that the stole was rather old, as Ms. Lessner inferred (perhaps as if to legitimize the fact that she did not purchase it but instead inherited it)
NEWS
December 7, 2013
I, for one, am thankful that PETA has revealed how my tax dollars are squandered on ridiculous sex experiments on rodents right in my backyard ("PETA attacks animal research for sexual health issues," Dec. 3). It's ironic that Johns Hopkins claims to "take care" of their animals, when in fact they intentionally mutilate their genitals and kill all of them in these horrible experiments. I know that erectile dysfunction is big business, but an institution like the National Institutes of Health should not be funding something like this when they don't have enough money to fund research that can actually save lives.
HEALTH
By Scott Dance, The Baltimore Sun | December 3, 2013
Animal advocacy group PETA called Tuesday on the National Institutes of Health to stop animal experiments related to sexual health, including Johns Hopkins studies of erectile dysfunction using rodents. In a letter to the NIH director, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals asked that it cease funding for what it called the "cruel and sexual-behavior experiments on animals" at Hopkins and at least four other institutions across the country. Hopkins, which performs a wide variety of animal experiments in the interest of human health, said in a statement that its researchers "take the care of our laboratory rodents seriously," following strict rules to ensure humane treatment.
FEATURES
By Julie Scharper, The Baltimore Sun | November 26, 2013
It seems that the state of South Dakota has a beef with Joan Jett. Or a lack of beef, more accurately. Jett, who spent her formative years in Rockville , is a vegetarian and an animal rights activist. She's so committed to animal rights that she's about to appear on some PETA-themed United States Postal Service  stamps.  And that means the South Dakota Cattlemen's Association has a problem with Jett appearing on the state's float in the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York City , according to CNN .  "Many livestock producers expressed concern about whether Joan Jett was an appropriate representative for an agriculturally oriented state like South Dakota," association executive director Jodie Anderson told CNN. So Joan Jett & the Blackhearts were moved off of South Dakota, to another, unspecified state.  "I've decided to switch from South Dakota to another float because people's political agendas were getting in the way of what should be a purely entertainment driven event," Jett said in a statement, according to CNN .  "I will remain focused on entertaining the millions of people watching, who will be celebrating a great American tradition," she said.
NEWS
August 13, 2013
Through the miracle of modern science, man has come up with something that is going to be well received by PETA and other animal rights advocates: In the near future, we very likely will be eating synthetic meat ( "Test-tube hamburger patty makes its debut," Aug. 5). Ick! There is no way you can describe this and make it sound edible. From the perspective of animal rights people, I'm certain the day people accept artificial meats cannot arrive too soon. But who in their proper mind would want to eagerly bite into a lab-engineered sirloin strip?
FEATURES
By Julie Scharper, The Baltimore Sun | November 26, 2013
It seems that the state of South Dakota has a beef with Joan Jett. Or a lack of beef, more accurately. Jett, who spent her formative years in Rockville , is a vegetarian and an animal rights activist. She's so committed to animal rights that she's about to appear on some PETA-themed United States Postal Service  stamps.  And that means the South Dakota Cattlemen's Association has a problem with Jett appearing on the state's float in the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York City , according to CNN .  "Many livestock producers expressed concern about whether Joan Jett was an appropriate representative for an agriculturally oriented state like South Dakota," association executive director Jodie Anderson told CNN. So Joan Jett & the Blackhearts were moved off of South Dakota, to another, unspecified state.  "I've decided to switch from South Dakota to another float because people's political agendas were getting in the way of what should be a purely entertainment driven event," Jett said in a statement, according to CNN .  "I will remain focused on entertaining the millions of people watching, who will be celebrating a great American tradition," she said.
SPORTS
By CANDUS THOMSON | September 29, 2005
PETA isn't a bother most of the time. The animal rights group's efforts are often annoying, sometimes laughable, but rarely craven and vile. Until recently. My first inclination was to ignore the latest outrageous stunt by the Virginia-based People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals rather than give it any ink. I held my tongue several years ago when it implored The Sun to stop covering fishing. I didn't comment when PETA asked the Boy Scouts to stop giving out fishing merit badges.
NEWS
June 30, 2013
Regarding your story about PETA urging a Cockeysville retirement home to allow its pet finches to leave their cage, animals are not on the earth to serve people ("Let birds spread wings, PETA urges retirement home in Cockeysville," June 27). However, there is nothing wrong with having people-animal interactions, provided the animals are provided with a suitable environment. If you adopt a child, you are responsible for providing a suitable environment. The same reasoning applies to "adopted" animals who live with people.
NEWS
By Alison Knezevich, The Baltimore Sun | June 26, 2013
PETA is calling on a Cockeysville retirement community to let its pet finches spread their wings and leave the cage. The animal rights organization, which alleges the birds are being kept in inhumane conditions, is urging its members to contact the management at Broadmead. The retirement home says the animals are well cared for and are a highlight for residents. PETA first raised concerns about the birds a decade ago, said Dan Paden, a senior researcher at the organization. A Broadmead resident complained to management this spring, Paden said, and the group got involved again.
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