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By Jill Rosen and The Baltimore Sun | March 6, 2012
Actress Jada Pinkett Smith is appealing directly to Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake on behalf of elephants. In a letter dated Tuesday, the actress said she was appealing to the mayor "as a mother and proud Baltimore native. " Pinkett Smith wanted to make sure no elephants were jabbed with bullhooks during the upcoming performance of Ringling Bros. Circus' at 1st Mariner Arena. She reminded Rawlings-Blake of the city's law against any “mechanical, electrical, or manualdevice that is likely to cause physical injury or suffering” to a performing animal.
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FEATURES
By Meredith Cohn and Meredith Cohn,sun reporter | December 20, 2007
New in hoosgow chow: veggie burgers, tofurkey and mock dogs. Faux meat has gone mainstream among those who are, alas, no longer in the mainstream. Most correctional institutions around the nation offer vegetarian entrees at all meals, according to a new survey by the Norfolk, Va.-based animal-rights group People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals. The group has also looked at colleges (very veggie) and ballparks (not as much) and insists there has been a response to growing demand in the nation's institutions, some of which haven't often been at the forefront of wholesome eating.
NEWS
By LAURA VOZZELLA | December 16, 2005
One of Baltimore's biggest companies, Constellation Energy Group, could be gobbled up by a Florida utility. What's the most serious fallout for Charm City? Losing one of Baltimore's last Fortune 500 companies? Bummer, but we'd get over it. Losing thousands of jobs. Even bigger bummer. Losing Molly Shattuck as a Ravens cheerleader. Ugh! Perish the thought! I phoned Ms. Molly the other day as news of the merger was spreading to ask what it meant for her cheerleading career. If CEO-hubby Mayo had to look for a new job, would she limit his search to NFL cities?
NEWS
By Laura Vozzella laura.vozzella@baltsun.com | February 10, 2010
N o matter how much snow lands on Maryland, one thing's for sure: Katie O'Malley will face it furless. People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals surveyed the nation's first ladies on their outerwear habits and trumpeted the results in a news release Wednesday. "[A]fter mentioning that first ladies Michelle Obama of the U.S. and Carla Bruni-Sarkozy of France had issued statements that they are fur-free" - no pressure! - "[PETA] simply asked, 'Do you wear fur?
FEATURES
By Jill Rosen and The Baltimore Sun | March 9, 2012
Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake wasn't exactly jumping when Jada Pinkett Smith asked for her help in protecting elephants earlier this week. The mayor more or less says she had bigger fish to fry -- that and the actress didn't help her out when the city needed it. But Friday Pinkett Smith's aunt, who runs the Baltimore-based charity of the actress, said her niece has done quite a bit for the city -- and she's surprised that the mayor doesn't...
NEWS
By JEFF JACOBY | December 22, 1996
NEWS ITEM: Santa's reindeer have been barred from the Christmas Pageant for Peace, Washington's official holiday display. The National Park Service agreed to remove Dasher, Prancer & Co. following complaints from People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA), an animal-rights group.-- Associated Press, Dec. 13, 1996BOSTON, Dec. 23, 2014 -- Hard to believe now, but it wasn't until 1996 -- just 18 years ago -- that the rehabilitation of Santa Claus began in earnest. PETA's effortless victory in excluding Santa's reindeer from the national Christmas pageant that year encouraged other progressive organizations to mount challenges of their own.The Ms. Foundation and the National Organization for Women were among the first to follow in PETA's footsteps.
FEATURES
April 8, 2004
Las Vegas names Roy `Citizen of the Month' Illusionist Roy Horn, recovering from a near-fatal tiger mauling, missed the excitement as the Las Vegas City Council honored him yesterday as "Citizen of the Month." There was a proclamation from the mayor and an interview with "Siegfried & Roy" show manager Bernie Yuman, but there was no Siegfried. Siegfried Fischbacher was on his way to Los Angeles. The animal act was shut down after a white tiger attacked Horn during an Oct. 3 performance.
NEWS
By Drew Bailey and Drew Bailey,Contributing Writer | April 18, 1992
A couple of Easter bunnies hopped out yesterday to prove that the holiday isn't just for people with living rooms and lawns, it's also for those without a place to sleep at night.At the Antioch Shelter Home in Baltimore, representatives from the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) served a vegetarian breakfast while children swarmed the big bunny, almost knocking off his oversized white head with their hearty hugs.At Baltimore's Carroll Park, another mammoth rabbit presided as more than 100 children from three other area shelters played outdoor games and hunted for 1,000 plastic eggs filled with candy, in an event staged by students at the University of Maryland school of law.Antioch's breakfast menu dropped the usual bacon, sausage and scrambled eggs.
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
By Johnathon E. Briggs and Johnathon E. Briggs,SUN STAFF | May 24, 2001
Bowing to pressure from a national animals rights organization, the owner of an Anne Arundel County bar said last night he is ending its rodeo-style bull riding in favor of tropical ambiance. "I hate to give in," said Cancun Cantina owner Tony Toskov, "but its in my best interest to call it quits for the summer. Besides, I just planted 150 palm trees where the bull riding was and I'm not prepared to dig them up." Toskov announced his decision a day after People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals stepped up its campaign against the return of bull riding at his Hanover nightclub.
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