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‘To protect and to unnerve’: animal rights activists accuse UCLA of intimidation tactics

February 3, 2011
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In a quiet Sherman Oaks neighborhood, Pam Ferdin walks up to a car parked on the street. The license plate reads “CA EXEMPT.” Its tinted windows are rolled up and the man sitting in the driver’s seat is barely distinguishable. He is holding a video recorder. Nearby, a group of animal rights activists are...
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UCLA researchers picketed for animal testing

January 16, 2011
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In Los Angeles, when a group of people drive in a van and visit homes in affluent neighborhoods they are usually celebrity-infatuated tourists. But yesterday was different. A group of animal rights activists traveling by van took their own “tour.” Instead of celebrities, the homes belonged to UCLA researchers; instead of gawking, activists stopped...
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Pet store faces boycott for dealing with puppy mills

January 10, 2011
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Animal rights activists are calling for the boycott of Pet City, a Los Angeles and Orange County chain of pet stores, for purchasing its dogs from abusive puppy mills. According to activists, four of the store’s suppliers are on The Humane Society’s list of some of the 12 worst puppy mills in the country....
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Fur fashion challenged on Rodeo Drive

November 26, 2010
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Animal rights activists marched through Rodeo Drive in Beverly Hills today to increase awareness that fur is still being sold in the famous shopping district. According to the district’s official Web site, Rodeo Drive is the “epicenter of luxury fashion” and holds “more than 100 world-renowned boutiques.” Of those stores, more than 17 sell...
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Plight of elephants shadows circus

July 15, 2010
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Animal rights activist Carol Glasser

Animal rights activists protested the first day of performances by the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey circus yesterday, accusing the troupe of being cruel to its elephants. Demonstrators lined up outside the Staples Center on Figueroa Street and in front of its box office attempting to dissuade people from attending the circus. They...
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LA Zoo cruel to elephant, says animal rights group

June 19, 2010
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Animal rights activist holds signs calling attention to the plight of elephants in zoos. (Dan Bluemel / LA Activist)

There is an elephant at the Los Angeles Zoo. His name is Billy and his fate is the center of controversy. According to animal rights activists, he has lived alone for over four years, despite being a highly social animal, confined to no more than a quarter-acre of land, despite it being natural for him...
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