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PETA

  • Blogs

    September 5, 2014

    Local PETA Ad Features Death Row Pigs Over "Death Penalty Capital"

    In a fresh taunt to local drivers, animal rights group PETA is set to aim a two-pronged blow by billboard at Texan meat-eaters. Capitalizing on the state's reputation as the "Death Penalty Capital of the World," PETA's newest billboard overlooking Interstate 45 near Hutchins Street and St. Joseph ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 5, 2014

    PETA's Autism Lies and the Pet Blood On Their Hands

    Got Autism? PETA has answers for you. Well, if you like your medical advice to be lacking scientific validity, that is. You see, back in 2008, while PETA was off busying themselves with compiling violent slaughterhouse videos and purchasing Costco-sized containers of red paint for dousing people in ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 20, 2014

    USDA, PETA Go After Dude Whose Monkey Hit Deborah Duncan

    It was the slap seen 'round the world: a capuchin monkey bopped Great Day Houston host Deborah Duncan in the face in April, and almost everyone thought it was super-cute. Of course, the party-poopers at PETA didn't think it was cute, especially given the track record of Brian Staples, the guy who r ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 21, 2014

    PETA Stages Protest Downtown By Dressing Model in Collard Greens

    Today at noon, the organization People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals took their message in support of a vegan diet to the streets of downtown Houston. Two PETA members planted themselves (pun intended) at the corner of Milam and Congress and proceeded to dress a volunteer model in a floor-l ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 13, 2014

    City Investigating Claims that Animal Planet Show Illegally Brought Bats into Salon

    Houston's Bureau of Animal Regulation and Care is investigating whether bats brought into a Montrose beauty salon in 2013 for the show Call of the Wildman violated a city ordinance. People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals lodged the complaint after reading a Mother Jones expose about how the sh ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 8, 2013

    PETA Takes Issue With French Fry-Stuffed Burrito At Taqueria Arandas

    Last week, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) sent a letter to Judy Camarena, the president of Arandas Franchises, asking that the popular Tex-Mex chain Taqueria Arandas create a vegan version of its new french fry-stuffed El Mateo burrito, which was given away for free on Sunday at ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 7, 2013

    PETA's "Cutest Vegan" Finalists Include Soldier from Channelview

    PETA pisses a lot of people off with their efforts to sway meat eaters to a vegetarian diet. The controversial campaigns often draw attention for their outlandishness. One particular approach, however, generally irritates no one, and that is the ad campaign featuring hot people, usually actors or mo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 11, 2013

    RIP Macy's/Foley's, 1947-2013: Pictures From The Wake

    It started out as a Foley's turned into a Macy's and ended up a sad, empty hulk in the middle of downtown. The big blank block that served as a downtown department store for almost 66 years closed down over the weekend. We listed six oddities you may not have known about the store (A fallout shelt ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 14, 2013

    UTMB Pays Fine in Animal Welfare Act Allegations

    Three University of Texas Medical Branch-Galveston employees have been fired, and the university has agreed to pay $9,143 relating to allegations of Animal Welfare Act violations. Under the settlement agreement with the U.S. Department of Agriculture, the university did not admit or deny any wrong ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 12, 2012

    Comment of the Day: PETA Sucks, But the Circus Does Too

    We have some great commenters here on Hair Balls, and it's time we paid some damn attention to them. So we'll be highlighting a Comment of the Day each morning or afternoon from the previous day's work. Maybe two comments, even. This will all be determined by a highly rigorous scientific formula i ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 11, 2012

    The Circus is in Town, Can PETA Be Far Behind? (No)

    At high noon today, PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals) protesters will rally outside Reliant Stadium to speak out against what it says is bad treatment of elephants by Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey circus. "Houston residents would run screaming from the big top if they knew how ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 29, 2012

    PETA Asks Joel Osteen to Hang a "Go Vegan" Banner in His Church

    We guess there's no harm in trying. PETA has written a letter asking Joel Osteen to hang a large "Go Vegan" banner in Lakewood Church, for which in return they will "prepare a delicious Easter Sunday faux-ham meal with all the trimmings for his parishioners." Why Osteen? PETA seems to think he's h ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 17, 2011

    Comment of the Day: Oh, NOW I Get It

    ​We have some great commenters here on Hair Balls, and it's time we paid some damn attention to them. So we'll be highlighting a Comment of the Day each morning, from the previous day's work. Maybe two comments, even. This will all be determined by a highly rigorous scientific formula involv ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 16, 2011

    Ten Texas Towns That Could Use a Name Change

    No, this is not on our list.​For Thanksgiving, the stunt-publicity experts at PETA are asking the tiny Texas town of Turkey to change its name to Tofurky. In exchange for the one-day name change, PETA promised to reward the town's residents with holiday meals of "Tofurky with mushroom gravy, m ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 6, 2011

    So You've Decided to Go Vegan: Tips from Radical Eats's Staci Davis

    This week has been (partially) devoted to a topic we don't often discuss here at EOW, otherwise known as the Omnivore's Emporium. (I call it that in my head.) And that topic is going vegan. It's a controversial word, and one that often calls to mind PETA protests and the type of militant Womynist-s ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 7, 2011

    UTMB Forced to Give PETA Documents on Animal Experiments

    UTMB must hand over more than 1,000 pages, AG says.​Attorney General Greg Abbott has ruled that the UT Medical Branch in Galveston must turn over documents sought by PETA regarding experiments done on animals. A PETA whistleblower alleged in January that animals were used in painful and dead ... More >>

  • News

    January 13, 2011

    Facebook v. Leaky Boob

    Houston mom in a FB face-off.

  • Blogs

    January 7, 2011

    Comment of the Day: Animal Experiments Aren't All Bad

    ​We have some great commenters here on Hair Balls, and it's time we paid some damn attention to them. So we'll be highlighting a Comment of the Day each morning, from the previous day's work. Maybe two comments, even. This will all be determined by a highly rigorous scientific formula involv ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 5, 2011

    PETA's New Target: UT-Medical Branch in Galveston

    UTMB gets hit by PETA complaints about experiments​PETA, fresh off claiming a victory over NASA about monkey experiments, has a new target in its sights: The University of Texas medical branch in Galveston. PETA has filed a complaint with the U.S. Department of Agriculture alleging "abuse and ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 9, 2010

    PETA Says NASA Ending Monkey Experiments (UPDATED with NASA response)

    Photo courtesy April EvansApril Evans quit NASA over the experiments​PETA is proclaiming victory in their ongoing battle to stop radiation experiments on monkeys that had been planned by NASA. Well, folks, you did it. After scores of protests and more than 100,000 letters, phone calls, and e- ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 24, 2010

    Flying Fur: PETA Members to Protest on Black Friday

    Don't expect hot, naked protesters on Friday. Think about it if you like, but don't expect it.​When you are out picking up some toys for the tikes at the Galleria this Friday, you might see something besides chubby Santas and frustrated holiday shoppers. You might catch anti-fur protesters. A ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 16, 2010

    PETA Comes To Houston To Take On NASA

    Time for my radiation, guys​Commuters on the Gulf Freeway will get a new billboard to ponder sometime soon: "NASA: Takea Giant Leap for Mankind. Stop Torturing Monkeys," it will say.It comes courtesy of animal-rights group PETA, who we guess should get points for avoiding the "Houston, We Have A P ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 4, 2010

    Minute Maid Park's Veggie Menu Gets PETA Love -- With A Side Order Of Carlos Lee Smack

    Put an Astros cap on this dude​The Astros have been dismally unexciting this year -- except when they're playing the equally inept Washington Nationals, it seems -- but they've got PETA on their side.The People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, a group whose Venn diagram intersection wit ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 26, 2010

    PETA Searches for Sexy Vegetarians, Finds Two Living in Houston

    Photos courtesy of PETA​Now that the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo is over, those fun-filled folks at PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals) have turned their attention to promoting sex, vitality and good muscle fiber among humans who do not eat meat. As part of PETA's national ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 26, 2010

    PETA Searches for Sexy Vegetarians, Finds Two Living in Houston

    Photos courtesy of PETA​Now that the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo is over, those fun-filled folks at PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals) have turned their attention to promoting sex, vitality and good muscle fiber among humans who do not eat meat. As part of PETA's national ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 4, 2010

    Turning the Screw: Bertell, Skillz, Diddy, Teddy Riley, Kid Sister, The Kanye, Cudi, Raekwon, Reflection Eternal and More

    Welcome back to Turning the Screw, Rocks Off's weekly rap post. It probably won't rhyme, at least most of the time. E-mail tips to introducingliston@gmail.com. Thanks, homies. Single of the Week: "She Bad," Bertell feat. Bun B Wire to Wire Before we get started with beginning this year's goofiness, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 23, 2009

    Deep-Fried and Still Alive: 5 Culinary Practices As Cruel As the Chinese Deep-Fried Fish

    The video above is fairly graphic. Do not watch if you are faint of stomach or heart. By now, most people have seen the video circulating the Internet which features a fish that has been deep-fried, being consumed...alive. Yes, the fish is still alive during the deep-frying process and while it's ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 15, 2009

    Behind The Scenes At The Circus Whether PETA Likes It Or Not

    Photo by Katharine ShilcuttIt's  circus time in Houston! A joyous time of annoying protests from PETA and magic for boys and girls of all ages!!Take a look behind the scenes as they set up the ring at Reliant Stadium in this slideshow. And then: Kids, get your cotton candy!! PETA people, get yo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 25, 2009

    The Foie Gras Problem

    Photo by J.C. ReidI love foie gras. Is that bad? Foie gras is the fattened liver of a goose or duck. The fattening is brought about through the technique of gavage, or force-feeding the animal, in this case with corn. The resulting food product is a true delicacy which has a rich, meaty/salty flavo ... More >>

  • Calendar

    May 21, 2009

    Gene Baur

    The author and animal activist brings his crusade to Houston

  • Blogs

    March 20, 2009

    For The Rodeo: Five Not-So-Great Movie Horses

    Horses are a big part of any rodeo, and in the waning days of HLS&R 2009 it would be easy to whip up a list of movie horses that everyone knows, to wit: Seabiscuit, the Black Stallion (plus sequel), Black Beauty, and Trigger. Booooring. And while I realize this is a nation that has the energy to ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 24, 2009

    25 Random Facts About The Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo

    The Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo is coming to town this week, the sign that spring can't be far behind.We've promised ourselves for weeks that we would never, ever succumb to the "25 Random Things" meme, or phenomenon, or whatever it is, but we have received in the mail a notice from the feder ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 24, 2008

    The Houston Zoo's Got More Herpes Than A Motley Crue Groupies' Convention, PETA Says

    People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals protested at the Houston Zoo Saturday, demanding that the zoo stop breeding elephants after the death of two-year-old Mac from the elephant herpesvirus.Hair Balls caught up with PETA spokeswoman Lindsay Rajt at the protest. "PETA is appalled that yet anoth ... More >>

  • News

    October 30, 2008
  • Blogs

    October 22, 2008

    Two Houston Athletes Donate Their Brains To Science

    Have you ever wanted to win an award from the good folks at PETA? Well, here’s a way to do it without actually having to deal with filthy stinking animals: agree to donate your brain to science when you shuffle off this mortal coil. PETA has awarded its Compassionate Action Award to two Houstonia ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 12, 2008

    SXSW: Guitar Shorty and Kimya Dawson

    Two free parties on South Congress this afternoon presented a study in opposites. Down at Yard Dog Gallery, Guitar Shorty tore it up, searing through the blues, all with a half-crazed, white-toothed grin on his face. Dude even played with those teeth for a while.

  • Music

    October 18, 2007
  • Blogs

    September 20, 2007

    Alicia Silverstone Naked! Now That We've Got Your Attention...

    The folks over at the Chronicle might be suffering from a case of blue balls today. Yesterday, the paper breathlessly reported, “Actress Alicia Silverstone's latest role is that of a glisteningly vegetarian Venus, emerging unclothed from a swimming pool to promote People for the Ethical Treatment ... More >>

  • Music

    May 24, 2007

    The Sad Kermit Video

    Kermit hurt himself today

  • Blogs

    August 18, 2006
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    July 12, 2006
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    July 11, 2006
  • Calendar

    March 16, 2006

    Cowboy Up

    Catch the closing days of RodeoHouston

  • News

    February 3, 2005

    Cats: That Other White Meat

    Dogs aren't the problem in retaking control of Catville

  • News

    December 18, 2003

    You Better Watch Out

    These Saint Nicks can be real pricks

  • Film

    June 26, 2003

    Dead to Rights

    Danny Boyle gets his mojo back in the dig-vid zombie flick 28 Days Later

  • News

    February 8, 2001

    Letters

    Residency Woes, Good God!, Organ-ic Giver

  • News

    January 11, 2001

    Ad-verse Reaction

    Is an animal rights billboard too explicit - or merely odious to the rodeo?

  • News

    August 17, 2000

    Babe's Bad Night

    Feral hogs are on the increase. And so are those who hunt them.

  • Calendar

    October 14, 1999
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