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PETA to launch porn site in name of animal rights

NEW YORK (Reuters) – People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, no stranger to attention-grabbing campaigns featuring nude women, plans to launch a pornography website in the name of animal rights. The nonprofit organization, whose controversial campaigns draw criticism from women’s rights groups, said it hopes to raise awareness of…

Japan dolphin hunt faces global protest

WASHINGTON — Demonstrators protested outside of Japan’s embassies around the world on Thursday to urge an end to its killing of dolphins, criticizing the bloody annual hunt as wantonly cruel. In Washington, some two dozen people stood in front of the embassy holding signs to passing traffic including, “Dolphins Want…

U.S. zoos step up elephant safety rules

WASHINGTON — The US zoo association has issued tougher safety guidelines on elephants that include a requirement for all institutions to provide barriers that separate handlers from the animals. The guidelines, believed to be among the most stringent in the world, won praise from animal rights activists, although the zoo…

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