Animal Cruelty

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GOP lawmakers want to do DeCoster 'a favor'

Jack DeCoster is possibly the most infamous Maine businessman of all time.
How Soon We Forget Dept.
By COLIN WOODARD  |  April 29, 2011
Missing Persons singer Dale Bozzio jailed

Missing Persons singer Dale Bozzio jailed

Missing Persons singer Dale Bozzio is sitting in an Ossipee, New Hampshire, jail today after dropping her appeal of a March animal cruelty conviction. Thirteen...
By Ashley Rigazio  |  November 13, 2009

Bozzio's a somewhat missing person on the west coast

As she awaits a retrial on animal-cruelty charges in New Hampshire, Missing Persons frontwoman Dale Bozzio’s troubles continue in Southern California, where she faces eviction from her San Fernando Valley home over $4400 in missing rent payments.
Cat Crazy Dept.
By ASHLEY RIGAZIO  |  October 23, 2009

Bozzio appeals jail sentence, goes on tour

The bizarre animal-cruelty case of Missing Persons frontwoman Dale Bozzio is far from over.
Reappearing Person
By ASHLEY RIGAZIO  |  June 19, 2009

Slideshow: Crazy cat house uncovered

Dale Bozzio's house was found with dead, starved, cats as well as cat bones gnawed on by other felines.
Photos taken at Dale Bozzio’s house and used as state evidence in her animal cruelty trial.
By BOSTON PHOENIX STAFF  |  April 24, 2009

Dale Bozzio's life is so strange

With her bold style, high-pitched voice, multicolored mop-top, and MacGyver-like ability to make mesmerizing bras out of things like electronic parts and bubble wrap, Missing Persons frontwoman Dale Bozzio planted herself firmly in the spotlight in the
Can an '80s pop icon find peace in New Hampshire in a house full of feral cats? Apparently not.
By BY ASHLEY RIGAZIO  |  April 24, 2009


Here comes trouble

There’s nothing like a brouhaha to make art feel relevant. And the Boston art scene has just been blessed by two.
Street art pisses off neighbors, meat pisses off PETA
By GREG COOK  |  July 15, 2008

Death at the Derby

Is horse-racing's white-gloved, mint-julep-drinking image morphing into something more widely considered animal abuse?
Animal-rights groups are targeting horse racing
By RICK WORMWOOD  |  May 21, 2008

PETA’s Dan Mathews says all animals are equal

With its boldest gambit yet — offering $1 million to the person who can create “commercially viable” fake meat — PETA continues to push boundaries in its fight for animal rights.
By KATE MAYHEW  |  April 23, 2008

Were they just bluffing?

The world is full of aggrieved groups: the Kurds, PETA, Boston firefighters. But you probably wouldn’t think to put poker players on the list.
Online-poker players ante up, then fold
By ADAM REILLY  |  March 20, 2008

Cruella de Vil shows her softer, dog-loving side

It may come as a surprise that Glenn Close is a dog lover, given her history of playing characters who wouldn’t win any awards from PETA.
Venue watch
By DEIRDRE FULTON  |  November 14, 2007


The taste of sanctimony

Both the Maine Animal Coalition’s recent Vegetarian Food Festival and Mike White’s new film Year of the Dog explore the idea that the confinement and killing of animals is the great moral shame of our time.
Animal-rights activists flavor their philosophy with purity in Year of the Dog and a vegetarian food fest
By BRIAN DUFF  |  May 09, 2007


Robinson Devor’s documentary about a Boeing engineer who died after having sex with a horse is concerned more with the why of the act than with the how.
Tasteful bestiality
By IAN SANDS  |  May 08, 2007

Fresh meat

Thanks for the interesting article, but I disagree with your stance on the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) contest.
Letters to the Boston editor

Taking their lumps

Across the underwater plains of Alaska’s Bering Sea go movable cities of red king crab, silently marching sideways.
Red-king-crabbing, pitbull smacking, and more bull riding
By JAMES PARKER  |  May 01, 2007

Cattle call

Does anyone else find it ironic that People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) is treating human beings like pieces of meat?
Love humans, don’t eat them
By SARA FAITH ALTERMAN  |  April 11, 2007

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In an effort to prove that KFC is mercilessly torturing their chickens, PETA representative Pulin Modi organized a rally against the multi-million dollar corporation last week.
Broken messages?
By JOSH SCHLESINGER  |  June 28, 2006