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Primate dispatches from around the globe

PETA on primates

We spoke with Justin Goodman, associate director of PETA's laboratory investigations, about the use of primates for experimentation in schools and labs around Boston, the US, and the world.
The animal-rights organization's case against the labs
By LIZ PELLY  |  August 05, 2011

Photos: PETA Fashion Week protest [vaguely NSFW]

PETA members protest fur as fashion at Copley Square on September 30, 2010, as a response to Boston Fashion Week.
PETA Fashion Week protest in Copley Square | September 30, 2010
By KELSEY MARIE BELL  |  October 08, 2010

The Big Hurt: Sex Pistols perfume

I think I’d be a much happier person if I disabused myself of all my quaint expectations about artistic integrity.
Plus ELO death and Moz racism
By DAVID THORPE  |  September 17, 2010

Review: Fresh

As a latecomer to the growing crop of food-industry exposés, Ana Sofia Joanes's even-handed documentary on the evils of factory farming doesn't live up to its title. Yet despite tilling familiar ground, its argument for sustainable alternatives intrigues
Really grows on you
By ALICIA POTTER  |  June 18, 2010

Cape Wind: It’s Complicated

Thousands of years ago, the terrain beneath what is now Nantucket Sound was dry, and populated by the ancestors of the Wampanoag people, who continue to revere it.
Obama gave the project a green light, but now the real fight begins.
By VALERIE VANDE PANNE  |  May 07, 2010


Dale Bozzio sentenced to jail

Two months after being convicted of animal cruelty, new-wave pop icon Dale Bozzio feels trapped in her own personal witch trial.
Feline Trouble
By ASHLEY RIGAZIO  |  May 29, 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

Bringing up Baby

Few things in life are certain, but this is: a gentle, white miniature poodle named Baby is the most famous three-legged, barkless dog in the world.  
The most famous three-legged, barkless dog in the world
By JIM SULLIVAN  |  October 01, 2008

For the dogs

In June, seven greyhounds suffered broken legs within a six-day period at Massachusetts’s two racetracks.
Greyhounds to have their day
By MEGAN V. BELL  |  July 30, 2008


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

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

Man bites dog

I like dogs better than bureaucrats.
Politics and other mistakes
By AL DIAMON  |  June 20, 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

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

Selling support

It’s not eBay, but it might be better for the Earth.
Charity work
By JEFF INGLIS  |  December 27, 2006

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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

The Shaggy Dog

Dave Douglas (Tim Allen, who as the Santa Clause series attests is adept at these family shape-shifting comedies) is an LA deputy DA prosecuting an animal-rights activist for setting fire to a biotech company’s lab.
Tim Allen marks his cinematic territory
By TOM MEEK  |  March 08, 2006