animal rights

Chick-Fil-A's only Chicago store on Chicago Avenue in the Near North neighborhood. The store wants to build a second store in Logan Square, but the local alderman plans to block that store, over the company president's anti-gay comments. (Credit: CBS)

Animal Rights Group Claims Abuse By Koch Foods, Chick-Fil-A

Backed by undercover video recorded at chicken processing facilities owned by Chicago-based Koch Foods, an animal rights group was calling out the company and Chick-Fil-A to adopt more humane practices.

11/19/2014

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Feds: ‘Dangerous’ Animal Rights Activist Should Stay Behind Bars

A Californian animal rights protestor who allegedly freed 2,000 mink from an Illinois fur farm is a “danger to the community” who should be kept locked up, federal prosecutors say.

10/01/2014

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Man Gets 27 Months In Prison For Threats To Daley

Rich Hyerczyk, 54, wrote 90 threatening letters to politicians, schools and religious institutions, including one to Daley that included the line “F – - – your dead son.”

04/30/2014

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Animal Rights Activists Want Protections Enforced For Downtown Carriage Horses

They are big and strong and they work hard: the horses that pull the carriages downtown. Do you know the city has a number OF laws aimed at protecting them?

05/01/2013

A puppy mill. (File Photo Credit: Humane Society of the United States)

Durbin Cosponsors Bill To Close Puppy Mill Loophole

Animal rights groups say it’s long overdue and much needed – a bill introduced last week that would close a loophole in the Animal Welfare Act that allows unscrupulous breeders to sell sick, malnourished and mistreated puppies online, completely unregulated.

03/03/2013