To the delight of animal rights activists and chagrin of the town's lone pet store owner and the lobby that represents such businesses, the Irvine City Council Tuesday night banned the retail sale of cats and dogs. The council further earned gold stars from the likes of Orange County People for A ... More >>
Back in the day (like in the 1990s), Orange County was a hotbed of new playwriting. Revolving Door Productions in Fullerton, and Stages in Anaheim, were new play foundries, and a lot of good, and some not-so-good stuff came out of each theater. Playwrighting groups also flourished, with at l ... More >>
UPDATE, JUNE 27, 10:40 A.M.: A Los Angeles-based animal rights group today announced the filing of a lawsuit against the contractor who runs the elephant rides at the Santa Ana Zoo.However, the suit does not concern the ride operations that have been blasted by advocates for animals but Perris-ba ... More >>
Jay Brockman/OC WeeklyAn animal rights group is urging the city of Santa Ana to break ties with the supplier of elephants for a Santa Ana Zoo ride after allegations the same company abused a mammal that appears in the recent film Water for Elephants starring Reese Witherspoon and Robert Pattinson ... More >>
CORRECTION: Residents cannot get into Santa Ana Zoo free this weekend, that promotion was last weekend. We regret the error. If you happen to pass by the elephants at Santa Ana Zoo, you might want to think twice before going on a ride.That's because the County of Orange has a rule: Don't touch th ... More >>
Brookstone.comSticker shock, at your local Brookstone retailer.Local animal activists have joined a national campaign blasting gadgets store Brookstone, Inc., which has five Orange County locations, for selling a most unusual gift: the "Frog-O-Sphere Ecosystem" with two live African dwarf frogs.S ... More >>
Six years ago, the Weekly cover story "Electric Horsemen: Is a rodeo mafia covering up evidence of animal abuse in California?" explored allegations by animal-rights organizations--including Orange County People for Animals (OCPA)--that broncos were secretly tazed at the second annual Rancho Miss ... More >>
Photo by Keith MaySpray today, perform tonight.Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus scored a rare two-fer today, generating attention to what it considers generous treatment of its performing animals and butts in seats for a 12-day run that begins tonight at the Honda Center. Actually, make ... More >>
Courtesy of ElephantCenter.comA Ringling Bros. elephant performer gets a washing.When Melissa "Vegan Mel" Sehgal of People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) carried out her nude and caged protest against Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus late last month in Anaheim, a representa ... More >>
Activists from Best Friends, Orange County People for Animals and Last Chance for Animals have stood outside pet stores in Los Angeles, Thousands Oaks and Mission Viejo "educating: shoppers and convincing them to adopt and not buy puppies. Now, the so-called "Puppy Store-Free Orange County" campaign ... More >>
Who says the stars don't come out to Orange County? The Orange County People for Animals (OCPA) have snagged an A-list couple for its annual fund-raiser and write-in this Saturday night: Susan and Corey Feldman.That's right, the star of Goonies, The Lost Boys and Stand By Me, along with his wife and ... More >>
If you're heading into Hush Restaurant in Laguna Beach Saturday night, the folks outside advising you to steer clear of the duck are with Orange County People for Animals and Animal Protection Rescue League. As they've done elsewhere around Orange County, the two groups again join forces as part of ... More >>
If you've wondered why all the holler about veganism, there is a way for the bi-niverous to check out this alternative dining lifestyle: attend a meeting of the Orange County People for Animals (OCPA) Veggie/Vegan Luncheon/Dinner Club, whose next meeting is 1 p.m. Sunday at The Secret Spot, 3801 War ... More >>
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