• Blogs

    April 22, 2014

    Reader: Rachel Weisz is possibly sexy enough to turn me vegan

    Just in time for Earth Day, PETA has released the finalists in its PETA's Sexiest Vegan Next Door 2014 contest, and Jeb Brovsky, a 25-year-old Lakewood resident -- when he's not playing soccer for the Montréal Impact of Major League Soccer -- is one of ten male finalists. "I am a fun-loving optimis ... More >>

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    April 21, 2014

    Will Lakewood's Jeb Brovsky score as PETA's Sexiest Vegan Next Door?

    The race to find PETA's Sexiest Vegan Next Door 2014 is down to the wire, and Jeb Brovsky, a 25-year-old Lakewood resident -- when he's not playing soccer for the Montréal Impact of Major League Soccer -- is one of ten male finalists. "Being vegan has helped me greatly on and off the field," says B ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 25, 2014

    Ty Lawson, tattooed Nuggets point guard, stars in "Ink Not Mink" campaign for PETA

    Denver Nuggets point guard Ty Lawson is taking his shirt off for animals. That is, he's starring in a new ad for PETA in which he declares that he chooses ink (tattoos, of which he has many -- including one of himself) and not mink (basically, weasel fur). "I'd rather tat myself, ink myself, inste ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 17, 2013

    Where did Boulder rank on PETA's list of the top vegan cities in the U.S.?

    The folks at PETA know a little something about avoiding meat, and they recently came up with a list of the top ten vegan-friendly cities in America. And while Denver has its share of vegan-friendly options, Boulder was the only Colorado city that made the list. Turn the page to see how PETA descri ... More >>

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    August 8, 2012

    PETA: Encourage nonviolence by putting James Holmes on vegetarian diet

    In the wake of the Aurora theater shooting, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals canceled a Denver protest in deference to the victims. But now, PETA has made the tragedy the centerpiece of a new PR blitz. The organization has written a letter to the Arapahoe County Sheriff Office (see it bel ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 24, 2012

    Aurora theater shooting: PETA cancels "All Animals Have the Same Body Parts" protest

    At last, some good news to come out of the horror in Aurora. People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals has cancelled a demonstration planned to coincide with a cattle-industry meeting tomorrow. Even PETA, which regularly uses stunts to push its agenda, realizes there are limits to bad taste for a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 29, 2011

    PETA set to protest the circus every day it's in Denver (PHOTOS)

    A small but sturdy herd of PETA activists is stomping its feet against the circus' stay in Denver. The People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals supporters took their grievances against Ringing Bros. & Barnum & Bailey's treatment of its elephants to the front of the coliseum this afternoon in hop ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 3, 2011

    PETA can't get its impotence billboard up in Denver

    Is this PETA billboard too sexy for Denver?​People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals has had a beef with Denver before, most recently when PETA's McCruelty statue planned for the 16th Street Mall was determined to violate Denver sign ordinances. This time, PETA's billboard of a sexy, saus ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 20, 2010

    Girls gone vegan: "Naked activist" Ashley Bryne on her cold European tour

    ​Say what you will about People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals -- better known and often reviled as PETA -- but there's no denying their methods are, ahem, eye-catching. Sex sells, as PETA well knows, and there's probably never been an activist organization quite as openly willing to use ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 27, 2010

    Get plucked! Denver beats PETA in game of chicken over McCruelty

    ​After a six-month battle to place its McCruelty statue -- a giant maimed chicken -- near the McDonald's on the 16th Street Mall, a fight that involved plenty of legal squawking, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals has given up on Denver. City officials should be lovin' it. The Cit ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 26, 2010

    PETA's anti-McDonald's McCruelty campaign flies the coop, and Denver should be lovin' it

    ​After a six-month battle to place its McCruelty statue -- a giant maimed chicken -- near the McDonald's on the 16th Street Mall, a fight that involved plenty of legal squawking and wing-flapping, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals has given up on Denver. The city should be lovin' it.

  • Blogs

    October 19, 2010

    PETA member a no-show for Westword protest

    Wherefore art thou, PETA?​Upset by our video of the live octopus hot pot, PETA member Belinda Heinikey-Williamson threatened to protest at the Westword offices today at 11 a.m. That hour has come and gone, though, with not a single protester in sight. What happened? Was the circus back in to ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 15, 2010

    Comment of the day: Hate turns to threat of PETA protest of Westword!

    ​Despite some readers' allegations that we're milking the video of the live octopus hot pot (something, by the way, we never condemned nor condoned but merely documented) to a cruel and unusual extent, the glorious comments keep pouring in-- and we're going to keep showcasing the best ones. A ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 27, 2010

    John Hickenlooper asked by PETA to take mercy on Barnum & Bailey's elephants: Fat chance

    ​Now, in the center ring, Denver mayor John Hickenlooper is about to get a chance to show mercy to elephants -- even if, as the Democratic candidate for governor, Hickenlooper has Republicans on the run in Colorado (with a major assist from the sideshow of Tom Tancredo's candidacy).

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    July 28, 2010

    PETA's shock-and-awe stunt compares carnivorism to cannibalism

    Ben Gabbe/Getty Images​PETA may be blocked-- at least for now -- from erecting a chicken statue in the middle of the 16th Street Mall here in Denver, but the group managed to pull off a pretty gruesome stunt yesterday in New York City. Around noon, nearly naked protesters covered themselves w ... More >>

  • News

    July 15, 2010
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    July 13, 2010

    PETA, out to pluck Denver, files appeal on McCruelty

    ​"Not a peep," said spokeswoman Ann Williams when I asked last week if the Denver Department of Public Works had heard anything from the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals after the city declared that displaying PETA's "McCruelty," a 250-pound statue of a bloodied and bandaged chicke ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 15, 2010

    PETA to City of Denver: Pluck you

    ​PETA isn't chickening out on its push to put "McCruelty," a 250-pound, bloody and bandaged chicken sculpture, on the 16th Street Mall -- and today could be decision day for the City of Denver. PETA has filed all the required applications for the "temporary display of a part o ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 15, 2010

    PETA's ten-worst publicity stunts -- until the chicken

    ​The City of Denver will decide today whether PETA can install a 250-pound, bloody and butchered chicken sculpture -- dubbed "McCruelty," but really looking like a worse-for-the-wear Foghorn Leghorn -- on the 16th Street Mall. This isn't PETA's first stunt, of course. Last year, Jason Sheeh ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 8, 2010

    PETA: Denver is for (chicken) lovers

    PETA"Screw you, Mayor McCheese."​ By now, you've no doubt heard that PETA wants to install a bloodied-and-bandaged 250-pound, five-and-a-half-foot chicken statue on the 16th Street Mall to protest the inhumane ways that McDonald's turns chicken-shaped chickens into Shrek-shaped Chicken McNugge ... More >>

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    June 7, 2010

    Coors Field ranks fifth on PETA's annual list of best ballpark food

    You'll find plenty of veggie options inside those doors.​Most vegetarians remember the days when attending a ball game meant subsisting on popcorn and peanuts -- not bad as snacks go, but let's be honest: Peanuts are no substitute for a ballpark dog. Since 2002, People for the Ethical Treatmen ... More >>

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    February 10, 2010

    Near-nudity no longer enough to make Americans tolerate PETA

    ​PETA has been trotting out naked ladies to try to drum up sympathy for their cause for years, and often it's pretty successful, if you consider drawing a few pervs with cameras and the occasional honk from a passing pick-up a success. But yesterday's "Fur-Out, Love-In" stunt on the 16th Stre ... More >>

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    January 14, 2010

    Spell-check slip-up: Fine grated Ptarmigan

    PETA might find this seasoning objectionable.​Spell-check screwed Bradley Smoker when the company sent out a press release yesterday with a chicken wings recipe that called for "a little fine grated ptarmigan." What they meant to write, of course, was Parmesan, but somehow the grouse sneaked ... More >>

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    November 17, 2009

    Anthony Bourdain photo-cutline winner revealed!

    These new PETA ads are weird...​ Twenty-eight hours and sixty-five entries later, we know one thing for sure: You people out there in Hotcakesland certainly do love your dick jokes. And your Colfax jokes. And your vegan jokes. And your vegan-on-Colfax dick jokes... Still, we had to go wi ... More >>

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    August 25, 2009

    Mysteries of Sheehan's Desk: Day 10

    Another gift from PETA​ Yesterday I wrote about my favorite gift from PETA. This one's my second favorite. And yes, it is what it looks like: one of those little wind-up Easter chicks, only with its beak cut off, its eyes poked out and splashed in blood. Not real subtle, those PETA folks. ... More >>

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    August 20, 2009

    PETA protesters give Canadian-syrup boycott their seal of approval

    Be careful: Bloody syrup will stain white fur.​I'm guessing the Canadian consulate in Denver, at 1625 Broadway, isn't a frequent location for major protests -- but that changed yesterday, when PETA representatives chose it as the place to complain about Canadian seal harvests. Their approach? ... More >>

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    July 22, 2009

    Another spot of genius from PETA

    Q: What's the highest rated television show in the history of everything? A: American Idol. Q: And who is the most high-profile judge on American Idol? A: Simon Cowell. That's right.  And if there's one organization in the world that knows how to exploit celebrity (even if it happen ... More >>

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    July 17, 2009

    PETA's ten worst -- actually, make that best -- publicity stunts

    Kiernan MaletskyPETA -- the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals -- is a lot of things.  It is a political organization dedicated to saving all the cute critters on the planet.  It is a finely-tuned donation-gathering machine that preys on weepy liberals who'd rather empty thei ... More >>

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    July 16, 2009

    To the shock of no one, PETA barbecues a naked woman

    The National Cattlemen's Summer Convention is in town right now, and People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals responded in a way that only PETA could: by spray-painting a naked employee red and black and having her lie on a grill outside the downtown Sheraton, where the conference is being held ... More >>

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    June 3, 2009

    PETA proclaims Coors Field the third most vegetarian-friendly ballpark

    As if Clint Hurdle's recent dismissal by the Colorado Rockies wasn't enough to piss off rabid baseball fans, now comes word that PETA, or People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, has bestowed a decidedly unsettling honor on Coors Field -- you know, home of the foot-long Rockie hot dog -- naming ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 1, 2009

    Ask the Critic: Vegetarian death march

    Okay, so say you've got a friend. And this friend, for whatever reason (religious aversion, misguided sense of moral outrage, PETA brainwashing), has chosen not to eat meat. Still, you, as a proud carnivore, want to go out somewhere where both of you can have a decent feed. This week's question? Wh ... More >>

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    February 13, 2009

    Quiznos gets to the meat of the matter

    It turns out that Quiznos - the carnivorous, Denver-based chain that gave us subs like the 5 Meat Stack and Prime Rib Cheesesteak, with a double-meat option - has been engaged in behind-the-scenes talks for a year with the most notorious veggie lovers of them all: PETA. (I use the term "veggie lover ... More >>

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    January 21, 2009

    PETA in the news again: "Sea Kittens" campaign making me hungry

    There is almost nothing I can say about this that wouldn't get me picketed.  Direct from the PETA website at People don't seem to like fish. They're slithery and slimy, and they have eyes on either side of their pointy little heads--which is weird, to say the least. Plus, the smal ... More >>

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    July 23, 2008
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    July 17, 2008

    Bike Naked

    From a bike ride to a meat-industry protest, summer finds Denver in a state of undress.

  • Blogs

    August 24, 2006

    I PETA the Fool

    Just when you thought the JonBenet Ramsey murder case had everything -- a pint-sized beauty queen, a bogus Santa Claus, a ransom note right out of Matlock and, finally, a suspect with a yen for confessing and wearing eyeliner -- another player enters the picture. PETA. Yes, People for the Ethical ... More >>

  • Dining

    December 22, 2005

    Fish Story

    Raising a stink over aquarium eateries.

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    April 1, 2004
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    September 25, 2003

    Letters to the Editor

    From the week of September 25, 2003

  • Dining

    September 11, 2003

    Bite Me

    Going, Going...

  • Film

    June 26, 2003

    Dead to Rights

    Zombie flick 28 Days Later gets back to ghoulish basics.

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    September 26, 2002

    Off Limits

    TV or not TV

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    May 2, 2002

    Off Limits

    Iced out

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    June 14, 2001

    Off Limits

    Dumbo and dumber

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    June 17, 1999
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    November 28, 1996
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