By Jay Stephens It's been almost two week since the truck carrying Kanye West's specialized tour equipment was in a mysterious accident, resulting in the postponement of many of the shows on the YEEZUS tour and the outright cancellation of its St. Louis date. There is still no new information regar ... More >>
A Halloween photo of three Washington University students dressed in military fatigues pointing Super Soakers at a student dressed as Osama bin Laden went viral Wednesday, sparking outrage over anti-Muslim sentiments on the Danforth campus. College officials called an emergency meeting Thursday mor ... More >>
Last month, Daily RFT broke the news that Washington University and St. Louis Children's Hospital were discontinuing their controversial practice of using live cats in a joint pediatric advanced life support (PALS) course. Animal-rights activists locally and nationally celebrated the news -- after y ... More >>
The geese that roam the campus of Southern Illinois University Edwardsville can be aggressive and threatening -- and sometimes even attack humans. At least this is the case according to some campus officials, who announced yesterday morning in an e-mail to students a plan to gather up geese on campu ... More >>
Washington University is permanently ending its controversial practice of using live cats in a medical training course. Since 2008, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals has been pressuring Washington University and St. Louis Children's Hospital to disband what PETA has labeled the "cat lab. ... More >>
Last month, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals released an "undercover video" inside one of Washington University's labs, which the group says reveals the school's mistreatment of live cats in one of its courses. Soon after, PETA made more of a splash with an announcement that The Price Is ... More >>
Bob Barker -- yes, Bob Barker -- is pressuring Washington University in St. Louis to end its controversial practice of using live cats in medical school training classes. "I love cats. I love all animals," the television host tells Daily RFT in a phone interview. "It's upsetting to me.... There's ... More >>
Is it necessary for Washington University to use live cats as part of a medical training program? That question was raised again last week when People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals released an "undercover video" that gives viewers a look inside the medical school's practice of intubating anes ... More >>
Dear Representative Ellinger, First of all, congratulations on your victory in last week's primary! Yes, yes, we know you ran unopposed -- and will run unopposed again in November -- but a lot of people came out to vote for you and only you, which must be a real self-esteem booster. We're very happ ... More >>
There are a few skills every aspiring pediatrician needs to master. Some, such as remaining straight-faced while insisting that a shot won't hurt, are relatively easy to pick up. Others, like intubating an infant -- a notoriously difficult procedure that involves inserting a plastic tube into a baby ... More >>
gameculture.comPETA's take on Tofu Boy. Variety magazine recently published an article about the growth of Chinese animation, breaking the news that the Chinese animated feature film Tofu Boy is slated to hit U.S. theaters during the holidays in 2013. It's a retelling of Pinocchio set in mode ... More >>
St. Louis County has now seen proof that the tiger whose paw got stuck in his cage earlier this month has been checked out by a vet.So much for that.The St. Louis County Health Department has closed its investigation into the health and welfare of a tiger associated with the UniverSoul Circus, wh ... More >>
PETA's video shows a tiger with his paw trapped under the bars of his cage at the UniverSoul Circus. UPDATED at 4:45 p.m. with comments from UniverSoul Circus. Yesterday, the UniverSoul Circus opened a five-day run at the Jamestown Mall -- bringing its dancing dogs, amazing acrobats and terr ... More >>
Image viaYou may already have heard the news that Judgment Day will take place this Saturday, May 21. If you're not Team Rapture, then you'll have until October 21 (at the latest) to suffer as the torment of a scorpion, when he striketh a man. Then, as the Lord said unto Matthew, "Blammo!" ... More >>
Diana BenantiHolly Kersten and Lauren Quillo stumping for PETA in the Loop. Nothing says animal rights like a couple of naked chicks standing on a street corner, right? Two St. Louis lovelies bared arms, legs and backsides for PETA in the Delmar Loop yesterday, hoping to educate passersby on ... More >>
thenudiefoodies.comFood and sex keep colliding all over the place, often in the name of doing good. The Loop had a couple of naked ladies promoting veganism for PETA yesterday. Elsewhere, food bloggers are losing their clothes to aid Japan. The Nudie Foodies are 18 "cover model-caliber ... More >>
PETA loves Donna Oelze!Donna Oelze might have good reason to be sick and tired of dogs. She works as a groomer, after all, and (take it from this dog owner!) not every pup is delighted to get his hair cut or his toenails clipped.But when Oelze saw a dog walk into the traffic on I-270 and get stru ... More >>
Ewww, gross! Ice cream made from breast milk! Oh, wait ... maybe that's not so bad. We're mammals. Cows are mammals. The milk's screened to hospital standards. And it's free-range! As long as Mum gets out of the house on occasion. "How can anybody possibly say this is disgusting? If it's good ... More >>
Then again, Olivia Munn has also "bared it all" for PETA.Sure, a majority of Missourians last week voted in favor of tougher state regulations for puppy mills. But those voters clearly had no idea what they were voting for as evident in the following: A) Missouri legislators announced this week t ... More >>
He'd really rather not dance in a costume, thanks.Check out Todd C. Frankel's really terrific article in today's Post-Dispatch about an unusual alliance here in St. Louis between animal control and the ever-controversial PETA, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals. The group, which advocate ... More >>
Photo from bbc dig itAfter watching Anthony "No Reservations" Bourdain dine on warthog anus (yes, warthog anus), it seemed potentially instructive to search the web for other implausible anatomical snacks.It was.So, to honor Mr. Bourdain's adventurous palate, here's a compilation of the top eight ... More >>
Screenshot: www.usatoday.comFact: Intermittently interesting pop megastar Lady Gaga wore a dress made out of meat at MTV's Orgy of Irrelevance Video Music Awards. The blogosphere observed, snarked and was prepared to move on. Shockingly, not everyone wanted to let the matter drop.First, we have P ... More >>
For the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, every day is Groundhog Day. This of course means that every day is a new day to summon yet another spasm of outrage and cite a further example of man's inhumanity -- to animals. On this particular Groundhog Day, PETA has outdone them ... More >>
Todd OwyoungMorrissey's concert rider bans meat from whatever venue he happens to be playing that night, due to his staunch vegan status. (When he played the Pageant last year, the hot dog cart even had to take the night off!) We're not sure if that has anything to do with the following item, ... More >>
flickr.com/photos/marcnGuess He didn't make it that time. But He'll be here. Eventually.To Unreal, the Rapture seems like a very selfish thing. Sure, you get saved (Unreal is pretty sure we will not be in that number), but what about the sinners you left behind? What about your pets for God's sak ... More >>
When Gut Check learned that the Chocolate Oreo Milkshake at Baskin Robbins had been named the worst food in America, checking in at 2,600 calories and 263 grams of sugar...well, we just had to try it! The grim results and the rest of the month in review after the jump.
Via Huffington Post, which reports that NBC won't air a Thanksgiving-themed ad from PETA. Frankly, I think that's outrageous. Who the hell is offended by rainbows?
blog.peta.orgProtest statue, "Ella Phantzperil"PETA does not clown around about hatin' on circuses. Earlier this year, they did an uncover investigation on Ringling Brothers and posted some elephant-beating footage on the aptly named Web site, ringlingbrothersbeatsanimals.com.Well, the big top is ... More >>
OK. We here at Gut Check International Headquarters are as guilty as anyone of obsessing over George Clooney's presence in our fair city. However, today brings news that makes even us blanch. PETA wants to sell tofu that tastes like the actor.Yeah. You read that right.From the always reputable E! (v ... More >>
Those familiar with animal rights organization PETA know the group puts out risque advertisements in order to draw attention to their cause. It's not often though, that they take to the streets of the Gateway City.After the jump, two PETA protests spotted today at 9th and Olive streets downtown.
PETA produced a Super Bowl ad urging viewers to go veggie. It was deemed too hot to broadcast. Give 'em credit: PETA understands the football demographic.
Unreal always cleans our plate, but now we're a little nervous about fish. Oh, and hot dogs. Plus -- the cops don't like it when you fake a carjacking. Who knew?
Saturday, November 26; The Creepy Crawl (412 North Tucker Boulevard)
Unreal sees what all the inflatable fuss is about, learns why kitties are bad presents and talks to a man who loves hotties-but-smarties; plus, the second installment of Local Blog o' the Week!
Villa Farotto makes it OK to love meat
Week of November 26, 2003
Fight off the November chill with this extra-sizzlin' edition of Unreal (once we put our clothes back on, we'll check in with the Sanford-Brown Indians, pick up a few local papers and have our groceries bagged by inmates)
Cockfighting, prescription-drug abuse and other pursuits that tiptoe over the line of legality; plus, we give a shout-out to Plaza Frontenac
Stripped of pretentious excess, Danny Boyle gets his mojo back in 28 Days Later