Tag Archives: PETA

Court revives Cumberland zoo’s defamation claim against PETA


A Cumberland zoo can pursue its defamation claim against an animal rights group that blogged about its federal lawsuit alleging the facility mistreated animals, Maryland’s second-highest court ruled last week. In its unreported decision, the Court of Special Appeals said ...

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Md. appellate court: Montgomery County bowhunting program not animal cruelty

‘We are confident that the General Assembly was aware of the provisions in the Natural Resources Article which recognize the importance of hunting for a variety of reasons, including wildlife population management,’ the Court of Special Appeals held in allowing Montgomery County to proceed with a pilot bowhunting program to control the deer population at two county parks. (File photo)

A pilot bowhunting program to control the deer population at two Montgomery County parks is not considered animal cruelty under state law, a Maryland appellate court has held. The Montgomery County Department of Parks announced the deer management program in ...

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Judge: Monkey cannot own selfie photos copyright

Monkey selfie

SAN FRANCISCO — A macaque monkey who took now-famous selfie photographs cannot be declared the copyright owner of the photos, a federal judge said. U.S. District Judge William Orrick said in federal court in San Francisco Wednesday that “while Congress ...

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