Whittier Daily News | PETA to unleash activists in protest

EL MONTE — Will animal-rights activists bark up the wrong tree today?

People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals is planning a “snarl-in’ protest today at noon in front of House of Pets, 3836 N. Peck Road.

The action is designed to convince consumers not to purchase Iams pet food. Iams mistreats dogs and cats in its laboratories, PETA activists say.

But House of Pets does not carry Iams products, said store owner Myra Larkin.

“We never have and never will,’ Larkin said. “For the same reasons as (PETA) believes.’

Never let the truth get in the way of a good photo op.

WSOC-TV | Gang Concerns Prompt School T-Shirt Ban

A Charlotte-Mecklenburg middle school has banned students from wearing solid color T-shirts.

The principal at Northridge Middle School sent a letter to parents on Thursday saying that groups of students have begun wearing white and pink T-shirts that could be a system to identify different gangs.

“We’re not saying there are gangs at the school, but we are saying there had been some rumors and there were some students who were concerned and some discussions about not coming to school because they didn’t feel safe,” said CMS spokeswoman Jerri Haigler.

CMS brought in extra police and extra campus security officers to ease concerns.

Students were checked for solid color T-shirts as they entered the building and officials say they found several students in violation of the policy.

The students were given a school T-shirt to wear in class.

They’re banning any solid color shirts? And they’re giving away school tees to offenders? Is this a security measure or a promotional gimmick?

The time has come to start a new movement: Naked School.