Another movie star retires to Palm Springs and becomes a painter. This one’s a chimp.

For those of us old enough to remember the Tarzan movies, Cheeta is the chimp that made everybody want one of their own. The four foot, hundred and fifty pound primate was bursting with personality and charm. Animal trainer Tony Gentry found Cheeta on an animal scouting trip to Africa in the 1930s. Cheeta went on to star in twelve Tarzan films. … Read more

Comedian Elayne Boosler Leaves Dog Racing Gig at the Gate

Humane Society – November 11, 2002 WASHINGTON—When comedian Elayne Boosler discovered she had mistakenly been booked to appear at the Annual Symposium on Racing, she wasn’t laughing. The Symposium, scheduled for Tucson, Arizona, in December, will bring together representatives from the horse racing and greyhound dog racing industries. Boosler, a long-time animal activist, immediately cancelled … Read more