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TN now legalizes people to break into hot cars to save pets

As of July 1, 2015 Tennessee has become the first state in the nation to specifically allow good Samaritans to legally break a window in a hot car in order to save a pet.

San Francisco board votes unanimously for circus animal ban

San Francisco - Lions and tigers and bears, oh my! But not if you live in or visit San Francisco, where lawmakers voted unanimously Tuesday to ban wild and exotic animal performances in circuses and shows.

Orlando woman charged in bleaching death of goldfish

Orlando - An Orlando Florida woman was arrested over the weekend after allegedly trashing her boyfriend's house and pouring bleach into a fish tank with five goldfish, promptly killing all of them.

Video: 'Horrific' animal cruelty at UK halal slaughterhouse

Shocking video footage released by a humanitarian organization shows animals being abused by workers at a factory in the UK.

Italy: Circus owner dyed chow puppies to look like pandas

Brescia - A travelling circus in Italy has been sent to the dog-house after Italian state officials found the circus owner to be passing off two chow puppies as pandas, with their coats dyed to look the part.

NJ Governor Chris Christie vetoes pig gestation crate ban Special

Trenton - Chris Christie, New Jersey's Republican governor, has vetoed a bill that would have banned gestation crates, which severely harm the mobility and sanity of pregnant pigs.

Bardot's call to end 'greatest collective sacrifice of animals'

Paris - Former film star turned animal rights activist, France’s Brigitte Bardot, issued a call this week for the President of Nepal to ban what she termed was “the greatest collective sacrifice of animals in the world”.

Op-Ed: Discovery Channel's 'Eaten Alive' more than distasteful

Controversy is nothing new to the Discovery Channel. The basic cable and satellite channel is now taking hits from PETA and other animal-rights groups over its plans to air "Eaten Alive," showing a man being swallowed by a snake on Dec. 7.

Op-Ed: Man accused of killing pet dog and feeding it to his girlfriend

Ryan Eddy Watenpaugh, is accused of killing his ex-girlfriend's Pomeranian and tricking her into eating the dog over dinner. While eating the family pet is considered taboo in the US, some areas routinely eat the meat, with laws preventing animal cruelty.

New Mexico man kills dog with screwdriver for food

Albuquerque - A 46 year-old New Mexico man has been arrested for what authorities can only describe as a bizarre and heinous case of animal cruelty.

B.C. SPCA: Despite warnings, dogs still being left in hot cars

Despite the deaths of six dogs in May and repeated warnings in the media, people continue to leave dogs alone in vehicles in extreme temperatures.

Baltimore police officer charged with slashing dog's throat

Baltimore - After police responded to a call concerning a woman being bitten by a dog, officers were able to restrain the animal. It is alleged an officer then took out a knife and slit the dog's throat.

Op-Ed: 'Opossum drops' in North Carolina now have government blessing

Brasstown - It has been said that a person can tell where they would have stood on the issue of slavery had they been alive at the time, by looking at their stance on animal rights. North Carolina has shown the world that tradition outweighs human decency.

Mexico City bans circus animals

The Mexico City council voted overwhelmingly to ban animals in circus operations. Offenders could be fined the equivalent of $45 thousand to $60 thousand if they keep animals.

Video: Brooklyn man kicks cat while friends cheer

Brooklyn - A 21-year-old man was arrested after he was shown kicking a cat, sending it flying into the air. The incident was filmed and later uploaded to Facebook prompting a search for the perpetrator.

Op-Ed: Why I can't support an NFL so far removed from societal decency

In the wake of Michael Vick's appointment to the New York Jets, the support for Vick — and those deemed worse than Vick — places the NFL outside the perimeter of societal decency and common respect.

Anti-Vick voices grow, as petition to ban Jets QB gains footing

The decision by the New York Jets to sign Michael Vick is being met with resistance, as Vick's animal cruelty past is coming back to the surface.

Florida woman accused of killing animals in 'crush' porn video

A Miami woman has been arrested and charged with appearing in pornographic videos in which animals were tortured and killed for viewers' sexual gratification.

'Kick Out Vick' advocacy campaign protests Jets on Vick

New York - With the announcement over the weekend that Michael Vick has been signed to the New York Jets, a social media advocacy campaign was launched in an effort to remove Vick from the Jets roster.

Op-Ed: Stop torture and eating alive of frogs and fish in Japan/China

Be warned, this is not for the squeamish, but it is important for the world to put an end to the practice, in some countries, of eating higher order animals that are still alive and breathing. These are animals with fully developed nervous systems.

Op-Ed: An open letter to Woody Johnson on signing Michael Vick

New York - An open letter addressed to Woody Johnson, owner of the New York Jets, on having signed Michael Vick to the quarterback position.

British woman jailed for killing pet kitten in microwave

Barnsley - A British woman who killed her pet kitten by cooking it in a microwave oven has been sentenced to 14 months behind bars.

Man sentenced to 26 months in killing of Edmonton police dog

Edmonton - Paul Vukmanich was sentenced to 18 months in jail for killing Quanto, a police dog that died in the execution of his duty. Vumanich was also sentenced to eight additional months for other offences arising out of the same incident.

NY man accused of stealing, raping and killing dog

A Long Island man has pleaded not guilty to charges he stole, had sex with, then beat to death a dog with a baseball bat.

Police: Florida man threw hot sauce on girlfriend's puppy

Sarasota - According to the Sarasota Police Department, a 47-year-old man became angry when his girlfriend's three-year-old puppy had a seizure and began yelping. He allegedly poured hot sauce all over the puppy's body.

Ontario teen charged after cat shot 17 times with pellet gun

Sarnia - A 19-year-old Sarnia, Ontario man was arrested after a cat was found that had been shot 17 times in the head with a pellet gun. The cat is recovering.

TopFinds: Olympics take over the world, banning animal cruelty

The Winter Olympics begin in Sochi with a stunning Opening Ceremony. How will animal cruelty on farms face possible new restrictions? Inside the dangerous drinking game hospitalizing teens. Learn more in this week's TopFinds.

Man sentenced for one year after uploading cat throwing video

A 24-year-old Frenchman that has been accused of injuring a kitten by throwing it against a building, and then uploading a clip of him doing it on his Facebook page is facing animal cruelty charges.

Laws attempt to make documenting animal cruelty at farms illegal Special

For more than a decade, Mercy for Animals has investigated animal cruelty in meat production facilities. Proposed laws seek to make obtaining footage critical to the investigations illegal, and in some cases the laws would classify it as eco-terrorism.

Pasturing pigs a better way to raise pork but will consumers pay?

Thanks to a society looking at humane treatment of animals, even those destined for the dinner table, some farmers have opted to raise the prime meat animal that supplies us with that delectable meat — bacon — in pastures rather than stalls.
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600 cats were rescued from a truck in Putuo, Shanghai, as they were being taken to be killed for fur and meat
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French delicacy foie gras
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Infographic designed in support of the #KickOutVick advocacy campaign to remove Michael Vick from the New York Jets
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English bulldog puppies found abandoned in suitcase
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Two-year-old Manchester/Terrier that survived
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Screenshot of YouTube video of animal cruelty at UK slaughterhouse
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On the decision to cease supporting the NFL over Michael Vick's appointment to the New York Jets
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An American Stratfordshire terrier
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Emaciated Siberian Husky found dead in Calgary alley
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A new animal cruelty video has sparked outrage among many animal rights organizations and YouTube users.
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Undercover Investigation at Manitoba Pork Factory Farm - Mercy for Animals Canada
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Photographs of a man and woman repeatedly throwing their dog into the sea were used by a UK magistrate to convict the couple for causing unnecessary suffering to a protected.
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Blood pours from the scuppers of a whaling ship
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Toronto man pleaded guilty to animal cruelty for beating raccoons with a shovel
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One of the Chow Chow pups that a travelling circus owner in Italy disguised to resemble pandas.
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600 cats where rescued in Putuo, Shanghai, when they were being taken to be killed for fur and meat
600 cats where rescued in Putuo  Shanghai  when they were being taken to be killed for fur and meat
600 cats where rescued in Putuo, Shanghai, when they were being taken to be killed for fur and meat

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