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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.
In the Media by Arthur Weinreb - 1 comment

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.
In the Media by Arthur Weinreb

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.
In the Media by Justin King - 3 comments

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.
In the Media by Walter McDaniel - 1 comment

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.
In the Media by Arthur Weinreb

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.
In the Media by Michael Krebs - 12 comments

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.
In the Media by Michael Krebs - 9 comments

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.
In the Media by Brett Wilkins

'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.
In the Media by Michael Krebs

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.
In the Media by Ralph Lopez

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.
In the Media by Michael Krebs

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.
In the Media by Brett Wilkins - 1 comment

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.
In the Media by Arthur Weinreb - 6 comments

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.
In the Media by Brett Wilkins - 3 comments

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.
In the Media by Arthur Weinreb - 6 comments

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.
In the Media by Arthur Weinreb - 3 comments

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.
In the Media by David Silverberg - 2 comments

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.
In the Media by Owen Weldon

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.
Digital Journal Report by Justin King - 9 comments

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.
In the Media by W. Mark Dendy - 12 comments

Dog, cat, found dead in Calgary alley with mouths taped shut

Calgary - The dog and kitten were found a week apart in the same Calgary area. Both animals had their mouths taped shut and it is believed the emaciated dog starved to death.
In the Media by Arthur Weinreb - 4 comments

Dog rescued from trash dump befriends pup saved from drainpipe

Los Angeles - A one-year-old female Husky dog found at a trash dump was presumed abandoned. It could have been the end for the young dog but she was rescued by a dedicated animal lover named Eldad Hagar. Then there was Frankie.
In the Media by Eileen Kersey - 8 comments

600 cats rescued from being skinned in Shanghai Special

Shanghai - Around 600 cats were rescued from Putuo district in Shanghai, when a man was caught transporting them in small crates to sell them for their fur and meat.
Digital Journal Report by Valerie Benguiat - 5 comments

Undercover video shows shocking cruelty at Walmart pork supplier

Pipestone - An undercover investigation by an animal rights group has revealed shocking abuse of pigs at a Minnesota factory farm that supplies pork products to Walmart, the world's largest retailer.
In the Media by Brett Wilkins - 3 comments

Brazil activists free 200 Beagles from lab horror

Animal rights activists raided a Brazilian facility where animals are subjected to horrific drug testing abuses, liberating some 200 Beagle dogs.
In the Media by Brett Wilkins - 2 comments

Undercover video shows 'shocking' cruelty at Alberta chicken farm

A leading Canadian animal rights group has released secretly-shot video footage of cruelty and abuse of chickens at two Alberta farms.
In the Media by Brett Wilkins - 3 comments

Madrid: 1000's protest medieval & brutal 'Toro de la Vega' event

Madrid - Each year, the town of Tordesillas in the Valladolid province of Castile & León, central Spain holds a brutal event dating back to medieval times in which a bull is slaughtered by people on horseback and on foot. Saturday's protest was against this.
In the Media by Anne Sewell - 4 comments

One Direction fan allegedly kills pet dog over unanswered Tweet

After messages asking members of the pop band to follow her on Twitter go unanswered, an obsessed fan allegedly kills her dog.
In the Media by Eric Morales - 3 comments

Canadian couple with 40 pythons charged with animal cruelty

Brantford - The Ontario Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals did not release the name of the Canadian couple charged with cruelty to animals in late August after 40 pythons were found in a hotel.
In the Media by Mike White - 3 comments

No cruelty charge for man who blew up 'possessed' family dog

Stevenson - A Washington state father will not face animal cruelty charges for blowing up his family dog because prosecutors said the animal died instantly and therefore did not suffer.
In the Media by Brett Wilkins - 3 comments
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600 cats where rescued in Putuo, Shanghai, when they were being taken to be killed for fur and meat
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Miley shortly after rescue
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Two-year-old Manchester/Terrier that survived
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Emaciated Siberian Husky found dead in Calgary alley
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Shocking animal cruelty at egg farms supplying McDonald's has been alleged by Mercy For Animals Canada.
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French delicacy foie gras
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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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A new animal cruelty video has sparked outrage among many animal rights organizations and YouTube users.
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Page 2 Marion County Magistrate Court Criminal Complaint against Aaron Ashley - Pet's Plus Owner
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600 cats where rescued in Putuo, Shanghai, when they were being taken to be killed for fur and meat
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Showing a video of pit bulls victimizing other animals is considered protected speech according to a recent Supreme Court decision, something ASPCA abhors.
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600 cats where rescued in Putuo, Shanghai, when they were being taken to be killed for fur and meat
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Joe the cat was found after having been shot 17 times in the head with a pellet gun.
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Joe the cat was found after having been shot 17 times in the head with a pellet gun.
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Blood pours from the scuppers of a whaling ship
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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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English bulldog puppies found abandoned in suitcase
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English bulldog puppies found abandoned in suitcase
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