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.
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”.
Reports vary, but between 25 and 30 cats were found hanging from trees, most in plastic bags, in a vacant lot in Yonkers, N.Y. It appears the cats were bludgeoned to death before placed in the bags and hung on trees.
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The Ohio Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (OSPCA) is pushing for animal cruelty charges against a North Ridgeville, Ohio police officer Barry Accorti, after he shot and killed five kittens.
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Rather than handle the situation themselves, the Alberta Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals contacted the RCMP who charged the 19-year-old with one count of cruelty to animals.
Animal rights group Mercy for Animals Canada has condemned the treatment of pigs at a Puratone Corp. Farm near Arborg, Manitoba. The group secretly shot video footage of maltreatment of pigs on the farm during August and September 2012.
Injuring animals for military training is illegal in the UK under the Animals (Scientific Procedures) Act 1986 but the UK’s Ministry of Defence has its own form of extraordinary rendition by outsourcing to Denmark live firing to deliberately maim pigs.
Police are investigating an incident where several barnyard animals at a county-run park in Virginia have been intentionally slashed. This is the second time in a month that animals at the farm have been attacked.
It was hardly a tough case for authorities to solve. The pups were found in a suitcase that had a luggage tag with contact information on it. Officials had to travel two whole blocks to find the alleged owner of the animals.