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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”.

Dead cats found hanging from trees in Yonkers, New York

Yonkers - 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.

B.C. dog breeder banned from owning dogs for 20 years

Abbotsford - A 70-year-old B.C. man received the ban after he was convicted of cruelty to animals following a 2010 raid in which the B.C. SPCA seized several dogs from a puppy mill.

China Southern Airlines stops transport of live primates for labs

Animal rights advocates are celebrating the “victory” of seeing a stop to transport of live primates by China Southern Airlines.

Edmonton police dog stabbed to death in line of duty

Edmonton - Four-year-old Quanto was killed as he took part in capturing a suspect. Police are calling for specific laws for the killing or wounding of police dogs in the execution of their duties.

Op-Ed: Animal rights and awareness about worldwide cruelty

Animal cruelty happens every minute, all around the world. Animals do not have legal rights like humans do, so it is up to concerned individuals to raise awareness about it.

Police officer shoots kittens in front of children

North Ridgeville - 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.

Investigators seek suspect in connection with cat torture cases

Provo - Police in a Utah city are looking for a suspect in connection with a case of animal cruelty. Several incidents of tortured cats have been discovered.

Alberta teen charged in vicious beating of puppy

Turner Valley - 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.

Shark dies after Kmart commercial shoot In Van Nuys pool

Van Nuys - Kmart and the American Humane Association (AHA) might have bit off more than it could chew, following allegations of animal mistreatment during a shoot.

Group slams 'extremely disturbing' hog abuse at Manitoba pig farm

Arborg - 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.

UK Army medic training involves maiming live pigs as ‘casualties'

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.

Ex-employee alleges Swedish zookeepers beat animals to death

A former employee of a Swedish zoo alleges that zookeepers cruelly treated animals, even at times beating them to death in order to keep veterinary costs down.

French court rejects call to ban bullfighting

Last Friday France’s highest constitutional court rejected a case brought by animal rights activists calling for a nationwide ban on bullfighting.

Farm animals attacked at Frying Pan Farm Park in Virginia

Herndon - 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.

Ohio man charged after six puppies abandoned in suitcase

Toledo - 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.

Tampa woman charged with 52 counts involving animal cruelty

Tampa - The woman faces more than 50 animal abuse charges as well as two counts of child neglect and one count of battery on a law enforcement officer.

Op-Ed: 20-year-old thug sentenced after microwaving his pet cat

Portsmouth - I can never comprehend why people abuse innocent animals, especially Stephen Stacey, a 20-year-old man who recently microwaved his pet cat after she scratched him.

Faith to live, SPCA denies euthanasia rumors about the dog

Brantford - The pit bull named Faith was never going to be euthanized and was in no danger of dying, says the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA) of Canada.

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Francis Blake  45  is facing more than two dozen animal cruelty charges
Francis Blake, 45, is facing more than two dozen animal cruelty charges
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Quanto was stabbed to death after working for the Edmonton Police Service for three years
Quanto was stabbed to death after working for the Edmonton Police Service for three years
Edmonton Police Service
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File photo
Ontario SPCA
Mikhail Novikov
Some of the dogs seized from a B.C. puppy mill in September 2010
Some of the dogs seized from a B.C. puppy mill in September 2010