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  • Taiwan Bans Sale, Eating of Dog and Cat Meat

    04/12/2017 4:45:29 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 29 replies
    Taiwan has outlawed the consumption of dog and cat meat, as the island’s legislature on Tuesday passed a landmark amendment to its animal protection laws. The island’s official Central News Agency (CNA) said the revision showed the transition “from a society in which dog meat was regularly consumed” to where “many people treat pet cats and dogs as valued members of their families.” Previously, the Animal Protection Act only covered the slaughter and sale of dog and cat meat. Individuals who eat or trade dog or cat meat can now be fined between $1,640 to $8,200. The amendment also bans...
  • SCHUMER:TRUMP ADMINISTRATION USDA IS HIDING CRITICAL INFO THAT HELPS PREVENT ANIMAL CRUELTY

    02/17/2017 2:51:48 PM PST · by mdittmar · 59 replies
    U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer ^ | 2/17/2017 | U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer
    After More Than a Decade of Providing the Public With Access to Animal Welfare Records, the USDA Suddenly Pressed ‘Delete’ On Its Online Database, Which Includes Info on Whether Animals Are Being Treated Humanely At Facilities Across the Country Following USDA’s Decision, Schumer Says USDA Must Re-establish Transparency & Help Deter Future Animal Welfare Violations Schumer: Animal Advocates Should Not Have To Play Tug Of War On Transparency With New Administration’s USDA U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer today called on the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to reverse its decision to remove inspection reports on animal facilities and related animal cruelty information from...
  • Malcolm X’s daughter, granddaughter busted on animal cruelty charges

    01/28/2017 9:26:16 PM PST · by Impala64ssa · 16 replies
    NY Post ^ | 1/28/17 | Lia Eustachewich
    Malcolm X’s daughter and granddaughter were busted this week on animal cruelty charges, when injured pooches subjected to “inhumane conditions” were found inside a stolen U-Haul truck they were driving. Malikah Shabazz and her daughter Bettih Shabazz, 19, were arrested Wednesday night in a parking lot of a La Plata, Maryland, Wal-Mart, cops said. Seven injured pit bulls were found inside stacked crates in the back of the rental truck, cops said. The truck was reported stolen earlier in the day to Vermont state police. The women were charged with seven counts of animal cruelty and vehicle theft and released...
  • Disturbing "A Dog's Purpose" on-set footage shows animal cruelty

    01/19/2017 2:56:30 AM PST · by Trump20162020 · 28 replies
    CBS News ^ | January 18, 2017 | CBS News
    “A Dog’s Purpose” -- the upcoming major motion picture based on the best-selling novel by W. Bruce Cameron -- is set to open later this month, but new footage obtained by TMZ may give animal lovers pause about going to see it. The exclusive video shows an animal trainer forcing a terrified German shepherd dog into a pool of raging water, while the animal tries desperately to escape. It’s a chilling behind-the-scenes look at the filmmakers’ attempt to recreate a scene from the book, in which a police K-9 named Ellie rescues someone from a rushing river.
  • BLM Ally Accused of Punching Police Horse During Trump Protest

    11/16/2016 11:08:19 AM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 30 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 11-15-16 | Bob Price
    A Texas woman described as a Black Lives Matter supporter stands accused of punching a Houston police horse during an anti-Trump protest last week. Shere Dore, 40, has been charged with interference with a police service animal, according to information obtained by Breitbart Texas from court records held by the Harris County District Clerk. The offense is a State Jail Felony punishable by incarceration of up to two years and not less than 180 days behind bars. If convicted, Dore could also be fined up to $10,000. A complaint filed by the Harris County District Attorney’s Office obtained by Breitbart...
  • Man Accused Of Breaking Into Martha’s Vineyard Homes, Painting Dog Purple

    09/05/2016 10:00:13 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 37 replies
    CBS Boston ^ | September 5, 2016 | CBS Boston
    OAK BLUFFS (CBS) – A man is accused of going on a very strange crime spree on Martha’s Vineyard over the weekend. Oak Bluffs police say Felix Reagan committed a series of crimes that left a dog painted purple on Saturday afternoon. It all started when officers responded to Firehouse Lane for a report of a stolen motor vehicle that crashed, with the suspect fleeing on foot. About 5 to 10 minutes later, police were called to a Pinewood Lane house that had been broken into. A resident there said they arrived home to find a ground level window forced...
  • Panic-stricken leopard scared to DEATH after mob of villagers beat animal with sticks (Video)

    07/28/2016 9:09:46 AM PDT · by orchestra · 19 replies
    Express UK ^ | 7/28/2016 | Oli Smith
    A LEOPARD has been scared to death after a mob of villagers hunted the wild animal down and beat it with sticks. The leopard mauled ten people when a mob of villagers cornered the animal and beat it with sticks. The wild animal fought back against the locals and soon chased after dozens of other villagers. The ensuing chaos saw the leopard attack a young child while hundreds of others fled in fear. Onlookers filmed the dramatic footage as the animal attacked locals at Khajuri Pandya village in India.
  • Austin man charged with hammering turtle to death told police it was self-defense

    07/27/2016 3:38:44 PM PDT · by MtnClimber · 46 replies
    Dallas News ^ | 26 July, 2016 | Tom Steele
    An Austin man who is accused of beating a turtle to death with a hammer told authorities he was acting in self-defense, his arrest-warrant affidavit says. Terry Washington, 55, told police that the turtle lunged at him and repeatedly tried to bite him after it had been hooked on a fishing line on the edge of Lady Bird Lake, KVUE-TV reports. According to the affidavit, he said he killed the turtle in self-defense and in order to get the fishing hook back, then dragged it under a bridge to get it out of the view of passers-by. The June 21...
  • Texas man filmed beating turtle to death with hammer says it was self-defense

    07/27/2016 7:32:51 AM PDT · by NRx · 55 replies
    WaPo ^ | 07-27-2016 | Ben Guarino
    ...A jogger named Geoffrey Frank saw the blood and the action that drew it. In a graphic video he posted to Facebook, it is possible to hear the meaty crack of the hammer against the turtle shell over Frank’s horrified murmurs of protest. Frank turned a corner on the trail that runs near Lady Bird Lake to see, as he told Austin’s KXAN-TV, Washington swing the tool down upon the turtle’s shell. On his second loop, the turtle was dead. It was “sick,” Frank said to KXAN. He watched as the man “smashed it to death with a hammer.” The...
  • Fontana man arrested after pet Chihuahua overdoses on meth

    07/11/2016 9:02:12 PM PDT · by Bullish · 15 replies
    FONTANA >> Jack Sparrow is recovering from methamphetamine overdose, but he’s not the fictional pirate of the Caribbean. He’s a small Chihuahua from Fontana. On July 5, Jack’s owner brought him to the Inland Valley Veterinary Specialists and Emergency Center in Upland, police said in a news release Monday. Jack’s owner, identified by police as 21-year-old Isaiah Nathaniel Sais, from Fontana, allegedly told doctors he believed Jack may have ingested methamphetamine. And according to test results, he was right. Jack tested positive for the street drug known as “Crank”, according to the news release. But Sais left the vet’s office...
  • What Harambe the gorilla tells us about our culture

    06/01/2016 7:02:14 AM PDT · by Morgana · 41 replies
    liveactionnews.org ^ | may 30, 2016 | Kristi Burton Brown
    Over Memorial Day weekend, the internet has been exploding with comments, articles, and rants related to the death of Harambe, the 17-year-old silverback gorilla at the Cincinnati Zoo. While the entire situation was harrowing, terrifying, and tragic, what many of these vocalized opinions reveal about our culture is infinitely troubling. There’s not a legitimate debate over whether the little boy who crawled and fell into Harambe’s habitat would have died if the gorilla hadn’t been shot. CNN reported: Officials made the decision to shoot Harambe because the boy was in “imminent danger.” They feared a tranquilizer would take too long...
  • Vet accused of killing a cat appears before vet board (with bow and arrow)

    04/26/2016 9:40:48 AM PDT · by bgill · 139 replies
    kxan ^ | April 25, 2016 | Claire Ricke
    Monday, Houston veterinarian Kristen Lindsey appeared in court to address the complaint against her, according to Lorris Jones with the State Board of Veterinary Medical Examiners. Lindsey is accused of killing a cat in 2015 and then bragging about it on Facebook. The social media post shows Lindsey holding up the cat by the arrow she shot it with. Along with the image of the dead cat, Lindsey posted “My first bow kill, LOL.” The State Board of Veterinary Medical Examiners was in attendance at the court. Critics want the board to pull her veterinary license.
  • Why Are Turkey’s Dogs Committing Suicide?

    03/29/2016 3:58:26 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 19 replies
    Al Monitor ^ | 3/21 | Tulay Cetingulec
    Why are Turkey’s dogs committing suicide? Turkey’s problem of dog abandonment first emerged in coastal summer home communities, with people casting off dogs before heading back to cities at the end of the season. The phenomenon has now spilled over to urban areas as a result mostly of impulse purchases from pet shops — often to reward children for good grades or as presents for Valentine’s Day and wedding anniversaries — with little thought about the animals’ long-term care. The dogs — most of them purebred and trained — are either left in animal shelters or simply thrown out in...
  • 20-Year-Old Horse Recovering After Being Shot More Than 100 Times With Paintballs'It Was Deplorable'

    03/24/2016 2:46:37 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 52 replies
    KFOR ^ | MARCH 24, 2016
    A 20-year-old horse is recovering after being shot more than 100 times with paintballs. Lily is recovering at the New Bolton Center in Chester County, Pennsylvania. "In 15 years, I've never seen another paintball case," New Bolton Center veterinarian Dr. Rose Nolen-Walston said. "You can tell she's a sweetie and you can tell she's happy to be getting some food and some care." Omega Horse Rescue's Kelly Smith found Lily at the New Holland Horse Sale Stables in Lancaster County on Monday after the horse auctions. They found no sign of an owner and believed her to be abandoned at...
  • 'Dog whisperer' Cesar Millan defends himself amid animal cruelty investigation

    03/12/2016 6:54:25 PM PST · by null and void · 14 replies
    LATimes ^ | Joseph Serna
    Famed “dog whisperer” Cesar Millan is defending himself amid an investigation by Los Angeles County animal control officials involving a pot-bellied pig that was attacked by a French bulldog mix during a TV episode. Then they will decide whether the canine-on-swine-related violence rises to the level of a crime, officials said Friday. Millan, however, said no crime occurred and that the entire episode is much ado about nothing. In a statement, National Geographic Wild does not dispute that the French bulldog mix, named Simon, attacked the pig during training. The dog reportedly bit the pig in the ear, drawing blood....
  • Opossum miraculously survives after being shot in the head and torso with crossbow arrows

    01/23/2016 7:43:51 AM PST · by Teotwawki · 55 replies
    DailyMail Online ^ | January 23, 2016 | KellyMcLaughlin
    An opossum was found in California on Friday after being shot in the head and torso with what appeared to be crossbow arrows. Riverside County Department of Animal Services were amazed by the opossum's survival after it was found trying to remove the arrows near an intersection in the city's La Sierra neighborhood. [snip] The opossum survived the surgery and is now recovering at the animal hospital. [snip] The city's department of animal services has began an animal cruelty investigation into the incident.
  • Planned Parenthood (Hearts) Money (Talk About Pure Evil)

    11/17/2015 8:44:21 AM PST · by Kaslin · 9 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 17, 2015 | Catherine Glenn Foster
    Do you remember a few weeks ago when Planned Parenthood magnanimously offered to forego payment for its "donations" of baby body parts you know, out of the goodness of its heart? Well, maybe its heart is still a few sizes too small, because the abortion giant is still profiting hand over fist from this arrangement. Here's one of the dirty little secrets of abortion dealers: When an abortion is over, the growing baby has not magically disappeared. There's still a little boy or girl lying on a tray or in a machine. Abortion businesses know this. They employ "products of...
  • Akron teen charged with kicking cat and posting video online in 2014 arrested again, due in court

    10/17/2015 3:27:56 AM PDT · by WhiskeyX · 10 replies
    newnet5 ABC5 Cleveland ^ | Posted: 12:25 PM, Oct 15, 2015; Updated: 12:32 PM, Oct 15, 2015 | Faith Boone
    AKRON, Ohio - An Akron teen who was charged in 2014 for kicking a cat and posting video of the incident on social media was arrested Wednesday and is now due in court. [....] Mitchell was charged with cruelty to a companion animal and was scheduled to appear in court on Aug. 15, 2014 after a video of him abusing a cat went viral and prompted newsnet5.com to contact Akron Police to ask what they were doing about it.
  • Iran’s War On Dogs (Sickening Subhuman Filth Alert)

    09/09/2015 2:48:41 PM PDT · by mojito · 24 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 9/8/2015 | Stella Moribito
    On the eve of the Obama administration’s deal to pour $150 billion into the coffers of soon-to-be nuclear Iran, we should consider carefully the character of the government with which they have struck a bargain. [....] The ubiquity of beheadings and other horrific violence seems to have had a dangerous anesthetizing effect on all of us. So perhaps some Americans would better understand the sociopathic nature of the regime we’re promoting by getting a glimpse into its attitude on dogs. Its war on dogs. Take a look at this video from the Iranian town of Shiraz, which seems to have...
  • Shut up about Cecil the Lion, please

    07/30/2015 6:35:20 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 91 replies
    Telegraph ^ | 7/30/15 | Rupert Myers
    The outrage over Cecil's death is absurd when you think of the other, bigger problems which people are happy to ignore There is a new, pointless ride opening in town designed to give users an instant but ephemeral rush. It isn’t the slide down the ugly, unnecessary Olympic tower, but the convenient and free outrage bus currently stopping on your street and picking up passengers for Cecil, the beautiful dead lion. Out of any and all proportion to the severity of his dreadful act of animal murder, the dentist who killed Cecil has become an international focal point of hate...