Keyword: animalcruelty

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  • Sentenced to death at the world’s worst zoo: Dozens of animals starve at animal ‘attraction’ in Gaza

    02/02/2015 3:13:34 PM PST · by mojito · 15 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | 2/2/2015 | Hannah Parry
    Flies buzz around the emaciated body of a lion as it decays in the sun; nearby the mummified corpse baboon lies on the ground- it's head still tilted up as though looking out of its enclosure, across from it a porcupine's brittle spines protrude from its lifeless body. They are among the dozens of animals which have died at Khan Younis zoo in the impoverished Gaza Strip after they were left without food. Zoo owner Mohammed Awaida has blamed the Palestinian and Israeli conflict for the tragedy- claiming it meant that staff were unable to feed or care properly for...
  • World's Worst Animal Sacrifice Is [Performed by Nepalese] Hindu [At Nepal Festival in Nepal]

    12/01/2014 1:05:33 PM PST · by Enza Ferreri · 58 replies
    Enza Ferreri Blog ^ | 1 December 2014 | Enza Ferreri
    <p>We rightly criticise Islam, but in doing so we must not forget the barbarism of some other non-Christian religions.</p> <p>While, after the coming of Jesus, in the parts of the world that adopted Christianity animal sacrifices have disappeared, they are still practised elsewhere to this day.</p>
  • Police dog dies after left in cruiser for 4 hours

    10/09/2014 3:20:57 PM PDT · by Red in Blue PA · 58 replies
    MEDINA, Ohio (AP) — A police dog in northeast Ohio died from heatstroke after being left in a police cruiser for more than four hours last month, officials said. The Montville Township police department K-9, Beny, died on Sept. 28 after Sgt. Brett Harrison left the dog in a cruiser in the station parking lot from about 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., according to a statement from police Tuesday. The cruiser was off and the windows were closed.
  • 920 chickens beaten to death with golf club at California farm

    More than 900 chickens at a California farm were beaten to death with a golf club last month, The Los Angeles Times reported Tuesday. The gruesome scene was discovered Sept. 20 at the Foster Farms chicken shed in Fresno. Authorities believe at least one person broke into the farm and slaughtered 920 chickens. "Whoever did something like this is pretty sick," Deputy Chris Curtis told the paper. "It would take a long time to do it…People should be alarmed at something like that."
  • Animals can be ‘victims’ just like people, Oregon Supreme Court says

    08/24/2014 11:17:51 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 120 replies
    The Oregonian ^ | August 22, 2014 at 2:50 PM | Aimee Green
    In two landmark rulings earlier this month, the Oregon Supreme Court said that animals—whether they be horses, goats, dogs or cats—shall be afforded some of the same basic protections as human beings.The dual rulings are expected to make it easier for police to rush to the aid of ailing animals without first obtaining a warrant. They also could result in harsher criminal repercussions for those found guilty of abusing or neglecting animals. “These are hugely helpful to the prosecution of animal-cruelty cases,” said Jacob Kamins, a Corvallis-based prosecutor assigned to pursuing such cases across Oregon. …
  • Exploding donkey in Gaza, dead cows in Israel (but both caused by Hamas)

    07/20/2014 5:33:06 AM PDT · by Dave346 · 18 replies
    Washington Post ^ | July 19 at 10:31 AM | Ruth Eglash
    JERUSALEM – The belt strapped onto the donkey's body was laden with explosives, the Israeli military said in a statement. The animal was urged forward by Hamas militants, the army said, toward troops stationed near Rafah, inside the Gaza Strip. Israeli forces "engaged the donkey and it exploded at a safe distance,” the army wrote in a blog post. The statement condemned the use of “animals as explosives couriers.” Such beast-borne attacks have been seen before within the bitter confines of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. The first such incident appears to have been in Gaza in 1995. But there were frequent...
  • Man Allegedly Punches Girlfriend's Pet Rabbit After Argument About Women's Rights

    07/05/2014 5:12:38 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 61 replies
    UPI ^ | July 2, 2014 | Evan Bleier
    A Florida man was arrested after allegedly attacking his girlfriend's pet rabbit following an argument about women's rights. According to a Boyton Beach Police report, James Wertz became enraged when his girlfriend told him that she wanted to end their relationship after he refused to stop arguing and screaming. The 28-year-old suspect then allegedly began "punching and squeezing" the woman's pet rabbit, according to Boynton Beach Police media representative Stephanie Slater. The woman intervened and Wertz apologized, but when she tried to call 911, Wertz physically threw the woman across the room, according to the Palm Beach Post. The rabbit...
  • Miami woman charged with role in animal torture sex fetish porn video

    04/05/2014 1:30:42 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 43 replies
    Miami Herald ^ | April 5, 2014 | David Ovalle
    A Miami woman took fetish pornography to a disturbing extreme, police say — repeatedly decapitating live chickens and killing rabbits while engaging in sex acts during the filming of an animal torture video. Sara Zamora, 28, was arrested Friday on eight felony counts of animal cruelty for her feature role in a video called “SOS Barn” that a Miami-Dade police arrest report described in gory, stomach-turning detail.
  • Woman: 80-year-old neighbor shot my dog for 'doing her business' in his yard

    03/27/2014 11:43:12 AM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 75 replies
    KHOU ^ | 03/26/2014 | Tiffany Craig
    HOUSTON -- A neighbor was arrested for shooting a neighbor's dog Monday in the South Acres community. The incident happened in the 3500 block of Cork Drive near Scott Street. The 13-pound mixed breed puppy is named Betsy. "Poor Betsy," said her owner Emma Adderley. She told us that the neighbor said he was tired of the dog going to the bathroom in his yard.
  • New Levels Of Cruelty Reached by Arabs in Jerusalem (Muslims Throw Puppies at IDF)

    03/22/2014 11:19:57 AM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 29 replies
    Israellycool ^ | March 18, 2014 | Judge Dan
    New Levels Of Cruelty Reached by Arabs in Jerusalem Update: The source for this post is the “0404 News“, an internet based outlet that report predominantly about Jerusalem, Judea and Samaria, IDF. More often than not, they are tipped directly by IDF and Police personnel about items, especially items that do not gain media attention, like rock throwing, firebombs, and other attacks on armed forces and civilians, often accompanied with private photos taken with their cellular phones. While I personally do not doubt the veracity of this report, it should be stated that as of now, no other news outlets...
  • Dozens Of Dead Dogs Exposed By Melting Snow At Sprawling Detroit Park

    03/21/2014 8:26:23 PM PDT · by yldstrk · 48 replies
    CBS Detroit ^ | March 21, 2014 | Detroit Animal Welfare Group
    DETROIT (WWJ) - A city employee came upon unspeakable horror while working on Detroit’s west side when he uncovered dozens of dead, frozen dogs. Dead dogs curled into fetal positions, covered in scars and lacerations — these are some of the graphic and grisly images taken at the River Rouge Park, along West Outer Drive between Plymouth Road and West Warren Avenue. CBS Detroit opted not to post the photos because of their graphic nature. Detroit Animal Welfare Group (DAWG) board member Nicole Litzelman said at least 28 large dogs, mostly pit bulls and Mastiff mixes, were found only when...
  • 3 yrs ago you were evicted from 20 Catherine St 13B. I have your dog. (Lower East Side)

    02/17/2014 2:00:53 PM PST · by EveningStar · 10 replies
    craigslist ^ | February 13, 2014
    On Feb 9th 2011, you were evicted from an apartment at 20 Catherine St and your old red pit bull was seized by animal control and taken to the kill shelter. She was really skinny and had bad skin infections, and had been bred A LOT. She'd even had a Caesarian, judging by the scar. They said at the kill shelter she was 12 years old. She also had a lopsided face and it looked like there were a few cigarette burns on her head/ears.
  • Pit Bull Survives Eating Gopher Poison in Beef

    02/14/2014 3:25:10 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 87 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | Friday, Feb 14, 2014 | George Kiriyama
    A Cupertino woman considers it a miracle that her 3-year-old pit bull, Hammy, is still right by her side. Last month, Hammy was rushed to a 24-hour emergency animal clinic in Campbell after she ate what turned out to be tainted food. Emily Aldrich, Hammy's owner, said the incident occurred when she let the dog outside to go to the bathroom. She later found Hammy munching on something from a bag of food. The food was strips of beef laced with Strychnine pellets in a Ziplock bag. Strychnine is a common type of gopher poison. Minutes after Hammy ate the...
  • Teacher shoots cat for using kid's sandbox as litter box

    01/31/2014 2:44:12 PM PST · by don-o · 113 replies
    WJHL-TV ^ | January 31, 2014 | Chris Bundgaard
    MURFREESBORO, Tenn. - A Rutherford County elementary school teacher faces animal cruelty charges for shooting her neighbor's cat. Katherine Duke, a fourth grade teacher at Wilson Elementary School in Murfreesboro, admitted to police she shot the cat Thursday afternoon because she was tired of it using her children's sandbox as a litter box. The cat's owner rushed it to a veterinarian where the animal had to be euthanized. Duke, 41, was charged with animal cruelty and booked into the Rutherford County. She has since been released on a $2,250 bond and is scheduled to appear in court March 4.
  • About 350 Snakes Found in Santa Ana (CA) Home

    01/29/2014 10:25:10 AM PST · by chrisinoc · 30 replies
    OC Register ^ | January 29, 2014 | Claudia Koerner and Alyssa Duranty
    SANTA ANA – Police found about 350 pythons – many of them dead – at a home Tuesday morning. Officers served a search warrant at the house on the 2900 block of North Fernwood Drive around 7 a.m., said Cpl. Anthony Bertagna of the Santa Ana Police Department. Police and animal control officers had been investigating the home since receiving complaints from neighbors about a smell, he added. Bill Buchman, a 52-year-old elementary school teacher, was taken into custody on suspicion of felony cruelty to animals, said Sondra Berg of the Santa Ana Police Department. Police said they believe Buchman...
  • Animals - dogs and cats - hacked, kicked and torched in Romania after boy, 4, mauled by street dog

    12/02/2013 7:58:12 PM PST · by Innovative · 19 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | Dec 2, 2013 | Lee Moran
    The August death of the 4-year-old has sparked violence against animals in a country where laws protecting them are already week. So far, a dog had its snout hacked off, a litter of puppies was wrapped up and burned to death, and cats have had their spines snapped by cruel revenge-seekers. Four Paws animal charity said it had registered 15 savage attacks in the six weeks after the boy's death — compared to just six cases in the previous nine months.
  • Cops: Horse Killed In Drive-By Amish Buggy Shooting

    11/26/2013 12:23:08 PM PST · by EveningStar · 34 replies
    The Smoking Gun ^ | November 26, 2013
    A horse pulling an Amish buggy was killed Sunday in a drive-by shooting in Pennsylvania, police report. The horse was towing a buggy with five occupants around 9 PM when “an unknown type car also traveling north passed the buggy,” according to East Lampeter Township Police officials.
  • Muslim Brotherhood Dip Puppies in Gasoline to Use as Firebombs

    10/29/2013 7:14:30 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 39 replies ^ | 10/29/2013 | Ari Yashar
    <p>Two puppies rescued after nearly being used as living firebombs by Muslim Brotherhood.</p> <p>Two puppies from Egypt were rescued just moments before they were to be used by the Muslim Brotherhood in their protests as "puppy bombs" dipped in gasoline and set on fire.</p>
  • (Poetic Justice) At Least 125 Palestinians Injured While Torturing Livestock Animals in Gaza

    10/16/2013 7:39:24 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 13 replies
    Israel Today ^ | Wednesday, October 16, 2013 | Israel Today Staff
    Palestinians Injured While Torturing Cattle At least 125 Palestinians in Gaza were wounded while torturing and slaughtering cattle in the streets as part of the Muslim holiday of Eid al Adha, Palestinian media reported. Gaza has five official slaughterhouses, but wait times were hours long, so a great many Gazans decided to do their own public butchering for the holiday, which is typically accompanied by much feasting. But, as videos and pictures posted to the Internet revealed, many of the Palestinians did not contend themselves to simply slaughtering the animals, but first engaged in what can only be described as...
  • Man Who Tried To Eat Local Family's Dog Pleads Guilty

    09/17/2013 11:39:44 AM PDT · by kevin_in_so_cal · 18 replies ^ | 09/16/2013 | Paul J. Gately
    WACO (September 16, 2013)--A man who tried to eat a family’s dog after a bad trip on a synthetic marijuana drug pleaded guilty Monday to animal cruelty charges. Michael Terron Daniel, 22, elected to have his punishment decided by a jury and panel selection is set to begin Tuesday morning in 19th District Court. Daniel pleaded guilty Monday to cruelty to a non-livestock animal in a bizarre incident on June 14, 2012, when a man who claimed to be on the synthetic drug K-2 chased a neighbor while barking and growling like a dog and then attacked the dog, which...
  • Doe Made Famous For Living In Cemetery Shot Dead

    08/14/2013 8:41:19 PM PDT · by Cold Case Posse Supporter · 30 replies
    CBS WAFB 9 ^ | 8-14-13
    KANSAS CITY, MO (KCTV) - A doe that got national attention after she made friends with a stray dog and the two hung out in a cemetery has been shot and killed.
  • Why Did Bureaucrats Kill Giggles the Baby Deer? Because They Can

    08/05/2013 8:44:15 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 57 replies ^ | August 5, 2013 | Daniel J. Mitchell
    The bad news is that governments do a lot of things they shouldn’t do. The good news is that I never run out of material.I’ve even created some sub-categories, such as my U.S. vs U.K. government stupidity contest and my great-moments-in-local-government series.But I never thought I would have a special category about bureaucrats vs. Bambi.1. Bureaucrats in Virginia filed three misdemeanor charges against a man for the horrible crime of rescuing a deer that was hit by a car.2. Bureaucrats in Maryland fined two men $90 each for not having life jackets when they had the gall to rescue a...
  • Mutilated Cows Found at Missouri Farm, Police Not Ruling Out the Possibility of Aliens

    08/01/2013 7:55:52 PM PDT · by chessplayer · 124 replies
    stlouis ^ | July 30, 2013 6:05 PM
    HENRY COUNTY, Mo. (KMOX) – Who would cut the tongues and take the reproductive organs from several cows? That’s the mystery police in a small town 90 miles away from Kansas City are dealing with. “We couldn’t see any signs of trauma, and it doesn’t appear that there was any type of wild animal, such coyotes, that were involved,” Hills told KMOX. The next two discovered on July 9th and 19th of this year had their tongues removed along with their udders, anus, reproductive organs, and ears. Mitchell said the veterinarian told her the cuts to the cow were precise...
  • Sheriff: George County [MS] man set dog on fire

    05/23/2013 11:26:42 AM PDT · by WXRGina · 38 replies
    Sun Herald ^ | May 23, 2013 | Justin Mitchell
    Deputies with the George County Sheriff's Office have arrested a man accused of setting his dog on fire, Sheriff Dean Howell said. Brandon Pierce, 20, was arrested Tuesday on an animal cruelty charge after officers found his dog doused with a flammable liquid and burning. Pierce said he "wanted to help the dog go to heaven" and he was acting erratically, Howell said. The dog survived the burning and was transported to the George County Animal Hospital. Animal hospital officials say the dog may lose eyesight due to the burns and could possibly lose a front leg. The tip of...
  • The Drug Mule Dogs: Poor Animals Forced to Swallow Bags of Cocaine by Gangs

    03/20/2013 12:49:02 PM PDT · by Bon of Babble · 3 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | March 19, 2013 | Jill Reilly
    An international drug trafficking ring forced dogs to swallow bags of cocaine and then brutally sliced the animals open to retrieve them. Police said they arrested 75 people across northern Italy and Rome for using the dogs in a drug scam - at least 50 were died after being cut open. Large breeds such as Great Danes, Labradors and Mastiffs were used by the gang to maximise their trafficking.
  • Kittens found inside sandwich bags in freezer, deputies say

    12/04/2012 2:16:05 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 66 replies ^ | December 3, 2012 |
    ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — A St. Petersburg man was arrested and charged with four counts of animal cruelty and one count of battery after a visitor at his home found four kittens in the freezer, police said. Florida mug shots: Dec. 3 ROBERT AUDETTE Check out the latest mug shots from around the state of Florida. More One of the kittens was dead when deputies arrived at the home late Sunday afternoon. Deputies said Rodney J. Blanchard, 49, asked a visitor at his home to get him a beer out of the freezer. When the visitor went to the freezer,...
  • Lawsuit says police didn't need to shoot, kill Rosie (Cops: "Let's just go shoot him")

    11/28/2012 11:51:03 AM PST · by Arthurio · 74 replies
    Seattle Times ^ | 11-27 | Mike Carter
    To Deirdre and Charles Wright, their 4-year-old Newfoundland named Rosie was a member of the family — a big, hairy, doe-eyed friend and companion who "aided in their enjoyment of life, well-being, personal development and daily activities." To the trio of Des Moines police officers who confronted the barking bear-of-a-dog in the driveway of the Wrights' home two years ago, she was something else entirely. "He doesn't want me to get very close," one of the officers is heard saying on an audio recording from a patrol cruiser's dashboard camera, the deep bark of the dog in the background. -snip-...
  • Spain: Muslim Kills Horse By Anally Raping it With Wooden Handle

    09/20/2012 7:40:28 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 26 replies
    Islam vs. Europe ^ | Thursday, 20 September 2012 | Cheradenine Zakalwe.
    <p>Not long ago I posted a story about a Muslim who had been kicked in the face by a horse he was trying to rape. Now it seems the same Muslim returned to the same place to do the same thing. This time he killed a horse, although we don't know if it was the same one.</p>
  • Turtle Rescued After Being Taped To Balloons

    Authorities are looking for whoever taped a turtle to several balloons and sent it flying in an Oceanside neighborhood. The turtle was spotted duct-taped and dangling from balloons that were caught high up in a eucalyptus tree. Some neighbors next door saw what was going on and tried to help the turtle. "We look up and there's green and blue balloons up there," said resident Chanelle Wright. "He was just swinging his arms trying to get out of it. Somebody had taped him to the balloons." Wright told 10News, "I called the Humane Society to try to get the fire...
  • Man faces animal cruelty charge after abandoning dog on mountain

    08/18/2012 11:45:21 AM PDT · by ColdOne · 132 replies ^ | 8/18/12 | Annie Rose Ramos
    Washburn and his wife were incredulous at how this dog, tucked into a tiny nook between rocks, could have ended up where it was. The whimpering dog was, as Washburn said, "in awful shape." He was convinced it would have died if left without food or water for much longer. The couple tried to coax the dog up out of the rocks and down the mountain but it was clear the dog was too injured and weak to move. "We knew we weren't going to be able to get her out by herself," said Washburn. "Her paws were completely raw...
  • St. Paul Cops Shoot Dog in Wrong-Door Raid, Force Handcuffed Kids to Sit Near the Corpse

    08/10/2012 7:25:05 PM PDT · by george76 · 54 replies
    Reason Magazine ^ | |Aug. 10, 2012 | Mike Riggs
    police officers who conducted a wrong-door raid on their home shot their dog, and then forced their three handcuffed children to sit near the dead pet while officers ransacked the home. The lawsuit, which names Ramsey County, the Dakota County Drug Task Force, and the DEA, and asks for $30 million in civil rights violations and punitive damages after a wrong-door raid, also claims that the officers kicked the children and deprived one of them of her diabetes medication. The suit also alleges that one of the lead officers with the task force "provided false information" in order to get...
  • Tables turned on Humane Society

    07/31/2012 1:16:37 AM PDT · by Bullish · 60 replies
    Inland vally Daily Bulletin ^ | 07/26/2012 | Jim Matthews, Outdoors
    The Humane Society of the United States, an organization that does next to nothing for animal shelters but sues, badgers and lobbies politicians and businesses into adopting its radical animals rights agenda, is getting a taste of its own medicine. In a little-reported ruling by a judge in the District of Columbia earlier this month, the HSUS is going to court to face charges under RICO statues on racketeering, obstruction of justice, malicious prosecution and other charges for a lawsuit it brought and lost against Ringling Brothers Circus' parent company Feld Entertainment, Inc. After winning the case alleging mistreatment of...
  • Disabled veteran says United Airlines staff kicked his service dog and asked if he was retarded...

    07/22/2012 12:39:18 AM PDT · by Daffynition · 91 replies
    DailyMail ^ | 21 July 2012 | Laura Cox
    A disabled veteran and his service dog were abused by United Airlines staff, he has claimed. Jim Stanek, a three-tour Iraq veteran suffering from post traumatic stress disorder and traumatic brain injury, said employees of the airline kicked his dog, Sarge, and asked him if he was retarded. In a YouTube video the Paws and Stripes founder describes his ordeal which began on July 16 at Dulles International Airport in Washington.
  • Horse slashed again in Fairfax

    07/09/2012 10:42:31 AM PDT · by 1rudeboy · 20 replies ^ | July 09, 2012
    A horse slashed in April was cut again over the weekend.Lucinda suffered non-life-threatening injuries sometime between 8 p.m. Saturday and 10:30 a.m. Sunday, according to a news release from Fairfax County police.She was in a paddock at 2625 Centreville Road, property next to Frying Pan Farm Park.The first attack happened between April 25 and April 26, when three horses at a private barn adjacent to the park were injured.The horses are part of Spirit Equestrian, a non-profit therapeutic riding program operating at the popular park off Centreville Road. The program serves children with disabilities and special needs, along with veterans...
  • Obama's Stupid "Pit Bulls are Delicious" joke...

    04/30/2012 5:08:21 AM PDT · by discipler · 57 replies
    President Obama tells a joke that is just plain tasteless and nonsensical. Who writes this stuff for him! Obama: "What's the difference between a hockey mom and a pit bull?" "A pit bull is delicious." First off, I doubt that a pit bull is delicious meat. To say it's "delicious" is probably a stretch unless you have no taste....hmmm. But the second part is the inclusion of the "hockey mom". It's nonsense. How is a hockey mom delicious or not delicious. Has he eaten hockey mom? Is is a metaphor for something negative about hockey moms? Did he just slam...
  • Obama Eats Dog Meat (Tell Kids to Watch Their Pets)

    04/18/2012 8:20:09 AM PDT · by LyinLibs · 138 replies
    ABC News ^ | 4-17-2012 | Jake Tapper
    The Daily Caller noted that in President Obama’s best-selling memoir, “Dreams from My Father: A Story of Race and Inheritance,” the president recalls being fed dog meat as a young boy in Indonesia with his stepfather, Lolo Soetoro.
  • Obama as a Boy Ate Dog Meat

    04/17/2012 10:17:28 PM PDT · by JRochelle · 125 replies
    ABC NEWS ^ | 4/17/2012 | Jake Tappert
    Much has been made about Mitt Romney, in 1983, putting his family dog Seamus in a kennel on top of his roof and driving from Boston to Canada, with said canine Seamus making his displeasure known in a rather scatological way. Democrats have signaled they have every intention of making sure the American people — especially dog-lovers — know the tale. In January, senior Obama campaign strategist David Axelrod tweeted a photo of the president and Bo in a car, with the snide observation: “@davidaxelrod: How loving owners transport their dogs.” The Romney campaign signaled tonight that they are not...
  • Santorum Team Doggedly Resurrects Romney’s Seamus Tale (Mitt's Cruelty to Animals)

    03/19/2012 5:26:00 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 45 replies
    ABC News ^ | 3/19/12 | Amy Bingham
    Seamus the Irish setter may have died years ago, but the now-infamous story of his rooftop ride has been more firmly cemented into the narrative of the 2012 campaign than his retaliatory excrement was plastered to the back window of the Romney family station wagon during that fateful trip 20 years ago. The Santorum campaign has referenced Mitt Romney’s treatment of his dog Seamus four times over the past week as an anecdote that purportedly calls into question the former governor’s character. -snip- “If you can’t be nice to your dog, who are you going to be nice to?”
  • Man arrested for dragging puppy until she bled

    03/13/2012 1:48:03 PM PDT · by Altariel · 32 replies ^ | March 13, 2012 | Penny Eims
    Chicago, IL - A 42-year-old man has been arrested on animal cruelty charges after trying to "teach" his Pit bull puppy how to walk. The man, Stanton Howard of Humbodlt Park, attempted to "teach" the 11-week-old puppy how to walk by dragging her along the pavement to the point that she was leaving a bloody trail. According to the Chicago Tribune, authorities were alerted to the situation by concerned neighbors who discovered the blood trail leading to Howard's residence. When the authorities questioned Howard, he admitted that (and I quote), “This is how you teach a dog to walk,’’ The...
  • Documents: PETA kills more than 95% of pets in its care

    02/27/2012 5:37:28 AM PST · by shove_it · 12 replies · 1+ views
    Daily Caller ^ | 2/24/2012 | Alexandra Myers
    Documents published online this month show that People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, an organization known for its uncompromising animal-rights positions, killed more than 95 percent of the pets in its care in 2011. The documents, obtained from the Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, were published online by the Center for Consumer Freedom, a non-profit organization that runs online campaigns targeting groups that antagonize food producers. Fifteen years’ worth of similar records show that since 1998 PETA has killed more than 27,000 animals at its headquarters in Norfolk, VA. In a February 16 statement, the Center said...
  • Bless the Beasts (Should conservatives care about animal suffering?)

    12/16/2011 7:29:56 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 133 replies
    National Review ^ | 12/16/2011 | Claire Berlinski
    Some virtues are by accidents of history associated with utopianism, hostility to private property, anti-clericalism, and other core beliefs of the Left. I can scandalize a yoga instructor anywhere in the world by declaring myself an avid admirer of Margaret Thatcher, though I challenge you to read the yoga sutras and conclude from them that devotees must favor an overregulated financial sector. Concern for the welfare and dignity of animals is such an issue, associated with nihilist leftists such as Peter Singer and local totalitarians who seek to regulate pets out of existence. But one need not believe that animals...
  • Virginia Woman Faces 50 Years Behind Bars For Decapitating Piglet

    11/21/2011 5:02:25 PM PST · by Robwin · 52 replies · 2+ views
    CBS Washington ^ | November 21, 2011 | CBS
    Portsmouth woman faces up to 50 years in prison after pleading guilty to beheading her boyfriend’s piglet. According to court documents, Ashley Fowler, 22, was breaking up with the piglet’s owner Zach Sawyer and wanted to play a prank first.
  • McDonald's, Target fire Minnesota egg company (Animal Abuse Allegations)

    11/19/2011 9:42:50 PM PST · by MplsSteve · 68 replies
    Minneapolis StarTribune (aka The Red Star) ^ | 11/19/11 | Mike Hughlett - Staff Reporter
    McDonald's Corp. and Target said Friday that they had booted a Minnesota-based egg supplier in the wake of an undercover video documenting alleged animal abuse. The hidden-camera video was shot by the Chicago animal rights group Mercy for Animals at facilities of Sparboe Farms, the nation's fifth-largest egg producer. Taken in Minnesota, Iowa and Colorado, the video portrays crowded cages common in the egg industry, but also shows one worker swinging a chicken by a rope or chain and another stuffing a hen in a co-worker's pants pocket. Sparboe was also cited this week by federal food regulators for serious...
  • Cops: Drunk Man Threw Away Cats in Trash as Punishment

    09/30/2011 4:13:56 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 18 replies · 1+ views
    NBC Miami ^ | Friday, Sep 30, 2011 | Janie Campbell
    Herman Vega told police he was trying to punish the cats for pooping in his trailer, the arrest report saysAn El Portal man has been charged with animal cruelty and disorderly intoxication after a police officer observed him throwing live cats in a trashcan, authorities say. Herman Vega, 57, told the arresting officer the cats had "s---t in his trailer so he was punishing them," according to the police report. "While on patrol I observed the defendant walk to a plastic garbage can holding several adult cats in his arms," wrote El Portal PD officer D. Adlet, after the incident...
  • Dead dogs found in box along roadside; dog fighting suspected

    07/26/2011 4:21:11 PM PDT · by Feline_AIDS · 3 replies
    WIS News ^ | 26 July 2011 | WIS Staff
    YORK COUNTY, SC (WBTV) - The York County Sheriff's Office and the York County Animal Control are investigating after they say an abandoned box with two dead dogs inside was found on the side of the road. According to the Sheriff's Office, a deputy received a report on Saturday morning around 9:50 a.m. about a box in the roadway on Devinney Road, near the City of York, with two dead dogs inside. This happened on the section of road between McFarland Road and East Liberty Street. A deputy responded and located the box containing two dead dogs which appeared to...
  • Puppies abandoned in a taped box [in 110+ heat]

    07/13/2011 12:51:50 PM PDT · by Feline_AIDS · 23 replies
    WIS News ^ | 7/12/11 | WIS Staff
    FLORENCE, SC (WMBF) A college student home for the summer came across a strange box in the middle of the road in the Florence, only to find two abandoned puppies. When Florence resident Dani Ball opened the taped box she found two puppies, left to die on the side of the road. Ball says instinct took over and she was determined to save the small animals. "I've been crawling around in dog cages since I [could] crawl," laughs Ball. Dani was babysitting when she got a call from a neighbor about a mysterious package sitting on the side of the...
  • At Least Two Cats Intentionally Burned in Local Suburb

    07/06/2011 2:19:21 PM PDT · by EBH · 27 replies
    Fox8News ^ | 7/6/11 | Suzanne Stratford
    BAY VILLAGE, Ohio— A shocking case of animal cruelty is being investigated in Bay Village. Two cats have been burned in a manner that seems to indicate it was intentional. One of the animals is 8-year-old Heidi, a gray and black tiger striped cat. Cathy Mohney says Heidi is a house cat who slipped out of the house on Lindford Drive last week. "It was very unusual she wasn't right here on the porch," said Cathy. "She typically goes out just in the yard, if at all. She's normally an indoor cat." While the Mohney's hung fliers around town and...
  • Dead Dogs Tied to Tracks, Hit by Train

    06/28/2011 12:19:15 PM PDT · by camerongood210 · 24 replies
    NBC DFW ^ | Tuesday, Jun 28, 2011 | Frank Heinz
    A witness says he saw a group of teen boys tie two dogs to railroad tracks in Haltom City moments before a train ran over the animals Tuesday morning. The witness told police he was in a wooded area near the First Baptist Chruch of Fort Worth on the 5100 block of Northeast Loop 820 when he saw the boys. Cpl. Joe Heckfield, with the Haltom City Police Department, said investigators believe the dogs were already dead when they were hit by the train. Heckfield didn't elaborate as to what led police to that conclusion. Officials said when officers arrived,...
  • Dozens Arrested In Philadelphia Dog Fighting Raid (Paging Michael Vick.....)

    04/11/2011 7:34:02 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 76 replies
    CBS ^ | April 11, 2011 7:03 AM | Staff
    PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – The Pennsylvania SPCA is working overtime this morning, raiding homes across the city breaking up what officials are calling the largest dogfighting ring they’ve ever seen in this city. Officials say this dogfighting ring has been under surveillance for awhile. And late last night, early this morning, the Pennsylvania SPCA with Philadelphia police acting on a tip that fights were happening, raided a home on the 2600 block of Gerritt Street. Pennsylvania SPCA director of law enforcement, George Bengal says when they entered the house, there were around 25 people watching a fight in progress. “They actually...
  • No one deserves a veneer of goodness because of their race

    03/05/2011 7:45:31 PM PST · by Niuhuru · 7 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 10:13 PM on 5th March 2011 | Liz Jones
    I’ve been thinking about race, and prejudice, a lot over the past week. The world has been quick to condemn John Galliano for his anti-Semitic rant. I condemned him a long time ago, firstly for portraying women on his catwalk as adolescent boys and, secondly, for his wanton, unthinking use of fur.