Keyword: animalcruelty

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  • Man, 88, accused of setting raccoon on fire for eating his mangos

    08/20/2018 7:05:14 AM PDT · by Gamecock · 85 replies
    Click Orlando ^ | August 17, 2018 | James Sparvero
    PALM BAY, Fla. - An 88-year-old man posted a $2,000 bond and walked out of the Brevard County Jail on Friday, after being accused of burning a raccoon he had trapped. His first time in jail, Ezra James said he feared the raccoon would bite him and give him rabies. He said he also planned to kill the raccoon for eating mangos in his yard. "I throw some gasoline on him and I light a match," James said. Moments later, as the raccoon burned alive, a neighbor called 911, James said. James called that neighbor a "wicked woman." "My business...
  • Reston [VA] Man Arrested for Killing his Dog in 2017

    03/16/2018 12:01:42 PM PDT · by COBOL2Java · 39 replies
    FCPD Media Relations Bureau ^ | 16 March 2018 | FCPD Media Relations Bureau
    A 61-year-old Reston man is facing several charges stemming from a 2017 incident in which his dog was found deceased at an archery range. Officers responded to the private Northern Virginia Archers Club Range, adjacent to Fountainhead Regional Park, on July 15 of last summer after someone called to report they found a deceased dog that appeared to have been shot with a firearm. The dog, a shepherd mix, had a collar, but no tags or any identifying information. Further investigation determined the dog did have a microchip, which led officers to medical records and a possible owner. Animal...
  • Idaho teacher accused of feeding puppy to snapping turtle in front of students

    03/13/2018 8:54:42 AM PDT · by b4its2late · 53 replies
    KVDR.COM ^ | MARCH 13, 2018 | TRIBUNE MEDIA WIRE
    PRESTON, Idaho -- A school district in Idaho is investigating an incident that took place last week in which a science teacher allegedly fed a live puppy to one of his reptiles in front of students. Local animal activist Jill Parrish is the one who filed the police report. "What I have learned in the last four days is disgusting. It is sick. It is sick," Parrish told KSTU. Parrish said a teacher at Preston Junior High School told her that last week after school, Robert Crosland fed a live puppy, who was reportedly sick, to one of his reptiles....
  • Dog found 'frozen solid' on central Toledo porch

    12/29/2017 12:59:20 AM PST · by 4Runner · 45 replies
    Toledo Blade ^ | December 28, 2017 | Alexandra Mester
    The Toledo Area Humane Society is investigating the death of a dog in central Toledo that was found outside and “frozen solid.” The female dog had died after curling up on the front porch of a house in the 1000 block of King Street. “I don’t know how long she was out there,” Megan Brown, a cruelty investigator with the humane society, said. “She was frozen solid.”
  • Boy throwing cat onto street [Warning: Hard to watch]

    12/03/2017 7:45:28 PM PST · by beaversmom · 33 replies
    Liveleak ^ | 12/03/17 | Thisisbutter
    An animal cruelty investigation is underway Saturday after a 16-year-old boy was seen on video throwing a cat onto the street, according to Ontario police. The video in question was apparently posted on Snapchat. Ontario police launched an investigation into the incident that eventually led them to identify a teen boy believed to be responsible for the abuse of the kitten, authorities said. The suspect, who will not be identified due to his age, has not been located and arrested. Investigators said they located the animal and its owner. They said the cat has a fractured leg but is expected...
  • Man arrested in Ollie the pitbull's killing linked to voodoo, animal sacrifices

    11/23/2017 9:15:21 AM PST · by Tarasaramozart · 23 replies
    Maimi Herald ^ | Nov 22, 2017 | Carli Teproff
     was the blue suitcase that led police to the pit bull’s killer. On Wednesday, more than a month after Ollie was found in a suitcase with more than 30 stab wounds, Hollywood police announced the arrest of Brendan Evans, 31. Evans, who has a rap sheet including an arrest in 2012 on domestic battery charges, now faces a charge of aggravated animal cruelty. Police say the DNA on the suitcase linked back to Evans, who is on probation for a bank robbery in Hernando County in central Florida. Hollywood police had arrested him Nov. 15 after DNA linked him to...
  • Animal Abusers Could Be Made to Register Like Sex Offenders

    09/22/2017 11:26:08 AM PDT · by Boomer · 60 replies
    Fox News Insider ^ | 9/21/17 | As seen on Tucker Carlson Tonight
    Tucker Carlson reported that several jurisdictions may soon consider motions to create registries for animal abusers the same way sex offenders are documented. Carlson said Tennessee is currently the only state that has such a registry. But, he said legislation has been passed in Cook County, Ill., which is home to Chicago, and Massachusetts and Arizona are considering legislation to create such lists.
  • What is halal?

    07/21/2017 2:36:02 PM PDT · by Ray76 · 49 replies
    Halal Choices ^ | Sep 9, 2015
    Halal simply means permitted or lawful. So when we are talking about halal foods it means any foods that are allowed to be eaten according to Islamic Sharia law. This means that for any food to be considered halal it must comply with the religious ritual and observance of Sharia law. Here at Halal Choices we are concerned with the halal slaughter of animals such as beef, lamb and poultry. To be halal certified the animal must be facing Mecca, have its throat cut while still alive and then ritually sacrificed by a Muslim who recites a prayer dedicating the...
  • Angry protester hit a police horse with a flagpole that had a nail sticking [trunc]

    06/12/2017 11:18:18 PM PDT · by blueplum · 88 replies
    Miami Herald ^ | 112 June 2017 6:04pm | Greg Hadley
    Full Title: Angry protester hit a police horse with a flagpole that had a nail sticking out, police say A Pennsylvania woman is facing multiple criminal charges for resisting arrest and assaulting a police horse after a protest and counter-protest at the state capitol in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, became heated. {snip} According to police reports, a state police corporal mounted on a police horse, Sampson, was trying to move the crowd from the protest onto the sidewalk when Simon hit Sampson with a flagpole that had a half-inch silver nail sticking out of the top, per the Philly Voice.
  • Hedgehogs Rescued From San Diego Trash Can

    06/02/2017 10:39:32 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 17 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | Friday, June 2, 2017
    Authorities in San Diego have rescued nine hedgehogs that were thrown into an Ocean Beach trash can and left to die. County animal control officials say 15 palm-sized animals were discovered Thursday but five were dead and a sixth was suffering and was euthanized. The survivors are in good condition. Animal Services Director Dan DeSousa says hedgehogs are shy, timid creatures
  • Woman, 26, cited after Charleston police said she scared carriage horses with T.rex costume

    05/20/2017 10:51:20 AM PDT · by Gamecock · 59 replies
    Post and Courier ^ | 5.19.2017 | Dave Munday
    A 26-year-old West Ashley woman was ticketed Friday after Charleston police said she caused an accident by scaring two carriage horses with a Tyrannosaurus rex costume. Nicole Wells of Ashley River Road was cited on a misdemeanor charge of disorderly conduct and wearing a mask or disguise on a public street, a city code violation, police said. Wells was released after turning herself in Friday morning, spokesman Charles Francis said. She was not jailed. The incident was reported shortly after 5 p.m. on Thursday near Tommy Condon's restaurant on Church Street. Two Palmetto Carriage Works horses, named Yogi and Boo...
  • Pet proposals in Texas — saving dogs, cats left in hot cars, banning bestiality and more

    05/08/2017 1:28:56 PM PDT · by tuffydoodle · 18 replies
    Fort Worth Star Telegram ^ | May 5, 2017 | Anna M. Tinsley
    Maybe the Texas Legislature really has gone to the dogs. Or maybe state lawmakers are just looking out for their furry friends. Dozens of bills protecting animals — measures that range from getting them out of locked hot cars to preventing bestiality — are weaving through the Texas Capitol in a race to the governor’s desk before the session ends May 29.
  • 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...