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4 min ago | Asbury Park Press

Don't abet animal cruelty by attending the circus

Many circus animals suffer needlessly at the hands of their trainers. These otherwise intelligent animals may have been broken into submission so that they can entertain you, often spending 18 to 20 hours a day chained or caged.


1 hr ago | Iom Online

Petition calls for Manx law to regulate puppy dealers

An animal rights campaigner is to present a petition on Tynwald Day calling for the Isle of Man to improve animal welfare by law.


Related Topix: Europe, World News, Isle of Man, United Kingdom, Rushen County, Isle of Man,

Wed Apr 23, 2014


Orleans man had history of animal abuse

An Orleans County man faces animal cruelty charges for an incident at Eastview Mall, a similar charge he faced before in Orleans County.


Related Topix: Orleans County, NY, Holley, NY, Ontario County, NY

Statement on the Scheduling of a Public Hearing for the PAWS Act

Today I released the following statement regarding Senate Bill 1914, An Act Protecting Animal Welfare and Safety , which has been scheduled for a public hearing on April 24th at 1:30pm in hearing room A-2 of the State House by the Joint Committee on the Judiciary: "News that a long awaited public hearing for the PAWS Act has been scheduled is ... (more)


WGNS-AM Murfreesboro

PETA asks to send posters to Rutherford County Schools about Animal Cruelty after teen is accused of killing dog on Murfreesboro News and Radio

PETA is now getting involved in the incident that occurred in Christiana involving a 16-year old who allegedly killed a family dog.


Related Topix: Violent Crime, Christiana, TN, Non-Profit, Rutherford County, TN

Second arrest made in illegal Miami-Dade County slaughterhouse



Related Topix: Miami Dade County, FL

WPTV Local News

Deputies arrest woman after dog found duct taped

The Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office has arrested a suburban Boynton Beach woman on charges of animal cruelty after deputies discovered a dog in her custody had been wrapped in duct tape and left on the porch in a cage.


Related Topix: Palm Beach County, FL, Boynton Beach, FL


Charges: Ex-animal rights activist caught with machine gun

A onetime radical animal rights activist now faces federal gun charges after investigators claim he was caught bragging to an informant about his "baby" - a machine gun.


Related Topix: US News, US Federal Bureau of Investigation, Lake Forest Park, WA, Drugs

Chicago Tribune

PETA buys Groupon shares in circus fight

PETA says it will attend Groupon's annual meeting on May 20 to begin the battle to pressure the daily deals site to stop doing business with circuses and zoos with records of animal abuse and neglect.


Related Topix: Activism, Business News

Adult film industry star arrested on animal cruelty charges

Adult film industry star Stephanie Hird , screen name Megan Jones, was arrested on April 16 and charged with five felony counts of animal cruelty .



Shooting back at bear hunt critics

Sault Ste. Marie MPP and Minister of Natural Resources David Orazietti has shot back at critics from two animal rights groups who are taking the Ontario government to court over the spring bear hunt pilot program just as it gets set to begin May 1. Unlike the previous annual spring bear hunt that was done away with by the Mike Harris Tories in ... (more)


Related Topix: Canada, Sault Ste. Marie, MI,

The Spokesman-Review

Idaho dairymen seek to join defense of ag video law - Wed, 23 Apr 2014 PST

The Idaho Dairymen's Association is asking a federal judge to allow the industry group to intervene in a lawsuit against a new law that makes it illegal to secretly film animal abuse at agricultural facilities.


Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, C. Otter, Criminal Defense Law, Law

The Labradorian

Duct-taped message found on roaming dog

Nanook, a seven-year-old part husky, broke off its leash recently. When the dog came back home, his owner discovered a piece of duct tape with a written message stuck to his fur.


Tue Apr 22, 2014

CBS Local

Teens Facing Animal Cruelty Charges For Killing Llama

Three teens were arrested on Tuesday and are not only accused of killing the llama but also posting pictures of it on Facebook.


Related Topix: Violent Crime


Cat found in Cranbrook survives shooting, attempted beheading

An injured cat was found by the highway in Cranbrook and brought to their East Kootenay branch.


Related Topix: Willie Nelson, Country, Canada,

WTVG-TV Toledo

Accused Toledo animal hoarder pleads not guilty

A Toledo man charged with hoarding more than two dozen cats and dogs pleaded not guilty to animal cruelty Tuesday.



Animal emergency preparedness workshop in Ukiah

Tami Bartolomei, program manager for the Sheriff's Office, Office of Emergency Services, takes care of the day-to-day operations of emergency services; she thinks about disasters.


Related Topix: Ukiah, CA, Weather, Natural Disasters, Drought, Hurricane, Hurricane Isaac, Sacramento, CA

Nova News Now

EDITORIAL: No excuse for animal abuse

A Truro man was convicted this month of animal cruelty for failing to provide medical attention to his dog.


Related Topix: Opinion

WHEC-TV Rochester

Deputies: Holley man left puppies inside hot vehicle while he went to Eastview Mall

A Holley man is in jail after deputies say he left three puppies in a hot car. Sheriff's deputies say 47-year-old Nathan Stephens left the puppies in his car around 8 p.m. Monday while he went to Eastview Mall.


Canada NewsWire

Covert Investigation Exposes Sickening Animal Abuse At Veal Factory Farm In Quebec

Hidden-Camera Video Reveals Baby Calves Being Kicked, Beaten, and Left to Languish in Filthy Crates - Mercy For Animals Canada Calls on Retail Council of /CNW/ - Shocking hidden-camera video of workers kicking, punching, and beating baby calves, secretly recorded at one of the largest veal producers in , has been released by the animal protection ... (more)