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1 hr ago | Leighton Buzzard Online

RSPCA probes goat complaint at farm

Goats will no longer be forced to complete an agility course at Mead Open Farm, after the RSPCA investigated claims that one animal was 'dragged round by its face...smashing into obstacles'.


8 hrs ago | Triple Pundit

Nestle Makes New Animal Welfare Commitments

Nestle , the global food giant known for its Nestle Crunch Bars, announced its new animal welfare program that will eliminate some common but cruel practices from its global food supply chain.


Thu Aug 28, 2014

WBAL-TV Baltimore

Officer's attorneys want prosecutor thrown out

A high-profile case took an unexpected turn Thursday when lawyers for a Baltimore City police officer said they want the prosecutor in the case disqualified.


Related Topix: Criminal Defense Law, Law

The Straits Times

Dog debarking controversy: 5 things about the procedure

Animal welfare groups in Singapore are upset over a Housing Board notice that asked some dog owners in Ang Mo Kio to consider "debarking your dog through surgery".


Related Topix: Warwick, RI

WTAE-TV Pittsburgh

Man who dropped off badly injured dog at Humane Society charges

Pittsburgh police say the person who brought a dog with a deep neck wound to the Western Pennsylvania Humane Society is the animal's owner and will be charged with animal cruelty.


Related Topix: Downtown (Pittsburgh, PA), Pittsburgh, PA

Seattle Post-Intelligencer

Seattle Humane Responds to Centerplate Ceo Dog...

Clearly this poor dog has been the recipient of prior abuse. It walked into the elevator and as it had no choice went into a down position doing nothing and still received several kicks and strangulation by being lifted off the ground by it leash.


Related Topix: Food, Centerplate

San Francisco Magazine

CEO of Niners and Giants Catering Company Kicks Dog, Outrage Ensues

Video of the CEO of the company that runs concessions for the Niners and Giants abusing a dog in a Vancouver hotel elevator drew swift response today .


Woman gets 60 days in jail for throwing dog from balcony

Chewy, who was thrown from a second-floor balcony by his old owner, is thriving in his new home, says the Calgary Humane Society.


Police Investigate Death of Stray Cat

A cat was found dead on an Astoria street with a "smashed" rib cage and pieces of concrete and sticks around its body, according to a witness, and police are investigating the case as possible animal cruelty.


The Standard

PETA protest over shipment of wild animals

In a provocative protest in Wan Chai, an activist wearing little more than bodypaint and heels called on Air France to stop facilitating animal cruelty by allowing primates destined for experimentation to be shipped on their planes.


Related Topix: Activism

Wed Aug 27, 2014

The Florida Times-Union

Orange Park 18-year-old in tortoise cruelty case gets bail reduced and is released

This screen grab shows a foot crushing a baby gopher tortoise to death, reportedly in Orange Park.


Related Topix: Orange Park, FL, Clay County, FL

O-R Online

Labradors doing well, were not returned to owner

This male Labrador sustained a gash above the eye and another gash on top of its head after being dragged behind a vehicle wih a rope tied around its neck.


Related Topix: Activism, Spraggs, PA, Greene County, PA

WFTV Orlando

Petition created in effort to have charges re-filed against vet tech who slammed dog

Some Orange County residents are taking action against a veterinary technician who was caught on camera last year slamming a small dog against a wall.


KSDK-TV Saint Louis

126 dogs, cats rescued from Lebanon shelter

The Humane Society of Missouri Animal Cruelty Task Force will be rescuing 126 animals from one of their fellow shelters.


Related Topix: Lebanon, MO, Laclede County, MO

Empire State News

Gruesome animal abuse reported in Westchester

BRIARCLIFF MANOR The SPCA of Westchester and the New York City Department of Environmental Protection are investigating a grisly find a goat and other animals with their heads severed.


Related Topix: Briarcliff Manor, NY, Yonkers, NY

Pamela Anderson performs divorce U-turn

The twice-married couple appeared to be heading for another divorce until Pamela, 47, filed a petition on August 21st requesting a judge ignores her earlier efforts to make their split official, PEOPLE is reporting.


Related Topix: Celebrities, Pamela Anderson

Burnley Citizen

SAVAGES: Police hunt East Lancs gang after sheep slaughtered

A GANG of youths whose dogs have killed 12 sheep on a disused farm are being hunted by police and animal welfare officers.


Related Topix: Lancashire County, England, United Kingdom,

Tue Aug 26, 2014

KFMB-TV San Diego

Don't do it? The Ice Bucket Challenge backlash

The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge has become an internet sensation, and has raised a lot of money for researching Lou Gehrig's Disease.


Related Topix: Challenge, CA, Roman Catholic Church, Religion, The Association, Pop/Rock, Baywatch, Soap Opera, Action TV, Entertainment, Drama, Television

Portland teens who microwaved kitten sentenced to community service

Two teenage girls, who were 15-years-of-age at the time they placed an eight-week-old kitten in the microwave and turned it on, have been sentenced to 100 hours each of community service reported the


Related Topix: Portland, ME, South Portland, ME

Greenwich Citizen

Town stops using gas chamber to euthanize animals

One of four remaining Kansas communities that still use gas chambers to euthanize animals has pulled the plug on its chamber and will instead train its animal control officer to perform injection-based euthanasia.


Related Topix: Kansas