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Woman arrested as hundreds demonstrate for Dail return

A woman was arrested outside Leinster House when protests organised to mark the return of the Dail after the summer recess became heated. She was amongst a group of around 200 activists who had gathered to highlight a number of different societal issues - from mortgage taken over by 'vulture funds' to water charges, pylons and animal rights.


Related Topix: Personal Finance, Mortgage

5 hrs ago | Advocate-News

Getting animals to dazzle on screen is a wild job

For animal trainers on film sets, the job can be wild. Getting snakes on a plane takes a bit of heat or light, but cajoling a bear to perform for the camera can require buckets of fried chicken.


Related Topix: Life, Food, Fast Food

9 hrs ago | IcNetwork

admitting to using his dog to hunt a fox and fight other animals.

A North Wales man was given a suspended jail sentence after admitting to using his dog to hunt a fox and fight other animals. William Clive Alun Jones was sentenced to 30 days in prison, suspended for 12 months, and fined 120 at Caernarfon Magistrates' Court on Monday.


Related Topix: World News, United Kingdom, Gwynedd County, Wales

13 hrs ago | WHAS11

Group levels abuse allegations against NM dairy

The New Mexico Livestock Board has launched an investigation into a southern New Mexico dairy after an activist working with an animal welfare group recorded secret video showing workers whipping cows with chains and wire cables, kicking and punching the animals, and shocking them with electric prods. Board officials confirmed the investigation into the practices at the Winchester Dairy near Dexter on Tuesday, saying they are working to schedule interviews with the activist as well as the workers identified in the video.


Related Topix: Drink, Milk

Tue Sep 16, 2014

The Madison Press

Severely burned cat found in WJ

West Jefferson police are seeking information leading to the arrest of whoever severely burned a cat. "Phoenix" is being cared for at the Humane Society of Madison County.


Related Topix: West Jefferson, OH, Madison County, OH

Squamish Chief

Calgary man accused of abusing animals will remain in jail; bail denied

Courtroom sketch of Nicolino Camardi on Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014. Camardi is charged with two counts of animal abuse related to the horrific deaths of a dog and a cat earlier this year.



Harris County begins initiatives to fight animal cruelty



Inside Colombia

Animal Rights: A One-Bull Show?

Bogota's animal rights activists have lost two battles recently: A court ruled that Mayor Petro lacked the authority to prohibit bullfighting, and then the City Council voted down a proposal to remove the term 'bullfighting' from the Santamaria Plaza's official list of uses. Now, the City Council's 'Animalista' benchers feel impotent and frustrated, as well as divided internally.


Bay Terrace woman arrested in connection with the severely injured puppy left for dead in a shopping bag, police say

A Bay Terrace woman is accused of several horrendous acts of animal cruelty in connection with the severely injured puppy found in a shopping bag on Staten Island Friday, police said. The dog owner, Alsu Ivanchenko, 34, of the 3400 block of Hylan Boulevard, was arrested 10:30 a.m. Tuesday after she was brought in for questioning at the 122nd Precinct stationhouse in New Dorp, authorities said.


Related Topix: Staten-Island, NY, New York, NY


DA launches new program to fight animal cruelty

The Harris County District Attorney's Office is launching a new pilot program to help fight animal cruelty and to teach elementary school students about how to properly care for pets. "Many of the animal cruelty cases we see start with young people and they frequently stem from a lack of education, a lack of compassion, and the cyclical nature of abuse," said District Attorney Devon Anderson.


Related Topix: Criminal Defense Law, Law, Education Etc.

KHQA-TV Quincy

Outlook not good for Quincy cat shot with arrow

A cat is at a local veterinarian's office recovering from what Quincy police are calling a case of animal abuse. Animal Control Officer Steve Scherer with the Quincy Police Department found something Monday morning that, thankfully, he doesn't see everyday.


Related Topix: Quincy, IL, Entertainment

Which cosmetics brands want to keep animal testing in India?

As of May 21, 2014 the country of India banned animal testing in cosmetics from within the country. Currently there is a pending ban on the importing of cosmetics that have undergone animal testing.


New NYPD Animal Unit Studies Link Between Pet Abuse and Domestic Violence

Last week, a woman who was being beaten by her husband showed up at a city-run domestic violence center with her dog. Workers found that the dog had also been abused.


Related Topix: Domestic Violence (Domestic Abuse), Law, Brooklyn, NY, New York, NY

Star Tribune

Steer-tailing rodeo event unbridles controversy in Andover

An Andover family outraged that neighbors hosted a steer-tailing event is pushing to have the Mexican rodeo event banned in their city. Steer-tailing, in which cowboys on horseback try to grab a steer's tail and topple it, is one of nine skill events in the rodeo called charreada, which is so beloved in Mexico that it's the official national sport.


Related Topix: Dakota County, MN

Mon Sep 15, 2014

ABC News

Farm groups dubious about McDonalds move to phase out cage eggs

Some farm groups argue a decision by McDonalds Australia to phase out the use of cage eggs for animal welfare reasons is misleading. McDonalds has committed to stop sourcing cage eggs by 2017, and says it's part of the company's broader animal welfare initiative, which it's yet to outline.


Related Topix: Life, Fast Food, Food

PETA against Arlington's proposed animal shelter fee

A national animal-rights group has joined opposition to the $25 fee that Arlington is considering charging to pet owners who voluntarily surrender their dogs and cats to the city's animal shelter. In a letter to the Arlington City Council, the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals said implementing the fee would "surely result in an increase in the number of strays, cruelty reports and cases, and even disease outbreaks within the community."


Related Topix: Activism, Arlington, TX

Hong Kong man who put dog in washing machine threatens more animal abuse

A Hong Kong man has threatened more animal cruelty, amidst a worldwide outrage into his disturbing photos and remarks about a small dog tossed into a washing machine; claiming the dog died after being "washed." On September 7, a Facebook page with a 'sicko' using the name of Jacky Lo allegedly trapped his dog in a running washing machine.


Related Topix: Startups, Facebook

A look at the most notorious animal cruelty cases on Staten Island

The three-month-old Maltese Shih Tzu remains in critical condition with severe head trauma and fractures to her skull and right leg after the puppy was discovered abandoned in a shopping bag in the weeds near the train tracks in Bay Terrace. As Charlotte, blind from her injuries, fights for her life, cops continue to investigate the disturbing case of animal cruelty.


Related Topix: Staten-Island, NY, New York, NY

Kidderminster Shuttle

Animal rights group thanks Kidderminster shoppers

AN ANIMAL rights group has thanked Kidderminster shoppers for their support after they raised more than A 160 for a national protection charity. Wyre Forest Vegans and Veggies took to the streets of the town centre on Saturday raising cash for Animal Aid, which protects animals from cruelty.


Related Topix: World News, Worcestershire County, England, United Kingdom, Shropshire County, England, Life, Food, Vegetarian, Vegan,

The Age

McDonald's to phase out caged eggs

Fast-food giant McDonald's has vowed to take caged eggs off the menu within three years, following sustained pressure from animal rights activists. Caged eggs will be phased out across all Australian McDonald's restaurants by the end of 2017.