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1 hr ago | Independent.ie
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.
5 hrs ago | Advocate-News
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.
9 hrs ago | IcNetwork
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.
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.
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.
HE ONLY WEIGHED 38 POUNDS. SAD REALITY IN OUR COMMUNITY, EVERY DAY ANIMALS DIE FROM ABUSE AND NEGLECT.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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."
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.
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.
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.
Updated: Wed Sep 17, 2014 12:18 pm
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