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8 hrs ago | Express India

Maneka Gandhi expresses concern over India's massive beef export

Union Minister Maneka Gandhi today expressed concern about India being the world's largest beef exporter and claimed that the money from illegal animal slaughter was used for perpetrating acts of terrorism. "We are the largest beef exporters in the world and also killing them for leather production.

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12 hrs ago | Examiner.com

The connection between child abuse and animal abuse

It is so sad but true, most often a child that is abused will grow up to abuse an animal. Additionally, child abusers also abuse defenseless pets as well.

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Related Topix: Domestic Violence (Domestic Abuse), Law, Rockford, IL, Pop/Rock, The Animals

16 hrs ago | Austin American Statesman

PETA Urges Paris Hilton To Reconsider Buying $13,000 Dog

On Friday, the hotel heiress announced that she had just purchased the "world's smallest dog," a miniature teacup Pomeranian. But knowing her genuine heart for furry pals, the animal rights group is disappointed in Hilton's decision.

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Related Topix: Entertainment

16 hrs ago | Guardian-series.co.uk

Speaking Out: Mark Dawes on new animal rights group

Green Party member and animal rights activist Mark Dawes speaks out about a new animal rights group in Waltham Forest I am a great supporter of animal welfare. One thing I would like more control over is the slaughter of animals for halal sale.

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Related Topix: Greater London County, England, United Kingdom

16 hrs ago | Mirror.co.uk

Could Leona Lewis be any nicer? Star steps out at animal charity gala

The X Factor winner has a reputation for being one of the nicest celebs around and she keeps proving its true as she shows her support for another good cause Wearing a sleek black jumpsuit, the British songstress was the picture of class as she showed her support for the animal rights organisation. We've always known Leona was a big support of the ethical treatment of animals - she's been a vegetarian since she was 12 and last year she even admitted that she'd give up her music career if it meant there could be a global ban on animal testing.

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Sat Sep 13, 2014

Daytona Beach News-Journal Online

Winners: Best Friends & Best Costumes

Humane societies and animal advocacy groups in Volusia and Flagler counties teamed up with PetSmart this weekend for an adoption event offering more than 100 dogs, cats and even rabbits. PetSmart Charities is the largest funder of animal welfare in North America.

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Related Topix: Volusia County, FL, Flagler County, FL, Daytona Beach, FL

Austin American Statesman

PETA Urges Paris Hilton To Reconsider Buying $13,000 Dog

On Friday, the hotel heiress announced that she had just purchased the "world's smallest dog," a miniature teacup Pomeranian. But knowing her genuine heart for furry pals, the animal rights group is disappointed in Hilton's decision.

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Related Topix: Entertainment

TurnTo23.com

PETA to Kern County Fair: Stop elephant rides

PETA is calling on the Kern County Fair to stand up against animal cruelty or face protests if their demands aren't met. Officials with the animal-rights organization say they want the fair to stop their elephant rides on their exhibit called "Have Trunk Will Travel."

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Mirror.co.uk

Could Leona Lewis be any nicer? Star steps out at animal charity gala

The X Factor winner has a reputation for being one of the nicest celebs around and she keeps proving its true as she shows her support for another good cause Wearing a sleek black jumpsuit, the British songstress was the picture of class as she showed her support for the animal rights organisation. We've always known Leona was a big support of the ethical treatment of animals - she's been a vegetarian since she was 12 and last year she even admitted that she'd give up her music career if it meant there could be a global ban on animal testing.

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This is Local London

Speaking Out: Mark Dawes on new animal rights group

Green Party member and animal rights activist Mark Dawes speaks out about a new animal rights group in Waltham Forest I am a great supporter of animal welfare. One thing I would like more control over is the slaughter of animals for halal sale.

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Related Topix: Greater London County, England, United Kingdom

Retford Today

The Bedroom Tax was ill-thought and has had a disastrous effect

Last week I was working on three issues in Parliament that I know are of great importance to many people in Worksop: the Bedroom Tax, Worksop Town Football Club and animal welfare - in this case the plight of puppies mistreated by irresponsible breeders. On Friday I voted to defeat the Government on the Bedroom Tax in a move that will not abolish the Tax entirely but will, if it continues to progress through Parliament, secure some concessions.

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Related Topix: World News, United Kingdom, Nottinghamshire County, England, Derbyshire County, England,

Fri Sep 12, 2014

Anchorage Daily News

Beating death of dog sparks outrage, anguish in Bethel and beyond

The beating death of Irvina, a moppy-haired white terrier, in Bethel this week is prompting outrage among animal activists, veterinarians and rescue groups who are urging police and prosecutors to pursue a criminal case with a vengeance. James Whitman, 29, of Bethel is jailed on charges of beating his sister's dog to death with a flashlight and then tussling with police, according to a criminal complaint filed Thursday in Bethel.

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Related Topix: Criminal Defense Law, Law, Social Software, Family, Kids

Arbitrage Magazine

"Human Farms" could make animal testing obsolete

The term "human farms" seems a bit like the title of a low-budget horror film, but in reality these "farms" may revolutionize the way scientific and medical research is conducted in just a few years. Animal testing in both the scientific and corporate realms has long been a controversial yet common practice.

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Related Topix: Lehigh University

CBS Local

Lawyer: Baltimore Cop Was Just Doing His Job When He Slit Dog's Throat

BALTIMORE -Animal cruelty charges so heinous they carry jail time. Now the attorney for a Baltimore City police officer accused of killing a shar pei is asking a judge to drop those charges.

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Related Topix: Violent Crime

WFAA-TV Dallas

PETA protesters outside London Fashion Week

SEPTEMBER 11: Protesters from the animal rights organisation PETA demonstrate outside Somerset House against the use of rabbit fur in fashion on September 11, 2014 in London, England. The demonstration was held the day before the start of London Fashion Week and called on models, designers and buyers to boycott fur garments.

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Related Topix: Activism, Fashion, Fashion Week, Essex County, England, World News, United Kingdom, Greater London County, England

Cal Coast News

Animal lovers storm courtroom in steer burning case

A swarm of animal rights activists gathered in a San Luis Obispo courtroom Thursday to call for the conviction and maximum punishment of a man accused of setting a steer on fire last year in Paso Robles. [ KSBY ] On October 26, 2013, the owner of the steer found his burnt animal at the Paso Robles High School agricultural barn.

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Related Topix: San Luis Obispo, CA, Paso Robles, CA

WAFF-TV Huntsville

Dogs are at the top of the animal abuse list.

Animal cruelty is broken down into two categories. There's active cruelty which is neglect, like starvation.Then there's passive cruelty, which is abuse with malicious intent.

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Cleveland.com

Pet lovers rally behind starved Seville dogs, stalled cruelty law

The Seville couple accused of starving two dogs are due in court Monday, and pet lovers plan to attend the hearing in support of the dogs and a cruelty law that has stalled in the Ohio Senate. "The Seville case is another prime example of why House Bill 274 needs to become law in Ohio," Public Animal Welfare Society director Amy Beichler said.

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Thu Sep 11, 2014

Ogdensburg Courier-Observer/Journal

Massena horse abuse case headed to jury trial

A 67-year-old Massena man charged with 22 counts of animal cruelty in May 2013 for failing to provide proper care to his horses has had his case scheduled for a jury trial in November. Massena Town Justice Gerald P. Sharlow scheduled the trial for Patrick J. O'Neil, of 326 Haverstock Road, Massena, for 9 a.m. Nov. 17 with hearings on motions filed by defense attorney Armen J. Nazarian, Phoeniz, N.Y. The trial date was set after a brief conference in the judge's chambers with Mr. Nazarian and Special Prosecutor James Monroe.

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Related Topix: Horse, Pets, Massena, NY, Syracuse, NY

Mirror.co.uk

Meet the kitten who has invented a new sport for himself and his owner - cat curling

Bengal the kitten loves nothing better than to be slid at speed across the floor, but some viewers reckon it's an example of animal cruelty The one-year-old tabby loves being slid across a wooden floor from one side of the room to the other. His enjoyment is obvious, and as soon as he stops he comes flying back to owner Terry Goodship for another go.

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