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3 hrs ago | The Verona-Cedar Grove Times

Paterson man charged with 84 counts of animal cruelty in connection with dog fighting

A city man was charged Thursday with 84 counts of animal cruelty related to an alleged dog fighting ring that was broken up during a drug raid last week when police found 18 live dogs, most of them crammed into crates, and four dead dogs stuffed into garbage bags.


Related Topix: Paterson, NJ, Drugs, Passaic County, NJ

7 hrs ago | Courier News

Kitten who survived fire publicizes new animal adoption center in Lambertville

One year ago, a tiny month-old kitten was intentionally set on fire and left to die on the streets of Philadelphia.


Related Topix: Lambertville, NJ, Social Software

10 hrs ago |

Ex-horse rescue owner in Ohio found guilty of animal cruelty

A jury found Shula Woodworth, 46, of Troy, Ohio guilty of three counts of misdemeanor animal cruelty on Tuesday for failing to provide food and water for 100 animals at the now defunct Serenity Horse Rescue reported


Related Topix: Troy, OH

10 hrs ago | Common Dreams

Defeat of Ag-Gag Laws Mark Victories in Fight Against Animal Cruelty

Across the country, lobbyists for the meat and dairy industries have been pressuring legislators to pass laws that punish whistleblowers who expose crimes on agricultural facilities.


Related Topix: Agriculture, Science, Law, Employment / Labor Law, Humane Society of the United States, Charitable Organizations, Activism, Owensboro, KY

13 hrs ago | Green Bay Press-Gazette

An alternative tool for controlling wild cat populations

Animal welfare organizations in northeast Wisconsin and across the nation are increasingly turning to a non-lethal alternative for controlling an exploding population of homeless, feral cats.


Related Topix: Trap, Alternative, Appleton, WI, Oshkosh, WI, Green Bay, WI

17 hrs 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.


19 hrs 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,