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3 hrs ago | Stawell Times-News

Cruel breeders out of business

CRUEL and illegal puppy and kitten breeders will be shut down and forced out of business under tough new laws the Victorian Coalition Government has introduced to Parliament.


6 hrs ago |

Ringling Bros. popularity plummeting with animal cruelty protests

Ringling Bros. Circus , which has scheduled visits to Washington State in September, has experienced plummeting popularity in the wake of animal cruelty protests nationwide.


Related Topix: Dallas, TX

10 hrs ago | American Reporter


Legislatures in Pennsylvania and Illinois are considering bills that would reduce or eliminate what animal welfare advocates call mutilations, and what breeders and American Kennel Club call "breed standards."


Related Topix: Illinois, Illinois Government, Pennsylvania, Agriculture, Science

14 hrs ago | Empire State News

Animal cruelty could lead to abuse of people, animal advocate says

KINGSTON The recent rash of animal abuse in the Hudson Valley demonstrates there is more public awareness of the problem, according to the New York State director of the Humane Society of the Unites States.


17 hrs ago | Bangkok Post

Singapore artists defend 'kill cats' flyer

Artists in Singapore behind a flyer telling people to kill stray cats defended their artwork Monday, after the flyers angered residents and animal welfare groups.


Related Topix: Social Software

21 hrs ago | Scoop

Voters favour parties with factory farming policies

A Horizon Research poll shows that 64.7% of adults are more likely to vote for a political party with a policy against factory farming.


Sun Aug 31, 2014

South China Morning Post

'This eye shadow was tested on rabbits': call for mandatory labelling on cosmetics

Call for mandatory labelling on cosmetics so shoppers can tell which products have been tested on animals and which are cruelty-free Call for mandatory labelling on cosmetics so shoppers can tell which products have been tested on animals and which are cruelty-free.


Jefferson Post Online Edition

Coping with tragedy through a horse rescue

The couple, who run Southern Sun Farm Sanctuary, Ashe County's only horse rescue, turned a passion for equines into a full-time job over a decade ago.


Related Topix: Ashe County, NC, Domestic Violence (Domestic Abuse), Law, Glendale Springs, NC

Centerplate CEO dog kicking video: CEO dog abuse apology didn't cut it for many

The CEO of sports catering giant, Centerplate, is facing major backlash after being caught on tape kicking a dog.


Related Topix: Food, Centerplate, Stamford, CT

Daily Mail

EXCLUSIVE: BBC accused of animal cruelty for using wild animals in...

Celebrity friends of comic Joan Rivers take to Twitter to pray for her recovery as her family face agonizing decision over whether or not to turn off life support machine Southwest Airlines passenger suffers heart attack and dies after 'flight attendant refuses to use a defibrillator because of his chest hair' Mother's fury as Disney tries to ... (more)


Related Topix: Wedding, Life, Holidays, Labor Day

Sat Aug 30, 2014

GPS trackers help locate runaway pets

An independent Australian animal welfare charity recently unveiled new GPS tracking technology to help people locate lost or runaway pets.


Related Topix: Science / Technology, GPS, Philadelphia, PA


Pet Owner Arrested, Accused of Cutting off Dog's Leg

New developments this weekend in connection with an animal cruelty case we've been tell you about.


PETA objects to ALS ice bucket challenge over animal testing concerns

The ice bucket challenge which features celebrities and ordinary people having buckets of ice water poured over them to raise awareness for ALS, a degenerative nerve disease, has gone viral on the Internet.


Related Topix: Activism

The Washington Post

A woman plays Bach on the violin to swaying elephants. Is this cute, or cruel?

Earlier this week, University of Wisconsin graduate student Eleanor Bartsch was warming up for a violin performance by playing Bach's "Concerto for Two Violins."


Related Topix: Baraboo, WI, Classical, 9, Entertainment, Television


These Retired Research Chimps Are Really Enjoying Their New Home

"He likes to play with the other girls," Mark Lewis, an animal care specialist at Chimp Haven , a Keithville, Louisiana, chimpanzee sanctuary where Mason now lives, said per the Humane Society.


Related Topix: Keithville, LA, New Iberia, LA

Chinchillas named after Pitt, Jolie

Animal rights group PETA has named a pair of rescued chinchillas after Hollywood couple Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt, who got married at the weekend, as a gift to mark the occasion.


Related Topix: Chinchillas, Pets

Kelowna Capital News

Okanagan woman starts animal abuse registry

An Okanagan veterinary assistant who has always had a soft spot for animals is now working to create a safer life for her furry friends.


Fri Aug 29, 2014

Burlington Times News

Graham looking at its own ban on tethering dogs

In the stack of papers that make up Tuesday's City Council agenda, about a third of the pages address the topic of a future ordinance defining and regulating animal abuse and tethering within the city.


Related Topix: North Carolina

Naperville Sun

Officials to mull whether puppies must be strictly rescues to be sold in Naperville pet shops

The debate over the origins of dogs that can be sold legally in Naperville will resume Tuesday night, when City Council members will take a look at their options for addressing the controversy.


Related Topix: Naperville, IL, Activism, Pat Quinn, US Governors


Bugsey's Owner Arrested for Cruelty to Animals

The man who allegedly amputated the leg of Bugsey, a five-year old eskimo mix-breed at the center of a recent case of animal cruelty, was arrested without incident Friday at this home in the 3600 block of Topeka Street.