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  1. Student who bit head off live hamster withdrawn from Ole MissRead the original story w/Photo

    56 min ago | WALB-TV Albany

    The parents of the student who reportedly bit the head off of a live hamster while on spring break in Florida, released a statement regarding the actions of their son. First, as the parents of Brady Eaves, let everyone please be assured that we do not take the subject of animal cruelty lightly, nor do we in any way condone the behavior displayed in the recent video of our son that has gone viral on the internet.


  2. UK politician pledge would ban 89% of animal research, say scientistsRead the original story w/Photo

    2 hrs ago |

    British MPs have signed an anti-animal cruelty pledge which scientists warn would " cripple " disease research and outlaw 89% of preclinical animal research. Green Party MP Caroline Lucas and leader Natalie Bennett, Liberal Democrat Cabinet minister Ed Davey, 20 other MPs, and 148 prospective parliamentary candidates signed the Vote Cruelty Free pledge created by BUAV, the British Union for the Abolition of Vivisection.


  3. New Akron animal cruelty law would ban tethering dogs for two hours: What the law meansRead the original story w/Photo

    4 hrs ago |

    The law could get tougher on Akron dog owners who abuse, abandon or tie up their dogs for extended periods of time. Dog owners will no longer be able to leave their dogs outside while they are away from home.


  4. Bill Berloni and His Animals Starring In New TV ShowRead the original story w/Photo

    4 hrs ago |

    ... in productions including "Annie" and "Legally Blonde." The trainer, Humane Society of New York director, animal rights activist and author, along with his wife Dorothy and daughter Jenna , will be featured on the show, which is part of the network's ...


  5. Good News for Arizona's Farmed AnimalsRead the original story

    4 hrs ago | Encyclopaedia Britannica

    Arizona Humane Society President Steve Hansen said in a letter to the governor, "This legislation weakens Arizona's laws against animal abuse by reducing the penalty for various acts of cruelty to farm animals, omitting the crime of 'abandonment' of farm animals and preventing any city or county from enacting reasonable animal cruelty laws that address specific community needs." State Senator Steve Farley, who was among the bill's opponents in the legislature, pointed out, "If the public sees the agricultural community as trying to get themselves out of animal-cruelty statutes, they're going to ask themselves, 'What are they hiding?' Most farmers, most agricultural people, are treating their animals well.


  6. Watch These Amazing 12-Year-Old Hip-Hop Dancers Turn Down For WhatRead the original story w/Photo

    4 hrs ago | Switched

    "The Ellen DeGeneres Show" has seen its fair share of ridiculously talented kid dancers , and hip-hop duo Lucky Aces is no exception. Andree Bonifacio and Lucky recently stopped by "Ellen," where the 12 year-olds from Vancouver showed off their very impressive moves dancing to DJ Snake and Lil Jon's "Turn Down For What."


  7. Farmer, rancher loophole prompts Ducey to kill animal cruelty lawRead the original story

    5 hrs ago | Verde Independent

    ... unnecessary physical injury or leaving an animal in a locked car in conditions likely to injure it. For years, animal rights advocates have sought to tighten the laws. But they have run into repeated opposition from the farming and ranching ...


  8. Makeup tests on animals bannedRead the original story w/Photo

    5 hrs ago | The New Zealand Herald

    The Government has relented to a campaign to ban animal trials for the second time in a year, this time within the cosmetics industry. Primary Industries Minister Nathan Guy yesterday answered a call by the Green Party and animal rights activists to outlaw the testing of make-up and other products on rabbits and guinea pigs.


  9. The Company For CrueltyRead the original story

    10 hrs ago | New Urban Legends

    ... practice without letting consumers know. According to a press release from Rush PR, the news was broken after animal rights organization PETA removed the companies from their cruelty-free list after discovering that they had returned to using ...


  10. Maple Lodge Farms calls video of alleged abuse 'disturbing'Read the original story w/Photo

    13 hrs ago | The London Free Press

    Krista Osborne, of Mercy for Animals Canada, describes the hidden-camera video allegedly exposing animal abuse at a Maple Lodge Farms facility in Brampton on Monday, March 30, 2015. For the second time in as many years, Canadian poultry processor Maple Lodge Farms is taking heat following the release of video footage allegedly showing doomed chickens being abused before their slaughter.


  11. Teen who bit head off hamster withdrawn from Ole MissRead the original story w/Photo

    17 hrs ago | USA Today

    The family of a Madison teen who is seen in a spring break video biting the head off a hamster has withdrawn him from enrollment at the University of Mississippi. Teen who bit head off hamster withdrawn from Ole Miss JACKSON, Miss.


  12. Animal abuse now a class-A felonyRead the original story w/Photo

    5 hrs ago |

    "Earlier this week, the Federal Bureau of Investigation announced that animal abuse will be prosecuted as a "crime against society," making it a Group A felony equal to arson and murder in the eyes of the law." "The agency announced this week that it will start tracking all forms of animal abuse under its regularly updated Uniform Crime Report, which provides national statistics on some of the worst kinds of crimes.


  13. More than 100 dogs seized in MechanicsburgRead the original story w/Photo

    6 hrs ago | The Madison Press

    Dog wardens, animal shelter staff and area sheriff's officials round up over 100 dogs from a Wren Road residence in Mechanicsburg Friday. Dog wardens, animal shelter staff and area sheriff's officials round up over 100 dogs from a Wren Road residence in Mechanicsburg Friday.


  14. Ducey Vetoes Attempt to Weaken Arizona's Animal-Cruelty LawsRead the original story w/Photo

    6 hrs ago | Phoenix New Times

    After much outcry from many animal-rights groups and their supporters, Ducey vetoed House Bill 2150 on Monday, Ducey's first veto in office. "I know we all agree that animal cruelty is inexcusable, unacceptable, and absolutely will not be tolerated in the state of Arizona," Ducey says in a veto letter.


  15. Late chinchilla rancher's PETA suit dismissed in CaliforniaRead the original story

    7 hrs ago | KTVN Reno

    A California judge has dismissed a defamation lawsuit filed by an elderly chinchilla rancher against the animal rights group PETA. Lurlie Adams - who died at age 90 in December, two months after filing her suit - alleged that her reputation was ruined when PETA described her now-shuttered Adams Valley Chinchilla Ranch in press reports as a "fur farm" that mistreated and killed the furry rodents.


  16. 'Are your tanks filled with orca tears?': SeaWorld Twitter campaign ...Read the original story w/Photo

    8 hrs ago | Daily Mail

    ... believe Shamu Stadium is the most advanced marine mammal habitat? Have you seen the ocean? #AskSeaWorld.' Animal rights group PETA was quick to make its views known, tweeting a series of photographs of the marine creatures, reportedly showing signs ...


  17. Animal welfare in Louisiana after KatrinaRead the original story

    11 hrs ago | WICU12 Erie

    Nearly 10 years ago, the world watched as Hurricane Katrina devastated New Orleans. This week, the 2015 Animal Care Expo at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center, looks at how Katrina is changing the way people respond to disasters and the pets in harm's way.


  18. Dunkin' Donuts sets goals for eggs from cage-free hensRead the original story w/Photo

    11 hrs ago | Wisconsin Gazette

    Dunkin' Donuts has set goals to eventually require all eggs to come from cage-free hens and also require that its pork suppliersnot use gestation crates. The company said it mapped its international supply chain to best understand the feasibility of transitioning to 100 percent cage-free eggs globally and, based on the assessment, established immediate and longer-term goals.


  19. SeaWorld Critics Disrupt Its Blackfish Twitter ChatRead the original story

    16 hrs ago | Skift

    ... to avoid. Thousands of negative tweets have been fired off by critics of the company, be they individuals or animal rights organizations. . @SeaWorld You just insist on embarrassing yourself further. What a horrid excuse for not being able to answer ...


  20. Brady Eves named as man who bit head off live hamster in videoRead the original story w/Photo

    16 hrs ago | Daily Mail

    Revealed: The frat brother, 18, who bit the head off a live hamster on sick Spring Break video is privately educated stepson of pro-life lawyer who once ran for Governor of Mississippi He is the stepson of John Arthur Eaves Jr, Democratic candidate for Mississippi governor in 2007, now an esteemed pro-life lawyer The teenager is a University of Mississippi scholar, Phi Delta Theta frat member, star soccer player, was a top student at private school in Jackson They said Eaves and his friends fed the hamster vodka and 'hot-boxed' its cage with marijuana before the sickening stunt was caught on camera Eaves could be charged with felony animal cruelty charges if it was filmed in Florida, where there is 5-year maximum jail term and $5,000 fine Brady Eaves, 18, is a University of Mississippi scholar, Phi Delta Theta fraternity brother, star football player, and stepson of one-time Mississippi ... (more)