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Animal Cruelty

Let's #OpentheBarns to Transparency

Matthew Bershadker | Posted 03.30.2015 | Green
Matthew Bershadker

As Big Ag continues its efforts to conceal the truth about how animals suffer on factory farms, the ASPCA and advocates continue our counterattack to protect the public's right to know what goes on there.

HEINOUS! Circus Elephants Forced To Keep Semi-Truck From Overturning

The Dodo | Posted 03.26.2015 | Green

Two elephants on the road with a circus company are winning praise for preventing a semi-truck from overturning — but a closer look at photos from t...

No Wild-Eyed Vegan, New York Times' Nick Kristof Assails Chicken Abuse

Martha Rosenberg | Posted 03.23.2015 | Green
Martha Rosenberg

Do Cruel Animal Photos Change Your Eating Habits? Many Say No. Thanks to the Internet, there is no lack of farm verite showing how animals are raise...

Man Tried To Sell Duct-Taped Iguanas Dangling From Bike: Cops

The Huffington Post | David Moye | Posted 03.19.2015 | Weird News

A Florida man is facing animal cruelty charges after allegedly attempting to sell live iguanas that he had hog-tied with duct tape and wire. Jeremy...

Popeyes' New Ad Campaign Is A PETA Protest Waiting To Happen

The Huffington Post | Kate Bratskeir | Posted 03.18.2015 | Taste

A vegetarian's worst nightmare.

Errand of Mercy

Todd R. Miller | Posted 03.17.2015 | Good News
Todd R. Miller

Waif and Snuf are following suit and will be dining on soft food for the rest of their lives. Once Snuf recovers from her dentistry, she's heading off to an eye clinic, where we are going to evaluate her options for restoring her sight.

Cabela, The Dog Shot And Tied To Train Tracks, Gets Outpouring Of Support During Recovery

The Huffington Post | Leigh Weingus | Posted 03.16.2015 | Good News

Earlier this month, a mixed breed dog named Cabela was shot, tied to train tracks and left to die in Tampa Bay, Florida. A few weeks later, she's ...

Teens Accused Of Beheading 3 Puppies, Posting Act On Snapchat

The Huffington Post | Sebastian Murdock | Posted 03.13.2015 | Crime

Two Alabama teenagers are in custody after allegedly beheading puppies and posting graphic video of the act online. Wilcox resident Ashley Johnston...

Inside The Foie Gras Wars

Eve Turow | Posted 03.12.2015 | Green
Eve Turow

Is foie gras cruel or couture? Should we be force-feeding ducks to appease the stomachs of high-end diners? Or are there better areas to be placing our energies when it comes to animal cruelty?

Dog Tied To Railroad Tracks Was 'Too Sweet-Tempered' For Dogfighting

The Huffington Post | Andy Campbell | Posted 03.12.2015 | Crime

Two 17-year-old boys were arrested in Florida Wednesday on suspicion of shooting a dog and tying her to railroad tracks last week. Police say the d...

Man Dragged Dog Behind Car To 'Discipline' Animal: Cops

The Huffington Post | David Moye | Posted 03.10.2015 | Crime

A Tennessee man accused of dragging a dog behind his car and then running over it was trying to "discipline" the animal, according to officers. Tim...

Dog Rescued After Being Shot and Tied to Train Tracks

Rescue Idiot | Posted 03.06.2015 | Good News
Rescue Idiot

The dog had bullet wounds in its neck and shoulder. The police immediately alerted trains to stop so that they could get the dog off the tracks where it was tied down. Police rushed the dog to the vet. Although the dog lost a leg due to her injuries, her life was saved.

Dog Thrown From Car Three Years Ago Still Needs Home

Caurie Putnam | Posted 03.05.2015 | Impact
Caurie Putnam

Mocha-Chino, a beautiful pup from New Jersey, celebrates a not so celebratory milestone this month: three years living in a dog shelter.

Dog Shot And Tied To Railroad Tracks Needs Help

The Huffington Post | Andy Campbell | Posted 03.06.2015 | Crime

Officers in Tampa, Florida, have rescued a dog who was shot twice and tied to railroad tracks -- and now she needs the public's help. Police respon...

Dogs and Cats Are Being Killed in Maryland. This Law Would Protect Them. PETA Is Trying to Block It.

Douglas Anthony Cooper | Posted 03.05.2015 | Politics
Douglas Anthony Cooper

Preventing PETA from killing pets in its home state of Virginia will be a major triumph, but it is only the first step. The animals they kill personally -- tens of thousands -- are simply a fraction of those that they cause to be killed nationwide.

The Shameful Truth Behind America's Use Of Leghold Traps

The Dodo | Posted 03.04.2015 | Green

Every year on public and private land throughout the country, thousands of animals suffer and die slow deaths after becoming ensnared in leghold traps...

New Study Finds Alarming Rise in Animals Used in Experiments

Aysha Akhtar, M.D., M.P.H. | Posted 03.02.2015 | Green
Aysha Akhtar, M.D., M.P.H.

It's truly troubling to think that in this day and age, the number of animals used in these inherently flawed experiments may be increasing. At the very least, we need much greater transparency. Our tax dollars pay for these animal experiments, and taxpayers deserve to know the truth.

Firefighter Claims He Killed Neighbors' Dogs In Horrifying Facebook Photo

The Huffington Post | Andy Campbell | Posted 02.26.2015 | Crime

Police are investigating a Texas firefighter who claimed on Facebook that he killed two of his neighbors' dogs. On Tuesday afternoon, a graphic pho...

Man Places Caged Dog On Sidewalk, Burns It Alive: Cops

The Huffington Post | Sebastian Murdock | Posted 02.24.2015 | Crime

A California man is in custody after an investigation by police revealed he allegedly set a dog on fire, killing it. Oakland man Willie Bee Turner,...

Let Us Take These Unwanted, Unfed, and Unloved Bears and Give Them a Beautiful Life

Jill Robinson | Posted 02.19.2015 | Green
Jill Robinson

Since 1993, the images of suffering brown eyes have haunted those of us in Animals Asia who have made investigations of over one hundred bear bile farms across Asia.

Non-violent 'Terrorism'?

The Center for Constitutional Rights | Posted 02.25.2015 | Politics
The Center for Constitutional Rights

Should non-violent animal rights activists really be charged as "terrorists"? The fur lobby says yes. Common sense and the Constitution say otherwise.

Man Allegedly Kills 4 Puppies Belonging To Former Girlfriend

The Huffington Post | Sebastian Murdock | Posted 02.17.2015 | Crime

Richey Kiffe A Louisiana man is behind bars after allegedly killing four puppies belonging to his former girlfriend Feb. 10. Houma resident Ric...

PETA Hires Lobbyist to Quash Bill That Would Restrain Their Pet Killing

Douglas Anthony Cooper | Posted 02.15.2015 | Politics
Douglas Anthony Cooper

The Virginia Senate voted overwhelmingly for a bill that would restrict PETA's mass killing of dogs and cats at its Norfolk headquarters; but PETA has hired a crack lobbyist in an effort to push for the vote to fail tomorrow in the Virginia House of Delegates.

It's (Way Past) Time to End Greyhound Racing in America

Matthew Bershadker | Posted 02.12.2015 | Green
Matthew Bershadker

It's always appalling to see animals abused and betrayed for profit, especially when the activity is legal and defended as a "sport." That's the reality of greyhound racing, but the reasons this detestable industry still exists defy not just our humane values, but common sense as well.

Severely Injured Toucan Who Was Attacked By Vandals To Receive 3-D Printed Prosthetic Beak

The Huffington Post | Kimberly Yam | Posted 02.12.2015 | Good News

A bird in Costa Rica who endured a brutal attack is going to get a second chance thanks to some innovative technology. A male toucan named Grecia ...