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Animal Cruelty

Animal Cruelty and Human Violence

Cathy Kangas | Posted 03.20.2013 | Green
Cathy Kangas

Perhaps when we look at the connection between animal cruelty and human violence, we would focus more attention on those who abuse animals to prevent them from escalating to crimes against people.

Police: Man Broke Into Ex's Home, Stabbed Her Cat

Posted 01.18.2013 | Chicago

A 22-year-old Chicago man was arrested Thursday after he allegedly entered his ex-girlfriend's home and stabbed her cat multiple times on Monday eveni...

Cops Allegedly Shoot And Kill Dog After Entering Wrong Home

Posted 01.18.2013 | Denver

Jeff Fisher, an Adams County, Colorado resident, says he watched as Adams County deputies entered his property by mistake and one of the deputies shot...

Woman Says Attacker Burned Horse, Shot Cow, Poisoned Dog (GRAPHIC PHOTO)

The Huffington Post | Megan Griffo | Posted 01.16.2013 | Crime

An Oklahoma woman believes that her horse suffered an acid attack, her cow was shot, and her dog was poisoned over the past few weeks, KJRH Channel 2 ...

Lemon Pie, Dog Mutilated By Drug Traffickers, Makes Recovery

AP | Posted 03.15.2013 | Crime

MEXICO CITY — A dog reportedly mutilated by Mexican drug traffickers is recovering at a sanctuary for abused and abandoned dogs. Sanctuary owne...

Acclaimed Artist Gretchen Ryan Speaks Up for Abused Animals in New Viral Video (VIDEO)

Mikko Alanne | Posted 03.13.2013 | Green
Mikko Alanne

They say a single picture is worth a thousand words. Gretchen Ryan should know -- her haunting, evocative paintings have been exhibited in galleries around the world.

Contentious Horse Roundup Resumes

AP | SCOTT SONNER | Posted 01.10.2013 | Green

RENO, Nev. -- The Bureau of Land Management can resume its roundup of dozens of wild mustangs in northern Nevada, but wranglers must limit their use o...

Disturbing Evidence Of Animal Abuse, Racism At Bear Park

Posted 01.10.2013 | Green

Disturbing evidence of animal abuse, racism, drug use and other illegal and inappropriate behavior at a North Carolina bear park has allegedly been un...

PHOTOS: Zoo Visitors Pelt Lions With Snowballs

The Huffington Post | Sara Gates | Posted 01.10.2013 | Green

China's zoos have long since been criticized for instances of animal abuse. But, despite past crackdowns, instances of apparent animal cruelty have co...

Airline Will Stop Shipping Monkeys For Inhumane Medical Testing

The Huffington Post | Hunter Stuart | Posted 01.09.2013 | Green

Animal-rights group People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) said in a press release Monday that United Airlines would no longer ship monkey...

Spay/neuter Ordinances Should Be Adopted Nationwide

Ruth Steinberger | Posted 12.31.2012 | Impact
Ruth Steinberger

The lack of resources in poor communities is easily ignored, yet like other issues facing low-income communities, overlooking the impact of pet overpopulation has social, ethical and financial implications.

City Approves Prison Terms Animal Abusers

AP | Posted 03.01.2013 | Green

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico City lawmakers have approved prison terms for animal cruelty, previously considered a civil offense sanctioned with fines ...

Meet Before You Leap

Jennifer Scarlett, D.V.M | Posted 02.26.2013 | San Francisco
Jennifer Scarlett, D.V.M

While we encourage potential adopters to look at rescue websites to help find their perfect match, you should never, ever adopt or purchase an animal without meeting him or her first. By doing so, you could be funding the puppy mill industry.

The 10 Best States To Abuse Animals

Posted 12.27.2012 | Green

Many U.S. states are failing to protect animals from cruelty, sexual assault, neglect and other forms of abuse, an Animal Legal Defense Fund (ALDF) re...

This Little Piggy Got Slammed Against Concrete

Ari Solomon | Posted 02.25.2013 | Green
Ari Solomon

Our society cuddles and coddles certain animals (dogs and cats) while relegating others to the monstrosities of the slaughterhouse. It's wrong, shameful, and woefully inconsistent.

9 Reportedly Charged With Animal Cruelty After Undercover Investigation

The Huffington Post | Joanna Zelman | Posted 12.24.2012 | Green

After an investigation uncovered abuses at a Wyoming pig farm, nine workers there have reportedly been charged with animal cruelty, according to the H...

Wal-Mart: Harms Animals, Ignores Science

Bruce Friedrich | Posted 02.18.2013 | Green
Bruce Friedrich

There is a battle going on between animal protection advocates and the pork industry over "gestation crates," the 2-foot by 7-foot cages that confine about 80 percent of the United States' breeding pigs.

Buying Gifts For Dogs At Pet Stores Supports Puppy Mills

Ed Sayres | Posted 02.18.2013 | Impact
Ed Sayres

All pets will enjoy toys and supplies purchased from puppy-free stores every bit as much as those purchased at stores selling puppies, so why not exercise your consumer power by only purchasing toys and other supplies at stores that do not support the puppy mill industry?

Cat Hoarder Faces Justice

The Baltimore Sun | Andrea F. Siegel | Posted 02.18.2013 | DC

A woman who faced more than 140 counts of keeping dozens of cats in poor conditions and not taking care of them entered a plea Tuesday in Anne Arundel...

Busting Puppy Mills: "It's A Very Dirty Little Secret"

Posted 12.24.2013 | HuffPost Live 321

Asking about that doggie in the window is going out of fashion. The public has transitioned from buying dogs in person to buying them online. The pupp...

WATCH: Can Oscar Pistorius Outrun A Horse?

The Huffington Post | Kavitha A. Davidson | Posted 01.30.2013 | Sports

Oscar Pistorius is no stranger to controversy, but this may the first time he finds himself in the middle of a debate involving a member of the animal...

Man Sentenced After Pleading Guilty To Poisoning Neighbor's Dogs

Posted 02.11.2013 | Denver

A 73-year-old man has been sentenced to nine and a half years in prison after pleading guilty to poisoning his neighbor's two dogs and intimidating a ...

How the Food Movement Is Gaining Strength

Ocean Robbins | Posted 02.11.2013 | Green
Ocean Robbins

More and more people are realizing that our food chain is in crisis. Big agribusiness would probably like us all to continue munching on highly processed, genetically engineered, chemical-laden, pesticide-contaminated pseudo-foods. But the tide of history is turning.

Barking Dog 'Deliberately' Killed By Anonymously Set Trap

Posted 12.12.2012 | Chicago

A Hebron, Ind. pet owner saw her dog suffocate and die after the animal's head was caught in a trap police said was "deliberately" set for the animal....

Kathleen Miles

Massive Online Puppy Mill Industry Exposed

HuffingtonPost.com | Kathleen Miles | Posted 12.27.2012 | Los Angeles

Hundreds of thousands of puppies that are raised in puppy mill conditions are advertised online each day, according to a report released by the nonpro...