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Animal Cruelty

Joanna Zelman

GRAPHIC VIDEO: Undercover Investigation Alleges Inhumane Pig Treatment By Walmart Supplier | Joanna Zelman | Posted 02.01.2012 | Green

Legal action is underway following an undercover investigation by The Humane Society of the United States that has alleged inhumane treatment at a pig...

Pennsylvania Woman Faces Animal Cruelty Charge in Dog's Death

WNEP | Posted 01.27.2012 | Crime

A woman from Montour County admits she shot and killed a family pet and Wednesday a charge of animal cruelty was filed by police. The suspect believes...

Pit Bull Killer On The Loose; 7 Dogs Dead In Houston

The Huffington Post | Andy Campbell | Posted 01.27.2012 | Crime

A dog killer has struck panic in the Mykawa district of Houston, where the community is mourning the loss of seven canines, six of them pit bulls. ...

Tigers, Leopards and Other Exotics Saved From Neglect

Wayne Pacelle | Posted 03.28.2012 | Green
Wayne Pacelle

The Humane Society's Animal Rescue Team has saved cats, dogs, horses, rabbits and even rats from all sorts of crises and cruelty situations. But this week's main event was a particularly exotic mission: rescuing three tigers, two leopards, three cougars, two wolf-hybrids and a macaque monkey.

A Lesson Congress Should Learn

Joe Trippi | Posted 03.28.2012 | Home
Joe Trippi

Two longtime adversaries are leading an all-too-rare effort at compromise and cooperation: the United Egg Producers and the Humane Society of the United States.

Pastor Allegedly Throws Neighbor's Cat Off Bridge

The Huffington Post | Andy Campbell | Posted 03.27.2012 | Weird News

"Love thy neighbor" is a lesson that goes back to Leviticus, but Texas police say one pastor forgot the Golden Rule, or at least doesn't think it appl...

Dog Survives Being Stabbed 11 Times By Owner

The Huffington Post | Laura Hibbard | Posted 01.25.2012 | Green

Larry Dollins, a 42-year-old from Abilene, Texas, is in custody after stabbing his 14-month-old puppy Taz eleven times before leaving her in a dumpste...

Grand Junction Teen Will Be Prosecuted As Adult For Dog Mutilation

Posted 01.25.2012 | Denver

Joseph Nelson, Grand Junction teen that is accused of brutally mutilating his mother's dog and hanging the body from a bridge over the Colorado River,...

Bilious Cruelty Against Bears in the Name of Medicine

Tim Terhaar | Posted 03.24.2012 | Green
Tim Terhaar

Man's fate is like that of the animals; the same fate awaits both: As one dies, so dies the other. All have the same breath; man has no advantage over...

Were Any Animals Harmed In The Making Of Your Down Comforter?

Posted 01.23.2012 | Green

From Mother Nature Network's Matt Hickman: Q: Were any animals harmed in the making of my new down comforter and feather pillows? A: Funny you ...

Arkansas Democrat's Cat Killed, Painted With 'Liberal'

Reuters | Posted 03.24.2012 | Crime

By Suzi Parker LITTLE ROCK, Ark, Jan 23 (Reuters) - A cat belonging to an Arkansas Democratic campaign manager was found dead on Sund...

Man Running Late To Alcohol Class Allegedly Dragged Dog To Death

Posted 01.19.2012 | Denver

An Alamosa man was charged with animal cruelty after he dragged his dog to death on the back of his pickup truck. Eril Rael, the dog's owner, plead...

Military Misconduct: Sheep-beating Video Surfaces

Ingrid Newkirk | Posted 03.14.2012 | Green
Ingrid Newkirk

Last year, a scandalous video emerged of a U.S. marine throwing a puppy off a cliff. Now there is this video of a soldier repeatedly beating a sheep with a baseball bat to the whoops and laughter of other soldiers who are looking on.

7 Truly Incredible Animal Rescues (PHOTOS)

The Huffington Post | Posted 01.11.2012 | Good News

From the Canadian teacher who rescued stray dogs from Afghanistan to the Australian hospital workers who nursed nearly 100 baby fruit bats, poignant s...

Can Nanosensors Save Lab Animals?

The Huffington Post | David Freeman | Posted 01.11.2012 | Science

If rats could clap, they just might. That's because German scientists have developed a new technology they say could reduce the number of experiments ...

Chef Accused Of Feeding Cat To Dogs

The Huffington Post | Rachel Tepper | Posted 01.10.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON -- A former sous chef at Virginia's famous Inn at Little Washington is facing a felony charge of animal cruelty for allegedly feeding a pet...

Cruelest Show On Earth?

Posted 01.09.2012 | Miami

The Greatest Show on Earth is in town at the American Airlines Arena, but not everyone is pleased that the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey circus i...

Oprah-Promoted Animal Hospice Owner Charged With Cruelty

AP | MARY ESCH | Posted 03.07.2012 | Green

DELHI, N.Y. — Susan Marino started Angel's Gate animal hospice more than a decade ago to care for animals with special needs: Dogs paralyzed aft...

PHOTOS: Animal Experiments You Won't Believe

Posted 01.05.2012 | Science

From caffeinated spiders to glow-in-the-dark beagles, animal experiments have taken a number of unusual forms. Some have been blatantly unethical, oth...

ASPCA Saves 52,484 Animals, Plus Other 2011 Accomplishments

Ed Sayres | Posted 03.01.2012 | Impact
Ed Sayres

As 2011 rapidly draws to a close, I marvel at all the great work that has been done by animal welfare organizations this year. Throughout the country, more individuals are volunteering, adopting and advocating for animals.

Butterball Turkey Factory Raided After Undercover Video Reveals Cruelty

Posted 12.30.2011 | Home

County sheriffs in North Carolina raided a Butterball turkey raising facility this morning to investigate claims of animal cruelty, after the animal r...

The 10 States Where It's Great To Be An Animal Abuser

Posted 12.24.2011 | Green

Which states are the best for animal abusers? A report from the Animal Legal Defense Fund (ALDF) ranks U.S. states and territories by their animal pro...

Disclaimer: I Am Not in Favor of Horse Slaughter, But...

Kathy Stevens | Posted 02.22.2012 | Impact
Kathy Stevens

For sure, horse slaughter is awful, but it's symptomatic of far knottier problems. If our goal is to help animals, we need to get our arms around those problems, too. We need more laws, more regulation, more sanctuaries.

David Lohr

WARNING GRAPHIC PHOTOS: N.C. Couple Charged With Skinning, Gutting Puppy And Feeding It To Other Dogs | David Lohr | Posted 12.14.2011 | Crime

A man and woman in North Carolina are charged with cruelty to animals for allegedly killing and skinning a puppy. The animal's meat was used by the co...

Police: Man Scalded His Dog With Boiling Water

Posted 12.14.2011 | Chicago

A Chicago man was charged with misdemeanor animal cruelty after he allegedly threw boiling water onto his dog, severely burning it after it urinated o...