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Animal Cruelty

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Cops Deliberately Shot Woman's Dog 15 Times: Lawsuit

HuffingtonPost.com | David Lohr | Posted 07.23.2014 | Crime

The Michigan attorney representing a woman whose dog was fatally shot by police officers late last year said he believes the shooting was premeditated...

And Access for All: This Week In Daily Giving

Ari Nessel | Posted 07.21.2014 | Impact
Ari Nessel

This week in Daily Giving, we continue making two seed grants every day to social change visionaries around the world. Please join us as a member of ...

Ag-Gag Laws Are Un-American and Unconstitutional

Bruce Friedrich | Posted 07.21.2014 | Green
Bruce Friedrich

Ag-gag laws violate the will of the American people, and they contradict American values as enshrined in our Constitution. Animal agriculture should be working to eliminate cruelty to animals, not the investigations that expose it.

Man Adopted Dogs Only To Dismember Them In Motel Room: Cops

The Huffington Post | Hilary Hanson | Posted 07.16.2014 | Crime

A Nevada man was charged with animal cruelty after police say he dismembered five small dogs in a motel room. Jason Brown, 24, was arrested last w...

Man Who Dragged Dog Behind Truck For 2 Miles Sentenced

AP | Posted 07.16.2014 | Crime

GREENVILLE, S.C. (AP) — A South Carolina man has been sentenced to more than 10 years in prison after admitting he dragged a dog for at least 2 mile...

ReThink Review: Dawn of the Planet of the Apes -- Can't We All Just Get Along?

Jonathan Kim | Posted 07.11.2014 | Entertainment
Jonathan Kim

I was thrilled to watch Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, the latest chapter of a true rarity -- a big-budget summer franchise imbued not only with cutting-edge visual effects, but with a tremendous amount of soul and thought. But unfortunately, there were so many missed opportunities in Dawn that I left feeling disappointed.

Man Suspected Of Punching Rabbit During Fight About Women's Rights

The Huffington Post | David Moye | Posted 07.03.2014 | Crime

A Florida man is behind bars after allegedly punching and choking his girlfriend's pet rabbit. James Wertz, 28, was arrested June 27 in connection ...

Rat Breeder In Trouble After Hundreds Of Dead Rats Found

AP | Posted 07.01.2014 | Crime

BLACK CANYON CITY, Ariz. (AP) — A man is accused of animal cruelty after hundreds of domesticated rats have been found dead or dying in a north-cent...

The Roadmap To Stopping Animal Cruelty

Matthew Bershadker | Posted 07.02.2014 | Green
Matthew Bershadker

You don't need a degree in veterinary science or animal welfare experience to spot and stop animal cruelty -- for most of us, that sensitivity is built into our internal values.

The Tools for Change: This Week in Daily Giving

Ari Nessel | Posted 06.30.2014 | Impact
Ari Nessel

In 2013, I began giving a seed grant every single day of the year to a social change visionary with a practical plan to make their community and the w...

Live Pigeon Shoots: The Shame of Pennsylvania

Wayne Pacelle | Posted 06.30.2014 | Green
Wayne Pacelle

Can you imagine that there is still controversy anywhere about whether it's right to ban these spectacles of cruelty? A spectacle that cannot be called hunting because there is no licensing, hunting season, no bag limits, and no consumption of the animals shot.

Nanning Diary: Turning a Bear Bile Farm Into a Sanctuary, Peace by Piece

Jill Robinson | Posted 06.12.2014 | Green
Jill Robinson

This was field work in the raw, where six bears were going to be anesthetized and examined -- undergoing procedures to remove pain they had been suffering for years.

Man Shoots Mutt For Copulating With Purebred Dog: Cops

The Huffington Post | David Moye | Posted 06.05.2014 | Crime

A Louisiana man is facing aggravated animal cruelty charges after being accused of shooting a neighbor's dog that he caught copulating with his purebr...

Woman Shot Mother Dog, Abandoned Puppies, Police Say

The Huffington Post | Steven Hoffer | Posted 06.02.2014 | Crime

A Texas woman is accused of shooting a mother dog in the head and abandoning her 10 newborn puppies, police say. Tammy Green Douglas, 44, was arres...

Farmland and Fed Up: Two Documentaries, Two Reactions From Big Food

Jonathan Kim | Posted 07.23.2014 | Green
Jonathan Kim

With these movies, we see two reactions by Big Agriculture and Big Food to documentaries sounding the alarm about America's systemic problems with food, from how it's produced, marketed, and regulated to its final impact on eaters suffering from a growing list of ailments. But both responses are ultimately problematic.

Are People In Hawaii Killing Cats For Sport?

The Huffington Post | Posted 05.19.2014 | Crime

While one Hawaiian island is being overrun by thousands of mice, another is seeing a disturbing trend of cat disappearances and murders. In the pa...

Man Starves Dog In 'Sick' Attempt To Win Ex Back: Cops (GRAPHIC PHOTO)

AP | Posted 05.16.2014 | Crime

PHOENIX (AP) — A Phoenix man starved his dog to death and sent a graphic image of the emaciated canine to an ex-girlfriend to try to win her back, a...

National Aquarium Considers Scrapping Dolphin Exhibit, Citing Concerns About Animals' Well-Being

The Baltimore Sun | YVONNE WENGER | Posted 07.14.2014 | Green

The National Aquarium announced Wednesday that it is considering no longer having dolphins on exhibit, putting the popular Inner Harbor attraction at ...

Man Allegedly Dragged Pony Behind Truck (GRAPHIC PHOTO)

The Huffington Post | Hilary Hanson | Posted 05.09.2014 | Crime

A Texas man was arrested Wednesday after allegedly dragging his Shetland pony behind his pickup truck and beating the animal in the head, according to...

It's Official: Animal Protection IS Human Protection

Aysha Akhtar, M.D., M.P.H. | Posted 07.08.2014 | Green
Aysha Akhtar, M.D., M.P.H.

In virtually every way in which we interact with animals as individuals or as a society, when animals are treated with basic kindness and respect, we also benefit.

The Lives of the Innocents: Reflections for Mothers Day

Kathy Stevens | Posted 07.07.2014 | Food
Kathy Stevens

Mama Sherman (center) with her children Caleb and Buttercup As I sit on my deck on a warm May evening, I hear Sherman out in her pasture. I know wh...

The Thing About Horses

Margaret Paul, Ph.D. | Posted 07.07.2014 | Healthy Living
Margaret Paul, Ph.D.

Next time you are around horses, breathe deeply and get quiet inside. Tune in to them from your heart and you will feel the depth of these magnificent animals. If you open your heart and soul, you will understand why some of us have a thing about horses.

Will 'Milk Life' Go Global? Big Dairy Sets Its Sights on Asia

Mia MacDonald | Posted 07.06.2014 | Green
Mia MacDonald

Could the U.S. dairy processors' new slogan, "milk life," make it big in Asia? If dairy multinationals like Nestlé and Danone have their way, the answer might be yes.

Sarah McLachlan Admits Even She Can't Watch Her ASPCA Sad Dog Commercials

HuffPost Live | Kira Brekke | Posted 05.05.2014 | HuffPost Live 321

Even Sarah McLachlan changes the channel when her notoriously gut-wrenching ASPCA commercials come on. The famed singer has lent her voice to nume...

Animal Cruelty Accusations Lurk Beneath Kentucky Derby Grandeur

The New York Times | Posted 05.03.2014 | Sports

Early Saturday night, the horses for the 140th running of the Kentucky Derby will saunter onto the racetrack as a capacity crowd at Churchill Downs se...