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Animal Cruelty

If You Need Scientific Proof For Why You Shouldn't Leave Your Dog In The Car, Here It Is

The Huffington Post | Alissa Scheller | Posted 09.11.2014 | Green

If you love your pet, don't leave him unattended in the car. That's the message from the American Veterinary Medical Association, which reports persis...

Joe Arpaio Calls For Felony Charges Against Jeff Flake's Son

Reuters | Posted 09.10.2014 | Politics

(Updates with quotes from Arpaio, lawyer for dog owners) By David Schwartz PHOENIX, Sept 9 (Reuters) - An Arizona sherif...

Grim Report From Laboratory Handling Ebola

Julia Orr | Posted 09.08.2014 | Green
Julia Orr

The report is grim reading; even grimmer for the animals that died at Lovelace Respiratory Research Institute located in Albuquerque, NM.

Animal Rights Activists Are an Easy Punchline, But Their Cause Deserves Greater Public Advocacy

Bob Cesca | Posted 08.27.2014 | Politics
Bob Cesca

There's nothing wrong with a group of people standing against torture and abuse -- there's nothing wrong with lobbying for humane alternatives -- there's nothing wrong with strongly, perhaps loudly advocating on behalf of the defenseless animals who exist at the receiving end of our collective selfishness and gluttony.

This Abandoned Puppy Used To Fear Human Touch. Now He Can't Get Enough Lovin'

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 08.26.2014 | Good News

Sometimes a little TLC can go a long way. Just ask Finn. The formerly homeless puppy still had baby teeth when the team at Hope for Paws discovered...

In Defense Of Pamela Anderson

Aysha Akhtar, M.D., M.P.H. | Posted 08.25.2014 | Science
Aysha Akhtar, M.D., M.P.H.

How much closer would we be to a cure today if instead of wasting millions of dollars on failed animal experiments, the money had been used to create more effective human-based testing methods that accurately recreated the disease?

Cop Charged In Hot-Car Death Of Police Dog

AP | Posted 08.23.2014 | Crime

MILLS, Wyo. (AP) — A Wyoming police officer has pleaded not guilty to an animal-cruelty charge that alleges a police dog died after he left it in a ...

GRAPHIC VIDEO: Remembering Tyke, The Rebellious Circus Elephant, And Her Tragic Death

The Huffington Post | James Cave | Posted 08.20.2014 | Green

Mention “Tyke the elephant” to anyone who lived in Honolulu 20 years ago and chances are they’ll shake their head and talk about what a dark mom...

The Overlooked Plight of Factory Farm Workers

Lucas Spangher | Posted 08.18.2014 | Green
Lucas Spangher

We need to take a step back and ask why the events in Tyson's video occurred. To me, the data seems clear: We can no longer afford to treat this case as an isolated incident, but rather as part of a dangerous trend.

Man Accused Of Dismembering Dogs At Motel

AP | SCOTT SONNER | Posted 08.13.2014 | Crime

RENO, Nev. (AP) — A 24-year-old man is accused of killing and dismembering several dogs, leaving a gruesome scene in a Nevada motel room. The dogs ...

First City in Iran to Ban Killing Stray Dogs and the Woman Behind It

Negar Mojtahedi | Posted 08.25.2014 | Impact
Negar Mojtahedi

Shooting stray dogs is common practice in Iran. However, now the northwestern city of Tabriz has become the first and only city in the country to outlaw killing street dogs. It's all thanks to the efforts of one Iranian woman who is campaigning for those who can't speak for themselves.

The 'Pig Rassle': A Good Church Fundraiser, Or Downright Inhumane?

The Huffington Post | Arin Greenwood | Posted 08.10.2014 | Green

Does it look to you like the pig is having a good time here? As of Friday afternoon, some 45,000 people who think this is no positive porcine e...

How This Law Violates Animal Activists' Freedom Of Speech

HuffPost Live | Posted 08.08.2014 | Green

According to the federal Animal Enterprise Terrorism Act, videotaping any livestock operation without consent can be considered an act of terrorism. U...

Baby-Monkey Abuse Funded by Your Tax Dollars

Karen Dawn | Posted 08.07.2014 | Science
Karen Dawn

If the emotional abuse of baby monkeys is similar enough to the abuse of baby humans for the results to be extrapolated, how can it be OK? Bullies must be stopped, not rewarded, and taxpayer funding of their assaults is unconscionable.

Ebola Has Happened in the U.S. and It Could Happen Again If We Don't Address the Root Causes

Aysha Akhtar, M.D., M.P.H. | Posted 08.05.2014 | Green
Aysha Akhtar, M.D., M.P.H.

Although it's too late to prevent the current epidemic in West Africa, perhaps we can prevent another one if we take a moment to look at how Ebola and many other infectious diseases arrive on our doorstep in the first place: through the trade in animals.

GRAPHIC VIDEO: Police Hunting For Cruel Dog Abuser Caught On Video

The Huffington Post | Andy Campbell | Posted 08.01.2014 | Crime

Police in the U.K. are trying to find a man caught on video swinging his leashed Chihuahua around his head. It's a disturbing display of animal abu...

Teens Arrested For Brutal Killing Of Tortoise: Cops

The Huffington Post | Hilary Hanson | Posted 07.30.2014 | Crime

Two teenaged girls have been arrested for lighting a small tortoise on fire in a widely seen video that pushed Florida wildlife authorities to investi...

Man Shoots Girlfriend's Turtle In The Head: Cops

AP | Posted 07.28.2014 | Crime

STONINGTON, Conn. (AP) — Authorities say a Connecticut man shot to death his girlfriend's pet turtle. Sgt. Louis Diamanti, Stonington's animal co...

Man Beat Cats To Death Because They 'Betrayed' Him

The Huffington Post | Hilary Hanson | Posted 07.28.2014 | Crime

A Pennsylvania man pleaded guilty last week to beating his two cats to death with a golf club in June of 2013. Christopher Bisbee, 32, told police...

New Zealand 100% Pure: Shattering the Illusion of Green, Clean & Pristine

Maggie Sergio | Posted 07.28.2014 | Green
Maggie Sergio

Local New Zealanders have documented the wide range of animals and birds poisoned in the forests of New Zealand, providing graphic evidence of the war that the government of New Zealand has declared against its own environment

David Lohr

Cops Deliberately Shot Woman's Dog 15 Times: Lawsuit | 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...