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Animal Cruelty Laws

FBI Makes Animal Cruelty A Top-Tier Felony To Help Track Abuse

AP | SUE MANNING | Posted 10.01.2014 | Green

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Young people who torture and kill animals are prone to violence against people later in life if it goes unchecked, studies have s...

West Hollywood, Calif. Becomes First City In The U.S. To Ban Fur Sales

Posted 09.27.2013 | Good News

Los Angelenos, rejoice! Last weekend, West Hollywood officially became the first city in the country to ban the sale of wearable fur in retail stor...

How The Law Is Failing Our Animals

Anjali Sareen | Posted 05.28.2013 | Green
Anjali Sareen

We must ask ourselves why we make arbitrary distinctions between the animals that allow some to end up in our homes and others to end up on our plates. If you wouldn't accept this treatment for an animal in front of you, why accept it for an animal behind closed doors?

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 ...

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...

Idaho Dairy Workers Charged With Animal Cruelty

AP | REBECCA BOONE | Posted 12.10.2012 | Green

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Three former dairy workers with Idaho's largest dairy operation have been charged with misdemeanor animal cruelty after undercov...

Idaho Animal Cruelty Law Passes Legislature

AP | ALEX MORRELL | Posted 05.30.2012 | Green

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Mistreating pets and livestock could result in a felony conviction for the first time in Idaho after the Senate on Thursday appr...