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Animal Cruelty

Why Animal Experimentation Doesn't Work -- Reason 2: Animals Don't Get Human Diseases

Aysha Akhtar, M.D., M.P.H. | Posted 10.27.2013 | Science
Aysha Akhtar, M.D., M.P.H.

Not only do animal models fail to help us better understand human diseases, they often lead us down the wrong path of investigation.

WANTED: Police Search For 3 Men Who Threw Live Dog In Dumpster

The Huffington Post | Posted 08.23.2013 | Crime

Houston police are searching for three suspects in an animal cruelty case that were filmed throwing a live dog into a Dumpster. According to a sta...

Unfit for a King Amendment

Jane Velez-Mitchell | Posted 10.20.2013 | Green
Jane Velez-Mitchell

The notorious "King amendment" would essentially ban states from having any rules on how agricultural goods sold in the state are produced. Protections for rural communities, animal welfare, and food safety could all be thrown out the window.

Accused Dog Killer Pleads Not Guilty

The Huffington Post | Andy Campbell | Posted 08.15.2013 | Crime

A Washington state man accused of tying explosives to the family dog's neck and then detonating them was charged with animal cruelty -- and promptly p...

WATCH: Officers Bust Into Hot Car To Rescue Dog

Posted 08.14.2013 | Crime

A man in South Carolina was charged with ill treatment of animals after he left his dog inside a locked car in 95-degree heat and the animal suffered ...

Puppies Dumped Because Pet Shop Barred From Selling Them: Police

Posted 08.13.2013 | Crime

A pet shop owner staged a burglary and dumped 24 puppies along area roads because his wife's earlier animal cruelty charges temporarily barred them fr...

Debate Brews Over Best Way To Kill Lab Animals

natureheader | Daniel Cressey | Posted 08.07.2013 | Science

Killing research animals is one of the most unpleasant tasks in science, and it is imperative to do it as humanely as possible. But researchers who st...

Behind the Scenes of Rhino Poaching

Natalie Lapides | Posted 10.06.2013 | Green
Natalie Lapides

Investigating officers have a grisly, difficult, and often upsetting job to do after a poaching. They arrive on the scene and look for bullets in the gory carcass, determine if there is a calf and find it if there is, and search the area for evidence.

Man Finds Severed Dog Head In Colorado Park

AP | Posted 10.05.2013 | Denver

EL JEBEL, Colo. — Authorities say a man found the severed head of a dog at a park in a small town in Colorado and are looking into what led to t...

"We Eat Ribs, Not Crepes." The American Pork Industry's Reaction to the 21st Century

Paul Shapiro | Posted 10.01.2013 | Green
Paul Shapiro

Imagine if the film, word processing and home electronics industries had refused to innovate. Then imagine that these industries went as far as mocking their customers who were demanding innovation. That's exactly how much of the U.S. pork industry is behaving right now.

Why Animal Experimentation Doesn't Work -- Reason 1: Stressed Animals Yield Poor Data

Aysha Akhtar, M.D., M.P.H. | Posted 09.30.2013 | Science
Aysha Akhtar, M.D., M.P.H.

Imagine you are a monkey in a laboratory and a person dressed in a white coat walks into the room with a catching net. How do you think you would react?

Is It Time to End Animal Slavery? The Real Story Behind the SeaWorld Whale Machine

Nancy Colier | Posted 09.28.2013 | Green
Nancy Colier

If you have ever or ever intend to visit a SeaWorld-type theme park, or if you just care about the wellbeing of other creatures who share our earth, Blackfish should be mandatory viewing.

20,000 Animals Dead In Breeding Warehouse Horror

AP | SUE MANNING | Posted 07.23.2013 | Crime

LOS ANGELES -- Rescue crews went into a warehouse last year to save nearly 20,000 rats and reptiles at a wholesale distributor of exotic snakes and ro...

Cruelty Investigation: Dogs So Matted They Couldn't Move

Carole Raphaelle Davis | Posted 09.21.2013 | Green
Carole Raphaelle Davis

One of the two dogs rescued from the Lancaster, Calif. shelter on July 14th couldn't even wag his tail when he was rescued. "His fur was so severe...

Woman Accused Of Drowning Boyfriend's Newborn Puppies In Pond

Posted 07.19.2013 | Chicago

Updated story A Chicago woman arrested Thursday is accused of hurling her boyfriend's puppies into a pond behind her Northwest Side home and drowni...

WATCH: 'Ag Gag' Laws Silence Factory Farm Whistleblowers

Bill Moyers | Posted 09.10.2013 | Green
Bill Moyers

Ag gag laws are intended to silence whistleblowers and investigators from trying to inform the public about bad practices at factory farms. Now who would want to make it a crime to reveal such abuses?

Want to Improve Medical Research? Cut Out the Animals!

Aysha Akhtar, M.D., M.P.H. | Posted 09.10.2013 | Science
Aysha Akhtar, M.D., M.P.H.

Despite the fact that millions of animals are used in experiments each year, we have rarely actually scrutinized the data on animal experiments to determine how relevant they are for human diseases and for improving our lives.

Why Are Humans So Cruel?

Michael Shammas | Posted 09.07.2013 | College
Michael Shammas

Recent science is shedding light on this question, and the main culprit at work seems to be envy. The more we envy someone, the more pleasure we derive when that person meets some horrid end.

Man Allegedly Kills Puppy By Putting It In Dishwasher

AP | Posted 07.01.2013 | Crime

MEMPHIS, Tenn. -- Police in Memphis, Tenn., say a puppy was killed when a man put it in a dishwasher and ran the machine. Police charged 27-year-old ...

The Underbelly of Rodeos: Busting the American Myth

Julia Orr | Posted 08.30.2013 | Green
Julia Orr

Groups lik Showing Animals Respect and Kindness have used social media to such a great degree that it is hard to refute egregious acts of animal exploitation and abuse. As the 2013 rodeo season gets well under way, we can expect to see more evidence that the animals suffer enormously for the jeering crowds.

Hopeful News About Xena, Cat Shot With Arrow

The Capital, Annapolis, Md. | Ben Weathers | Posted 08.20.2013 | DC

A cat shot with an arrow last week in Davidsonville is expected to fully recover. Xena, a 2-year-old Maine Coon mix, has been recovering at the Rude ...

McDonald's Cruelty: Creating Mentally Broken & Physically Destroyed Animals

Bruce Friedrich | Posted 08.11.2013 | Green
Bruce Friedrich

McDonald's nearly-exclusive use of battery cage eggs in the U.S. is indefensible, grotesquely unethical, and hugely inconsistent with its own policies in other countries. Eating at McDonald's, of course, directly supports the abuse.

Man Fatally Stabs Dog He Thought Was 'Possessed'

Posted 06.10.2013 | Chicago

A suburban Chicago man was held on $50,000 bail Sunday after prosecutors say he fatally stabbed his father's dog in April because he thought the anima...

$10,000 Reward Offered In Case Of Texas Duck's Murder

The Huffington Post | Meredith Bennett-Smith | Posted 06.06.2013 | Green

The brutal torture and murder of a popular duck in Texas has prompted outrage and a huge reward for anyone who can bring the human perpetrators to jus...

Man Admits To Killing Dog For Ripping His $3.78 T-Shirt

Posted 06.03.2013 | Chicago

A Chicago man is facing felony animal cruelty charges after he allegedly beat his neighbor's pitbull puppy and killed its mother after one of the dog'...