Tag: Animal cruelty

Postal Worker Suspended Over Allegations Of Feeding Nail-Spiked Meatballs To Dog

A 47-year-old Alabama postal worker has been charged with a class C felony after allegedly feeding nail-spiked meatballs to at least one of neighborhood dogs.

Life & Style June 2, 2017

Tiger Meat Slaughterhouse Found Near Thai Temple

Authorities found a slaughterhouse located near a Thai Buddhist temple, a popular tourist spot where people can pay to walk tigers on leashes. Four live tigers were retrieved while authorities discovered equipment believed to be used in illegal animal smuggling.

Animals June 9, 2016

Amazon Agrees To Stop Selling Animal Specimen And Hunting Equipment

A wildlife group's petition has urged Amazon to stop the trade of animal specimen and hunting equipment that further endangers animals in the wild. Amazon India confirms the removal of 400 items from its website.

Animals May 24, 2016

Man Filmed Swallowing Live Goldfish Banned From Owning A Fish

A young man in the UK was banned from owning a fish after swallowing a whole goldfish at a fair while drunk. Apart from issuing a fine, the court also told him to control his drinking.

Animals May 23, 2016

Man In Hawaii Caught On Video Attacking Pregnant Monk Seal Finally Arrested

The police nabbed a man who was caught on video repeatedly striking a pregnant monk seal in Hawaii. If found guilty, he will spend time in prison and pay hefty fines.

Animals April 30, 2016

Animal Cruelty Investigation Clears Dog Whisperer Cesar Millan Of Wrongdoing

Dog Whisperer Cesar Millan is cleared of any wrongdoing following an animal cruelty investigation. In a 'Cesar 911' episode, a dog nipped a pig in the ear and drew blood. Later, the dog was shown leashed to the pig who seems to be taking it around for a walk.

Society April 12, 2016

World's Largest Rattlesnake Roundup In Texas: Saving Human Lives Or Animal Abuse?

Local residents and tourists gather in Sweetwater, Texas to take part in the festivities of the 'World's Largest Rattlesnake Roundup,' which was designed to help control the population of rattlesnakes in the area. However, the practice is being blasted by animal rights groups for promoting cruelty to animals.

Earth/Environment March 14, 2016

Dog Whisperer Cesar Millan Under Investigation Over Possible Animal Cruelty: Here's What Happened

Cesar Millan is in hot water over a possible incident of animal cruelty, as online petitioners push to get his TV show 'Cesar 911' cancelled.

Society March 11, 2016

Virginia Man In Trouble With Law After Trying To Get Help For Dogs Chained Up In Snowstorm

A man in Appomattox, Virginia is being sued by his neighbors after he took photographs of their two dogs that were left chained to their doghouses during a snowstorm in January. The man, however, asserts that he was just trying to look after the well-being of the two animals.

Society February 22, 2016

This Man Drags A Shark Out Of Florida Waters For Selfies

A man in Florida is photographed dragging a shark out of the ocean and having his picture taken with the animal. The incident quickly drew outrage from people on social media who called it an act of cruelty toward the sea creature.

Earth/Environment February 22, 2016

Woman Behind Viral Photo Of Duct-Taped Dog Charged With Animal Cruelty: Why Some People Abuse Animals

Believe it or not, the case of the woman who post a Facebook photo of her duct-taped dog is not a rare one. Animal rights groups say the reasons why people perform acts of cruelty on animals vary significantly.

Society December 5, 2015

North Carolina Woman Who Posted Facebook Photo Of Duct Taped Dog's Mouth Charged With Animal Abuse

A North Carolina woman learns the hard way that her time-out method to discipline her pets could also earn her a time-out from the law. She faces charges, along with a fine and possible jail time of up to 150 days, after posting a Facebook photo of her duct-taped dog.

Society December 1, 2015

Tortured Bacon Is Not Good: USDA Investigates Animal Abuse Video At Hormel Pork Supplier QPP

An animal rights activist was able to capture a video of the brutal treatment of livestock by employees of big-time pork supplier, QPP. This prompts the USDA to launch an investigation to verify the authenticity of the video and the slaughterhouse policy of the pork supplier.

Business November 12, 2015

Animal Rights Group Claims Monkeys Are Secretly Subjected To Harmful Scientific Tests

Cruelty Free International, presenting its review of published data, cried foul over the lack of "special protection" for laboratory monkeys in the UK. According to them, monkeys are still undergoing “extremely distressing, invasive and harmful experiments.”

Animals October 6, 2015

Woman Who Duct Taped Dog's Mouth Shut and Posted Photos On Facebook Faces Animal Cruelty Charges

Twenty five-year-old Kimberly Ann Howell posted on Facebook a photo of her dog with its mouth covered tightly in duct tape. Arrested and charged with animal cruelty, Howell was released on a $3,000 bond.

Society October 3, 2015

Kitten Found In Paper Bag On Its Way To Recovery

Miracle, a tiny kitten who was found covered in feces and with two other dead cats in a paper bag, is now recovering. The animal is being cared for by the Wisconsin Humane Society and could be ready for adoption by the time it turns 8 weeks old.

Life September 28, 2015

Pitbull Missing Half A Face Given New Nose Via Surgery

An abused pit bull who was found without a nose and gravely injured bones is now recovering from a reconstructive nose surgery at a veterinary hospital in Southeast Florida. The dog’s rescuers are relieved after the successful five-hour surgery, but say the injured dog will still need to undergo surgery to repair her broken legs.

Life August 31, 2015

Help From Dog Lovers Gives Hope To Blind Pit Bull To See Again

An abused pit bull received help from all over the world through the initiative of the San Antonio Animal Care Services. The dog lost an ear and her vision from hydrochloric acid, with donations through Facebook, she has undergone an operation and is now on her way to recovery.

Society August 23, 2015

Seal-napped: Sea Lion Pup Snatched From Los Angeles Beach

Federal officials and local police are searching for four people seen harassing then snatching what is likely a seal or sea lion pup from a Calfornia beach.

Internet Culture April 20, 2015

Elephants Prevent 18-Wheeler From Tipping Over Along Louisiana Highway

Everything is not all fine and dandy, however, as many will not like where the elephants were headed.

Internet Culture March 25, 2015

Florida Woman Drowns Puppy so She can Board Plane at Nebraska Airport

A woman was arrested at the Nebraska airport on Friday for allegedly drowning a two-week old puppy in order to make her flight.

Internet Culture January 27, 2015

Remember the Green Cat from Bulgaria? It's Now Clean

Varna's famous green feline is back -- although much less green and looking much healthier.

Internet Culture January 10, 2015

Meet Kai, a Cute Shar-Pei Mix Abandoned at a Scotland Train Station

Kai, a Shar-pei mix, was found abandoned at a railway station in Scotland. All he had left was a suitcase full of his belongings.

Internet Culture January 8, 2015

Federal Judge Overturns California Foie Gras Ban. Force-feeding of Birds Continues

Force-fed geese for foie gras may be sold again in California following a federal judge's decision to overturn the 2 year ban.

Internet Culture January 8, 2015

Animal Cruelty? Sarah Palin Draws Flak for Using Dog as Stepping Stone in Facebook Photo

Sarah Palin has posted images on Facebook that she thought was inspirational: photos of her son Trig using the family's pet dog as a stepping stool.

Society January 3, 2015

Neighbor Convicted for Stealing and Euthanizing Cancer Patient's Beloved Dog: 'She Knew What She Did'

A woman from Spring Hill, Pittsburgh took her neighbor's Siberian husky while he was getting treatment for stage 3 cancer and had the dog euthanized. She now faces up to ten years in prison.

Society December 30, 2014

New York Bans Tattoos and Piercings for Pets

New York just passed a law that will ban body modification like tattoos and piercings on pets.

Internet Culture December 17, 2014

Green Cat Spotted in Bulgaria! Alien? Incredible Hulk Cat? Ah, Forget #Dyedpits

People at the seaside town of Varna in Bulgaria have been doing double takes at a peculiar green cat wandering the streets.

Internet Culture December 5, 2014

Wyoming police officer charged with K9 death: Dog was locked in hot car for six hours

A Wyoming police officer has been charged with animal cruelty following the death of his K9 partner after the dog was left in a police patrol car for more than six hours. The Mills police department said the officer is not on active duty, and that it is rethinking its policies regarding its K9 program.

Society August 24, 2014

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