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  • A Whole Bunch Of People On Facebook Thought Steven Spielberg Killed A Real Dinosaur

    07/12/2014 9:09:11 AM PDT · by Rusty0604 · 78 replies
    Buzzfeed ^ | 07/11/2014 | Luke Lewis
    Fact check: The triceratops became extinct 66 million years ago. The director of Jurassic Park has never shot one for sport. Internet humourist Jay Branscomb posted it on Facebook with the caption: “Disgraceful photo of recreational hunter happily posing next to a triceratops he just slaughtered. Please share so the world can name and shame this despicable man.” A lot of people didn’t get the joke, and thought Spielberg really had shot a dinosaur. This person called him an “inhumane prick”... “Steven Spielberg, I’m disappointed in you. I’m not watching any of your movies again ANIMAL KILLER.” “Disgraceful. No wonder...
  • Shocking Animal Cruelty Comes to Light

    05/21/2014 1:11:11 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 1 replies
    Gulf News ^ | May 21, 2014 | Mariam M. Al Serkal
    Case of 12 dogs, two cats and birds found locked in bathrooms and kitchen of a villa in Dubai sparks outrageActivists have called for more awareness of animal cruelty as cases of abuse and neglect continue to occur. Last week, 12 dogs, two Persian cats and caged birds were found locked in the bathrooms and kitchen of a villa. The animals had not been fed for over a week — leading to the deaths of the two cats and four dogs. Narges Khouzestan, from Iran, an animal activist for the past 25 years, has been rescuing animals as well as...
  • Dog's Family Files $1 Million Lawsuit Against Vet Who Kept Pet Secretly Alive

    05/09/2014 5:57:51 PM PDT · by Innovative · 30 replies
    NBCDFW.com ^ | May 9, 2014 | Frank Heinz
    In their lawsuit, Jamie and Marian Harris allege their vet, Millard Lucien "Lou" Tierce III, DVM, said he had discovered in an X-ray that the dog had a birth defect that could not be fixed. The couple, after consulting with the vet at his Camp Bowie Animal Clinic, determined the best course of action for their 170-pound Leonberger was euthanasia. Six months later, the couple was tipped off by a vet tech at Tierce's clinic that Sid was being kept alive, caged in deplorable conditions and being used for blood donations. In the lawsuit, the family said they immediately took...
  • Cruel or necessary? The true cost of wild horse roundups [Graphic Video warning]

    04/29/2014 6:15:10 PM PDT · by blueplum · 31 replies
    NBC News ^ | May 14, 2013 | Lisa Myers and Michael Austin
    ...This recent roundup ended a season of wild horse “gathers” in which the government captured and removed thousands of mustangs from nearly 32 million acres of public land in 10 Western states. Afterward, the Bureau of Land Management reported new numbers likely to shock many Americans unfamiliar with the economics and politics surrounding the roundups: A record number of wild horses – almost 50,000 – are now living in captivity, far more than the 32,000 left on the range. :snip: In January 2013, a federal judge issued a temporary restraining order halting another roundup after Leigh produced photos of a...
  • Bestiality Now Illegal in Sweden

    04/10/2014 3:41:36 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 55 replies
    A new law put into effect on Tuesday completely outlaws sexual intercourse with animals in Sweden. For the last 70 years, the penal code has avoided mention of bestiality, as the laws on animal cruelty were seen as adequate to cover such assault. Previous rules only prohibited sex with animals if it could be proved that the animal suffered mental or physical harm. The move was backed by Rural Affairs Minister Eskil Erlandsson who has long been behind a push to make bestiality illegal in Sweden. "There should be no doubt whatsoever that bestiality is unacceptable," he said in June....
  • Horse mutilated, killed in Williamson Co. pasture [Middle Tennessee--reward offered; please help]

    11/13/2013 8:27:24 PM PST · by LittleSpotBlog · 33 replies
    WSMV.com ^ | 11/11/13 | Dennis Ferrier
    FAIRVIEW, TN (WSMV) - A picturesque part of Middle Tennessee is the scene of a shocking crime. Someone mutilated then killed a beloved horse, and the owner says the animal died in a tremendous amount of pain. She's also worried whoever did it will do it again. The McIlvains have lived outside Fairview for 36 years and say the reason they have stayed is the beautiful front yard pasture for their two Paso Fino horses, Bomber and Falderado. "Paso Finos are a special breed. They are smart and very close to their rider. They take care of their rider and...
  • Pit bull found with ears severed under 69th Street Bridge; Upper Darby police investigating

    10/18/2013 5:31:47 PM PDT · by Kid Shelleen · 42 replies
    Times Herald News (Norristown, PA) ^ | 10/11/2013 | DANIELLE LYNCH
    A few days ago a pit bull puppy was on the verge of death. His ears had been cut off, and then he was abandoned under a bridge at 69th Street in Upper Darby. Luckily, a woman found him on Wednesday and immediately contacted Melvin “Buzz” Miller at the Montgomery County-based PACT for Animals organization. Miller advised the woman to take the puppy to Stoney Creek Veterinary Hospital, located in Ridley Township. “He was bleeding profusely from his ears,” said Dr. Kelly Slattery, a veterinarian at Stoney Creek. Slattery said it appears someone tried to crop the puppy’s ears with...
  • Fund aids dog suffering from embedded collar

    09/14/2013 8:07:27 AM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 12 replies
    toledoblade ^ | 9/13/2013 | TANYA IRWIN
    Princess P is the latest recipient of help from Cutie’s Fund at the Lucas County Dog Warden’s Office. The medium-sized mixed breed dog has a severely embedded collar. Dog Warden Julie Lyle is considering getting treatment for her at Ohio State University’s college of veterinary medicine because the wound is so deep. It is 3 inches across and 5 inches deep. “We are consulting with OSU and have sent them photos of the wound,” Ms. Lyle said. “We expect to hear back from them tomorrow on whether they can help her there or will just advise us on her care...
  • Fatboy’s alleged abuser arragined Wednesday

    07/24/2013 6:35:34 PM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 6 replies
    The Morning Sun ^ | 07/24/13 | LINDA GITTLEMAN/
    The man who allegedly threw a puppy off the porch, injuring him, was arrested without incident Tuesday night and arraigned on Wednesday. Luis-Alberto Serrano was picked up at the home on Begole Road that he’d been residing in, Gratiot County Sheriff Doug Wright said. Serrano, 33, is charged with torturing or maiming an animal, a felony that carries a maximum penalty of four years in prison. He is alleged to have thrown the puppy off the porch after the 3 month-old Australian shepherd named “Fatboy” ate his hamburger. Serrano is alleged to have done this in front of three children...
  • It's Time to Train Officers Not to Kill Dogs

    07/09/2013 7:14:04 PM PDT · by chessplayer · 77 replies
    A cop shot a dog the other day. Again. Maybe you’ve seen the video -- it was all over the Internet, complete with the dog's grisly death spasms. Hawthorne, Calif., resident Leon Rosby was using his cellphone to record a standoff between police officers and armed robbers. At the end of the standoff, officers headed Rosby’s way. He put his dog, a Rottweiler named Max, in his car, then placed his arms behind his back to be cuffed. (He’d had run-ins with the law before.) As the officers began taking Rosby into custody, Max jumped out the car window and...
  • Lawsuit says police didn't need to shoot, kill Rosie (Cops: "Let's just go shoot him")

    11/28/2012 11:51:03 AM PST · by Arthurio · 74 replies
    Seattle Times ^ | 11-27 | Mike Carter
    To Deirdre and Charles Wright, their 4-year-old Newfoundland named Rosie was a member of the family — a big, hairy, doe-eyed friend and companion who "aided in their enjoyment of life, well-being, personal development and daily activities." To the trio of Des Moines police officers who confronted the barking bear-of-a-dog in the driveway of the Wrights' home two years ago, she was something else entirely. "He doesn't want me to get very close," one of the officers is heard saying on an audio recording from a patrol cruiser's dashboard camera, the deep bark of the dog in the background. -snip-...
  • PERRIS: Fannie Mae Abandoned Horse, Records Show

    07/25/2012 2:32:34 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 5 replies
    The Press Enterprise ^ | July 23, 2012 | Peter Surowski
    PERRIS: Fannie Mae abandoned horse, records show A horse that was found blind, starving and nearly crippled at a foreclosed home in Perris may have been a victim of Fannie Mae. I reported on the horse’s rescue last week by a couple of local good Samaritans, but I didn’t know who owned the property. I do now. It was Fannie Mae. That’s what the County Assessor’s records show, anyway. I had a feeling this was the case, based on an unreliable tip that was blurted at me by the real estate agent in charge of the property. When I called...
  • Mitt Romney and the dog on the car roof: Gail Collins' obsession

    09/14/2011 10:28:29 AM PDT · by Daffynition · 20 replies
    PolitiFact;St Pete Times ^ | September 14, 2011 | Drobnic Holan
    Gail Collins loves telling the story of how Mitt Romney drove his family to Canada with the family dog strapped to the roof of the car — and telling it, and telling it, and telling it. The liberal New York Times columnist has mentioned the incident in print 19 times, by our count. She devoted a column to it in 2007 when Romney first ran for president. In another column, she suggested John McCain pick Romney for his running mate "so I can repeatedly revisit the time Mitt drove to Canada with the family dog on the station-wagon roof." She...
  • Police Stop Dogs Against Romney Protester for Having Dog Crate on Car Roof

    02/08/2012 7:00:43 PM PST · by Dajjal · 18 replies
    Dogs Against Romney ^ | 2/7/12 | Rusty
    This image says it all. A Dogs Against Romney Pack Member was stopped by the Littleton, Colorado police yesterday for having a dog crate on the roof of his car. The Pack Member , identified only as "Oredigger," was on his way to protest at a Mitt Romney event yesterday with the crate atop his car carrying a stuffed toy dog when the police officer, believing he was actually transporting a live dog on the roof of his car, stopped him. Says Oredigger, "I was pulled over for suspected animal abuse."
  • Did David Axelrod Just Make Romney's 'Crate-Gate' a Campaign Issue?

    01/30/2012 6:54:02 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies
    The Atlantic Wire ^ | January 30, 2012 | Eric Randall
    President Obama's campaign strategist David Axelrod chimed in Monday on the scandal surrounding the time Mitt Romney drove to Canada with his dog in a crate tied to the roof of his car in the 1980s. "Crategate," as the stupid pet trick was inevitably dubbed, has been an issue championed by New York Times columnist Gail Collins, who somewhat gleefully drops a reference to the story in as many columns as she can. On Monday, Axelrod tweeted a photo of Bo Obama, the first family's dog, in the back of a limo with the words, "How loving owners transport their...
  • Shooting of dogs disputed

    01/09/2012 11:39:35 AM PST · by Altariel · 26 replies
    Decatur Daily ^ | January 7, 2012 | Seth Burkett
    Some residents at Danville Park Apartments are outraged over police firing at two dogs on the walkway outside their front doors. The residents said the shooting killed one animal, injured another and put the tenants in danger of gunfire that left bullet holes in doors, walls and a wooden deck around 2 a.m. on New Year’s Day. Witness accounts of the shootings contradict the reports of officers and a supervising sergeant. The shootings by officers Demetrius Hightower and Jarrod Birchfield are being reviewed by Decatur Police’s office of professional standards, police spokesman Lt. John Crouch said. Danville Park resident Steven...
  • Airport worker fired after refusing to load dog (NV - Dog close to dying)

    12/05/2011 6:49:31 PM PST · by CedarDave · 43 replies
    MSNBC ^ | December 5, 2011 | AP
    RENO, Nevada — A woman says she was fired as a baggage handler at Nevada's Reno-Tahoe International Airport after she refused to load an emaciated hunting dog on a plane. Lynn Jones says her supervisor told her to load the dog last month because the animal's paperwork was in order and its condition wasn't her concern.
  • McDonald's, Target fire Minnesota egg company (Animal Abuse Allegations)

    11/19/2011 9:42:50 PM PST · by MplsSteve · 68 replies
    Minneapolis StarTribune (aka The Red Star) ^ | 11/19/11 | Mike Hughlett - Staff Reporter
    McDonald's Corp. and Target said Friday that they had booted a Minnesota-based egg supplier in the wake of an undercover video documenting alleged animal abuse. The hidden-camera video was shot by the Chicago animal rights group Mercy for Animals at facilities of Sparboe Farms, the nation's fifth-largest egg producer. Taken in Minnesota, Iowa and Colorado, the video portrays crowded cages common in the egg industry, but also shows one worker swinging a chicken by a rope or chain and another stuffing a hen in a co-worker's pants pocket. Sparboe was also cited this week by federal food regulators for serious...
  • Our Canine Heroes and Islamic Dogophobia

    09/14/2011 4:52:15 AM PDT · by expat1000 · 73 replies
    Sultan Knish ^ | Tuesday, September 13, 2011 | Daniel Greenfield
    Kalb, or dog, is one of the worst possible insults in the Muslim world. Call a man Kalb or Kalb ibn Kalb, if you want the knives to come out. In Afghanistan, those who fled the Taliban and returned to help the Coalition rebuild the country are called "Sag shouey" or "Dog washers" since Americans are infidel dogs and the Afghans who cooperate with Americans are menial servants of the dogs. Mohammed, in addition to his affinity for pre-teen girls also had a compulsive hatred of dogs. Some Hadiths quote him ordering the killing of all dogs, others show him...
  • D.C. officer accused of shooting woman's pet dog

    09/05/2011 7:52:36 AM PDT · by Notary Sojac · 52 replies
    WJLA.com ^ | 4 Sept 2011 | A.N.Onymous
    Wearing a plastic protector around his face, 'Blue,' a three year male pit bull, has been shot and wounded in the shoulder and hip. "This is wrong. This is animal cruelty, this is excessive", says his owner Tiffany Reynolds. Reynolds, and her angry and concerned neighbors, say the gunfire came from an MPD officer's service weapon. "It was like pop pop pop pop," recalls neighbor Sheila Love. "We heard five shots," says Kathy Washington, who also lives nearby. "We actually jumped up and ran in the house, because in the beginning we didn't know what was going on," she adds....
  • Police decision to shoot dog questioned

    07/28/2011 2:24:31 PM PDT · by Immerito · 70 replies
    ABC Local ^ | May 23, 2011 | Kelli O'Hara
    DURHAM (WTVD) -- Did a member of a Durham police SWAT team go too far when he shot and killed a dog during a raid in April? Some say it was unnecessary force. ABC11 cameras captured the incident at a home on Dunstan Avenue April 12. Officers were looking for Pete Moses and Vania Sisk. According to search warrants, Moses is a suspect in the disappearance of a woman and a 5-year-old boy. Sisk is the boy's mother.
  • Ia Bill to Ban Animal Abuse Recordings by Undercover Workers

    03/15/2011 6:40:19 AM PDT · by stillafreemind · 10 replies
    Yahoo/AC ^ | March 15th, 2011 | Sherry Tomfeld
    There has to be a bill that protects both the animals and owners. It should be done by responsible people and not by people with an agenda to shut down livestock facilities. Don't throw the baby out with the bath water. I trust Iowa can get this right.
  • Rooster Kills Man Attending Cockfight

    02/07/2011 9:57:16 PM PST · by Lmo56 · 34 replies · 1+ views
    CBS Los Angeles ^ | 2/7/11 | AP
    DELANO (AP) — A California man attending a cockfight has died after being stabbed in the leg by a bird that had a knife attached to its own limb.
  • Abandoned Horses Are Latest Toll of Mexican Drug Trade

    12/30/2010 12:32:36 PM PST · by moonshinner_09 · 15 replies · 36+ views
    NYTimes ^ | December 30, 2010 | MARC LACEY
    PHOENIX — Found tottering alone in the desert with their ribs visible and their heads hung low, horses play a back-breaking, unappreciated role in the multibillion drug smuggling industry.Mexican traffickers strap heavy bales of marijuana or other illegal drugs to the horses’ backs and march them north through mountain passes and across rough desert terrain. With little food and water, some collapse under their heavy loads. Others are turned loose when the contraband gets far enough into Arizona to be off-loaded into vehicles with even more horsepower. “We would pick up 15 to 20 horses a month, and many more...
  • Bay Area birds found with jagged beer cans around their necks

    11/05/2010 3:12:14 PM PDT · by GSWarrior · 34 replies · 2+ views
    Oakland Tribune ^ | 11/4/10 | Joshua Melvin
    Someone has slipped sliced-open beer cans around the necks of at least three gulls in the Bay Area, and now an animal rescue group is trying to find the birds and the person or people responsible. "It's sick. What's the next level of this kind of abuse?" said Rebecca Dmytryk of Monterey County-based WildRescue. Dmytryk said she first heard about the birds after getting some disturbing photos at the end of September that showed a gull with half a Budweiser can stuck around its neck like a collar. She has confirmed sightings at Fisherman's Wharf in San Francisco, a beach...
  • Woman caught on camera beating dog with rake

    09/19/2010 8:45:11 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 15 replies
    WOAI-TV ^ | September 16, 2010 | Lauren Lea
    SAN ANTONIO -- A woman is caught on tape beating her dog with a rake and now Animal Control Services is investigating. Joann Espinosa's backyard surveillance camera caught her neighbor striking her dog on two different days this week. She reported the abuse to ACS, who immediately seized the woman's two dogs, even though she was caught striking one.
  • Crush Videos. Women, Animal Abuse and Sex. What Next?

    09/16/2010 7:05:56 AM PDT · by stillafreemind · 33 replies · 2+ views
    Associated Content/Yahoo! ^ | Sept. 16th, 2010 | Sherry Tomfeld
    Crush videos are right at your kids finger tips. You will not see a website that offers them in this article because I don't want to encourage kids. That being said, imagine your child getting on one of these videos. What will they see? They will probably see something like a kitten with its head taped to the floor. The camera will zoom in about the time that some woman with high heels runs it through the kitten's head. Now, is it time to monitor your child's activities on the Internet?
  • Happy days ahead: Starved dog has new owner (German Shepherd, "Courage")

    05/08/2010 8:27:33 PM PDT · by SmartInsight · 12 replies · 710+ views
    Orange County Register ^ | May 8, 2010 | Samantha Gowen
    He's a big dog -- still skinny with ribs and hip bones protruding -- but big nonetheless. He's gained almost 30 pounds in 30 days. And he's happy. The ears were loose, the tail wagged eagerly, and his head was butting into hands for affection. Nizato was fired from her job after she was arrested April 16. She has been charged with one felony count of animal cruelty and one misdemeanor count of failure to provide care. She will be arraigned on those charges Wednesday (May 12) at the Bellflower Courthouse. Dr. Bill Grant came out to give us a...
  • Lyle man gets 30 days jail for dog abuse (letting 2 dogs starve to death)

    04/24/2010 6:23:46 PM PDT · by SmartInsight · 20 replies · 396+ views
    Austin Post-Bulletin ^ | Apr 24, 2010 | Tim Ruzek
    A Lyle man must serve 30 days in jail for allowing his two Labrador dogs to starve to death in an outdoor kennel during the winter a year ago. Judge Donald E. Rysavy, who gave the sentencing, found McAlister guilty in November of two felony counts of animal cruelty following a one-day bench trial. According to the criminal complaint, authorities arrested McAlister in April 2009 after a deputy, who had been looking for him on an unrelated matter, found two Labrador retrievers dead in a kennel at a property south of Lyle near a shed. A veterinarian determined the dogs...
  • Almost 70 cats taken from Colonie home

    04/22/2010 10:05:35 PM PDT · by Chet 99 · 16 replies · 524+ views
    BY TARYN FITSIK COLONIE, N.Y.--A Colonie woman faces animal cruelty charges after close to 70 cats are removed from her home. According to the Colonie Police Department, concerned neighbors contacted them regarding the condition of the cats living in Margaret Tomko's home on John Street. Police say they made numerous attempts to resolve the problem, but Tomko refused them all. However, police finally got a search warrant, and the Mohawk and Hudson River Humane Society went in to get the animals. "Unfortunately it's something we see with quite regularity," says Brad Shear, the humane society's executive director. "It's not even...
  • Suspect in abuse case (German Shepherd "Courage") makes bail, has court date

    04/20/2010 8:50:26 PM PDT · by SmartInsight · 129 replies · 1,597+ views
    Orange County Register ^ | Apr 19, 2010 | Samantha Gowen
    Nizato has been charged with one count of felony animal cruelty and one misdemeanor count of failure to provide care, according to Capt. Aaron Reyes with Southeast Area Animal Control Authority. She met a $20,000 bail requirement over the weekend, Reyes said, and is due at the Bellflower Courthouse on May 10 for an arraignment hearing. GSROC is now considered the owner of Courage. The evidence provided by the veterinary staffs at both the ER clinic and by Dr. Bill Grant at Community Veterinary Hospital in Garden Grove in Garden Grove was sufficient for Reyes and his team to grant...
  • Irvine vet tech arrested in case of abused dog (German Shepherd "Courage")

    04/16/2010 5:15:17 PM PDT · by SmartInsight · 22 replies · 1,106+ views
    Orange County Register ^ | April 16, 2010 | Samantha Gowen
    A 26-year-old Bellflower woman and part-time veterinary technician who works in Irvine was arrested Friday in the case of a German shepherd found near death in her back yard. Kimberly Nizato went with her father to Southeast Area Animal Control Authority in Downey to complete a request for paperwork on her dog, named Bosco, and was summarily arrested, according to Capt. Aaron Reyes, SEAACA director. Before invoking her right to a lawyer, Nizato admitted to authorities that she is the dog's owner, Reyes said. The 3-year-old dog was taken from her home in Bellflower by a witness on April 7...
  • Courage (Rescued German Shepherd) update: Officials have suspect in sight

    04/14/2010 8:18:37 PM PDT · by SmartInsight · 46 replies · 1,529+ views
    Orange County Registrar ^ | April 14, 2010 | Samantha Gowen
    Officers with the Southeast Area Animal Control Authority have a suspect under investigation in the animal abuse case of Courage, a German shepherd found nearly starved to death April 7. The suspect is a 26-year-old woman who lives in Bellflower, according to Capt. Aaron Reyes with SEAACA. "We will not discount the crime here," he said. "We will go after a felony charge." The dog, which ate dirt to survive, was taken from the home by an anonymous Good Samaritan on April 7 and transported to an animal emergency hospital in Orange County. Volunteers with the German Shepherd Rescue of...
  • Neglected German shepherd eats dirt to survive

    04/14/2010 2:36:44 AM PDT · by South40 · 74 replies · 2,699+ views
    Orange County Register ^ | 4/13/2010 | Samantha Gowen
    Somewhere in a lonely back yard, a young dog lived chained to a tree without food, water or attention. He waited for that food, and when it didn’t come, he ate dirt. Eventually the dog laid down and he didn’t get up. But still, he didn’t die. An anonymous Good Samaritan stepped in April 7 and rescued the German shepherd from sure death. The animal, not much more than skin and bone, wailed in agony on the way to get help. The dog was taken to an emergency animal hospital in Orange County where a horrified veterinary technician called...
  • Man Slashes Dog For Being Racist

    04/09/2010 12:14:10 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 47 replies · 968+ views
    imwiddstupidd.com ^ | April 9, 2010
    A Yonkers man was arrested by local police after he slashed a German shepherd because it was racist. According to 58-year-old Andrew Owens, Jenna the German shepherd only barked at minorities and bit him in the past because of his race. When the dog began barking at him on Tuesday, Owens reportedly became so furious that he took out a nine inch knife and slashed the dog across the face. The dog was reportedly cut from the right eye down to the eye socket bone. The dog lost an eye because of the incident and was hospitalized.
  • Trial Ordered for Man Accused of Fatally Choking Puppy

    03/11/2010 7:15:40 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 9 replies · 360+ views
    Fox 5 San Diego ^ | March 11, 2010 | Kelly Wheeler
    Trial ordered for man accused of fatally choking puppy By Kelly Wheeler City News Service March 11, 2010 SAN DIEGO - A La Jolla man accused of choking his 10-week-old puppy -- which later died -- as punishment for barking and nipping his girlfriend on the nose must stand trial on two felony animal cruelty charges, a judge ruled today. David Hale Warner, 50, faces up to three years in prison if convicted, said Deputy District Attorney Garrett Randall. The defendant was on probation for domestic violence at the time of his arrest, the prosecutor said. Warner and his girlfriend...
  • Man Arrested in Dog-Dragging Death

    01/08/2010 5:17:57 PM PST · by GSWarrior · 21 replies · 1,294+ views
    Grand Junction Sentinel ^ | Dec. 31, 2009 | Paul Shockley
    A Fruita man accused of dragging a dog to death on Colorado National Monument was ordered on Thursday to be held without bond for the weekend. Steven Clay Romero, 37, is scheduled for a detention hearing and arraignment Monday afternoon at the Wayne N. Aspinall federal building. Romero, shackled and dressed in a yellow jumpsuit from the Mesa County Jail, where he’s being held, expressed bewilderment at the allegations. “I don’t get it,” he said, sitting alone at the defendant’s table. Assistant U.S. Attorney Michelle Heldmyer then rose from her seat, walked toward Romero and tossed a copy of the...
  • Eid Al Adha: Duty and sacrifice

    11/28/2009 6:23:50 PM PST · by libh8er · 21 replies · 911+ views
    Gulf News ^ | 11.28.09 | Samir Salama
    ..Prophet Mohammad (PBUH) said that every part of the sacrificial animal attracts rewards for the Muslim who sacrifices it for the sake of Allah. Sacrificial animals are only symbolic, and scholars say what is most important for Muslims is the fear of Allah with which they slaughter the animals. The Quran says: "It is neither their meat nor their blood that reaches Allah, but it is piety from you that reaches Him. Thus have we made them (sacrificial animals) subject to you that you may magnify Allah for His Guidance to you." Scholars are of the opinion that the best...
  • Court denies appeal in dog case (Cops killed dog while family held at gunpoint)

    09/03/2009 8:48:52 PM PDT · by Chet 99 · 14 replies · 1,580+ views
    Court denies appeal in dog case Mary Jo Denton Herald-Citizen Staff Thursday, Sep 03, 2009 COOKEVILLE -- The shooting of a pet dog by a police officer at a traffic stop here six years ago is still being argued over in lawsuits. Just today, Thursday, the 6th Circuit Court of Appeals released a ruling denying an appeal by Tennessee Highway Patrol Trooper David Bush, who was one of several officers present at the stop that day and who was found guilty of excessive force in restraining James Smoak of North Carolina, the owner of the dog. Police officers here had...
  • Vick Signs with Philadelphia.

    08/13/2009 8:59:32 PM PDT · by Empireoftheatom48 · 41 replies · 2,671+ views
    Fox News | 08/13/09 | unknown
    Michael Vic has been signed by the Philadelphia Eagles.
  • Man accused of decapitating horse will go to trial

    08/12/2009 11:22:52 PM PDT · by Chet 99 · 18 replies · 666+ views
    RIVERSIDE, Calif. — A California man accused of decapitating his horse with a chain saw has been ordered to stand trial on animal cruelty charges. A Riverside Superior Court judge said Wednesday there was enough evidence to try 64-year-old Jack Ziniuk.
  • Authorities: Teen arrested in Fla. cat mutilations

    06/14/2009 9:03:03 AM PDT · by Jonah Johansen · 174 replies · 3,488+ views
    AP ^ | June 14 | SARAH LARIMER
    MIAMI (AP) -- A teenager was arrested early Sunday and accused of committing a string of gruesome cat mutilation deaths that had horrified residents of his Miami area community, authorities said. .... Some of the dead cats were missing fur and appeared to have been cut with a sharp, straight instrument, police said. .... Tyler Weinman, 18, was taken into custody early Sunday at a party, police said. Weinman was charged with 19 counts of animal cruelty, 19 counts of improperly disposing of an animal body and four counts of burglary.
  • Police dog, alone in SUV, dies - probe launched

    05/28/2009 12:19:38 PM PDT · by Chet 99 · 26 replies · 645+ views
    Thursday, May 28, 2009 (05-27) 14:56 PDT ALAMEDA -- An Alameda police K-9 officer is under investigation after his dog died when he left it in his personal sports utility vehicle for several hours during a training session, authorities said Wednesday. The officer, whose name was not released, left the 6 1/2-year-old Belgian Malinois inside his SUV while attending a use-of-force training exercise May 5 on Lincoln Avenue, police Lt. Bill Scott said. The SUV had at least one window down for ventilation, Scott said. It also was not an unusually warm day - according to the National Weather Service,...
  • (Muslim) Gang Kicked Dog In Air And Threatened To Do Same To Owner (United Kingdom)

    04/04/2009 10:05:49 AM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 49 replies · 1,913+ views
    Accrington Observer ^ | March 20, 2009 | Lisa Kenyon
    Gang kicked dog in air and threatened to do same to owner Lisa Kenyon March 20, 2009 A DOG was viciously attacked by a gang of youths while walking through Milnshaw Park, Accrington, with its owner. William Townsley, 66, was walking his 14-year-old partially-blind Cairn terrier Snoopy through the park at around 1pm on Monday. As he was passing the children’s play area, William said a group of around 18 Asian youths racially abused him, shouting obscenities before kicking the defenceless dog in the face and ribs. William, of Devonshire Street, Accrington, said: "I could hear them shouting racial obscenities...
  • Gang Of Children - some as young as TEN - caught slowly roasting puppies over bonfire

    02/04/2009 9:16:13 AM PST · by Steelfish · 60 replies · 1,740+ views
    Dail Mail (UK) ^ | February 04, 2009
    Gang of children - some as young as TEN - caught slowly roasting puppies over bonfire (See pic in URL) By Jaya Narain 04th February 2009 A gang of children aged as young as 10 were caught trying to roast a pair puppies over a bonfire. Passerby Melanie Johnson spotted them kicking the pups and holding them over the fire on a canal bank. The youngsters fled, abandoning the dogs, when she challenged them. Ms Johnson, 32, took the puppies home, then passed them on to an RSPCA centre where staff treated the dogs and are now looking to find...
  • Killer of cats gets 5 years in prison

    01/13/2009 7:23:57 PM PST · by Coleus · 44 replies · 1,277+ views
    star ledger ^ | 12.05.08 | MARYANN SPOTO
    <p>When a litter of sickly kittens was born in his backyard last fall, Ben Hoffman and his wife nursed them back to health before putting two of them up for adoption. A man answering his newspaper ad for free kittens jumped at the chance to adopt the 8-week-old sisters. He even went so far as to crawl under a piece of furniture to try to get to their brother, but the Hoffmans told him they were keeping the pet for themselves.</p>
  • Creative Grooming Awards for Dogs

    11/23/2008 9:19:50 PM PST · by Daffynition · 49 replies · 5,475+ views
    PinkCoyote ^ | November 24, 2008 | unknown
    Photos at source
  • Family Believes Pet Poisoned Over Political Signs (Obama supporters)

    10/24/2008 1:59:31 AM PDT · by atomic conspiracy · 22 replies · 1,290+ views
    News Channel 11 ^ | 10-23-08 | staff
    A Lubbock family says someone poisoned their family pet because of their political preference. The Neuling family tells NewsChannel 11 it feels like they've lost a member of their family, and they believe someone intentionally took him away. They believe it's all because they put out campaign signs supporting Democratic Presidential Candidate Barack Obama. The Neulings tell us they picked up their Obama signs last Monday and placed them in their front yard. The next morning they discovered their dog Jude was sick. Last Thursday, Jude died. The family says they didn't think about him possibly being poisoned until they...
  • Australia:Pictured: Boy, 7, who sneaked into a zoo and fed animals to giant crocodile

    10/03/2008 7:20:49 AM PDT · by yankeedame · 18 replies · 1,753+ views
    DailyMail.uk ^ | 03rd October 2008 | Daily Mail Reporter
    <p>A blank-faced seven-year-old boy broke into a popular Outback zoo, fed a string of animals to the resident crocodile and bashed several lizards to death with a rock, the zoo's director said today.</p> <p>The boy jumped a security fence at the Alice Springs Reptile Centre in central Australia early on Wednesday, then went on a 30-minute killing spree.</p>
  • Editorial: Stop using SWAT teams on civilians

    08/13/2008 3:09:59 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 253 replies · 378+ views
    Examiner ^ | 8/13/08
    WASHINGTON (Map, News) - The violent assault on Berwyn Heights Mayor Cheye Calvo’s home late last month was certainly not the first bungled raid by a government SWAT team, but the bad publicity it generated should make it the last time these trigger-happy squads target innocent civilians. Tracking a 32-pound package of marijuana that had been addressed to Calvo’s wife, Trinity Tomsic, Prince George’s sheriff’s deputies forcibly entered the mayor’s home on July 29 and killed his two dogs before handcuffing him and his mother-in-law. But like so many other SWAT team raids across the country, this one turned out...