Keyword: animalcruelty

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  • Scales of Justice: In Zurich, Even Fish Have a Lawyer

    03/06/2010 7:56:39 AM PST · by reaganaut1 · 21 replies · 596+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | March 6, 2010 | Deborah Ball
    Last month, Antoine Goetschel went to court here in defense of an unusual client: a 22-pound pike that had fought a fisherman for 10 minutes before surrendering. Mr. Goetschel is the official animal lawyer for the Swiss canton of Zurich, a sort of public defender who represents the interests of pets, farm animals and wildlife. [...] The case emerged after a local newspaper photo showed the fisherman proudly showing off the four-foot-long fish—a scene that, to Mr. Goetschel, was reminiscent of a safari hunter with his foot perched on the head of a dead lion. "It is this Hemingway thinking,"...
  • US festival 'uses roo in boxing show'

    03/05/2010 4:21:07 PM PST · by myknowledge · 8 replies · 351+ views
    Nine News ^ | March 6, 2010
    A red kangaroo that is goaded into fighting a human clown is the star attraction at a festival in the US designed to celebrate Australia. The Daily Telegraph reports that the BorderFest festival in Hidalgo, Texas, features an event called Rocky Show Circus, involving two kangaroos and their owner, Javier Martinez, who dons the clownsuit. The festival is sponsored by Kraft, the US owners of Vegemite. The report says Mr Martinez baits the kangaroo by pushing it and poking it before placing it in a headlock. If Rocky fights back too much, Mr Martinez's wife Sandra restrains it using a...
  • Senate passes animal cruelty bill

    02/05/2010 6:14:25 AM PST · by myknowledge · 22 replies · 422+ views
    WLBT ^ | February 4, 2010 | Ashley Conroy
    JACKSON, MS (WLBT) - In a near unanimous vote on Thursday, the Mississippi State Senate passed a bill that would make animal cruelty in the state go from a misdemeanor to a felony. A Rankin County family visited the senate chambers today to attend the hearing on animal cruelty. Their 14-month-old Labrador Retriever was deliberately shot by a hunter four days after Christmas. They're hoping to share their story, so others will understand the importance of tougher animal cruelty laws in Mississippi. "I can't even begin to fathom why somebody would do that. I mean it's not like he didn't...
  • SPCA: Philadelphia Man Set Puppy On Fire

    01/29/2010 8:12:05 PM PST · by Rodebrecht · 19 replies · 507+ views
    CBS 3 ^ | 1-29-2010 | CBS 3
    PHILADELPHIA (CBS 3) ―The SPCA and Philadelphia Police Department are investigating allegations a man intentionally set his family's puppy on fire. According to the SPCA, the man, who lives in the 1100 block of Sanger Street in the city's Oxford Circle section, set the five-month-old pit-bull mix puppy ablaze Thursday evening while his children were home. SPCA officials said the puppy's head was doused in alcohol as an incendiary device and purposely set on fire.
  • Man arrested naked after dog attacked, killed

    12/30/2009 2:21:15 PM PST · by South40 · 43 replies · 1,087+ views
    Orange County Register ^ | December 30, 2009 | SALVADOR HERNANDEZ AND BRITTANY LEVINE
    SAN CLEMENTE – What started out as a call about a loud radio early this morning ended with the arrest of a nude 26-year-old man who officials suspect killed a family dog with his bare hands, then poured hot coffee on his head while running naked in a tennis club, authorities said. The dog's owner said that if her 5-year-old mini schnauzer hadn't run out in between her and the man, she would have been the one beaten to death.
  • Ky. again ranked last in animal abuse laws

    12/20/2009 1:42:09 AM PST · by myknowledge · 13 replies · 871+ views
    Bowling Green Daily News ^ | December 19, 2009 | Justin Story
    For the third consecutive year, Kentucky has the weakest animal protection laws and ranks last in punishing animal abusers. The findings come in an annual report released last week by the Animal Legal Defense Fund comparing laws in each state protecting animals from abuse for their strength and comprehensiveness. This is the fourth year that the ALDF has issued the report. Kentucky finished second-to-last the first year and has ranked last in each subsequent year. “The state is just really devoid of any meaningful laws in almost every category,” said Stephan Otto, author of the report and the ALDF’s director...
  • Vermont court eyes value of love of man's best friend

    12/17/2009 9:37:36 AM PST · by rrstar96 · 32 replies · 1,075+ views
    AP (through Yahoo! News) ^ | December 17, 2009 | Dave Gram
    MONTPELIER, Vt. – Vermont's highest court is being asked to decide what a dog's love is worth. The state Supreme Court on Thursday began hearing a case that started in July 2003, when Denis and Sarah Scheele, who were visiting relatives, let their mixed-breed dog wander into Lewis Dustin's yard and he fatally shot it. Now the Scheeles, of Annapolis, Md., are asking the court to carve out a new legal doctrine that a dog's owners can sue for emotional distress and loss of companionship, just like parents can when they lose children.
  • Slain cat's DNA leads to killer; brute stabbed little Madea with an umbrella, says ASPCA

    12/13/2009 11:46:38 PM PST · by myknowledge · 85 replies · 2,198+ views
    New York Daily News ^ | December 12, 2009 | Joe Jackson, Scott Shifrel and Christina Boyle
    A cold-hearted animal killer stabbed his mother-in-law's feline to death with an umbrella, and then told relatives: "It was only a cat, who cares?" lawyers said Friday. Lordtyshon Garrett, 31, terrorized the 9-pound pussycat by poking and beating her, leaving the pet with injuries as severe as if she had fallen off a high-rise building or been hit by a car, animal experts said. In a futile attempt to fight back, the 4-year-old feline, Madea, bit and scratched the plastic umbrella. The ASPCA found the cat's DNA on the umbrella and used it to pin the crime on Garrett, whose...
  • 'I'm a Celebrity' stars cook rat, get charged with animal cruelty

    12/06/2009 3:23:09 PM PST · by FromLori · 31 replies · 1,155+ views
    Daily News ^ | 12/6/09
    Two stars of the reality TV show "I'm a Celebrity ... Get Me Out of Here" have been charged with animal cruelty after allegedly killing and cooking a rat to eat during filming. Chef Gino D'Acampo who won the viewer-feedback contest series, and actor Stuart Manning were charged after animal welfare activists lodged a complaint about a segment for the British TV program, which was filmed in Australia, the activists and British media reported Sunday. In a statement to The Associated Press, New South Wales state police said Sunday that two men, aged 33 and 30, were charged with animal...
  • Catch a cat killer, make $7,500

    10/29/2009 2:41:21 AM PDT · by myknowledge · 51 replies · 2,370+ views
    Examiner ^ | October 28, 2009 | Stacy Mantle
    It’s the digital age, the age where every move we make is virtually tracked through Twitter, Facebook, Myspace and more. We have cameras set up on nearly every corner, video clips are as easy to access as your cell phone, and yet somehow, animal cruelty still exists with over 5,000 cases being reported each month. Now a person has managed to slice 14 cats down their spine. Another 20 cats were poisoned and dumped into a Phoenix canal. And at least another 24 cats have been reported burned and/or drowned with threatening notes left next to their mutilated bodies in...
  • Woman kills neighbour's cats with anti-freeze to stop them urinating on her strawberries

    10/29/2009 1:20:09 AM PDT · by myknowledge · 113 replies · 3,309+ views
    Daily Mail ^ | October 29, 2009 | Daily Mail Reporter
    A wealthy woman who poisoned her neighbour's Abyssinian cats with tuna laced with anti-freeze has been ordered to pay Ł1,500 in compensation to the distraught owner. Katherine Hall, 57, put the deadly tins of tuna in her garden to stop Nush and Mr Baz urinating on her strawberries. The court heard that the five-and-a-half year old cats died in agony a few days later. When police searched Hall's garden they found remnants of the deadly meal, and a cat-scaring machine. Owner Andrew Boyd said it was a 'disgrace' that Hall did not receive a harsher punishment. 'I don't want to...
  • USDA FILES CHARGES IN ELEPHANT ABUSE CASE

    10/23/2009 9:31:47 AM PDT · by Patriot1259 · 7 replies · 366+ views
    TheCypressTimes.com ^ | 10/23/2009 | Staff
    In Defense of Animals (IDA) the organization that has worked for two years to rescue three circus elephants named Tina, Jewel and Queenie, announced today that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has filed formal charges against the elephants' handler, Wilbur Davenport (dba "Maximus tons of Fun") for multiple violations of the federal Animal Welfare Act (AWA). The charges state that “the gravity of the violations alleged…is great” and that Davenport has “not shown good faith” in his repeated unwillingness to comply with the AWA and its regulations and standards.
  • Halloween Pet Threats - Urban Legends vs. Reality; Are Your Pets Safe?

    10/20/2009 6:26:49 PM PDT · by Diana in Wisconsin · 25 replies · 878+ views
    SF Gate ^ | October 19, 2009 | Christie Keith
    Which is a greater threat to your pets at Halloween: ritual satanic sacrifice, or your kids' trick or treat bag? Yes, it's that time of year when the flood of cult cat sacrifice stories start piling up in the inbox, with that breathless "forward this to everyone you know!" tag line. (Note to my readers: Pet related or not, there has never been a message that should be forwarded to everyone you know. Trust me on this.) Which means it's also that time of year when I wish that the people who worry about cat sacrifices would instead worry about...
  • Danville judge convicts man in opossum stomping death case

    10/20/2009 6:46:22 AM PDT · by sevinufnine · 74 replies · 2,111+ views
    WSLS News ^ | 10/20/09 | Matt Tomsic
    A Vernon Hill man was found guilty Monday of animal cruelty after he stomped an opossum to death while on a June 20 ride-along with a Danville police officer. Evan Bryce Schuler, 23, appealed the judge’s decision, and his case will now move to circuit court.
  • 'Cat killer' strikes again

    10/18/2009 4:45:25 PM PDT · by myknowledge · 29 replies · 1,251+ views
    The Sun ^ | October 19, 2009 | John Coles
    A SERIAL cat killer is feared to have launched a new murder spree - just miles from where eight pets were poisoned two months ago. This time four treasured moggies from the same street died in agony within one week. Tests show they had all swallowed a toxin believed to be anti-freeze. Cops are still hunting the maniac who used the same method to kill eight cats in one road in Bridgend, South Wales, over three weeks in July and August. The latest killings took place in Caldy Close, Barry - just ten miles away. Two neighbouring households in the...
  • Humane Society Ad. (just sad)

    10/18/2009 7:49:37 AM PDT · by Vendome · 137 replies · 2,499+ views
    Vanity | 10/18/2009 | Vendome
    Just saw another ad by the Humane Society. They do wonderful work and help animals who have been abandoned or treated cruelly. I hate these ads, not for their poor taste, they are actually done well and are a needed message about treating animals with love and humanely. What bothers me about the ads is the starkness of the cruelty man exacts on an animal who loves unconditionally and is always happy to see you. They don't care what kind of day you had or how much money you make. The're always happy when you walk in the front door....
  • Woman convicted of animal cruelty uses stun gun on trooper

    10/18/2009 9:58:27 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 17 replies · 784+ views
    http://www.sunjournal.com ^ | October 18, 2009 | Donna M. Perry
    FARMINGTON — Police say a 65-year-old New Sharon woman assaulted a state trooper with a 975,000-volt stun gun during an investigation into possible animal hoarding at her house on Lane Road.
  • Teen gets 4 years for setting dogs on fire in South Dallas

    10/16/2009 10:57:52 AM PDT · by Texican72 · 41 replies · 1,474+ views
    The Dallas Morning News ^ | October 16, 2009 | AVI SELK
    When a defense lawyer walked into a county courtroom Thursday and told Lefferreio Sudds' family that he would get four years in prison for setting two dogs on fire, the boy's mother thanked God. She had expected six or seven. Entering the room a few minutes later, Sudds, 17, looked skinny in his baggy prison stripes. He nodded at his mother, shook his head, then turned to the judge and pleaded guilty. Diane Sudds cried. Two months ago, her husband had been sent to prison for cruelty to dogs. Now her son. It was a chilly Saturday night in April...
  • SPCA call for information about nail attack on cat

    10/14/2009 3:57:51 AM PDT · by myknowledge · 7 replies · 669+ views
    3 News ^ | October 14, 2009
    The SPCA is calling out for any information that could help them find the person responsible for a shocking attack on a domestic cat in Christchurch. The cat was found by the side of the road with over a dozen large nails lodged in its head. “Definitely since I’ve started this has probably been the worst case that I’ve been involved in. I know there's other cases that have been as horrific but this one has definitely hit home,” says SPCA inspector Christoff Heyns. This could be one of the worst cases of animal cruelty New Zealand has ever seen....
  • Dozens of hoarded cats rescued at home

    10/09/2009 7:25:26 PM PDT · by myknowledge · 35 replies · 1,261+ views
    SACRAMENTO, Oct. 8 (UPI) -- Sacramento officials say they rescued dozens of cats that had been living in a house with cages stacked to the ceiling and feces caking the floors. Inside Paul and Kathy Franco's house and garage, city officials said they discovered among the worst cases of animal hoarding they had ever seen, The Sacramento Bee reported. After a SWAT team kicked open the couple's door Wednesday, veterinary specialists, shelter workers and animal-control officers spent hours rescuing the cats, which were taken to the city's animal-control center.
  • Judge dismisses animal cruelty charges against police officer Robert Melia for sex with cows

    09/25/2009 9:57:52 AM PDT · by dead · 66 replies · 2,395+ views
    NY Daily News ^ | Friday, September 25th 2009, 8:24 AM | Neil Nagraj
    Perhaps the Garden State should switch its nickname to the Barnyard State. A New Jersey judge has dismissed animal cruelty charges against a cop accused of committing a sex act with cows, saying a grand jury had no way of knowing whether the animals were "tormented." Moorestown police officer Robert Melia, who is currently suspended, allegedly stuck his penis in the mouths of five calves in Southampton in 2006. Since New Jersey currently has no law explicitly banning such an act, prosecutors in Burlington county brought animal cruelty charges against Melia, the Philadelphia Daily News reports. "If the cow had...
  • Cock-fighting ring busted in Pierce County (WA)

    09/18/2009 3:35:56 PM PDT · by llevrok · 26 replies · 1,153+ views
    KAPOWSIN, Wash. - Investigators from Seattle police and the Pierce County Sheriff's Department say they've busted a cock-fighting ring operating in southeastern Pierce County. Investigators seized more than 50 roosters at the suspected cock-fighting operation near Kapowsin Friday. Investigators from several agencies are raiding a property in the 32400 block of Meridian Avenue East near the small town of Kapowsin where the alleged ring operated, said Pierce County Sheriff's Department spokesman Ed Troyer. Sheriff's SWAT and Meth Lab teams entered the property Friday to serve search warrants. So far, they've recovered 51 cocks and are rounding up more birds, said...
  • Cat Limps Home With a 13-Inch Arrow Through His Head - Video

    09/02/2009 9:09:33 PM PDT · by Federalist Patriot · 9 replies · 756+ views
    Freedom's Lighthouse ^ | September 02, 2009 | Michael
    Here is a video report on a cat that limped home with a 13-inch arrow through his head. The Vet was able to remove the arrow which had just skinned the skull and the cat is recovering. The local Humane Assoc. is offering a $500 award for an arrest of the person responsible on a charge of animal cruelty. (Watch Video)
  • Four Cats Found "Butchered" in Dallas Neighborhood in Recent Days - Video

    08/30/2009 4:20:25 AM PDT · by Federalist Patriot · 5 replies · 424+ views
    Freedom's Lighthouse ^ | August 30, 2009 | BrianinMO
    Here is a video report from Dallas on what appears to be a "cat butcher" on the loose. Four cats have been found killed and sliced apart in front yards in a neighborhood area of Dallas. At first, people thought it might be the work of animals, but now stab wounds have been detected and police believe someone is going after cats. . . . . (Watch Video)
  • And you thought Michael Vick's dog fighting was bad?

    08/29/2009 5:31:55 PM PDT · by brycemax · 5 replies · 833+ views
    Michael Vick's dog fighting was hideous, but what would you say to a blood sport that features animal combatants that are subjected to electrocution, burning and near drowning? Even more amazing, contestants fighting their animals are as young as 12! NOTE: The author of this comic requests that you visit his web site and please refrain from copying the comic within this thread. Thanks a bunch!
  • Dog of Michael Vick's Leading Critic Dies in Hot Car (SPCA CEO Leaves Dog in Hot Car)

    08/27/2009 3:01:45 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 49 replies · 1,915+ views
    Kansas City Star ^ | Yael T. Abouhalkah
    Robin Starr has been an outspoken critic of NFL quarterback Michael Vick for leading a cruel dogfighting ring. Vick acted despicably, then served his time in prison. But today Starr is dealing with a cruel twist of fate. A 16-year-old family dog died in the back seat of her car last week after being left there for four hours on a hot day in Richmond, Va. Let's be clear: By all accounts so far, this was an accident that could have been avoided. Starr, the CEO of the Richmond Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, says she didn't...
  • Dog Belonging to CEO of Richmond SPCA Dies After Being Left in Hot Car

    08/26/2009 3:20:37 PM PDT · by deaconjim · 3 replies · 533+ views
    Fox News ^ | Wednesday, August 26, 2009
    RICHMOND, Va. — A dog belonging to the CEO of the Richmond, Va., Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals died after accidentally being left alone for four hours in her hot car. Robin Starr's husband Ed told the Richmond Times-Dispatch that he put the 16-year-old mutt named Louie, who was deaf and blind, into his wife's vehicle on Aug. 19 as she was getting ready for work. Starr often took the dog to the office with her. But on that day, she arrived at work without realizing Louie was in the car. Several hours later, at about noon,...
  • Va. SPCA exec's dog dies after 4 hours in hot car

    08/26/2009 9:53:46 AM PDT · by JoeProBono · 25 replies · 1,286+ views
    hostednews/ ^ | 16 minutes ago
    RICHMOND, Va. — An executive for an anti-animal cruelty group says her 16-year-old blind and deaf dog died after she accidentally left him in her hot car for four hours.
  • SUPREME COURT TO HEAR CASE AFFECTING OUTDOOR MEDIA

    08/25/2009 12:31:23 PM PDT · by pabianice · 2 replies · 909+ views
    NSSF Bulletin | 8/25/09
    The U.S. Supreme Court is slated to hear oral arguments in U.S. v. Stevens on Oct. 6. NSSF alerted conservation, sportsmen and outdoor media groups to this case previously and filed an amicus brief with the court. The case centers around a 1999 federal statute used to prosecute a Virginia man on animal cruelty-related charges that could similarly be used to prosecute retailers for stocking and selling books, DVDs or art depicting hunting scenes. In the 2004 case, the defendant was initially convicted, but the decision was later overturned by the Third Court of Appeals as a violation of the...
  • Dog who was covered in petrol, set alight and left for dead to face his torturers in court

    08/22/2009 7:17:47 PM PDT · by Charlespg · 25 replies · 1,032+ views
    Daily mail ^ | 22nd August 2009 | Peter Allen
    A young dog who made a miracle recovery after being set alight is set to come face-to-face with his torturers in open court.
  • Michael Vick tells '60 Minutes' of his disgust at himself, his tears in prison and finding God again

    08/22/2009 9:56:29 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 26 replies · 989+ views
    New York Daily News ^ | 8/22/09 | helen kennedy
    Disgraced quarterback Michael Vick declared Sunday that he really "cares" about animals. He says he wept in disgust over his own cruelty to animals while serving time for running a bloody dogfighting ring. And yes, he also found God in prison. Treading the well-worn path of career revival, Vick went on CBS' "60 Minutes" pledging to devote himself to teaching kids from poor backgrounds to be kind to animals. "When I was in prison, I was disgusted, you know, because of what I let happen to those animals. I could've put a stop to it," he said. "And that was...
  • Michael Vick, Rehabbed? Not Bloody Likely

    08/19/2009 1:04:19 PM PDT · by AJKauf · 73 replies · 1,980+ views
    Pajamas Media ^ | August 19 | Julia Szabo
    Former Atlanta Falcon, now Philadelphia Eagle Michael Vick, fresh off Sunday’s appearance on 60 Minutes, sure has his loyal supporters, and they have surprising strength in numbers. All seem to agree that Vick has done his time for running Bad Newz Kennels, his infamous dogfighting ring. So he tortured, maimed, electrocuted, drowned, and body-slammed a bunch of dogs. You want remorse for that, when other football players kill people? Leave the guy alone! Vick sat in jail long enough, he’s been punished enough, he deserves a second chance, now let him enjoy a full comeback to the NFL with all...
  • 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.
  • More than 150 dead chihuahuas found in freezers

    07/24/2009 5:54:12 PM PDT · by myknowledge · 45 replies · 1,302+ views
    The Daily Telegraph ^ | July 25, 2009 | Staff writers
    Police find 112 live chihuahuas Police find 150 dead chihuahuas Started with two dogs four years ago POLICE were shocked to find more than 150 dead dogs packed into a freezer in a US home yesterday. The dogs were found at the home of a “confused and disoriented” man who earlier this week had 112 live dogs – mostly chihuahuas – removed from his Michigan home. Authorities were alerted to the presence of the dogs after neighbours complained about the stench of the place and found chihuahuas “everywhere” in his filthy three-bedroom home. Garbage was piled to the ceiling and...
  • Why should this photo be illegal?

    07/23/2009 2:02:06 AM PDT · by Neil E. Wright · 40 replies · 3,249+ views
    NRA Hunters Rights ^ | Darren Warner
    Why Should This Photo Be Illegal? By Darren Warner Imagine going to the video store to rent a copy of your favorite hunting show, only to find the shelves bare. When you ask the clerk where they are, he tells you that the films are now illegal and that you can’t buy or rent them anymore.  This may sound like something out of 1984, but in United States v. Robert J. Stevens, the U.S. Supreme Court will decide this fall if photos like the one above, or video that shows hunters shooting at game, violate a 1999 federal law...
  • Animals killed execution style

    07/14/2009 3:49:59 AM PDT · by Red in Blue PA · 17 replies · 912+ views
    desototimes.com ^ | 7/14/2009 | Staff
    COLDWATER - DeSoto County authorities are seeking information on the execution-style slaying of two family pets in Coldwater on July 7. DeSoto County Crimestoppers coordinator David Holland said the incident occurred on Callicott Drive in Coldwater during the daytime hours on July 7. Holland said a 10-year-old white German Shepherd was shot three times in the neck and once in the head. The dog was discovered floating in the family's pond when the homeowner returned home from work about 5 p.m. Another resident on Coldwater Drive reported that a Labrador and Chow mix was discovered underneath the back porch after...
  • Man changes plea in brutal church cat stabbing

    06/29/2009 7:54:54 PM PDT · by smokingfrog · 15 replies · 540+ views
    komonews.com ^ | June 29, 2009 | KOMO staff
    The man accused of trying to gut a cat that belongs to a South Seattle church has changed his plea. Tracy Clark originally entered a not guilty plea to a first-degree animal cruelty charge in May for the April 20 attack that left Scat the cat with multiple stab wounds, including a 7-inch gash on its side. But on Monday Clark changed his stance and entered a guilty plea. The injured cat had been the pet therapy cat at the Cross Church & Discipleship Center for the past eight years. Clark, 47, said he had enrolled in rehabilitation at the...
  • Fireman kills pets to save on boarding (Prosecutor says defendant enjoyed 'thrill of the kill')

    06/25/2009 6:16:07 PM PDT · by Gordon Greene · 35 replies · 1,087+ views
    THE COLUMBUS DISPATCH ^ | Thursday, June 25, 2009 3:21 AM | By Bruce Cadwallader
    A Columbus firefighter admits that he took his two dogs to the basement, tied them up and blasted them with a rifle so he and a girlfriend could vacation without paying to board the animals. "He said chunks of concrete were flying everywhere," Assistant Franklin County Prosecutor Heather Robinson said. "I think it was the thrill of the kill for him. He has shown no remorse for this." Firefighter David P. Santuomo, 43, pleaded guilty yesterday to two counts of animal cruelty and one count of possession of a criminal tool -- for taping a 2-liter plastic bottle onto the...
  • Man Shoots Pit Bull Attacking Teen

    06/19/2009 1:24:06 PM PDT · by Chet 99 · 19 replies · 724+ views
    Man Shoots Pit Bull Attacking Teen Friday, June 19, 2009 5:04 AM COLUMBUS, Ohio — A man shot a pit bull in the leg Thursday evening to stop the dog from attacking a teenager. Police said the dog tore part of the 15-year-old boy's ear and bit his arm and leg, 10TV's Kevin Landers reported. According to police, the attack was the culmination of an argument among neighbors on Diane Place on the south side. The argument escalated into a fight involving the boy and others on the street. A witness told detectives they heard the owner of the dog...
  • 18-Year-Old Arrested in Cat Mutilations

    06/14/2009 1:50:24 PM PDT · by libstripper · 73 replies · 1,960+ views
    Associated Press ^ | June 14, 2009 | Associated Press
    MIAMI (June 14) - Authorities say a teenager has been arrested and accused of committing a series of cat mutilation deaths in his Miami area community.
  • 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.
  • Three Youths Stamp Fawn To Death

    06/11/2009 9:19:06 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 62 replies · 2,606+ views
    BBC News ^ | June 11, 2009
    Three youths stamp fawn to death Keith Arthurs was walking his dog when he saw the fawn stamped to death A dog walker has spoken of the horror of witnessing three youths stamp a new born deer to death in a park in Dorset. Keith Arthurs was walking his dog in Upton Country Park, near Poole, when he saw three teenage boys wearing hoods attack the fawn on Wednesday night. He did not intervene for fear of being injured. The RSPCA collected the body and took it to Lynwood Vets in Wareham. Police are appealing for the public's help in...
  • Bronx Teen Confesses to Roasting Kitten

    06/08/2009 4:17:39 AM PDT · by bustinchops · 92 replies · 2,254+ views
    NY Daily News ^ | June 5, 2009 | BY Lisa L. Colangelo, Erica Pearson and Bill Hutchinson DAILY NEWS STAFF WRITERS
    Cheyenne Cherry tossed her ex-roommate's kitty, Tiger Lily (below), into the stove, then left so she didn't have to hear the cat's anguished cries. A Bronx teenager roasted her ex-roommate's kitten to death in a stove - then brushed off the incident as a joke when she was busted, authorities said Thursday. "I hate cats," Cheyenne Cherry, 17, allegedly told investigators when asked about the heartless crime. Cherry's confession came after she was arrested Wednesday by the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals. She and an unidentified juvenile allegedly broke into Valerie Hernandez's Tinton Ave. apartment on...
  • Cat cook accused teen 'stole dog' [Chyenne Cherry]

    06/07/2009 4:28:06 PM PDT · by smokingfrog · 9 replies · 921+ views
    ninenews ^ | June 7, 2009 | ninemsn staff
    A teenager accused of burning her ex-roommate's cat alive in an oven is already facing charges over allegations she kidnapped a dog. Cheyenne Cherry, a 17-year-old from the Bronx in New York, is accused of putting kitten Tiger Lily into an oven and cooking it, the New York Daily News reports. It's now been revealed Cherry's boyfriend stole a dog from a woman in a Bronx park last June after placing a BB gun to her forehead. Cherry then attempted to claim a US$500 (A$630) reward by sending a friend to give the dog back to its owner. "She's evil,"...
  • Pest control company charged with animal cruelty

    05/23/2009 7:35:33 AM PDT · by Joiseydude · 98 replies · 2,303+ views
    MyWay ^ | May 23, 2009
    HAZLET, N.J. (AP) - The owner of a New Jersey pest control company has been charged with animal cruelty after a squirrel was found dead in a rooftop trap. Chief Buddy Amato says a professional complex hired Critter Ridder to help get rid of the squirrel. He says a trap was set Wednesday for the animal, and no one returned to check on it. Amato says the squirrel was found "cooked to death on the hot roof" Thursday afternoon. Buck faces four counts of animal cruelty, including one that cites her for not providing the squirrel with adequate food, water...
  • Gun owners attack Rush Limbaugh: Talkster backs animal group

    04/28/2009 3:19:27 AM PDT · by Scanian · 134 replies · 4,077+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | April 28, 2009 | Joseph Curl
    Rush Limbaugh's new pet project -- fighting animal cruelty for the Humane Society of the United States -- is riling sportsmen from coast to coast, prompting fears that the talkster typically supportive of gun rights is aiding a group they say has a secret agenda to end all hunting in America. Twenty-eight groups representing millions of hunters and sportsmen are demanding that the conservative radio commentator end his collaboration with the HSUS and stop "helping them to mainstream their image in the minds of reasonable people." "Despite a few programs designed to attract support from the general public, HSUS is...
  • Man who dragged dog behind a pickup arrested

    04/22/2009 7:53:32 AM PDT · by meandog · 66 replies · 1,343+ views
    Daily Post Athenian ^ | Tuesday, April 21, 2009 | Jeremy Belk Staff Writer
    A criminal summons has been issued for an Athens man who allegedly dragged his dog behind his car last month. McMinn County Sheriff's Department personnel have confirmed a criminal summons for animal cruelty has been served on Billy Jacobs, of Athens, on Monday. He now has 10 days to turn himself in at the Justice Center to be assigned a court date in General Sessions Court. Jacobs is accused of dragging a pit bull, Boss, who had been adopted from Break the Chain Pit Bull Rescue of Lenoir City. When Jacobs allegedly missed some follow-up visits, Jimmy Woody, who runs...
  • Supreme Court to review Pittsburgh pit bull case

    04/20/2009 10:12:45 AM PDT · by Chet 99 · 14 replies · 403+ views
    The U.S. Supreme Court today announced it will review the case of a Virginia man whose federal conviction in Pittsburgh for selling dog-fighting videos was overturned by an appeals court. Robert J. Stevens of Pittsville, Va., in 2005 became the first defendant ever convicted of a 1999 law prohibiting the sale of materials depicting animal cruelty. Some of the videos showed pit bulls fighting one another as well as attacking hogs.
  • Stabbed Dog In Need Of New Home

    04/15/2009 7:03:11 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 30 replies · 776+ views
    cbs2 ^ | Apr 14, 2009 11:02 pm US/Pacific
    RANCHO CUCAMONGA, Calif. (CBS) ― Click to enlarge Simone, a beagle mix, was stabbed 19 times and left for dead in Rancho Cucamonga. CBS 1 of 1 Close numSlides of totalImages Related LinksRancho Cucamonga Pets A small dog stabbed more than a dozen times is recovering and now looking forward to her new home. Simone, a beagle mix, was found by workers cleaning up graffiti in Rancho Cucamonga. The small, brown dog underwent surgery after being stabbed 19 times in her neck and torso. Simone's caretaker says the pooch is surprisingly sweet and well-mannered, despite her ordeal. Do you think...
  • (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...