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  • Man shoots goose. Will the judge cook his?

    03/15/2006 12:10:48 PM PST · by RushCrush · 142 replies · 2,390+ views
    The Chicago Tribune ^ | 3/15/2006 | Ted Gregory
    Like a lot of homeowners, Larry Tomko has grown weary of geese. He's tired of scraping poop from his driveway with a snow shovel. He's fed up with boorish geese gobbling millet he leaves for chickadees. He feels overrun when dozens of the feathery transients loll in the pond a few steps from his yard. When his frustration brims, Tomko has run out his front door waving his arms and shouting at the geese. Sometimes he launches bottle rockets at them. About 10 years ago, he started firing pellets from an old air rifle at the geese. They would squawk...
  • CHP duo who shot alligator to be fired

    02/12/2006 10:28:13 AM PST · by radar101 · 35 replies · 1,244+ views
    San Diego Union ^ | Feb 12, 2006 | Juliet Williams
    The California Highway Patrol plans to fire two officers after an internal investigation found they used their service weapons to shoot alligators while working in Louisiana after Hurricane Katrina, the CHP said Friday. The CHP said the officers shot and killed at least one alligator and failed to report the firing of their weapons, as required by agency policy, said Fran Clader, a spokeswoman at CHP headquarters in Sacramento. The officers broke Louisiana law when they killed the animal, she said. “This is an embarrassment to our department and especially to all our personnel who went to Louisiana and served...
  • Man, 82, Arrested in Scuffle Over Skunk(peta freak)

    02/04/2006 2:30:13 AM PST · by freepatriot32 · 18 replies · 832+ views ^ | 2 3 06 | associated press
    NOVATO, Calif. - An 82-year-old animal lover was arrested this week on allegations he grabbed and brandished a trapper's revolver during a scuffle over the skunk. Lou Kessler was arrested Tuesday. He was released on his own recognizance Wednesday after being charged with misdemeanor counts of using a firearm in a fight and disturbing the peace. The victim, Ron Bailey, 52, told The Press Democrat in a phone interview that he simply was doing his job as a state-licensed trapper and he believes Kessler disobeyed the law and attacked him. The scuffle allegedly began when Kessler and his wife went...
  • Sparrow shot for downing domino record bid

    11/16/2005 1:33:42 PM PST · by grjr21 · 74 replies · 1,589+ views
    CNN ^ | November 16, 2005 | Associated Press.
    AMSTERDAM, Netherlands (AP) -- The Dutch animal protection agency said Tuesday it is investigating the shooting death of a sparrow that knocked over 23,000 dominoes during an attempt to set a world record. The ill-fated bird flew into an exposition center, threatening to derail a world record Monday, before it was chased into a corner and shot by an exterminator with an air rifle. The bird was a common house sparrow -- a species placed on the national endangered list last year. "Under Dutch law, you need a permit to kill this kind of bird, and a permit can only...
  • Dog Dilemma Update - Katrinia survivor denied return of beloved dog by Ms. Nevills

    09/27/2005 7:01:29 AM PDT · by Former Military Chick · 40 replies · 1,274+ views
    KCTV5. ^ | Sep 26, 2005 | KCTV5.
    INDEPENDENCE, Mo. -- The interest in the story over Shuma the service dog continues to be overwhelming. Last Thursday, KCTV5 News told you about a hurricane evacuee from Mississippi who wants his dog back. After fleeing the storm, John Wyrick gave his dog to Lynn Nevills of Independence, because his temporary housing arrangement would not allow pets. Wyrick said he made a mistake and wants Shuma the German Shepherd back, but Nevills refuses. Several KCTV5 viewers have offered her money, as much as one thousand dollars if she will just return the dog. But, Shuma is still in Independence with...
  • (vanity) A deparate dog swimming

    09/27/2005 6:19:54 AM PDT · by Jet Jaguar · 184 replies · 3,833+ views
    Fox news live | 27 Sept 05`` | me
    just a dog swimmming for his life on Fox. I would appreciate updates.
  • Rudolph the Homicidal Reindeer

    09/27/2005 5:37:47 AM PDT · by psychopuppy · 10 replies · 497+ views
    Rudolph the Homicidal Reindeer HELSINKI, Finland (AP) — A reindeer injured an elderly couple in the wilds of Finnish Lapland, in a rare attack that caused injuries needing hospital treatment, officials said Monday. A male reindeer suddenly appeared from a forest and attacked a man who was hiking Sunday with his partner near Kittila, about 620 miles north of Helsinki. The buck butted the man to the ground and kicked him before turning on the woman who was talking to her son on a mobile phone, Kittila fire chief Jorma Ojala said. The son alerted rescue workers who arrived in...
  • Lions kill 20 peasants in Ethiopia

    09/24/2005 7:31:39 PM PDT · by Uncle Joe Cannon · 61 replies · 1,272+ views
    Reuters ^ | 9/20/05
    Lions kill 20 peasants in Ethiopia 20 Sep 2005 12:23:12 GMT Source: Reuters ADDIS ABABA, Sept 20 (Reuters) - Lions disturbed by deforestation have killed 20 people and devoured 750 of their domestic animals in Ethiopia, a local news agency said on Tuesday. The rare daylight attacks, all during August and in the remote south, have forced a thousand peasant farmers to flee their homes and sparked a hunt for the lions, local official Tadesse Gichore told Walta Information Service. "The lions killed shepherds tending cattle and villagers after breaking into their houses," Tadesse said of the attacks near his...
  • Tiger Attacks, Kills Teen Posing For Senior Pictures

    08/19/2005 6:47:26 AM PDT · by Undertow · 152 replies · 4,010+ views
    AP ^ | 08/18/05
    Tiger Attacks, Kills Teen Posing For Senior Pictures POSTED: 6:33 pm EDT August 18, 2005 UPDATED: 6:56 pm EDT August 18, 2005 MOUND VALLEY, Kan. -- A Bengal tiger attacked and killed a teenage girl Thursday at a southeast Kansas animal sanctuary. Haley Hilderbrand, 17, of Altamont, Kan., was posing with the tiger for her senior high school pictures at the Lost Creek Animal Sanctuary. A news release from the Labette County Sheriff's Office said the big cat was being restrained by its handler, but it attacked the teenager, anyway. The 7-year-old tiger was killed. Copyright 2005 by The Associated...
  • Group Wants to Bring African Animals to North America

    08/18/2005 12:48:35 PM PDT · by freepatriot32 · 77 replies · 2,449+ views ^ | 8 18 05 | JOSEPH B. VERRENGIA,
    DENVER (Aug. 17) - If a group of prominent ecologists have their way, lions and elephants could someday be roaming the Great Plains of North America The idea of transplanting African wildlife to this continent is being greeted with gasps and groans from other scientists and conservationists who recall previous efforts to relocate foreign species halfway around the world, often with disastrous results. But the proposal's supporters say it could help save some species from extinction in Africa, where protection is spotty and habitats are vanishing. They say the relocated animals could also restore the biodiversity in North America to...
  • Back at ya PETA, you've been FReeped! KFC is finger lickin good!

    08/09/2005 6:41:47 PM PDT · by Trteamer · 254 replies · 9,173+ views
    8/9/05 | Trteamer
    Today I encountered PETA protesting at the Kentucky Fried Chicken in Cheyenne, Wyoming. I just could not let this stand unopposed so an emergency FReep was let loose on the PETA morons, much to the delight of the business owner and local ranchers........
  • China: one-headed, but two-bodied pig born (one, a male body, the other, female)

    07/08/2005 9:06:16 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 36 replies · 1,699+ views
    NoCut News ^ | 07/08/05 | Park Jung-ok
    China: one-headed, but two-bodied pig bornAn one-headed, but two-bodied pig was born at a Chinese farm. One of its body is male, while the other is female. The news stunned its neighbors. According to July 6th report of Dong-ya-jing-mao-xin-wen, a Chinese newspaper, it was born at a farm in Yushu City. The piglet was shunned by its siblings, and won't suckle. The owner of the pig plans to send it to a research institute. Park Jung-ok in Beijing  07/08/05
  • Senate passes "Partners for Fish and Wildlife Act"

    06/30/2005 12:53:40 PM PDT · by freepatriot32 · 14 replies · 827+ views
    email | 6 29 05 | Gretchen Randall
    Senate passes "Partners for Fish and Wildlife Act" By Gretchen Randall Date: June 29, 2005 Issue: The Partners for Fish and Wildlife Act (S. 260) passed the U.S. Senate Monday with unanimous approval. The Partners for Fish and Wildlife Program is the primary program within the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service delivering habitat improvement projects on private land through voluntary agreements with private landowners. The bill authorizes the program for the next five years (2006-2011) and provides $75 million each year for this habitat conservation program. Noting that approximately 60 percent of fish and wildlife in the United States are...
  • freep this page (freepatriot32's dog could become world famous with your help)

    06/14/2005 2:57:09 PM PDT · by freepatriot32 · 40 replies · 1,439+ views ^ | 6 14 05 | freepatriot32
    Jones soda has a contest where you submit pics and if enough people vote for the pic then they pic it to put on a label for jones soda so I submitted a pic of my dog brutus for the contest so if you would like to see brutus and vote for his picture you can here all votes would be greatly appriciated and i will let you know if my pic was selected for the label in here
  • Squirrel paté dished by protests

    06/09/2005 9:54:41 AM PDT · by andyk · 118 replies · 1,380+ views
    Telegraph ^ | 09/06/2005 | Nick Britten
    A restaurant selling squirrel terrine has been forced to withdraw it after death threats from animal rights activists. Protesters threatened to firebomb the Hadley Bowling Green Inn in Droitwich, Worcs, and to smash up the staff's cars over the £7.95 paté starter. A female housekeeper was told: "I'm glad I don't work here because I wouldn't want to die in the fire." After the dish was featured on local television the restaurant received about 25 threatening telephone calls and a string of malicious e-mails. Its spokesman, Barney Reynolds, said: "The last thing we would want to do is to pander...
  • Wildlife Officials to Kill 4,000 Cormorants

    05/27/2005 7:49:17 AM PDT · by Pharmboy · 61 replies · 1,455+ views
    Associated Press ^ | 5-27-05 | GREGG AAMOT
    Chris Anderson is only half-joking when he offers a solution for the hungry cormorants that are eating the fish in Leech Lake — and taking money out of his pocket. "Kill them all," he says of the voracious, predatory birds. At Anderson's Cove, Anderson's resort on the western edge of the lake, just three of 11 cabins were rented for this month's walleye opener, after six years of strong opening weekends. Over the next month alone, Anderson figures he'll lose $40,000 or more through mid-June because of cabins standing empty. Word has spread that walleye fishing on Leech Lake, one...
  • 'PCRM Week': The Dairy Attack

    04/13/2005 3:35:11 PM PDT · by freepatriot32 · 92 replies · 2,112+ views ^ | 4 12 05 |
    Unless you're among the bean-sprout-sized minority of Americans who describe themselves as "vegans" (vegetarians who also won't touch milk, cheese, yogurt, butter, or even a dollop of honey), you may have been alarmed by the publicity surrounding an article appearing last month in the journal Pediatrics. The anti-milk piece -- written by activists from the PETA-affiliated Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine (PCRM) -- concluded that feeding milk to children is unnecessary, and that there are better ways (kale, tofu, turnip greens, or spinach, for instance) for kids to get the calcium they need. In reaching this result, PCRM relied on...
  • PETA Takes on J.Lo Over Fur Fashions

    03/12/2005 4:23:50 PM PST · by freepatriot32 · 6 replies · 1,304+ views ^ | 3 12 05 | ap
    NEW YORK Mar 12, 2005 — People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals wants Jennifer Lopez to "Get Right" when it comes to fur. Lopez introduced her Sweetface collection during New York Fashion Week last month. "Please don't support Jennifer Lopez or her bloody business," according to a Web site that the animal rights group has devoted to the singer, actress and now fashion designer. "Many hot designers, including Stella McCartney, Vivienne Westwood, Todd Oldham, Marc Bouwer, and others have … created synthetic alternatives that are hip, humane, and easily available and don't turn animals into fashion victims." Calls by...
  • Road kill candy angers animal rights activists

    02/25/2005 6:56:45 PM PST · by tomball · 88 replies · 2,398+ views
    CNN ^ | February 25, 2005 | Associated Press
    TRENTON, New Jersey (AP) -- Animal rights activists are disgusted by a new candy from Kraft Foods Inc. that's shaped like critters run over by cars -- complete with tire treads.   The fruity-flavored Trolli Road Kill Gummi Candy -- in shapes of partly flattened snakes, chickens and squirrels -- fosters cruelty toward animals, according to the New Jersey Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals."It sends the wrong message to children, that it's OK to harm animals. And that's the wrong message, especially from a so-called wholesome corporation like Kraft," said society spokesman Matthew Stanton.The society is considering...
  • Targeting the Man Who Wasn't There (Or Was He?)

    01/16/2005 2:05:46 AM PST · by freepatriot32 · 4 replies · 980+ views
    new york times ^ | January 16, 2005 | SETH KUGEL
    EVERY other Sunday afternoon since April 2003, advocates of animal rights have gathered with bullhorns across from 279 Central Park West, near 88th Street. They are there to protest Huntingdon Life Sciences, a product-development company that does scientific tests on animals, and its chief executive, Andrew Baker, who lives in the building. Or does he? Months ago, residents heard that he had moved out. And so, they wonder, why don't the protesters stop? "Someone would first of all have to provide really good proof that he's not in the building," said Camille Hankins, who organizes the events for the group,...
  • Girls stomp kitten; then brag about it

    01/01/2005 12:11:54 AM PST · by Barte45 · 194 replies · 3,751+ views
    WorldNetDaily ^ | January 1st, 2005
    Two girls from New Jersey are facing animal-cruelty charges after allegedly stomping on a kitten before burying it alive up to its neck. "This is beyond sick – it's evil," Cumberland County SPCA Agent Beverly Greco told the Bridgeton News. "We have reached a new low." The 13-year-olds from Laurel Lake, N.J., reportedly acquired two kittens Dec. 5, but were told by their father they couldn't keep the animals "We received information from the local animal-control officer and the school [they attended] that the girls were bragging about what they had done," Greco said. "The girls, who are stepsisters who...
  • Super Model Gisele Bundchen, Reneges on “Lost Dog” Reward Offer;

    12/10/2004 5:45:07 AM PST · by freepatriot32 · 30 replies · 7,253+ views ^ | 1210 04 |
    A young San Bernardino couple is going public with questions about supermodel Gisele Bundchen's "no questions asked" $5000.00 reward offer, which remains unpaid more than two weeks after the couple returned Bundchen's dog only to be arrested at gunpoint, handcuffed and held in custody. Although cleared by the police, the couple has no explanation from Bundchen of why they were treated like criminals and denied the reward. Hollywood, CA (PRWEB) December 10, 2004 -- Supermodel Gisele Bundchen’s “no questions asked” $5000.00 reward offer for her lost dog just before Thanksgiving, may have gotten her dog back, but, according to the...
  • Anti-hunters create litigation division

    12/07/2004 8:33:03 PM PST · by Calpernia · 48 replies · 2,008+ views
    Humane Society of the United States to challenge hunting via courts U.S. Sportsmen's Alliance — Dec. 3, 2004 The nation's largest anti-hunting group has launched a new legal department to challenge sportsmen in the courts. An Animal Protection Litigation section was created in the wake of the recent merger of the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) and the Fund for Animals. Attorney Jonathan Lovvorn was selected to head the department. The organization intends to add four litigating attorneys by the end of the year. "The animal rights movement sees the courts as the easiest way to realize its...
  • Denver Voters to Decide on Circus Visits

    08/09/2004 11:40:30 AM PDT · by freepatriot32 · 5 replies · 561+ views
    aolnews ^ | 8/9/04 | CATHERINE TSAI
    DENVER (Aug. 9) - Fifteen-year-old Heather Herman, who wears leather and eats meat, is an unlikely animal rights activist. Yet largely due to her, Denver voters will decide this week whether to allow the circus to come to town. Herman contends the animals aren't meant to travel the country caged or in train cars, performing for audiences on cue. Her push to petition for a law ensuring abuse-free circuses rather than just passing out leaflets took some supporters by surprise. "I guess you get jaded when you get older," said Ashley Soard, formerly of Rocky Mountain Animal Defense and now...
  • Free Republic "Bump List" Register

    09/30/2001 4:46:44 AM PDT · by John Robinson · 191 replies · 12,118+ views
    I have created a public register of "bump lists" here on Free Republic. I define a bump list as a name listed in the "To" field used to index articles. Free Republic Bump List Register
  • 'Freedom' Is Just Another Word For 'Nothing Left To Eat'

    03/08/2004 7:37:47 AM PST · by freepatriot32 · 15 replies · 954+ views
    center for consumer freedom ^ | 3.4.04 | center for consumer freedom
    When the World Health Organization (WHO) released its proposed "global strategy on diet, physical activity and health" calling for "fat taxes," the Bush administration noticed something conspicuously missing from the report -- any notion of personal responsibility. Thankfully, the former Director of Communications for WHO's European Office, Franklin Apfel, provides insight into this obvious omission. He recently told a conference in Dublin (as reported in The Irish Times): [W]e are all influenced by 'hazard merchants' selling us a false view of things like tobacco, alcohol and high density foodstuffs -- we're given the impression that these things represent personal choice,...
  • a true christmas story

    12/25/2003 9:37:20 AM PST · by freepatriot32 · 15 replies · 493+ views
    freerepublic ^ | 12-25-03 | freepatriot32
    when my brother was six years old my dad hit a deer with his truck and got him right on the head and broke the deers nose.So he put it on the back of the truck and brought it home to clean it and cook it up.He pulled in about 10 seconds before my mom and brother did so my dad went and put down the gate of the truck and out plops the deers head and the first thing my brother saw was the blood RED nose of this deer.Now keep in mind this is about the 8 or...
  • PETA urges India to 'give leather the boot' -

    12/19/2003 5:02:02 PM PST · by UnklGene · 12 replies · 558+ views
    BBC - UK ^ | December 19, 2003
    PETA urges India to 'give leather the boot' - The Hindi version features a well-known voice artiste An animal welfare group is urging Indians to steer clear of wearing leather with an advertising campaign featuring singing cows. "Do I make myself clear? Keep your hands off my rear!" croons a cow in the 30-second TV advert. The People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) hopes the lip-synched bovines will persuade Indians to boycott leather products. The Hindi-language version of the advert is dubbed by Chetan Shashital, a well-known voice artiste who has worked with such celebrities as cricket stars...

    12/04/2003 10:57:53 AM PST · by d-back · 67 replies · 525+ views
    Star Ledger ^ | December 4, 2003 | BRIAN T. MURRAY
    <p>The state yesterday barred nearly 300 youngsters from next week's bear hunt in a move officials said was designed to protect the young hunters from potential confrontations with protesters.</p> <p>DEP employees began telephoning the 278 boys and girls, ages 10 to 15, who had applied for permits for the hunt, telling them they could not participate even though they had already attended mandatory safety courses earlier this fall. DEP Commissioner Bradley Campbell never mentioned his revocation order during an hour-long conference call with reporters yesterday, during which he repeated the DEP's position that the hunt is necessary to help reduce the growing bear population, estimated to be as high as 3,200.</p>
  • Police fatally shoot dog while executing search warrant

    09/08/2003 10:38:19 AM PDT · by freepatriot32 · 108 replies · 10,600+ views ^ | 9.5.03 | Robert Airoldi
    <p>FREMONT -- A 41-year-old Fremont man whose dog was shot by police officers when they forcibly entered his house looking for marijuana plants has a prescription from his doctor to use pot and a certificate from the Oakland Cannabis Cooperative allowing him to grow and possess it, according to documents obtained by ANG Newspapers. Robert Filgo and his wife, Yvette Filgo, 38, were arrested Tuesday night after seven police officers served a search warrant at their Niles home and found 79 plants in the back yard and garage.</p>
  • US Activists (Pseudo-PETA-type) call for boycott (of 2010 Vancouver games)

    07/05/2003 7:37:30 AM PDT · by mhking · 5 replies · 308+ views
    ST. JOHN'S, Nfld. (CP) -- An American conservation group is calling for an international boycott of the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver-Whistler because of an annual seal hunt that takes place on Canada's East Coast. The Sea Shepherd Conservation Society based in Malibu, Calif., said the games, scheduled for February and March, will coincide with the time the seal hunt begins. "These dates fall at the exact time that the notoriously cruel, largest marine mammal slaughter in the world takes place on the East Coast of Canada," the society said in a statement found on their Web site. "The Olympics...
  • War veteran gets diploma, thanks dog

    03/09/2003 3:16:24 PM PST · by chance33_98 · 13 replies · 387+ views
    War veteran gets diploma, thanks dog By MILLETE BIRHANEMASKEL Greeley Tribune EATON, Colo. (AP) - Fine pieces of metal continue to fall from Harold ''Al'' Tesch's mouth, the result of being wounded in the chest 57 years ago during World War II. He equates the feeling to being poked by a needle. The veteran has counted 29 pieces so far, rubbing the roof of his mouth where he feels No. 30 ready to come out. ''It feels like a little hair on the roof of my mouth,'' he said. Tesch says the shrapnel continues to move through his body....
  • Security leaks dog search for Bin Laden

    03/09/2003 3:14:04 PM PST · by chance33_98 · 17 replies · 354+ views
    Security leaks dog search for Bin Laden 09.03.2003 3.00pm - By ANDREW GUMBEL Pakistani troops backed by experts from the US Central Intelligence Agency were reported to be stepping up the hunt for Osama bin Laden in an area of rugged mountains and desert at the junction of the Afghan, Iranian and Pakistani borders. But the search, which has been in full swing since last week's arrest of Khalid Shaikh Mohammed, the man believed to be al-Qa'ida's operational commander, appears to have been hampered by security leaks, claims and counter-claims that have given the fugitives valuable clues about their...
  • Pet Deer Kills Man--Grandson Discovers Body, Shoots Deer

    03/02/2003 9:39:39 PM PST · by Coleus · 9 replies · 1,507+ views ^ | 02.27.03
    Pet Deer Kills Man Grandson Discovers Body, Shoots Deer GILBERTOWN, Ala. -- An elderly man was killed Monday when his pet deer attacked him. The nine-point buck gored and mauled 79-year-old Donald Sellers while Sellers was working on a fence on his property Monday in the Chapel Hill community, according to Choctaw County Sheriff Don Lolley. Sellers had raised the deer since it was a fawn and the sheriff says it often became aggressive during the rutting and mating season. He believes that might have prompted the attack. A grandson discovered the body, then shot and killed the deer when...
  • Please donate NOW and get rid of that yellow bar - it's hurting my eyes

    01/22/2003 3:26:05 PM PST · by chance33_98 · 81 replies · 600+ views
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  • Hunting season puts motorists at risk, too

    11/18/2002 2:23:38 PM PST · by Behind Liberal Lines · 20 replies · 456+ views
    ©Finger Lakes Times 2002 ^ | November 18, 2002 | By: STEPHANIE SORRELL
    Thomas Sheets never had a chance. He was driving down Black Brook Road in Seneca Falls earlier this month when a deer jumped out from a soybean field and hit his new 2002 pickup truck. Sheets, of 119 Whiskey Hill Road, Waterloo, said he has - unfortunately - become accustomed to this type of accident. "This happens to me every year," said Sheets, who, on Friday, was still waiting for $3,000 in repairs to his front end to be completed. Sheets is far from alone when it comes to car-deer accidents. "This time of year is an abundant time for...
  • Veterinarian Facing Misconduct Charges - accepted $ to euthanize animals, then gave them away

    11/13/2002 11:29:17 AM PST · by chance33_98 · 28 replies · 496+ views
    Veterinarian Facing Misconduct Charges Vet Subject Of State Disciplinary Hearing POSTED: 10:41 a.m. EST November 13, 2002 NASHUA, N.H. -- A Nashua veterinarian faces professional misconduct charges alleging he hired a convicted felon, berated workers and took money to euthanize sick animals only to turn them over for adoption. Roland Huston, who owns State Line Veterinary Hospital, is the subject of a disciplinary hearing before the state Board of Veterinary Medicine that began Tuesday and is expected to last until the end of this week. Huston is facing 15 allegations, some dating back more than two years. One allegation...
  • Man Accused Of Killing Dog With Pickax: Suspect Says 10-Pound Poodle Scared Him

    10/24/2002 7:40:31 AM PDT · by chance33_98 · 18 replies · 407+ views
    Man Accused Of Killing Dog With Pickax Suspect Says 10-Pound Poodle Scared Him Posted: 9:27 a.m. EDT October 23, 2002 BALTIMORE -- Police say a Baltimore man killed a 10-pound white toy poodle with a pickax as the dog's owners walked the dog on a leash. Police documents show the killing occurred Sunday morning as Sheri Divver and George France walked their 2-year-old dog, "Sweetie Poo," (pictured with other family dog, Franky) near their home on Baltimore's west side. Nearby, Wayne Adger was working in a vacant lot. Adger says he was upset because the dog had urinated on...
  • Six boys (10-11 yrs old)face animal cruelty charges after attacking cat in Galveston (Sick FREAKS)

    10/21/2002 4:01:15 AM PDT · by chance33_98 · 100 replies · 397+ views
    Six boys face animal cruelty charges after attacking cat in Galveston By ABC13 Eyewitness News (10/21/02) — Six Galveston boys are facing animal cruelty charges after a shocking attack on a cat. Police say the boys attached the cat to a fence by wrapping its limbs around the metal wiring. They allegedly pulled one of the cat's paws off in the process. Police say after that, they all threw rocks as heavy as a pound at the cat. Its owner heard the cat screaming and called police. Police took the five 10-year-olds and one 11-year-old to juvenile detention, but they're...
  • Lebanon vet's license suspended (update to vet beats dogs story)

    10/05/2002 3:05:13 PM PDT · by chance33_98 · 24 replies · 456+ views
    Lebanon vet's license suspended A state board has suspended the license of a Lebanon veterinarian who admitted hitting and kicking his animal patients in order to restrain them. In addition to the six-month suspension, the Board of Veterinary Medicine gave John Carmody two years' probation. Carmody also must undergo a psychological evaluation and take classes in animal behavior, animal restraint and ethics. The board handed down its decision after an eight-hour hearing in Gardiner. The case came to light in April after former employees of the Forest View Veterinary Clinic told authorities that Carmody had mistreated some of the...
  • Teacher sentenced for cruelty to animals (pics included, fyi for those a little squeamish)

    10/05/2002 8:26:13 AM PDT · by chance33_98 · 45 replies · 689+ views
    <p>A teacher at Fort Myers Middle Academy pleaded no contest Friday to cruelty to animals and was sentenced to a $250 fine and 25 hours of community service.</p> <p>One dog, a chow, had an infection so bad that animal services had to euthanize it after being unable to nurse it back to health.</p>
  • Veterinarian admits beating dogs

    09/06/2002 12:40:26 PM PDT · by chance33_98 · 107 replies · 881+ views
    Veterinarian admits beating dogs LEBANON, Maine (AP) A veterinarian faces a possible revocation of his license after he admitted beating four dogs that he treated. John Carmody, who works at Lebanon's Forest View Veterinary Clinic, told the state Board of Veterinary Medicine in August that he abused the animals. He signed a document admitting striking a German shepherd in the face, restraining and kicking a black Labrador retriever, striking an Italian greyhound, and repeatedly kicking a second German shepherd. Carmody could have his veterinary completely revoked, or have it revoked for a period of time and face a fine,...
  • Coon-Dog Cemetery (I reckon it's in Alabama)

    09/03/2002 6:38:34 PM PDT · by chance33_98 · 7 replies · 926+ views
    Coon-Dog Cemetery (Alabama) Sep. 3 - While some chose to spend their labor day in the political scene, others decided to do something a little different. More than a hundred tourists and hunting enthusiasts visited the coon-dog cemetery in south Colbert County. It's located in the middle of Freedom Hills Forest. The cemetery has more than a hundred headstones, marking the graves of coon-dogs. The graves have been marked since the first one was buried there in 1937. The coon-dog cemetery is very strict. Before you can bury your dog, you must prove that it was actually a coon-hunter....
  • City rules define 'dangerous animals'

    08/29/2002 5:44:45 AM PDT · by chance33_98 · 8 replies · 362+ views
    City rules define 'dangerous animals' By CINDY TOOPES, Courier staff writer OTTUMWA - City authorities issued a press release Tuesday afternoon about the pit-bull attack and attached copies of city regulations about the handling and housing of pit bull terriers. At a 3:30 p.m. press conference, Ottumwa Police Lt. Jim Clark explained some of the city regulations. Owners must keep the dog in a kennel with a roof and a floor. If there is no floor, the cage has to go 2 feet into the ground, Clark said. If an owner is walking a pit bull, the animal must...
  • Rottweilers go on 'biting spree' (yesterday it was a pit bull, today rotts, tomorrow Schnauzers)

    08/28/2002 10:35:16 AM PDT · by chance33_98 · 32 replies · 426+ views
    Rottweilers go on 'biting spree' LEWISTON, Maine (AP) A pair of Rottweilers blamed for two separate attacks that sent a man and boy to the hospital with bite wounds have been placed under quarantine while awaiting euthanasia, officials said. ''These two dogs went on a biting spree,'' said Animal Control Officer Wendell Strout. ''And they're both good-sized animals.'' Strout said it did not appear the animals were provoked or threatened in either attack. Don Tremblay said he was moving some boxes outside a friend's house on Sand Hill Road on Sunday when the dogs attacked, biting him on the...
  • Two Arrested For Allegedly Killing Dog With Ax (sick freaks of the day)

    08/27/2002 10:12:21 AM PDT · by chance33_98 · 5 replies · 379+ views
    Two Arrested For Allegedly Killing Dog With Ax Suspects Will Be Arraigned Tuesday POSTED: 7:56 a.m. EDT August 27, 2002 UPDATED: 8:57 a.m. EDT August 27, 2002 WESTERLY, R.I. -- Two people are in custody Tuesday for allegedly beating a dog to death. Westerly police said Katonah Perry (pictured below), 43, of Westerly and a 17-year-old male are charged with malicious injury to an animal. Officials began investigating after the dog's body was found in a shallow grave. The dog had been beaten with a pick ax, they said. Detectives said both suspects beat the dog and, if convicted,...
  • Men Charged With Killing Puppy - Investigators Say Dog Was Shot In Front Of Children

    08/21/2002 12:04:08 PM PDT · by chance33_98 · 19 replies · 311+ views
    Men Charged With Killing Puppy Investigators Say Dog Was Shot In Front Of Children Posted: 8:12 a.m. CDT August 21, 2002 Updated: 8:28 a.m. CDT August 21, 2002 KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Two men have been charged with killing a puppy who was stabbed and shot after one of the suspects got mad because the dog wouldn't let him pick it up, authorities said. The dog's owner, Johnnie Parks, 31, was charged Tuesday with two felonies: one count of animal abuse and one count of unlawful use of a firearm. Ray Carabajal, 25, of Richmond, was charged with one...

    08/09/2002 11:26:40 PM PDT · by petuniasevan · 3 replies · 468+ views
    Chico Enterprise-Record ^ | 8-10-02 | Brent Morrison
    ANIMAL RIGHTS CAN'T REPLACE HUMAN RESPONSIBILITY By Brent Morrison-Style Columnist"Then God said, 'Let us make man in our image, in our likeness, and let them rule over the fish of the sea and the birds of the air, over the livestock, over all the earth, and over all the creatures that move along the ground.' " - Genesis 1:26 As I type these words there are three formerly homeless kittens sleeping in the safety of my enclosed porch. They are there because my wife plucked them from the trees of an orchard we pass on our evening walks, apparently abandoned...
  • Could Annual Animal Vaccines Be Dangerous To Your Pet? Texas law change(will other states listen?)

    08/02/2002 11:51:13 PM PDT · by chance33_98 · 3 replies · 282+ views
    Could Annual Animal Vaccines Be Dangerous To Your Pet? There are ongoing studies looking at just how much benefit dogs and cats get from annual rabies vaccines and how many animals, especially cats may be getting cancer because of over-vaccination. Now, the Texas Board of Health is considering changing the rule for vaccinations to every three years. In 1996 there was a rabies outbreak in Texas, the Department of Health mandated that dogs get yearly rabies shots. Cats can get them annually or every three years. Texas is one five states which requires the annual vaccine. 33 other states require...
  • Man Heads To Prison For Punching Police Dog

    08/01/2002 4:24:50 AM PDT · by chance33_98 · 35 replies · 317+ views
    Man Heads To Prison For Punching Police Dog Incident Stemmed From Domestic Situation POSTED: 5:45 p.m. EDT July 31, 2002 AKRON, Ohio -- An Ohio man was sentenced Wednesday for assaulting a police dog, stemming from a domestic situation in May. Officials said that Robert Dulabhan's daughter called police when she learned her father had a gun. Apparently, when officers came to arrest the man, the police dog bit Dulabhan on the head. The dog was ordered to release his hold, and that's when Dulabhan punched the dog in the nose. On Wednesday, the soft-spoken Dulabhan, 57, learned not...