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  • 'They're destroying my garden,' says man charged with attacking raccoons

    06/04/2011 8:39:31 AM PDT · by billorites · 260 replies
    Toronto Star ^ | June 1, 2011 | Aleysha Haniff and Valerie Hauch
    Piercing, terrible screams shook Roddy Muir out of his sleep at about 5:30 a.m. Wednesday.“It sounded like a young child was being thrown around — and I could hear this banging and racket,” says Muir, 43, who lives on Campbell Ave., near Bloor St. W. and Lansdowne Ave. “I ran into the back of my yard,” said Muir, a voice actor who had fallen asleep on a couch on the main floor of his house. What he saw was a familiar sight. Last summer, behind his house, Muir saw a man attack raccoons with a pronged implement. In that incident,...
  • Spain: 30 injured as bull leaps out of ring (Video)

    08/20/2010 4:39:32 PM PDT · by Retired Greyhound · 37 replies · 1+ views
    Spanish public television showed dramatic images of screaming spectators, including children, frantically trying to avoid the animal after it hurdled a security barrier that surrounds the arena as well as a fence and clambered into the crowded stands. The incident occurred on Wednesday evening in the bullring in the town of Tafalla, in the Navarra region. Some 30 people were injured, the local Diario de Navarra newspaper said. Most suffered cuts and bruises or shock, but one man was gored in the back and a 10-year-old boy was being examined at a hospital in the nearby town of Pamplona after...
  • Repent! Animal Rights Really Is Religion

    10/16/2009 1:38:17 PM PDT · by markomalley · 17 replies · 490+ views
    First Things ^ | 10/16/2009 | Wesley J. Smith
    The Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) is the smartest and richest animal rights group around.  Unlike PETA, it doesn’t openly proselytize that old animal rights religion, e.g., sentience gives moral value, “a rat, is a pig, is a dog, is a boy,” the quote from Ingrid Newkirk and title of a certain author’s soon to be published book. This strategy has been very effective, allowing HSUS a level of mainstream respectability that other animal rights groups can’t match.But make no mistake, HSUS is about animal rights–eventually ending all animal husbandry and human hegemony over fauna–and its head, Wayne...
  • Pets aren't 'children' in court's eys

    10/04/2009 9:49:00 AM PDT · by Daffynition · 25 replies · 1,453+ views
    Herald Tribune ^ | October 4, 2009 | Todd Ruger
    SARASOTA COUNTY - Like many dog owners, Ila Abis views her dogs as "her children." When her two German shepherds got sick after getting heartworm shots from a veterinarian, one so badly she had to euthanize it, she could not speak for a week. But her real shock came when she wanted to sue the vet and discovered Florida law values dogs in a much different way: not as a cherished family member, but as simple property, like a table or book. While some Florida laws give pets more legal standing -- such as allowing them to be primary beneficiaries...
  • Reward offered in case of duct-taped cat

    09/23/2009 3:20:38 PM PDT · by One_Upmanship · 112 replies · 2,935+ views ^ | Sep. 23, 2009 | Peter Mucha
    A $1,000 reward is being offered for the conviction of whoever body-wrapped a cat in duct tape and abandoned it in a North Philadelphia yard. Only its head was uncovered. "Whoever did this is very sick," said George Bengal, director investigations for the Pennsylvania Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, which is headquartered in North Philadelphia. "I've never seen a cat totally wrapped like a mummy before," he told 6ABC. A resident of the 2200 block of Edgley Street found the cat yesterday afternoon. "It's a damn shame," Irissa Torian told CBS3. The female cat - nicknamed "Sticky"...
  • Jill Stanek: Abortion vs. cat 'murders'

    06/17/2009 2:43:23 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 9 replies · 520+ views
    WorldNetDaily ^ | 6/17/09 | Jill Stanek
    When last we left Miami-Dade State Attorney Kathleen Rundle in February, she was taking her sweet time prosecuting the murder of a baby aborted alive in a Hialeah, Fla., abortion mill almost three years ago, in July 2006. Rundle gave Sunshine State legislators a cold rebuff after they wrote her to get a move on, responding: While we understand the emotional perception that this is an "easy matter," nothing could be further from the truth. The legal and ethical requirements that we be able to prove a case beyond a reasonable doubt dictate that we thoroughly complete our investigation before...
  • Judge rejects guilty plea in horse-killing

    06/11/2009 11:14:48 PM PDT · by Chet 99 · 17 replies · 457+ views
    9:52 AM CDT, June 11, 2009 LaPORTE, Ind. - A judge has rejected a man's guilty plea in the killing of a Belgian draft horse, saying the case should go to trial because the man deserves time behind bars.
  • Lodi Cat Controversy Brews-Neighbor Posts Sign: Hit A Cat I'll Hit Your Kid

    05/24/2009 2:34:10 PM PDT · by JoeProBono · 206 replies · 4,362+ views
    kcra ^ | May 24, 2009
    LODI, Calif. -- A community controversy is brewing in Lodi. A neighbor posted a sign with the words, "Hit a cat, I'll hit your kid." Some neighbors said they are concerned their children's lives are being threatened. "Basically what this is saying is: Hit a cat and I'll hit your kid," said Tina Teixeira. Teixeira got a lot of attention after she put the sign up in front of her West Elm Street home in Lodi. "You don't want me to hit your kid so don't hit mine. You hurt mine, that is just like if I went over and...
  • New Jersey Man Sentenced for Abandoning Bunny in Woods

    04/29/2009 8:18:01 PM PDT · by Chet 99 · 93 replies · 2,167+ views
    FREEHOLD, N.J. — A New Jersey man who abandoned his family's pet rabbit in the woods behind his home was barred from owning animals for five years. Jong Park was also fined $500 after he pleaded guilty to an animal cruelty charge in Marlboro Township Municipal Court Wednesday. Monmouth County Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Police Chief Victor Amato filed charges after Park admitted releasing the 1-year-old bunny named Hope because she had outgrown her cage.
  • Elderly Pasco County man accused of shooting and killing neighbor, 29, whose pit bull killed

    04/25/2009 6:48:33 PM PDT · by Chet 99 · 36 replies · 2,020+ views
    81-year-old accused in killing By Erin Sullivan, Times Staff Writer Published Saturday, April 25, 2009 SHADY HILLS — The man was shirtless, belly to the sun, near a patch of purple wildflowers. He laid where he fell, splayed, just before 1 p.m. Saturday, between the road and his neighbor's chain-link fence. Seth Sigmon, 29, lived on the dead-end side of Connie Court in Shady Hills. Neighbors say he has a son and that his wife was getting out of the shower when he was slain. Authorities say his next-door neighbor, 81-year-old John Croft, shot Sigmon multiple times with a .22...
  • Deputies: Horse Beaten with Sledgehammer, Remains Fed to Dogs

    04/20/2009 11:55:12 AM PDT · by Chet 99 · 139 replies · 1,844+ views
    By Matt Guillermo, Digital Content Director ANZA - A man who told authorities his horse was attacked by dogs was arrested after deputies found that the horse, instead, was beaten with a sledgehammer. According to the Riverside County Sheriff's Department, the horse's owner, Jack Ziniuk, called deputies Sunday afternoon to "put down" his horse, saying that it had been badly injured by attacking dogs and that it was suffering from seizures. Deputies and, later, Animal Control officers investigating the horse found that it had been struck several times in the head with a sledgehammer and, then, decapitated with...
  • Standing Up to Violent Animal-Rights Activists (Los Angeles)

    04/14/2009 11:34:48 AM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 7 replies · 572+ views
    Associated Press ^ | April 14, 2009 | Larry Gordon
    (AP) — LOS ANGELES -- As soon as he heard his car alarm blare and saw the orange glow through his bedroom window, University of California, Los Angeles neuroscientist J. David Jentsch knew that his fears had come true. His 2006 Volvo, parked next to his house on the west side of Los Angeles, had been set ablaze and destroyed in an early morning attack March 7. Jentsch had become the latest victim in a series of violent incidents targeting University of California scientists who use animals in biomedical research.
  • Vandals damage Columbia restaurant (Attack apparently motivated by rage over foie gras)

    03/31/2009 4:27:27 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 8 replies · 404+ views
    Baltimore Sun ^ | Don Markus
    Jean Poholsky looks forward to dining at Iron Bridge Wine Co. for the upscale ambience as well as for the food. So when she arrived at the Columbia restaurant for lunch with friends Monday, she was shocked to see glass shards covering a stone walkway that had been spray-painted in red with the words "Get rid of the foie gras." An admitted lover of the French delicacy made from the livers of ducks and geese, Poholsky concurred with the restaurant's owners that whoever was responsible for the overnight vandalism could have expressed their opinion differently. "It is like saying, 'It's...
  • Boiling Mad: Crabs Feel Pain

    03/27/2009 10:37:08 AM PDT · by AngelesCrestHighway · 143 replies · 3,111+ views
    YahooNews ^ | 03/27/09 | Robert Roy Britt
    A favored method of preparing fresh crabs is to simply boil them alive. A longstanding related question: Do they feel pain? Yes, researchers now say. Not only do crabs suffer pain, a new study found, but they retain a memory of it (assuming they aren't already dead on your dinner plate). The scientists say its time for new laws to consider the suffering of all crustaceans. The study involved using wires to deliver shocks to the bellies of hermit crabs, which, being hermits, often take up residence in left-behind mollusc shells. The crabs that were shocked scampered out of their...
  • Even A Cockroach Has Rights (Animal rights in the UK)

    03/08/2009 10:43:38 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 34 replies · 1,790+ views
    Human Events ^ | 1/14/2009 | James Delingpole
    My bunny-hugging antagonist’s embarrassed silence on the BBC radio phone-in told me all I needed to know. Yes, it really is now a criminal offense in Britain to abuse an ant, a worm, a slug, cockroach, a scorpion, a stick insect or whatever creature you care to name. The moment you decide to keep it as a pet you are obliged by our Animal Welfare Act to take full account of its welfare needs -- or face a $30,000 fine or a twelve-month prison sentence. And if you think cockroach rights sound crazy, wait till you hear how the law...
  • Boy, 7, breaks into zoo, feeds animals to croc

    02/10/2009 6:01:58 AM PST · by Fawn · 26 replies · 910+ views
    AP ^ | updated 5:31 a.m. ET, Fri., Oct. 3, 2008 | AP
    SYDNEY, Australia - A 7-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 Friday. The 30-minute rampage, caught on the zoo's security camera, happened early Wednesday after the boy jumped a security fence at the Alice Springs Reptile Center in central Australia, said zoo director Rex Neindorf.
  • Cat recovering after arrow removed from its head

    01/25/2009 5:28:39 PM PST · by Daffynition · 121 replies · 1,639+ views ^ | January 23, 2009 | Scott Evans
    BOISE -- A 12-year-old Caldwell boy has come forward to claim responsibility for the arrow found lodged in the head of a cat. Prosecutors will decide whether the boy should be charged with animal cruelty. The boy and his father told the Gem County Sheriff's Office he was protecting quail, but the question many are asking tonight is - does intention matter? Gem County officials tell us that it is illegal to shoot at pets with a bow and arrow any time. But some are making the argument that this was a stray cat. Jeff Rosenthal with the Idaho Humane...
  • Exposed: The Secret Animal Rights Agenda Of America’s Next Regulatory Czar (FOR animal lawsuits)

    01/16/2009 1:23:32 PM PST · by raybbr · 14 replies · 914+ views
    The Center For Consumer Freedom ^ | January 15, 2009 | NA
    Barack Obama’s pick for “regulatory czar,” Harvard Law School Professor Cass Sunstein, may be the incoming president’s most popular appointment so far. Judging from his resume -- best-selling author, “pre-eminent legal scholar of our time,” and an endorsement from The Wall Street Journal -- we can almost understand why. Almost. Because as we’re telling the media today, there’s one troubling portion of the new Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (OIRA) Administrator’s C.V. that has seems to have flown under everyone’s radar: Cass Sunstein is a radical animal rights activist. Don’t believe us? Sunstein has made no secret of his...
  • Just desserts? Bird beaten for stealing ice cream

    01/14/2009 1:57:24 PM PST · by GSWarrior · 36 replies · 1,062+ views
    LAGUNA BEACH, Calif. — A rare gull that apparently tried to eat a couple's ice cream was euthanized after the man beat the bird with a stick. Dragan Djuric, 50, of Wichita, Kansas, and his wife were eating ice cream New Year's Eve on the boardwalk at Main Beach when a flock of birds attacked them, Laguna Beach police Sgt. Jeff Calvert said. One bird hit Djuric's wife in the head and tried to take the ice cream. Djuric was defecated on. The couple dropped the frozen food and Djuric began hitting the birds with a stick, Calvert said. One...
  • Witnesses Put Tail on Driver TOSSING KITTENS from TRUCK

    07/24/2008 12:51:20 PM PDT · by rface · 52 replies · 70+ views
    The Ledger - Lakeland, FL ^ | July 24, 2008 | Jeremy Maready
    The two friends followed Arthur through a series of twists and turns off Socrum Loop Road, until he decided to turn around in the parking lot of a vacant business. That's where Pribe first saw Arthur's face, with a cigar hanging out of his mouth and wearing a dingy hat, she said. They followed him back to U.S. 98 North, where he turned into the supply store. She parked away from the store and called 911 for a second time and waited for deputies to arrive, she said. "Before we knew it, there were lots of police cars all over...
  • San Francisco police reviewing tiger victims' cell phones, car

    01/16/2008 12:35:55 PM PST · by repinwi · 109 replies · 236+ views
    Mercury News ^ | 1/16/2008 | Leslie Griffy
    San Francisco police today began their review of the cell phones and car belonging to the survivors of a Christmas Day tiger attack at the San Francisco Zoo, officials said. < snip > A San Francisco Superior Court judge granted a search warrant allowing police to examine the cell phones and car on Tuesday. For police and city officials to get the warrant, they needed to show probable cause of felony wrongdoing, a city official said.
  • Calif. Gray Whale Shot With Machine Gun

    09/09/2007 6:30:36 AM PDT · by Mr. Brightside · 98 replies · 2,425+ views
    AP ^ | 9/9/07
    Today: September 09, 2007 at 5:5:7 PDT Calif. Gray Whale Shot With Machine Gun NEAH BAY, Wash. (AP) - An injured California gray whale was swimming out to sea Saturday after being shot with a machine gun off the western tip of Washington state, officials said. Coast Guard Petty Officer Kelly Parker said five people believed to be members of the Makah Tribe shot and harpooned the whale Saturday morning. The extent of the whale's injuries were not immediately known. Tribe members were being held by the Coast Guard but had not been charged, said Mark Oswell, a spokesman for...
  • Stephon Marbury Comments On Vick

    08/22/2007 5:04:23 AM PDT · by PurpleMan · 252 replies · 4,217+ views
    Stephon Marbury, NBA star, "...You know, from what I hear, dogfighting is a sport. It's just behind closed doors."
  • Man Arrested On Cockfighting Charges

    08/23/2007 8:23:16 AM PDT · by AuntB · 28 replies · 710+ views
    KPTV Corvallis ^ | Aug. 23,2007 | KPTV
    ALPINE, Ore. -- Corvallis Police have arrested a man who is accused of running a cockfighting operation. Officers searched the Van Beek Dairy near Alpine and found more than 35 birds, according to officers. Police said they seized two roosters as evidence and that the roosters show signs of having been used for the illegal fights. The rest of the birds were left at the dairy. Martin Ramos-Reyes, 39, is in custody at the Benton County Jail in connection with the investigation. Ramos-Reyes, who worked and lived at the farm and also owned the roosters, used them as fighting birds,...
  • Not your mama's 'birds and bees' (SF Zoo's animal sex tour tells who is gay, who likes it rough)

    02/15/2006 9:26:06 AM PST · by presidio9 · 39 replies · 2,038+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | Wednesday, February 15, 2006 | Patricia Yollin, Chronicle Staff Writer
    It was time for the annual Valentine's Day sex tour at the San Francisco Zoo, but none of the permanent residents got the memo. As human voyeurs learned about the torrid world of amorous beasts, most of the animals barely glanced at each other. "The wind seems to unnerve them," said Jane Tollini, inventor of the tour that has been copied by zoos throughout North America. "And they had a busy weekend." They did indeed. Tollini, former penguin keeper at the zoo, led excursions Saturday and Sunday and will do the same this weekend. She came up with the idea...
  • Wyo. Debates Removing Grizzly Protection (Tim Treadwell "Deeply Saddened")

    01/16/2006 1:12:22 AM PST · by presidio9 · 19 replies · 3,836+ views
    Associated Press ^ | Jan 12, 2006
    Several speakers at the only public hearing on a plan to remove grizzly bears from federal endangered species protection called for more hearings on the proposal. About 235 people gathered at Tuesday's hearing in Cody. The hearing was preceded by an informal open house. Similar open houses were planned this week in Jackson, Bozeman, Mont., and Idaho Falls, Idaho. But no more public hearings were planned. "I am somewhat disappointed that after 30 years of working on the bear issue, and all the millions of man hours, we only have this one public hearing," said wildlife photographer Dewey Vanderhoff of...
  • Humans display their stupid side to wildlife

    01/02/2006 1:51:12 PM PST · by presidio9 · 89 replies · 4,068+ views
    Reuters ^ | Sun Jan 1, 2006 | Ed Stoddard
    A South African mugger fleeing the scene of his crime hides in a tiger enclosure. On the country's coast, a woman attempts to be a good Samaritan by pushing a young seal into the sea, believing the poor thing is stranded. Both people paid heavily for their stupidity, underscoring one of nature's truisms: humans do dumb things around wild animals. "I blame it on Walt Disney, where animals are given human qualities. People don't understand that a wild animal is not something that is nice to pat. It can seriously harm you," said James Cameron, a South African professional hunter....
  • Will new pope help PETA’s cause? (you WISH I was making this up)

    04/21/2005 12:31:56 PM PDT · by presidio9 · 74 replies · 1,445+ views
    MSNBC ^ | April 20, 2005 | Jeannette Walls
    PETA believes it may have a powerful new ally: the pope. The star-studded animal rights group — whose high-profile spokespeople include Paul McCartney and Pamela Anderson — is saying that Pope Benedict XVI is an animal-rights supporter and they’re hoping he will join their cause. PETA wasted no time in firing off a letter to the pope yesterday, congratulating him and asking, “Would you please encourage people to consider the suffering of animals by lending a supportive word to our efforts?” The letter cited comments made by the pope three years ago when he was Cardinal Ratzinger: “Certainly, a sort...
  • Animal Rights Activist Sells Her Skin for Charity

    02/01/2005 11:41:31 AM PST · by presidio9 · 42 replies · 1,183+ views
    Reuters ^ | Tue, Feb 01, 2005
    Looking for a unique way to support the fight against animal abuse? The British founder of People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA), the world's biggest animal rights group, is auctioning off a lizard tattoo on her right arm -- with proceeds going to the charity. Billed as "waterproof and weathered" and "suitable for making into a wallet or watch strap," the tattoo is being offered on Web site eBay to draw attention to the plight suffered by skinned animals. "It's the only skin you can wear and use with the express permission of the original owner," said Ingrid...
  • Scientists: Crows Have Natural Tool-Making Ability

    01/12/2005 10:47:36 AM PST · by presidio9 · 48 replies · 5,774+ views
    Reuters ^ | Wed, Jan 12, 2005
    Birds may not be renowned for their intelligence but New Caledonian crows have an instinctive ability to make and use tools, researchers said on Wednesday. They bred four crows in captivity and found all the birds were able to make tools from twigs without being taught. "We show that hand-raised juvenile New Caledonian crows spontaneously manufacture and use tools, without any contact with adults of their species or any prior demonstration by humans," said Alex Kacelnick, of Oxford University in England. The crows -- three males and one female -- were raised in artificial nests and then transferred to aviaries...
  • PETA members want to spread fish empathy

    12/31/2004 7:35:59 AM PST · by presidio9 · 88 replies · 1,738+ views
    Capital News 9 ^ | 12/30/2004
    Members of PETA said there's something fishy going on in Albany. A group from People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals were protesting outside Bob and Ron's Fish Fry on Central Avenue Thursday. It's all part of their Fish Empathy Project, which spreads the word about research they said shows fish are just as intelligent as cats and dogs. PETA feels places like Bob and Ron's supports what they said are horrible practices of commercial fishing and fish farms. As part of PETA's Fish Empathy Project, members rallied outside Bob and Ron's Fish Fry in Albany on Thursday. Karin Robertson...

    12/16/2004 6:29:59 AM PST · by presidio9 · 60 replies · 1,715+ views
    NY Post ^ | December 16, 2004
    Mary Tyler Moore has been pecking at her co-op board and neighbors for evicting the renowned hawks from her posh Fifth Avenue building — but yesterday they crowed back, accusing her of orchestrating the pro-bird campaign as a personal vendetta. "She has a big ax to grind," said a board source. "A lot of her activism is bent on vengeance after the co-op board turned down a potential buyer for her apartment." Moore was the most vociferous of the residents of 927 Fifth Ave. to oppose the board's decision to take down Pale Male and Lola's nest, even joining the...
  • PETA Protests Thanksgiving at U of South Carolina

    11/19/2004 12:47:33 PM PST · by conservativeinferno · 72 replies · 4,206+ views
    I could not help but take these pictures of these idiots from PETA. Their message was simply that Thanksgiving results in the murder of thousands of innocent turkeys, and the way in which we kill turkeys is inhumane. I put the pictures on my website because I kept having problems pasting them on FR.
  • Vegan CEO hoping to influence employees with meat-free cafeteria

    10/31/2004 11:40:54 AM PST · by SmithL · 116 replies · 1,477+ views
    AP ^ | 10/31/4 | CHRIS KAHN
    ROANOKE -- For telephone company CEO Norm Mason, a vegan and lifelong animal lover, there was never any doubt what he'd offer at his company cafeteria. Soy steaks and soy sloppy joes, veggie burgers, nachos and other meatless, eggless, butter-free delicacies are cooked daily using heavy bags of texturized vegetable protein. If that doesn't sound so great, consider this: It's all free. Mason says he created the "Vegeteria" out of concern for the well-being of his 200 employees of Cat Communications International. So he's giving them all the fresh vegetables, meat substitutes, cakes and drinks they could ever want. "This...