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  • Dogs' pot poisoning soars as pets dig through trash, stash

    12/31/2013 2:29:24 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 34 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | December 31, 2013 | Katherine Seligman
    San Francisco veterinarian Jill Chase had just finished hosting a birthday party for her son 10 years ago when her dog went limp. After investigating what might have caused the problem, she discovered the culprit: cannabis-infused butter that a neighbor had dumped in the garbage down the street. Her dog, a Tibetan terrier who was a habitual trash surfer, had eaten a large dose.
  • Dog tied up and thrown in Swatara Creek (rescued -- article and video)

    11/23/2013 8:04:02 PM PST · by Innovative · 29 replies
    ABC news ^ | Nov 23, 2013 | Dan Carrigan
    Nearly two weeks ago, O'Donell—a crane operator from Mifflintown—was working on the Vine Street Bridge which spans the Swatara Creek outside of Middletown. That's when he and some coworkers noticed a helpless dog in its cold waters. O'Donell rushed to help. The dog, a two-year-old pit bull named Lady, was shivering and shaking. O'Donell said her legs were tied, causing deep cuts. He later found out her hip was dislocated. He has been taking care of Lady, who is due for hip surgery on Monday. He is also in the process of formally adopting her. "She'll be fine, she'll be...
  • Newborn lion cubs die in Hamas-run zoo in Gaza

    11/21/2013 5:36:05 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 10 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Nov 21, 2013 11:35 AM EST
    Gaza authorities say two newborn lion cubs just unveiled by Hamas as prized additions in a zoo they run have died. Mohammad Abdel-Rahman, the acting manager of the Beit Lahiya zoo in northern Gaza, said Thursday the cubs died of an unspecified illness. He said the zoo's staff was unable to save them because they lacked experience in caring for newborn cubs. …
  • ASPCA pays circus $9.3 million to settle suit related to elephant litigation

    12/31/2012 4:47:40 PM PST · by Kolath · 18 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 12/31/2012 | David Martosko
    The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals has agreed to pay the parent company of the Ringling Bros. Circus $9.3 million to settle allegations that the animal group conspired to pay a witness for false testimony in a 12-year lawsuit over the treatment of circus elephants.
  • 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...
  • Sicko paints pigeon purple in Queens

    08/16/2008 5:16:56 AM PDT · by Daffynition · 34 replies · 162+ views
    NYP ^ | ugust 15th 2008 | LISA L. COLANGELO
    We heard it through the grapevine - Queens has a purple pigeon. The royal-hued bird wasn't born that way, though. Someone with a sick sense of humor - or a problem with pigeons - painted him purple. "Itwas terrible," said Joe Mora, an animal lover who rescued the birdThursday from a Long Island City playground, where onlookers were gawking at the oddly-colored columbine. "It looks like this was done intentionally...it could have been blinded," Mora said. He tried coaxing the lethargic bird to eat while asking anyone and everyone for advice on how to clean paint from its feathers and...
  • Pet Food Recall: Vet poison control center suspects other toxins involved

    03/28/2007 1:49:48 PM PDT · by sweetiepiezer · 64 replies · 471+ views
    Pet Connection ^ | 3/28/2007 | ASPCA
    “We’ve seen reports coming in from all around the country that animals that were eating the contaminated foods are definitely suffering from renal failure,” said Dr. Steven Hansen, veterinary toxicologist and senior vice president with the ASPCA, who manages the ASPCA’s Midwest Office, including the APCC. “But the data that we’ve been collecting do not conclusively prove this connection, which is why we strongly recommend that those involved in the investigation continue to search for additional contaminants.”
  • Horse Kicks Through Trailer, Snarls Traffic on NYC Expressway

    02/22/2007 5:34:45 AM PST · by Calpernia · 177+ views
    1010wins ^ | Wednesday, 21 February 2007 9:46PM
    NEW YORK (AP) -- A racehorse kicked through the floor of a trailer on an expressway on Wednesday, injuring itself and snarling traffic. A motorist saw the horse's hoof sticking through the trailer around 4 p.m. and got the attention of the trailer's driver, who pulled over to the side of the Cross Bronx Expressway. Traffic was stopped as a veterinarian examined the horse. The horse, a 3-year-old thoroughbred gelding, was euthanized around 6 p.m. at the Belmont Park Raceway in Elmont, said Joe Pentangelo, a spokesman for the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals. Three other...
  • Puppy smuggling draws protests (smuggled in from Mexico; most die)

    04/28/2006 10:44:39 AM PDT · by Wolfstar · 107 replies · 1,348+ views
    Sun-Sentinel ^ | 4/28/06
    Alarmed by cross-border sales of ill pets, animal groups push for law By Vincent J. Schodolski Tribune national correspondent SAN DIEGO -- Sandra McConkey's cocker spaniel had just died. Halloween was approaching when she and her daughter Ashley, then 14, were walking through the parking lot of the Plaza Bonita mall here. All of a sudden Ashley started shouting, McConkey recalled. "Mommy, look, puppies, let's buy one!" There in a box were two cocker spaniel puppies. "They were adorable," McConkey said. "They looked just like our dog who had died." McConkey said she bargained with the Mexican woman selling the...
  • Endangered Species Act [TESRA - H.R. 2834] A Step Backward

    09/24/2005 9:42:51 AM PDT · by hombre_sincero · 10 replies · 1,034+ views
    Focus on Freedom ^ | September 23, 2005 | James Buchal
    ESA Reform Bill [TESRA - H.R. 2834] Is A Step BackwardJames Buchal - September 23, 2005 The latest attempt to reform the Endangered Species Act (the Act), H.R. 3824, titled "The Threatened and Endangered Species Reform Act," or TESRA, contains positive features. However, this bill would make Section 7 of the Act even worse. This Section of the Act looms above all others for the carnage it has caused throughout the West. Section 7 of the Act declares that federal agencies must avoid taking action that would "jeopardize the continued existence of listed species."  Lawsuits filed under Section 7...
  • Golden Retriever Survives Being Shot 6 Times

    09/09/2005 11:43:59 PM PDT · by Uncle Joe Cannon · 82 replies · 1,620+ views
    NewsNet5 ^ | 9/6/05
    Golden Retriever Survives Being Shot 6 Times Dog Recovering At Medina Animal Hospital POSTED: 6:05 pm EDT September 6, 2005 MEDINA, Ohio -- A golden retriever that had been shot six times is recovering now after being rescued in Portage County, NewsChannel5 reported. At first glance, "Ryder" may seem like an ordinary, playful and loving golden retriever, but a closer look reveals a battered and bruised dog. After Ryder was picked up as a stray in Ravenna Township over, it was discovered that the dog had been shot multiple times. Tracie Tsai, a volunteer with Golden Retrievers In Need (G.R.I.N.),...
  • Puppy Found Tortured, Painted

    07/29/2005 8:27:41 AM PDT · by Millee · 28 replies · 681+ views
    An 8-week-old Jack Russell terrier mix puppy is recovering after he was found tortured and abandoned next to a dumpster in Pueblo. The puppy appears to have cigarette burns on his body and was spray-painted when he was found behind a convenience store along Highway 50. A store employee found the puppy and called Pueblo Animal Services, which treated his injuries. "His wounds seem to be healing and he's eating better all the time so we're hoping another week or so and he'll be ready to go," veterinarian Keith Lorensen told KOAA-TV. The dog has been named "Trooper" by animal...
  • Ural Farmers Got Milk Gene First?

    11/20/2004 6:42:15 AM PST · by Lessismore · 60 replies · 8,416+ views
    Science Magazine ^ | 2004-11-19 | Jocelyn Kaiser
    TORONTO, CANADA--More than 5000 experts met here from 26 to 30 October for the annual meeting of the American Society of Human Genetics. Longevity, milk digestion, and cancer were among the topics. By some estimates, less than half of all adults can easily digest milk, a trait believed to have first appeared in people who kept dairy animals. Now scientists have traced the genetic roots of milk tolerance to the Ural mountains of western Russia, well north of where pastoralism is thought to have begun. The surprising result may support a theory that nomads from the Urals were one of...
  • PETA - People Exhibiting Terrible Attributes

    04/28/2003 8:08:37 PM PDT · by ddodd3329 · 5 replies · 253+ views
    Radiofree West Hartford ^ | April 25, 2003 | Paul Walfield
    Imagine how great life would be if you could spend all of your time, money and energy pursuing what you loved to do. Think of all the things you could do. Then think about wasting it all away. On top of that, say you were entrusted with other people's money to pursue what you thought was important, but was just plain wasteful, wouldn't that be a shame? Well, if you are an animal rights activist working for PETA, you can betray a trust, pursue dim, and utterly worthless pursuits, get publicity for your cause and probably get even more donations...
  • PETA- People Exhibiting Terrible Attributes

    04/28/2003 12:35:18 PM PDT · by political_chick · 15 replies · 509+ views
    Bush Country ^ | 04/28/03 | Paul Walfield
    Imagine how great life would be if you could spend all of your time, money and energy pursuing what you loved to do. Think of all the things you could do. Then think about wasting it all away. On top of that, say you were entrusted with other people’s money to pursue what you thought was important, but was just plain wasteful, wouldn’t that be a shame? Well, if you are an animal rights activist working for PETA, you can betray a trust, pursue dim, and utterly worthless pursuits, get publicity for your cause and probably get even more donations...
  • PETA & the SPCA

    03/28/2003 12:06:58 PM PST · by steplock · 18 replies · 715+ views
    PETA & the SPCA ^ | 28 March 2003
    PETA and the SPCADate Friday, March 28 @ 11:48:11 Topic Arkansas I always backed the local Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals - SPCA of every town I have lived in. I supported them through doantions and adoptions. UNTIL NOW! If it weren't for a rabid PETA caller to a local radio talk show, I never would have know about the "powers of law" that PETA, through the SPCA, actually has. He was demamnding the defeat of several "Animal Cruelty" legislation changes. But he did NOT mention a couple of others that I knew about. So I...