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  • Woman Arrested for Saving Dogs & Cats [semi-satire]

    10/03/2018 10:34:27 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 8 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 30 Sep 2018 | John Semmens
    In North Carolina, Tammie Hedges rescued 27 dogs and cats from drowning when Hurricane Florence hit the state. She provided shelter, food, and medicine to animals fleeing the flooding. After the storm ended she turned the rescued animals over to government authorities who promptly arrested her for “operating a shelter without a license.” She is currently out of jail on a $10,000 bond. North Carolina Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services spokesman, Henry Hoseman explained that “Ms. Hedges lacked the proper credentials to undertake the actions she took. She may have felt that she was doing the right thing, but...
  • Amite family kept autistic woman caged, forced her to eat her mother's ashes: federal court records

    07/27/2018 12:22:53 PM PDT · by BBell · 30 replies ^ | 7/26/18 | Laura McKnight
    Five members of an Amite family were accused in federal court Thursday (July 26) of kidnapping and holding a 22-year-old autistic relative captive for roughly 10 months, padlocked in a shed and then in a makeshift backyard cage, and subjecting her to a range of humiliations and abuse that included shooting her with a BB gun, covering her with the contents of the family's septic tank and forcing her to eat her recently deceased mother's cremated remains from a cereal bowl. The family, often at the direction of 42-year-old matriarch Raylaine Knope, also withheld the victim's Social Security benefits and...
  • Ending taxpayer-funded kitty cruelty

    05/24/2018 9:45:44 AM PDT · by TBP · 52 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | May 22, 2018 | Derek Hunter
    The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) breeds 100 kittens per year so they can be fed toxoplasma-infected raw meat, and scientists can collect parasites from their feces to use in experiments. The kittens, only 3 months old, are then killed and incinerated. Keep in mind, after the USDA has collected the parasites, the kittens are healthy and could easily be adopted out to the public. But that’s not how the USDA works. This program has been receiving tax money since 1970 — currently $650,000 a year — and has been based in Maryland since 1982. It’s much closer to home...
  • An Idaho Science Teacher Allegedly Fed a Puppy to a Snapping Turtle in Front of Students

    03/12/2018 11:23:07 PM PDT · by Innovative · 76 replies
    Gizmodo ^ | March 12, 2018 | Tom McKay
    According to a Monday report in East Idaho News, longtime Preston Junior High School science teacher Robert Crosland is in trouble over what Preston School District 201 Superintendent Marc Gee says is a “regrettable circumstance involving some of the biological specimens” for use in Crosland’s classes. The regrettable circumstance was, uh, apparently feeding a puppy to a snapping turtle while students watched.
  • Calif. couple arrested after locking 3 kids in box for 4 years(trunc)

    03/02/2018 5:26:10 AM PST · by sodpoodle · 22 replies
    LA times ^ | 3/2/2018 | Alene Tchekmedyian
    LOS ANGELES - A Joshua Tree couple were arrested Thursday after allegedly keeping their three children locked in a box for four years, authorities said. San Bernardino County deputies found the children, aged 11,13 and 14, in a plywood box with no electricity or running water on Sun Fair Road in Joshua Tree, according to the Sheriff's Department. Authorities said the box was 20 feet long, 10 feet wide and 4 feet high.
  • Dallas police looking for a stolen car find an illegal cockfight instead

    01/29/2018 5:37:59 AM PST · by C19fan · 14 replies
    Dallas Star-Telegram ^ | January 29, 2018 | Prescotte Stokes III
    Police in Dallas busted a cockfight in progress on Sunday morning while looking for a stolen car on abandoned property, according to the SPCA of Texas. SPCA of Texas spokeswoman Maura Davies said in a press release that the agency along with the Dallas Police Department seized 48 fighting roosters from an abandoned property in Balch Springs.
  • Florida friends are finally charged in connection with THAT shocking video of a shark [tr]

    12/13/2017 5:28:52 AM PST · by C19fan · 16 replies
    AP and UK Daily Mail ^ | December 13, 2017 | Staff
    Florida wildlife officials and prosecutors have charged three men connected to a video of a shark being dragged behind a speeding boat. A Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission news release says 21-year-old Michael Wenzel and 23-year-old Spencer Heintz of Palmetto, along with 28-year-old Robert Lee Benac of Bradenton, each face two felony counts of aggravated animal cruelty. Wenzel and Benac also face a misdemeanor count of illegal method of taking a shark.
  • Texas Church Shooter Claimed He Used Dogs As Target Practice, Says Former Colleague

    11/10/2017 3:48:54 PM PST · by ETL · 27 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | November 10, 2017 | Hilary Hanson
    Jessika Edwards told CNN that she and Devin Kelley worked together at Hollomon Air Force Base in New Mexico from 2010 to 2012. Kelley was released from the military on a bad-conduct discharge in 2014 after serving time for assaulting his wife and stepson. Edwards said that when the two made contact on Facebook in 2014, Kelley said he had been purchasing dogs through Craigslist and then using them for “target practice.” While in the Air Force, she said, Kelley was preoccupied with mass murders and made jokes about killing people. ..." In 2014, the same year he allegedly made...
  • The fall of Raqqa: hunting the last jihadists in Isis's capital of cruelty

    10/06/2017 11:23:18 PM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 27 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 6 October 2017 07.46 EDT | Martin Chulov
    The terror group used the Syrian city to showcase its savagery. Now a sense of vengeance is galvanising the final fightback. snip I don’t even hate them,” he said. “They are ignorant people. They have been brainwashed. If we treat them like they treat us, we become like them.”
  • Lesbian couple who beat their 5-year-old son with a hammer, duct-taped his eyes shut and kicked...

    09/20/2017 3:56:28 PM PDT · by Morgana · 64 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | September 20, 2017 | Hannah Parry and Snejana Farberov For
    FULL TITLE: Lesbian couple who beat their 5-year-old son with a hammer, duct-taped his eyes shut and kicked him in the groin in a brutal attack that caused him to suffer two strokes are jailed for 20 years A lesbian couple from Oklahoma have been jailed for 20 years after they tortured one of the women's five-year-old son's, beating him with a hammer and kicked him in the groin in a brutal attack which causes him to suffer two strokes. Rachel Stevens, 29, and her partner Kayla Jones, 26, pleaded no contest on Friday to child abuse and child neglect...
  • YouTube Censors Video on Muslim Cruelty of Dogs

    09/15/2017 7:51:37 AM PDT · by impetrio1 · 10 replies
    Black & Blonde Media ^ | 9/15/17 | Bob Parks
    Being the welcoming nation the United States is, many come to this country and are now allowed to tell us that we are to observe and respect the customs, rules, and sometimes laws of those who immigrate here. In many Muslim nations, dogs are considered unclean and are thus subject to be treated as a pestilence. We've also seen many stories here where American citizens with dogs are subjected to justified discrimination because their pets and/or guide dogs offend Muslims who may come in contact with them in public places. We created a video to illustrate the barbaric acts committed...
  • The Truth About Spanking

    08/31/2017 9:19:47 PM PDT · by Arthur McGowan · 202 replies
    YouTube ^ | October 27, 2016 | Stefan Molyneux
    "How to Lower Your Child's IQ," "Why Spanking Does Not Work," and other videos.
  • Baby dolphin dies after sunbathers pull it from water and pose for SELFIES on packed tourist beach

    08/16/2017 4:36:31 AM PDT · by C19fan · 24 replies
    UK Mirror ^ | August 16, 2017 | Tom Worden
    A baby dolphin has died after sunbathers reportedly pulled it from the sea and posed for selfies with it on a packed tourist beach. The small female, still of breastfeeding age, lost its mother and became stranded in shallow waters off the coast of southern Spain.
  • 84 Great Danes rescued from suspected puppy mill in Wolfeboro (NH)

    06/19/2017 10:40:55 AM PDT · by libstripper · 8 replies
    NH UnionLeader ^ | June 18, 2017 | Bea Lewis
    WOLFEBORO — Police and animal welfare groups rescued 84 Great Dane dogs living in squalid conditions on Friday and have charged the owner with animal neglect. Christina Fay, 60, of 149 Warren Sands Road, Wolfeboro, was arrested on two misdemeanor counts of neglect and released on personal recognizance bail on the condition that she not possess any animals while the charges remain pending against her. Wolfeboro Chief of Police Dean Rondeau said the investigation is ongoing and that additional arrests could be made and more charges filed. The seized dogs ranged in age from puppies (some just a few weeks...
  • Bull Kills Basque Bullfighter in French City of Aire Sur L’Adour

    06/18/2017 2:13:33 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 57 replies
    Bullfighter Ivan Fandiño was gored to death Saturday afternoon by a bull of the stockbreeding ranch of Baltasar Iban in the French city of Aire Sur L’Adour, the communications department of the Basque matador told EFE. Fandiño, 36, was feinting the bull with his cape when he tripped, and as he fell defenseless to the ground, the animal gored him in the side. He was taken immediately to the infirmary, and from there to a hospital in Mont de Marsa, where nothing could be done to save his life. Spain’s king and queen expressed their sorrow for the death of...
  • Where the Hell is PETA?!

    06/18/2017 11:33:49 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 23 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 06/18/17 | Jim O'Neill
    PETA's silence in the face of undeniable evidence of horrific cruelty toward cats and dogs by Muslims is cowardly, hypocritical, and in itself cruel. By remaining quiet about such torture they are in effect sanctioning it “I’ve seen cats being played football [soccer] with. I have seen cats with their legs torn off and their eyes gouged out. We see cats that have had their heads torn off, and ones that had skin ripped away, or had their legs and back broken. ...The worst thing I saw was a bunch of kittens crawling around with their bowels hanging out because...
  • Dogs Thrown Off Hospital Parking Tower in Oak Lawn, ILLINOIS : Police

    05/22/2017 3:14:36 PM PDT · by KeyLargo · 39 replies
    Dogs Thrown Off Hospital Parking Tower in Oak Lawn, ILLINOIS : Police Cops say dogs were thrown off a 5-story parking tower at Advocate Christ Medical Center. One dog has died, and the other has broken legs. By Lorraine Swanson (Patch Staff) - May 22, 2017 2:51 pm ET Dogs Thrown Off Hospital Parking Tower in Oak Lawn: Police OAK LAWN, IL — Two gravely injured dogs were found Saturday afternoon on the Advocate Christ Medical Center campus in Oak Lawn. Oak Lawn police say it appears that the dogs may have been thrown off a parking tower. Oak Lawn...
  • EXCLUSIVE: Evil father of 7-year-old Adrian Jones who starved him, bound him to cutting boards...

    05/10/2017 6:34:46 PM PDT · by Morgana · 23 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | May 9, 2017 | Martin Gould In Kansas City, Kansas For
    FULL TITLE: EXCLUSIVE: Evil father of 7-year-old Adrian Jones who starved him, bound him to cutting boards and fed his dead body to pigs is sentenced to life in prison His face devoid of any emotion, the evil father of 7-year-old Adrian Jones was sentenced to life with a minimum of 25 years in prison in a Kansas City courtroom today. Dressed in a navy blue and white striped prison jumpsuit and orange Crocs, Michael Jones, a 46-year-old former bail bondsman, refused to look around as Adrian’s grandmother, sister and mother addressed the court. He pleaded guilty in March to...
  • Army vet tied dog to tree, shot it 5 times at close range

    04/26/2017 4:39:30 PM PDT · by BlackVeil · 191 replies
    New York Post ^ | 26 April 2017 | Chris Perez
    An Army veteran was thrown behind bars Tuesday for allegedly tying her PTSD therapy dog to a tree and shooting him five times at close range — killing the poor pup for no apparent reason while a soldier filmed it. ... Court documents obtained by the Fayetteville Observer describe how she teamed up with her boyfriend, Jarren Heng, 25, for the seemingly random killing earlier this month. The couple allegedly led the white and gray pit bull to a wooded area before tying him to a tree and taking his life. ... ultimately was shot five times with a rifle...
  • Fast Food Manager Charged with Involuntary Manslaughter over Bullied Teen Worker Who Killed Himself

    02/16/2017 12:28:44 PM PST · by simpson96 · 106 replies
    Inside Edition ^ | 2/16/2017 | Deborah Hastings
    A former Dairy Queen manager has been charged with involuntary manslaughter, accused of bullying a high school worker who committed suicide just days before Christmas, authorities said. Harley Branham, 21, made her first court appearance Tuesday in connection with the death of Kenny Suttner, 17, who shot himself outside his family’s home on Dec. 21 in Glasgow, Missouri. Red: Family of Teen Who Killed Himself After Being Bullied at School Considers Wrongful Death Suit: 'You Failed Danny' She did not enter a plea. She was released on $25,000 bail. A preliminary hearing is scheduled for May. Her attorney, Jeff Hillbrenner,...