Horrible Animal Abuse at Iowa Pig Farm

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ALDF Provides Grant to Fund Investigation of Animal Abuse

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The Animal Legal Defense Fund provided $3500.00 to investigate the abuse of over 100 dogs by an animal hoarder in Michigan. Wayne County Prosecutor Kym Worthy announced today that Dearborn dog hoarder Kenneth Lang Jr is being charged with two counts of cruelty to 10 or more animals, after more than 100 live and approximately 150 dead Chihuahuas and Chihuahua mixes were removed from the filthy home this past July. Tags: animal abuse ALDF

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Supreme Court to Review Legality of Animal Abuse Videos

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The justices said they would review, at the request of the federal government, an appeals court decision that said Congress's broad attempt to discourage animal cruelty by outlawing its depiction violates the First Amendment. The appeals court said the goal of protecting against animal cruelty was a worthy one, but one already accomplished by laws in all 50 states and the District of Columbia outlawing the practice. Thanks to Animal Law Online for the catch.

Animal Cruelty Database at Pet-Abuse.com

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There are 14,436 cases in the animal abuse database. You can search for all kinds of crimes against animals in the US, Canada, the UK, New Zealand, Australia and Spain. Tags: canada australia animal abuse UK new zealand us Great research tool. Amazing work.

Nothing Funny About Cat Cruelty

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The Difficulties Of Re-homing Abused Cats. According to The Humane Society , around 18% of all reported instances of animal abuse involve cats. When it comes to dealing with a cat that has been rescued from an abusive owner, it is best to take a pretty hands off approach. That is one of the reasons why animal shelters are constantly on the look out for people to volunteer to offer a new home to these animals. What To Do If You Suspect Cruelty.

SPCA Supervisor Arrested For Animal Cruelty in Texas

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Excellent Group for Animal Rights in Asia

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Please consider Animals Asia for your future donations. animal abuse animal cruelty china asiaI love this organization and have supported them for a few years now. They do important work.

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Best & Worst States for Animal Protection

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According to this Technorati article , the Humane Society rated the states on their animal protection laws. New Jersey Illinois Massachusetts Colorado Maine WORST STATES Ohio Hawaii Alabama North Dakota Mississippi Idaho South Dakota (worst) According to the Animal Legal Defense Fund, the states fell this way. animal abuse animal cruelty california legislation humane society us

Kenny Glenn's Victims Removed from Home

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Dusty is the gray cat we saw being abused in the shower. Tags: cat animal abuse animal cruelty kenny glenn us Here is a video showing the cats. They are healthy and will be going to new homes.

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The Internet and Kenny Glenn

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More on Outrageous Animal Cruelty Verdict in Puerto Rico

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If you care about animals, don't give them your tourist dollars. This is just one of many of a long line of animal abuse problems there. Here is the BBC article on that travesty in Puerto Rico.

Kenny Glenn Story is Far-Reaching

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It claims that his brother was in on the abuse as well.maybe he was the camera guy? Tags: animal abuse animal cruelty kenny glenn I came across this story about it in Russia Today, an English language Russian newsite. By the way, here's a petition to have him tried as an adult. Lovely kids.

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Western WA Puppy Mills Had Troubled History, But Still Allowed to Operate

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Do a Name Search for an Animal Offender

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Get Ready for the Kenny Glenn Apologists

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Why should we care so much about a cat and not about the abuse of a child? Tags: animal abuse animal cruelty kenny glenn Michael Vick I'm thinking they'll start coming out tomorrow. It will fall into two camps. 1) Poor, poor Kenny Glenn. He's just a poor screwed up kid with low self-esteem. He needs a second chance to rehabilitate himself. He's a young boy who made one mistake. AND What, are you kidding me? It's just a cat.

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"Earthlings" Available as Audio Book

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"Earthlings" is a film about animal abuse narrated by Joaquin Phoenix. Earthlings is a feature-length documentary about how dependent human beings are on animals, primarily in five key areas: pets, food, clothing, entertainment and science. Tags: animal abuse animal cruelty I've never watched it, but heard it talked about on a vegan podcast. It's supposed to be so intense, it turns people into vegans (Ellen DeGeneres for one.)

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Kenny Glenn Abuses a Cat on Youtube

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The video below is from the local news station and shows some edited footage of the abuse. The worthless piece of excrement abusing the animal is Kenny Glenn, from Lawton OK. Tags: cat animal abuse animal cruelty kenny glenn us This is the news story that's sweeping the Internet. He's been arrested, but then remanded into the custody of his parents. The police will meet with him and his lawyers. I'm sure there's a sob story being concocted.he's

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"Sick" Vick to Get Out of Jail

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1045 Animals Seized in Houston

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The SPCA took 1045 animals out of a home in Texas that were living in horrible conditions. When SPCA investigators received an anonymous tip Wednesday afternoon about animals in need of medical care at a home in northwest Houston, they had no idea it would turn into one of the largest U.S. animal seizures in memory. "At Tags: animal abuse Houston

Research Animals Rescued from North Carolina Lab

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An enormous victory was achieved for animals this week when nearly 200 dogs and 54 cats were rescued from a North Carolina animal testing facility that closed its doors after an undercover investigation revealed apparent abuse of the animals by workers at the facility. Quick work on the part of the Animal Welfare Institute (AWI), in partnership with the Humane Society of the U.S.

Animal Hoarding is a Serious Issue

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Animal hoarding is a pretty serious act that causes untold suffering for animals. there are probably several factors that go into how a person develops into an animal hoarder, but “we think it may be related to obsessive-compulsive personality disorder.” Unfortunately, “just one hoarder can cause tremendous suffering to animals,” notes LaFarge. Tags: animal cruelty animal welfare hoarding

Animal Welfare Act Inadequate for Farm Animals

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How many people know this about the Animal Welfare Act? No wonder there is so much "farm" animal abuse out there. Humane treatment runs counter to the entire industry when the point is to make money by processing these animals as fast as possible. According to the United States Department of Agriculture, “farm animals are regulated under the Animal Welfare Act (AWA) only when used in biomedical research, testing, teaching and exhibition.

A Victory for Turkeys

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All too often even the most egregious cases of animal abuse go without any substantial punishment. This seems even more true when the victim is a “food&# animal. Around Thanksgiving last year, People for the Ethical Treatement of Animals (PETA) released undercover video footage of Aviagen Turkeys Inc. slaughterhouse employees abusing live turkeys. I am glad that in this case it seems that the courts are taking this abuse seriously.

Are We Much Better than Michael Vick?

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Is what he did consciously to his pitbulls that much worse than what we do unconsciously to animals every day? Some of us forget that dogs are mere animals, and that animal mistreatment is as American as Apple iPods. Like Vick, most of us shamelessly abuse and kill animals. Hunters shoot down animals in cold blood for mere sport. So why is one type of animal cruelty (dogfighting) more reprehensible than another (lobster-boiling)?

From Today's New York Times

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To the Editor: Re “ Animal Abuse as Clue to Additional Cruelties ” (news article, March 18): As someone who deals with dozens of cruelty-to-animals cases every week, I applaud states that are imposing stricter penalties on people who hurt animals and that are working to establish online registries of animal abusers. Animal abusers are cowards who take their issues out on “easy victims”—and their targets often include their fellow humans.

Radlo Foods Pledging Conversion to Cage-Free Eggs

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Good news following an investigation of farm animal abuses by Mercy for Animals. In a written statement the company said it was making the move after an investigation revealed that Radlo Foods violated the terms of an agreement by working with a farm that is not in compliance with its strict animal welfare standards. The group's findings have now triggered an investigation by the state's Animal Welfare Program.

Appeal Denied for Six Activists Convicted Under AEPA

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Six members of Stop Huntingdon Animal Cruelty were convicted at a 2006 trial in New Jersey of conspiracy to violate the 1992 Animal Enterprise Protection Act. The law, since revised, aimed to protect animal research laboratories from illegal, sometimes violent protests. The company had been a target of animal activists since video footage surfaced on television in the 1990s depicting animal abuse at its laboratory in the United Kingdom.

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National Justice for Animals Week

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From the better late then never category, the ALDF is having a National Justice for Animals Week to raise awareness about animal abuse. Here is the full press release: During its first-ever National Justice for Animals Week, February 22 – 28, 2009, the national non-profit Animal Legal Defense Fund (ALDF) is recognizing some of the top law enforcement professionals in the nation for getting real justice for animals who are victims of abuse.

From the Animal Rights Action Network re: Greyhounds

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Brief commentary follows this e-mail I received regarding greyhounds, animal rights and Ireland. Back then I was a young child and never thought any different about greyhounds or indeed any other animal. Today it is a different situation, i learned from then about respecting animals and my life has been devoted to ending their suffering and torment. Need reminding why cruelty to animals is wrong?

From Today's New York Times

Animal Ethics

While cruelty to animals is a serious matter that should elicit widespread public outrage, efforts to reach the public through more serious means often fall on deaf ears in a world in which sex sells and there are both a war and an economic downturn. Animal suffering and human suffering are undeniably interconnected. Since then, the paper has repeatedly reported on the abuse of migrant workers at AgriProcessors. To the Editor: “ What’s Next in the Law?

Meat, Cancer, and the Cumulative Case for Ethical Vegetarianism

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Ethical vegetarianism is the thesis that killing and eating animals is morally wrong whenever equally nutritious plant-based alternatives are available. Virtually everyone agrees that: (1) It is wrong to cause a conscious sentient animal to suffer for no good reason. Causing an animal to suffer for no good reason is cruel, and our ordinary commonsense morality tells us in no uncertain terms that cruelty is wrong. Cohen, The Animal Rights Debate , p.