Horrible Animal Abuse at Iowa Pig Farm

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Tags: animal abuse animal cruelty pigs farm animal welfare Horrific.

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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Monkeys Beat Cruel Trainer in China

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Tags: animal abuse animal cruelty china monkeys If only they could have escaped to a better life.

SPCA Supervisor Arrested For Animal Cruelty in Texas

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Tags: animal abuse I hope this woman rots in jail, but I doubt that will happen in Texas. Authorities found the dog, a German shepherd mix named Bruce, in a small crate on March 18. They arrived after neighbors complained of a strong smell emanating from Martin's apartment in the 2800 block of Townbluff Drive in Plano. The crate was in a dark closet that functioned as a laundry room and had flooded, according to the affidavit.

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The Internet and Kenny Glenn

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Tags: animal abuse animal cruelty kenny glenn internet Good article in the Irish Times analyzing the role of the Internet in the the crime and capture of Kenny Glenn, cat torturer.

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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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Tags: animal abuse animal cruelty puppy mills animal welfare us This is a good article about the puppy mills operated by a Western Washington woman and her parents. She kept being given "one more chance" with the end result of about 600 dogs finally being seized from the establishments. This is definitely a situation that could have been stopped early on. How much suffering and death resulted from this family's practices?

"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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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.

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)?

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.