ALDF Calling for An Animal Abuser Registry

Critter News

It sounds like they are calling for an animal abuse equivalent of the sex offender registry. Wouldn't you want to know if a violent or repeat animal abuser were living next door to you and your family? Communities have good reason to be concerned about the whereabouts of animal abusers. In story after heartbreaking story, abusers repeat their violent crimes against helpless animals, and often go on to victimize people as well.

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Prince Edward Investigated for Animal Abuse

Critter News

The RSPCA is investigating whether Prince Edward beat his dogs while hunting. He alleges that he was merely trying to break up a fight between the two dogs. Tags: animal abuse Here is a link to the Daily Mail , complete with pictures.

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Woman Gets 12 Sentences for Animal Abuse

Critter News

An eastern Missouri woman is sentenced to 12 year in prison for neglecting her dogs. Six dogs were seized. Authorities said the animals were infested with fleas and lacked adequate food and water. Tags: animal abuse That's a pretty stiff sentence. The sentence for 46-year-old Tamara Lynn Benscoter of Park Hills was handed down Friday. Police in Iron Mountain were called to Benscoter's former home twice in September.

ALDF Provides Grant to Fund Investigation of Animal Abuse

Critter News

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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Documentary Spotlights Plight of Mexican Dogs

Critter News

The hourlong film is an unflinching commentary on the overpopulation of stray dogs in Mexico, who even outnumber us humans in some regions. Macho culture, argues {Dallas-based director Bill} Buchanan, goes some way to explaining why Mexicans are so reluctant to sterilize their male dogs. There is a common belief in Mexico, according to his narrative, that sterilizing a male dog will make the dog "gay." Tags: animal abuse mexico dogs

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Research Animals Rescued from North Carolina Lab

Critter News

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.

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

Critter News

She kept being given "one more chance" with the end result of about 600 dogs finally being seized from the establishments. 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. This is definitely a situation that could have been stopped early on. How much suffering and death resulted from this family's practices?

"Sick" Vick to Get Out of Jail

Critter News

He also admitted to participating in the killing of several underperforming dogs. Tags: pit bull animal abuse animal cruelty blood sport Michael Vick Already? Imprisoned NFL star Michael Vick will be allowed to finish his sentence under home confinement because there is no room at a halfway house for him, a government official told The Associated Press Thursday. Vick is serving a 23-month sentence at the federal penitentiary in Leavenworth, Kan.,

26 Dogs saved by the ASPCA

4 The Love Of Animals

The ASPCA continually does amazing work on behalf of our animal companions. The dogs had been left to starve, no food, water or even shelter from freezing temperatures. Sadly, there were also 27 dead dogs found on the property. It is believed that the dogs were part of a dog fighting ring. “They bear the battle scars consistent with those of fighting dogs,&# Rickey said. If you see animal abuse, please report it.

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On the Banning of Eating Cats and Dogs in China

Animal Person

I've been blogging here less partly because I've been blogging at Animal Rights & AntiOppression (check out my latest post " On Corporate Personhood and Animal Rights " and the better-than-the-post comments) but also because I've been feeling like a broken record and I don't want to bore anyone. We can care about animals and people at the same time; they're not mutually exclusive. Yes, it is hypocritical (speciesism), but who said that we either protect humans or animals?

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A Victory for Turkeys

Creature Talk

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. slaughterhouse employees abusing live turkeys.

From the Animal Rights Action Network re: Greyhounds

Animal Person

Brief commentary follows this e-mail I received regarding greyhounds, animal rights and Ireland. Every day myself and other 'friends' went out of our way to terrify the poor helpless dog that used to live in this filthy run down shed for shelter. Back then I was a young child and never thought any different about greyhounds or indeed any other animal. Need reminding why cruelty to animals is wrong?

Appeal Denied for Six Activists Convicted Under AEPA

Critter News

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.

The Animal Legal Defense Fund Public Registries

4 The Love Of Animals

I recently got an email from the Animal Legal Defense Fund. They are pioneering legislation in California to make public animal abuse registries. The Animal Legal Defense Fund (ALDF) today announced an effort aimed at creating public registries in each state of anyone convicted of felony animal abuse. sexual abuse, and animal fighting as well as neglect (such as hoarding). About the Animal Legal Defense Fund.

Rescue Ink Unleashed

4 The Love Of Animals

If not, be sure to set your DVR for Friday and watch, it’s a great show about an unlikely group of animal heroes. They’re not cops, animal experts or even animal control. Rescue Ink Unleashed originally appeared on 4 The Love of Animals on September 27, 2009.

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Are We Much Better than Michael Vick?

Critter News

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)?

National Justice for Animals Week

Critter News

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.

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Meat, Cancer, and the Cumulative Case for Ethical Vegetarianism

Animal Ethics

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. Animal abuse is a crime in all fifty states, and rightly so.