Detecting Animal Cruelty

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Per the ASPCA's cruelty FAQ , here are some signs. Animal cruelty occurs when someone intentionally injures or harms an animal or when a person willfully deprives an animal of food, water or necessary medical care. Tags: aspca animal cruelty

Animal Cruelty and Richard Russo

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I've googled this and can't find a single critique of the book that mentions that he is making a joke out of animal cruelty. Tags: animal cruelty books Has anyone ever read Richard Russo's book "Straight Man?" He uses geese killing at a fictional university as a comedic subplot. It's not funny at all. Why wasn't it noted by someone somewhere?

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Identify Signs of Animal Cruelty

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Here is a link to a PAWS (Progressive Animal Welfare Society) web page with signs of what to look for. Tags: animal cruelty It's a Washington State organization, but the information is still useful anywhere.

Animal Cruelty at Texas Horse Farm

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animal cruelty horses Texas50 surviving horses were rescued. For the full story, go here to KLTV.com. The Humane Society of the United States, SPCA of East Texas and Humane Society of North Texas worked with the Smith County District Attorney's Office to rescue 50 horses from a Lindale property. The District Attorney's office served a seizure warrant to the owner of the horses Tuesday, opening the door for the rescue team to begin removal on Wednesday.

April is Prevention of Animal Cruelty Month

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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.

Supreme Court Strikes Down Depiction of Animal Cruelty Act

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The Supreme Court struck down a law that outlawed the depiction of animal cruelty. The high court case stemmed from the arrest and conviction of a Virginia-based documentary producer named Robert Stevens who sold videos containing scenes of dogfights. Mr. Stevens said his videos were aimed at portraying the aggressive characteristics of pit bulls and the use of pit bulls in hunting. He argued that his documentaries were protected by the First Amendment.

SPCA Supervisor Arrested For Animal Cruelty in Texas

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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.

New Book Shows Mark Twain an Early Advocate Against Animal Cruelty

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A new book by author and Stanford professor Shelly Fisher Fishkin reveals that Mark Twain was an early advocate against animal cruelty. Called Mark Twain's Book of Animals , the book contains a number of his writing about animals. From the review: Twain writes about cruelty to animals in a range of contexts, criticizing, for example, the insensitivity involved in the exploitation of animals for sport or entertainment. Tags: anti-cruelty

John Passmore (1914-2004) on the History of Animal Cruelty

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Once a definite social movement got under way in the West with its objective the restricting of man's treatment of animals, it moved with relative rapidity. Moral philosophers began to regard it as an obvious truth that it is wrong to treat animals cruelly. Whereas it once used to be argued, as by Newman , that the least human good compensates for any possible amount of animal suffering, the current doctrine is that it requires a considerable good to compensate for such suffering.

Why I Have a Hard Time with Human Beings

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Firefighter Who Killed Dogs Fired

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Horrible Animal Abuse at Iowa Pig Farm

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UK Birds Poisoned by Laced Bait

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More animal cruelty in Britain. Tags: UK animal cruelty Great birds being poisoned by laced venison cubes in Scotland.

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Why You Shouldn’t Watch the Kentucky Derby

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And yet very little is said about the cruelty of it all. Many of these beautiful animals are quite literally raced to death. According to In Defense of Animals , roughly 800 race horses die from their injuries on race tracks each year in the US alone.

Michael Vick Refuses to Visit Victims

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McKee Project Helps Latin America's Strays

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Oregon Man Charged with Letting Dog Freeze to Death

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TV Shows and Movies that Hurt and Killed Animals

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Here's a horrible listing of films and shows that resulted in the abuse or killing of animals, starting with an elephant execution in 1903. animal cruelty entertainmentDisgusting and stomach-turning.

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One of the Grossest Stories I've Ever Read

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horse animal cruelty Stupid idiocyThis woman is just not mentally fit. Jasha Lottin, Portland Nudist, Broke No Laws by Killing, Gutting Horse, then Posing Naked Inside Carcass (NSFW Pics).

Support the Great Ape Protection Act

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End the use of chimpanzees in animal experiments. Tags: chimpanzees animal experimentation animal research animal cruelty medical research It's unconscionable.

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Monkeys Beat Cruel Trainer in China

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Horrifying Attack on Pregnant Deer in Britain

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Action Alert to Help Louisiana Tiger

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The Animal Legal Defense League is trying to save it. louisiana animal cruelty tigersThis is an awful story of a tiger kept captive at a horrible truck stop in Louisiana. Please visit this link and respond.

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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Horse Deaths at Calgary Stampede

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The debate between cowboy tradition and animal rights at the Calgary Stampede was reignited late Thursday when three horses were killed and a fourth seriously injured during a chuckwagon race at the huge annual rodeo and exhibition of Western Canadian culture. calgary animal cruelty horses dead animalsFrom Reuters.

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Do Lobsters Feel Pain?

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Help Release Chimps from Medical Research

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Future Serial Killer in Training?

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He's charged with 19 counts of animal cruelty, 19 counts of improperly disposing of an animal body and four counts of burglary. Tags: animal cruelty I read an article last week about a series of cat killings and mutilations (20 total) in south Florida. Just awful. Now they've arrested an 18-year-old suspect named Tyler Hayes Weinman.

DMX Sentenced

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DMX was sentenced to 90 days in jail for a variety of offenses , including animal cruelty. Tags: animal cruelty In addition to his three-month lockup, the minimum he could have faced as a result of last month's plea deal, the arrest-prone artist, whose real name is Earl Simmons, was placed on 18 months probation for his misdeeds.

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British Student Kills Hamster for Fun

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Let’s Catch Up!

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Alec Baldwin wrote a great piece for the Huffington Post about the vilification of Michael Vick, and how in a lot of ways it’s hypocritical of a lot of people – specifically, if you are a meat eater, a leather-wearer, and an animal user.

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Quebec to Review Puppy Mill Laws

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The fallout from the huge puppy mill seizure is fueling calls for a review of Quebec's animal rights laws, which are abysmal even for Canada. Animal welfare workers are calling for stricter laws on breeding facilities after more than 500 allegedly malnourished dogs were seized from a Quebec puppy farm last week. You need to reopen the law to change the fines," said a representative from an animal welfare group. breeders canada animal cruelty quebec puppy mills dogs

WA State Troopers Accused of Clubbing Seagulls

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Biggest Dogfighting Raid in US History

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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

Egypt Kills Thousands of Pigs for No Reason

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Kenny Glenn's Victims Removed from Home

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The Internet and Kenny Glenn

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