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What To Do If You Suspect Cruelty. Cruelty to animals of any kind is a serious matter and one which is all to common. Scot Parris writes for, the Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals which is one of the biggest UK charities.

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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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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

How to Confront Cruelty

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I came across this 2005 book from the Society & Animals Journal titled Confronting Cruelty Moral Orthodoxy and the Challenge of the Animal Rights Movement. Tags: animal cruelty books Sounds interesting. Why and how do people campaign on behalf of a species that is not their own?

Identify Signs of Animal Cruelty

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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 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.

Tom Regan on Cruelty

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Cruelty is manifested in different ways. The central case of cruelty appears to be the case where, in Locke's apt phrase, one takes "a seeming kind of Pleasure" in causing another to suffer. Let us term this sadistic cruelty. Both active and passive cruelty have fuzzy borders.

April is Prevention of Animal Cruelty Month

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Thoroughbred Dealer Convicted of Animal Cruelty

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A judge convicted Paragallo of 33 of 34 misdemeanor animal cruelty counts in a nonjury trial in Greene County. Tags: New York animal cruelty horses This guy sounds like a real jerk. He didn't know how his horses were being treated on his own farm? Come on, that's a Michael Vick defense that didn't work with him either. Plus, this is the guy's BUSINESS. And he didn't know? Yeah, right. From the Associated Press.

Arkansas Out of the Dark Ages with Cruelty Law

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Mike Beebe has signed into law new animal-cruelty restrictions that make aggravated cruelty to cats, dogs and horses a felony on the first offense. Arkansas becomes the 46th state to make cruelty to animals a felony, according to the Humane Society of the United States. The law, which will take effect 90 days after the Legislature adjourns, makes aggravated animal cruelty on first offense punishable by a fine of up to $10,000 and up to six years in prison.

Eating Eggs is Eating Cruelty

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Egg laying hens are arguably the most abused animals on today’s factory farms. More often than not, they are confined so tightly to wire cages that they cannot stretch their wings, clean themselves, turn around, or exhibit any of their normal behaviors at all.

Arkansas May Enact Tougher Animal Cruelty Laws

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They are one of only 5 states that doesn't have a felony animal cruelty law. A task force is now looking into changing that

Three Workers Acquited of Animal Cruelty in Puerto Rico

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Mercy for Animals Exposes Cruelty at Iowa Select Farms

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Safeway and Kroger have announced they're halting all purchases of the farm's pork. Mercy for Animals is trying to convince Costco to do the same. News story is from the end of June. Almost let that one slip by! mercy for animals Iowa pigs pork farm animal welfare factory farm

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Prevention of Equine Cruelty Act Passed House Judiciary

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The Prevention of Equine Cruelty Act (H.R. Tags: horse animal cruelty legislation Slaughterhouse us It amazes me that legislative business is still being conducted in DC these days, what with the US economic sky falling. Especially animal business. 6598) is a bill that criminalizes the sale and transportation of horses for slaughter. It was approved and recommended to the House of Representatives by the House Judiciary Committee on September 23.

Grey2K Video Exposes Cruelty at Tucson Greyhound Park

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Grey2K is a greyhound advocacy group. Here is the link to the video showing kennel conditions. They had professional investigators there last summer. greyhounds tucson arizona

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Physicians Committee Accuses University of Washington of Cruelty to Ferrets

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I live in Seattle and I am always skeptical of how the UW treats its lab animals. I had never heard of the use of ferrets in medical research though. News to me. The Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine claims these are unnecessary procedures, even though the ferrets are apparently anesthesized during the process. Full story in the Seattle Times.

Animal Cruelty Database at

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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. 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.

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. 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

Kathy Bauck: The Face of Puppy Mill Cruelty

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Kathy Bauck, owner of Pick of the Litter Kennels in New York Mills, MN, was recently found guilty of four misdemeanors: one count of animal cruelty, and 3 counts of animal torture. Tags: Animal Cruelty Animal Welfare animal suffering companion animals dogs puppy mills USDA Kathy Bauck. Her crimes involved dunking dogs into vats of insecticide and performing surgery on dogs without a license.

Will Arizona Exempt Animal Testing from Cruelty Laws?

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Unbelievable, but this stupid exemption is gaining support. Supposedly people either 1) believe the State has no place overseeing labs (USDA does that) and 2) bioscience is already very well-regulated. This is all about making the stupid state friendly to the biotech industry. What next? They get a huge tax break?

Beijing Olympics End, Let the Cruelty Begin Anew

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I did have issues with the host country in this case because of the horrible way they treat animals, and their lack of any animal cruelty laws. I didn't watch a single minute of the games. From what I understand they were a wonderful testament to the combination of totalitarian governance married to vast corporate wealth. Yippee. Note - this is not a knock against all those that competed. I don't have issues with them.

SPCA Supervisor Arrested For Animal Cruelty in Texas

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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. Police say Bruce was emaciated in a puddle of water and his own feces.

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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. The whole industry from start to finish is inhumane, and this Saturday, millions of people will be watching the Derby, betting on it, and perpetuating the cruelty inherent in it.

More on Outrageous Animal Cruelty Verdict in Puerto Rico

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Here is the BBC article on that travesty in Puerto Rico. 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.

H. J. McCloskey on Punishment of Cruelty to Animals

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[T]here is another class of cases where the state is accorded the right to interfere with the individual when he is not interfering with any other person, namely, where cruelty to animals is involved. Legislation forbidding cruelty to animals represents the use of coercion against the interests of the individual coerced, and not to further the interests of any other person (it may do so but need not to be justified).

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.

Let’s Catch Up!

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Help Release Chimps from Medical Research

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Why I Have a Hard Time with Human Beings

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Egypt Kills Thousands of Pigs for No Reason

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Firefighter Who Killed Dogs Fired

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A Victory for Turkeys

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Getting Emotional

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Yes, I cried at the cruelty of nature. What immediately hit me after getting so emotional about this is how nature is kind in comparison to the horrible cruelties humans impose on non-human animals, especially “food&# animals. Will I ever hear a story about animal cruelty and not feel like surely I’m NOT doing enough if things like that are still happening? Sometimes being an animal rights advocate is emotionally exhausting. Today is one of those days.

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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HBO Special on Factory Farming

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Viewer discretion advised on the clip below… Tags: Animal Cruelty Animal Rights Animal Welfare Factory Farming Farmed Animals animal suffering gestation crates pigs videos Last night HBO premiered a show called Death on a Factory Farm. This is a small segment. I haven’t seen the whole thing yet, and am not sure if I’ll be able to stomach it, but I do have a friend recording it for me. Has anyone else seen it? What were your thoughts?

Gymnast Shawn Johnson Put To Sleep After Breaking Leg | The Onion – America’s Finest News Source

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TV Shows and Movies that Hurt and Killed Animals

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

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Romain Rolland on Animal Suffering

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Michael Vick Refuses to Visit Victims

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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).

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