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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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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.

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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. Responses to this question provide important insights into the much misunderstood animal rights movement and the people in it who challenge the moral orthodoxy that underpins our attitudes towards nonhuman animals. Tags: animal cruelty books

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Arkansas Out of the Dark Ages with Cruelty Law

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It's not perfect, but it's progress in one of the more animal welfare-challenged parts of the US. 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. Tags: animal cruelty legislation Arkansas us

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Will Arizona Exempt Animal Testing from Cruelty Laws?

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Tags: animal research biotech arizona 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?

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Firefighter Who Killed Dogs Fired

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Tags: animal cruelty idiocy Good riddance. Nuff said.

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Horrible Animal Abuse at Iowa Pig Farm

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

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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. An officer of the ASPCA reported her to the USDA for violations of the Animal Welfare Act back in 1998 and no action was taken. Apparently animal TORTURE only ranks as a “misdemeanor&#. She is still allowed to keep her kennel and keep breeding animals. Kathy Bauck.

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McKee Project Helps Latin America's Strays

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Tags: animal cruelty spay/neuter latin america strays companion animals This is a good group. Check them out. link].

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Oregon Man Charged with Letting Dog Freeze to Death

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Tags: animal cruelty I can't even comment on this, the anger is too intense. Happy New Year {insert sarcasm here!).

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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.

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Biggest Dogfighting Raid in US History

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Tags: animal cruelty law enforcement blood sport dog fighting It happened about a week ago with up to 350 dogs seized in 5 states. About 30 people were arrested.

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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.

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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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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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Baby Chicks Ground Up

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Thanks to Mercy for Animals for their undercover work exposing this egg industry practice. Tags: animal cruelty eggs farm animal welfare factory farm What a subject line, but it's true. This is the second time this year that I've heard of this group capturing headlines. I'd never heard of them before. I'm very impressed by their courage and tenacity.

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Victoria's Secret Stops Selling Exotic Animal Skins

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Tags: animal cruelty exotic skins lizards Victoria's Secret was selling what? I didn't know they were doing this in the first place! And I just bought something from them last month for the first time. Anyway, I'm wondering if the decision could have been influenced by PETA's investigation of how reptiles are being skinned alive for these sales. This PETA post doesn't claim the credit though.

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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. When they break a leg or fail to win (to create a “return” on their owners’ investment), they are discarded – often sent to slaughter , a profitable end for the owner, but a brutal one for the animal.

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PETA Protests Military's Testing on Pigs

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Tags: animal testing animal cruelty military pigs medical research PETA I'm late on this one. The protest happened on Wednesday. But it's worth noting that someone out there took some action on this gruesome story. And that's what I like about PETA and why I recently became a member for the first time. They are fast, organized, committed and they get attention.

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PETA Uncovers Horrible Conditions at Land O'Lakes Supplier

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From PETA's site: A new PETA undercover investigation inside a Land O'Lakes supplier facility in Pennsylvania has revealed routine neglect and cruelty to cows who are milked for the Fortune 250 company's products. And the disturbing video: Tags: animal cruelty PETA Not a pretty picture.

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University of Louisiana Plays Defense on Primate Research

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Tags: animal cruelty exper new iberia research center primates medical research They are at least admitting there are problems with standard operating procedures at New Iberia Research Center. Officials claim to be taking steps to correct certain problems. Maybe. This web page also has a video with a tour of the facility, conducted by center staff.

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Kenny Glenn Story is Far-Reaching

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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. It claims that his brother was in on the abuse as well.maybe he was the camera guy? Lovely kids.

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Graphic Photos of Baby Elephant "Taming"

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Tags: animal cruelty entertainment elephants This is a new blog I came across called Paws4Life, The Reality of What Humans do. This post has three graphic pictures of a baby elephant allegedly being "trained" for the entertainment industry. I'm thinking it's India?

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Woman Who Posted Picture of Herself Holding Two Dead Wet Rabbits Denies Drowning Them

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Carlisle is seen smiling in the photo and a comment on the social Internet site says the animals were euthanized through drowning. Tags: animal cruelty Right. They died from heart disease. The image, posted on Carlisle's Facebook page, appears to show her holding a soaked and drowned small black rabbit in each hand. She's claiming it's all a big mistake. Not an easy defense when you're dumb enough to post a picture of yourself afterwards on Facebook.

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Humane Society Puts Pressure on South Carolina's Bear Baying

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Animal rights advocates say it's cruel to the nearly defenseless bears and harms them psychologically. Statutes banning animal fighting have a specific exemption for dog training. And while South Carolina's attorney general says animal cruelty laws prohibit bear baying, he hasn't prosecuted any cases. Tags: animal cruelty blood sport south carolina humane society bears hunting Ugh, this is barbaric and right out of the dark ages. From the AP.

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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?

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Patriots and Steelers Eye "Sick Vick" for Signing

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Tags: animal cruelty blood sport humane society Michael Vick sick Well, I know two teams I may not be rooting for next season. (Of Of course, I've disliked the Patriots ever since their coach was caught with filming other teams. And the Steelers? Not since they were handed the Super Bowl over the Seahawks. Worst officiating EVER!) Plus, I personally have no room for forgiveness for Sick Vick. Others may, but I don't.

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"Zoo from Hell" Owner Convicted in New York

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A farm-animal breeder who ran what a prosecutor called "the zoo from hell" was convicted Tuesday of animal cruelty. A jury in West Haverstraw deliberated less than two hours before convicting Robert Everle of all 13 charges of torturing, injuring and starving animals. State police raided Everle's property, 30 miles north of New York City, in July, and witnesses testified that they found several animals dead, many malnourished and dozens living in unsanitary conditions.

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Group Pursues Investigation of US Labs

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Stop Animal Exploitation Now filed the complaint with U.S. The animal research industry is just as unregulated as Wall Street was before the current economic crisis," said Michael A. Tags: animal experimentation animal research animal cruelty medical research I predict they'll get nowhere. From UPI. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack, urging a probe of 50 U.S.

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Idiot Smokes Bong with Cat Inside

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Schomaker, who was released from jail after paying a $400 fine on the arrest warrant, faces drug and misdemeanor animal cruelty charges. Tags: animal cruelty Stupid In the WTF department. He wanted to mellow out his hyper cat Shadow. Schomaker told deputies 6-month-old Shadow was hyper and he was trying to calm her down. The contraption she had been stuffed inside was 12 inches by 6 inches.

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Get Ready for the Kenny Glenn Apologists

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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. Why should we care so much about a cat and not about the abuse of a child? Are cats more important than people?

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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?

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New Blood Sport Involves.Canaries?

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Tags: animal cruelty blood sport Stupid From the WTF files.and reported by the Associated Content news site. Canary fighting is the new blood sport in Shelton, Conn. Aficionados range in age from 26 to 62, and it is more widespread than you think. Channel 8 News raised more than a few eyebrows when it reported on a Shelton canary fighting ring that caused 150 birds to be placed into protective custody and thrust 19 suspects with their first and last names into the public eye.

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Suit Against Circus Owners Goes to Trial

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Finally, a cruelty suit against Feld Entertainment, which owns Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus, is coming to trial. Tags: animal cruelty circus elephants A U.S.

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

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Tags: Animal Cruelty Animal Rights Animal Welfare horses videos euthanasia This video nicely highlights the insanity in killing “racing&# horses when they become injured.

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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

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Foie Gras Disappearing From San Diego Restaurants

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Here in Seattle, NARN (Northwest Animal Rights Network) has been staging protests at a local restaurant that serves foie gras. I guess small protests like NARN's seem futile when compared to the overwhelming issue of animal welfare, but you have to think that a number of small protests over time can have a large cumulative impact. Tags: animal cruelty california foie gras food

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Connecticut Oil Company President Illegally Owns Primate

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Tags: animal cruelty illegal pets primates us I'm starting to wonder about Connecticut. It's the same state where the Travis incident occurred. However, this time the owner is an oil and gas company president , not some eccentric woman on Xanax. Six weeks before a 200-pound chimpanzee nearly mauled a woman to death, state officials were cracking down on the owner of a 14-pound siamang that was still wearing diapers made for infants.

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Georgia Dog-Fighting Law Having an Impact

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Tags: animal cruelty georgia blood sport legislation dog fighting us This is a good thing. The American Southeast is a hotbed of blood sports. This information is from Best Friends. Before 2008, only one person had been incarcerated for dog fighting in Georgia. Considering the state had one of the weakest dog-fighting laws in the nation, that's no compliment.

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Romain Rolland on Animal Suffering

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To a man whose mind is free there is something even more intolerable in the sufferings of animals than in the sufferings of man. But thousands of animals are uselessly butchered every day without a shadow of remorse. Tags: Animal Rights Animal Cruelty animal suffering famous quotes For with the latter it is at least admitted that suffering is evil and that the man who causes it is a criminal.

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Puppy Mill Raids in Western Washington

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Tags: animal cruelty animal rescue puppy mills What a mess. We live in Seattle, which is part of King County. Up north are Snohomish County and Skagit County where two puppy mill raids have led to the rescue of almost 600 pregnant dogs, about 80 percent of whom are pregnant. (We We blogged about the Gold Bar, Snohomish County, raid last week). The woman who owns the Skagit County property is the mother of the one who owns the Snohomish property.

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PETA Says Vick's Brain Should be Scanned for Psychopathy

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They can also take pleasure in inflicting cruelty. Tags: animal cruelty Michael Vick Oh PETA, my PETA. PETA is demanding that Vick be barred from the league unless he has a brain scan to prove he’s not a psychopath. It has written a letter to Goodell to press its case and is urging supporters to write e-mails to Goodell. From the PETA Web site: Vick’s behavior seems to fit the American Psychiatric Association profile for anti-social personality disorder (APD).

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Dogfighting Grows in Texas

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Tags: animal cruelty Texas dog fighting us From the New York Times. Investigators found that dogfighting was on the rise in Texas and was much more widespread than they had expected. The ring broken up here had links to dogfighting organizations in other states and in Mexico, suggesting an extensive underground network of people devoted to the activity, investigators said.

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