Europe's Pig Industry Mad about Undercover Investigation

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Compassion in World Farming led an undercover investigation that showed illegal tail docking and poor attempts at pig enrichment on factory farms, in violation of EU law. Now the pig industry is mad and claiming bias ( scroll down in article.) Too bad! If you complied with the law, you wouldn't look like such jerks!

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Investigation Reveals Cruel Treatment of Pigs in Europe

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Investigators from Compassion in World Farming found 80 per cent of farms across five European countries engaging in illegal practices such as barren pens and routine tail-docking. It really sucks to be a factory farm pig in Europe. In one of the biggest undercover inquiries into pig-farming, CIWF visited 60 farms across five big pork-producing states, Spain, the Netherlands, Germany, Hungary and Britain.

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India's Wildlife Crime Unit Makes First Arrests

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It sure looks like India is taking wildlife crime investigation seriously. In its first ever independent operation since its inception last year, the Wildlife Crime Control Bureau has unearthed an illegal pet trade racket arresting one and seizing four live Indian Tent turtles from Mahipalpur area here.

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Dog Whisperer and Philly Undercover Premiere Jan 7, 2012

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Armed with a hidden camera and a borrowed puppy, the team arrests an underground veterinarian suspected of illegal ear cropping and responds to an extreme case of animal hoarding, where 15 cats are found living in unbearable conditions. The full-scale investigation began two days earlier. Undercover PSPCA cops are on a rescue mission after busting up an illegal dogfight and arresting 14 suspected fighters.

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Canadian Sentenced for Ivory Smuggling

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Tania Julie Siyam, a 32-year-old Canadian art dealer, has been sentenced to serve 60 months in prison and pay a $100,000 fine for illegally smuggling ivory from Cameroon to the United States. The sentence follows a long running international investigation by special agents of the U.S, Good news.

Scottish Judge Implies Wildlife Crime Not That Important

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His remarks left delegates, including wildlife crime investigators, shocked and bewildered. The row comes ahead of new government figures which are expected to show the incidence of illegal poisoning of animals in Scotland reached a record high in 2009. Lots of jerks in the news lately.

Suit Against Circus Owners Goes to Trial

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Department of Agriculture investigator determined the use of the bull hook “precipitated in the physical harm and ultimate death” of Benjamin, said Tracy Silverman, general counsel for the Animal Welfare Institute.The suit, also filed by The Fund for Animals, of Maryland; the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, of Washington; The Animal Protection Institute of Sacramento; and Tom Rider, a former Ringling Bros.