Second Chances

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Second Chances A battered pick-up truck rattles up to the curb of a neglected house. The vacant property’s lawn is infused with crab-grass, clover and dandelions. Wispy white puffs of dandelion tufts drift above the yard resembling tiny wayward ghosts.

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New Laws to Start in California

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New legislation in California increases the misdemeanor penalty for animal neglect and makes it a crime to sell a live animal on any street, highway, public right-of-way, parking lot, or carnival. neglect california legislation shark fins shark animal welfare animal lawFrom Hometown Station AM 1220.

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You can help Angels in Fur Dog Rescue with just a click!

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Since 2006, Angels in Fur has rescued and rehomed approximately 1,000 abandoned dogs from the pound or neglectful owners, many needing orthopedic surgery and months of rehabilitation.

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Furdiburb – A Virtual Pet Adventure!

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You can neglect him, and he’ll just be sad and starving when you come back. Do you enjoy playing games? Then today’s post is for you! There is a fun game called Furdiburb , and like the title of this post suggests, it’s a virtual pet adventure game!

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“New York’s Kindest” includes Rock & Rawhide!

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As the only organization in New York City whose doors are open to any animal in need, AC&C rescues thousands of New York’s homeless, neglected, abused and abandoned animals each year.

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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. Not a pretty picture.

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Animal Cruelty at Texas Horse Farm

Critter News

Most of the horses on the 70-acre ranch are quarter-horses, and most showed signs of neglect and severe emaciation. 50 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.

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University of Utah Cited by Dept. of Agriculture

Critter News

A kitten died from dehydration as a result of too much medication, individual primates were neglected for days at a time, mice and Guinea pig cages were found to be overcrowded, and calves may have been exposed to painful situations for too long, but University of Utah officials maintain that none of the most recent animal-testing violations, released Wednesday by the United States Department of Agriculture, were intentional.

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27,000 Animals Rescued in Texas

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An Arlington, Texas, municipal judge ruled that the animals suffered from neglect and cruel conditions, and an appeal by the company's owners to a higher court was denied last weekend. Holy cow! That's HUGE. It was an exotic animal importing firm (why the eff do those even exist?) that was allegedly mistreating its animals. A lot of these animals are reptiles, spiders and amphibians, which explains the large number. This rescue is the result of a PETA undercover investigation.

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Dog Whisperer and Philly Undercover Premiere Jan 7, 2012

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After Dog Whisperer, Philly Undercover, the new six-part series in which the PSPCA’s undercover police team works to eliminate dogfighting and protect all animals from abuse and neglect, premieres. You will even get to watch as Nat Geo WILD joined a two-day stakeout that leads to one of the biggest dogfighting busts in Philadelphia’s history — 14 suspects are arrested, and several horribly neglected, abused and injured dogs are saved.

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Animal Hoarding is a Serious Issue

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It’s not just one animal that was abused or neglected, it is usually hundreds that have suffered in deplorable conditions, many of these animals enduring a slow and painful death. Animal hoarding is a pretty serious act that causes untold suffering for animals. From an article in, of all places, "Farm and Dairy: The Auction Guide and Rural Marketplace:".there

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Ontario Animal Welfare Law Goes Into Effect

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Veterinarians are now required to report any instances of abuse or neglect. It is now law as of March 1. The provincial government says it's gone from "worst to first" and Ontario is now the only jurisdiction in Canada with special protections for law-enforcement animals like police dogs and horses. The legislation also imposes new rules on the province's dozens of roadside zoos, giving the Ontario Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals the right to inspect them.

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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.

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From Today's New York Times

Animal Ethics

I cannot begin to say how many incidents I’ve seen involving animal abusers who commit violent acts against humans, and animal neglecters who have also neglected their children or other human dependents.

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Little guy with big heart helping animals!

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Gala, which will be used to save thousands more lives in the coming year from the cruelty of puppy mills, animal fighting operations, hoarding and neglect cases, and more. It’s no surprise they call philanthropist Arthur E.

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26 Dogs saved by the ASPCA

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They also had signs of neglect, broken bones, wounds and infections. The ASPCA continually does amazing work on behalf of our animal companions. On February 17th they rescued 26 Pit Bulls near Sandersville, Georgia. 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.

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Want to Help Feed Homeless Animals?

Animal Ethics

The Animal Rescue Site is having trouble getting enough people to click on it daily to meet their quota of getting free food donated every day to abused and neglected animals. The Animal Rescue Site's corporate sponsors/advertisers use the number of daily visits to donate food to abandoned/neglected animals inexchange for advertising.

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Is Shelter Appreciation Week a Sham?

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HSUS’ latest public relations gimmick is part of a larger attempt by the very animal control officers responsible for this neglect and abuse to reform their image from one of “dog catcher” to “humane law enforcement.” Nathan Winograd has an interesting piece in the Examiner about the recent HSUS Animal Shelter Appreciation Week. It's not that he's unappreciative of people that work with animals, but rather the state of many of the shelters that are being appreciated.

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Puppy Mills Exposed on Animal Planet

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No matter how inhumane, over 10,000 puppy mills continue to do business across the country—many of them legally—as neglect runs rampant and countless lives are ruined. A Special Episode of Animal Cops: Philadelphia Premieres Monday, April 27, at 10 PM (ET/PT). Boney legs poke out from between harsh metal wires. Food and water dishes remain empty for days. Ailments go untreated as puppies bide their time among the dying and the dead.

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The Animal Legal Defense Fund Public Registries

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sexual abuse, and animal fighting as well as neglect (such as hoarding). Time and again, she has been caught housing dozens of sick, neglected animals in squalid conditions. We operate shelters in the hopes of giving abandoned pets a second chance at a loving home, not subjecting them to lives of continued abuse and neglect,” Florez said. “A I recently got an email from the Animal Legal Defense Fund.

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On the Renewed Debate Over Horse Slaughter

Animal Person

As the economy continues to falter, law enforcement officers in Kentucky and throughout the country are seeing major increases in the number of unwanted and neglected horses, some abandoned on public land, others left to starve by their owners.". The problem is that people are abandoning and neglecting horses, and to address that problem--to address the problem that people abandon horses--we'll kill the horses?

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Brooklyn Woman Assaults Two ASPCA Agents

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Responding to an anonymous tip about a neglected cat, the Humane Law Enforcement agents arrived at Stewart’s residence to find a seven-week-old, one-pound orange tabby with his whiskers cut off and a serious injury to his right front paw. On July 23, ASPCA Supervisory Special Investigator Annemarie Lucas and Special Agent Kristi Adams arrested Brooklyn resident Andrea Stewart, age 39, after the woman attacked the two Agents.

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On Horses too Thin to Slaughter

Animal Person

In " Prominent Horseman Faces Questions About Neglect ," Joe Drape of the New York Times reports: Four undernourished and neglected former racehorses belonging to Ernie Paragallo, a prominent New York thoroughbred breeder and owner, were rescued from a New York kill pen last month, one step from being slaughtered. Stephanie wrote about horses dying across the pond yesterday.

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Tom Regan on Human Chauvinism

Animal Ethics

There is a neglected other side to the anthropomorphic coin. This is human chauvinism. The anthropomorphic side reads: "It is anthropomorphic to attribute characteristics to nonhumans that belong only to humans."

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New Hub for Animal Rights

Animal Person

I am Mary Martin, and my first post is " On the Neglect of Animals by The Left." Stephanie Ernst, formerly of Change.org , has started a new space called " Animal Rights and AntiOppression " and she has invited yours truly to post there! The tag line is: "Challenging oppression and injustice, against nonhuman animals, humans, and earth — one vegan, environmentalist, feminist, social-justice-loving, all-around-progressive post at a time.

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Happy Tails: Ethel

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She looked very frightened, neglected and we found her to be in a lot of discomfort due to a very bad infection in her eye; she was unable to open one eye and her other eye looked very sore.

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Raising Money For the RSPCA with MusicMagpie

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They also have the power to prosecute those who neglect and are violent towards animals. Raising money for charity doesn’t have to be hard work. In fact, thanks to musicMagpie (in the UK) it’s never been easier. All you need is a few of your old unwanted dvds, cds and video games. Recently, MusicMagpie has launched a new initiative to increase awareness and financial support for charities such as the RSPCA looking after many unfortunate animals. Get Involved.

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Walk for Farm Animals Scheduled for this Fall

Critter News

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Meredith Turner, Farm Sanctuary, 646-369-6212, mturner@farmsanctuary.org 2011 Walk for Farm Animals Aims to Raise $1 Million for Abused and Neglected Farm Animals Thousands of People in More Than 35 Cities Across North America to Gather for Family-Friendly Event That Promotes Compassion for ALL Animals WATKINS GLEN, N.Y. From the Farm Sanctuary.

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Rescue Spotlight: Baja Dogs La Paz

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They help us rescue dogs in need, and care for those without a voice who are injured, abused and neglected. Meet Chicharito (Little pea), a small 3-4 year old Chihuahua found limping on Allende Street in La Paz. He had a problem with his leg. He wouldn’t put any weight on it.

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Organizations Putting Animals First

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Between running errands, working late and worrying about the bottom-line, it’s no wonder our four-legged and winged friends so often go overlooked and neglected. In the fast-paced world of today, it seems people are always on the go. Thankfully, there are some organizations out there that make it their business to look after and care for our animal counterparts.

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Smile!

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’ We wanted to bring attention to the terrible abuse and neglect of animals, but in a positive way, without showing dogs and cats beaten or in cages. A funny, heart-warming video called “ SMILE ,” developed by “I’m Tired of” (ITo), the makers of the popular “I’m Tired of Animal Cruelty” bracelet, which raises money for animal rights and rescue charities, has reached viral levels. The video is a collection of photos of dogs and cats, who appear to be smiling, set to music.”

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On Helping Individuals and Utilitarianism

Animal Person

I find that though utilitarians like Peter Singer do have a certain consistency that lulls me into thinking all is well and fair and just, the flip side of that is a startling neglect of the individual. I'm not a utilitarian.

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What To Do If You Find a Pit Bull

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However, any breed of dog that has been abused, neglected, or homeless may be aggressive to humans or other dogs. Abused and neglected dogs may react aggressively to something that you consider non-aggressive. As a breed, pit bulls have a bad rap. Like every dog they are vulnerable to homelessness and mistreatment. However, they are more vulnerable to being forced into fighting than other breeds.

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Looking after your dog’s joints.

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Prior to her being rescued, she was also fed a poorly unbalanced diet and neglected. Sadly, one in seven canines is diagnosed with arthritis. The agonizing ailment targets a dog’s joints, usually around the paws, shoulders and lowers back.

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On Taxes, Veganism and "Pets"

Animal Person

Someone wrote me and, though the person clearly was trolling to insult someone, s/he accused me of not being a vegan because of greyhounds Violet Rays and Charles Hobson Booger, III (no mention of Emily, which made me feel terribly neglectful). Because I'm a highly-social, party-loving gal who loves to get gussied up and enjoy an all-nighter on New Year's Eve, I. did my taxes yesterday.

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Preparing Your Pet for Winter

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Try to keep several cases of bottled water in food storage, since water is one of the most often neglected elements of pet disaster preparedness. The following is a great guest post from the folks at Pet Care Education! Good tips for the coming cold season. PREPARING YOUR PET FOR WINTER. As the temperatures grow colder, many people are tempted to hunker down indoors with a comforter and hot beverages.

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Is fostering the answer? We think it is.

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Some were abused or neglected. NEW JERSEY – Animal shelters are full, they have no space, they often have no money, and they have a small amount of dedicated volunteers.

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From Today's New York Times

Animal Ethics

The article’s observations regarding “rutted roads” and “long-neglected picnic groves and campgrounds” more accurately describe the pitiful condition of the reservation.

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4 Things to Consider Before Adopting a Dog

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Those with 9-to-5 jobs can opt to put their pups in doggy daycare, but this too is sort of neglectful and can add up fast. Choosing to adopt a dog rather than get one at the pet store (or what some like to refer to as “puppy mill”) is a beautiful thing—essentially you are saving a poor pup from euthanasia and you’re providing a an animal with a good home. But adopting a pet is a huge responsibility and is very similar to adopting a child.

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On Going Vegan

Animal Person

I neglected to take the camera into the courtyard in the beginning, though I did bring the hounds and their beds.

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