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1 min ago | ABC News

RSPCA calls for laws to make reporting of animal abuse mandatory

The RSPCA is campaigning for laws to make it mandatory for workers on farms to report cases of animal cruelty.


Related Topix: Activism

3 hrs ago |

No charges filed against maintenance worker

The Kern County District Attorney's Office announced Thursday that animal cruelty charges will not be filed against Robert Hutton, a Tehachapi Unified School District maintenance worker.


Thu Aug 21, 2014


Lexington puppy found chemically burned, branded with profanity

We're tracking the investigation into a disturbing case of animal cruelty in Lexington.


Related Topix: Lexington-Fayette, KY

San Jose Mercury News

Settlement reached in Turlock animal abuse case

Clinging to life. This chicken was one of the few lucky ones rescued from a closed Turlock egg far in 2012.


Related Topix: Turlock, CA, Criminal Defense Law, Law

Pamela Anderson Not Taking Ice Bucket Challenge Due To Animal Testing

The celebrity backlash against the popular Als Ice Bucket Challenge has begun with Pamela Anderson urging the stars tipping freezing water over their heads to research the charity they are helping.


Related Topix: Celebrities, Pamela Anderson

County 10 News

Police Blotter: Arrests; Fight in Riverton under investigation; Animal abuse reported

Here is the Thursday law enforcement wrap-up from across the county. All persons cited or arrested are presumed innocent until convicted in a court of law.


Related Topix: Riverton, WY, Hudson, WY, Lander, WY

Dog rescued from locked garbage bin

CAMBRIDGE The Cambridge and District Humane Society is asking the public for assistance to help identify the owner of a small terrier rescued from a garbage bin in Victoria Park.


Miami New Times

Animal Rights Group Smash HLS Can Keep Protesting Miami Monkey Importer, Judge Rules

The activists in Smash HLS has never been shy about pushing the boundaries when it comes protesting Miami-based Worldwide Primates, a firm that sells monkeys sometimes used in scientific experiments.


Related Topix: Activism

The Simpsons Co-creator Helps Peta Take Over Chinchilla Farm

The Simpsons co-creator Sam Simon has helped animal rights activists at Peta take over one of the largest chinchilla fur farms in California.


Related Topix: Animated TV, The Simpsons, Comedy, Entertainment, Television, Chinchillas, Pets

Wed Aug 20, 2014

Czerkawski's lawyer files motion to suppress in Puppy Doe case, hearing set

Radoslaw Czerkawski appeared in Norfolk District Superior Court yesterday looking disheveled for the pretrial conference in the Puppy Doe case that gripped a nation.


Related Topix: Criminal Defense Law, Law, Quincy, MA

Defendant on animal cruelty charges fails to appear in court

Lyons woman Katherine Von Meister, charged with 111 counts of cruelty to animals, failed to appear for her status conference at the Loveland Courthouse Wednesday morning.


Related Topix: Lyons, CO, Larimer County, CO

Tuxedo cats flood California shelter

More than 100 cats -- most of them black-and-white tuxedos -- have been "anonymously abandoned" at the Marin Humane Society shelter over the past 18 months, according to the Marin County, Calif., animal-welfare organization.


Related Topix: Marin County, CA

KFMB-TV San Diego

Chinchillas rescued from Vista ranch

The San Diego Humane Society and SPCA Wednesday announced the largest animal rescue in its history -- 420 chinchillas taken in from a ranch in Vista.


Related Topix: Chinchillas, Pets, Activism, Guinea Pigs

Vancouver Sun

Hundreds of minks set free overnight at Quebec farm accused of animal cruelty

Users of the social media site Pinterest share photos of tattoos that just may cross the boundaries of good taste.



Hollywood mogul Simon buys fur farm with animal rights activists

Hollywood mogul and co-creator of The Simpsons, Sam Simon, has bought a chinchilla farm in Southern California as part of a drive by animal rights activists to close the breeding facility.


Related Topix: Activism

The Missoula Independent Online

Bobcat fur farm for Roy?

A proposal to open a new fur farm outside of Roy that would house bobcats in 4-by-6 pens before the animals are harvested for their pelts is prompting outrage from animal rights activists.


Related Topix: Missoula County, MT

Manatee County Administrator Ed Hunzeker to announce changes to Animal Services

County Administrator Ed Hunzeker on Wednesday will announce upcoming changes at Manatee County Animal Services, which has been rocked with criticism from animal welfare advocates and others.


Related Topix: Manatee County, FL, Bradenton, FL, West Bradenton, FL

Franklin News-Post

Woman to serve 2 years for animal cruelty

A Rocky Mount woman will serve two years of a four-year jail sentence for abandoning nine dogs in her mobile home for 12 days in April.


Related Topix: Rocky Mount, VA, Franklin County, VA

The Drinks Business

Fish drinking rugby player faces prison time

A rugby player from Herefordshire who was filmed downing a cocktail of wine, spirits and live fish, could be jailed.


Related Topix: United Kingdom, Herefordshire County, England

Tue Aug 19, 2014

WILX-TV Lansing

Humane Society Offers Reward for Info on Puppy Killing

The Michigan Humane Society has announced a $2,500 reward for information in a case in which an armed robber killed a man's puppy by smashing it against the pavement.