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2 hrs ago | The Washington Post

A woman plays Bach on the violin to swaying elephants. Is this cute, or cruel?

Earlier this week, University of Wisconsin graduate student Eleanor Bartsch was warming up for a violin performance by playing Bach's "Concerto for Two Violins."


Related Topix: Baraboo, WI, Classical, 9, Entertainment, Television

6 hrs ago | Switched

These Retired Research Chimps Are Really Enjoying Their New Home

"He likes to play with the other girls," Mark Lewis, an animal care specialist at Chimp Haven , a Keithville, Louisiana, chimpanzee sanctuary where Mason now lives, said per the Humane Society.


Related Topix: Keithville, LA, New Iberia, LA

10 hrs ago |

Chinchillas named after Pitt, Jolie

Animal rights group PETA has named a pair of rescued chinchillas after Hollywood couple Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt, who got married at the weekend, as a gift to mark the occasion.


Related Topix: Chinchillas, Pets

13 hrs ago | Kelowna Capital News

Okanagan woman starts animal abuse registry

An Okanagan veterinary assistant who has always had a soft spot for animals is now working to create a safer life for her furry friends.


Fri Aug 29, 2014

Burlington Times News

Graham looking at its own ban on tethering dogs

In the stack of papers that make up Tuesday's City Council agenda, about a third of the pages address the topic of a future ordinance defining and regulating animal abuse and tethering within the city.


Related Topix: North Carolina

Naperville Sun

Officials to mull whether puppies must be strictly rescues to be sold in Naperville pet shops

The debate over the origins of dogs that can be sold legally in Naperville will resume Tuesday night, when City Council members will take a look at their options for addressing the controversy.


Related Topix: Naperville, IL, Activism, Pat Quinn, US Governors


Bugsey's Owner Arrested for Cruelty to Animals

The man who allegedly amputated the leg of Bugsey, a five-year old eskimo mix-breed at the center of a recent case of animal cruelty, was arrested without incident Friday at this home in the 3600 block of Topeka Street.


Daily Kos Petition to Fire CEO for Animal Cruelty

I signed and am writing this diary to encourage others to sign a petition being shared on Facebook to fire CEO Des Hague for animal cruelty.


Related Topix: Social Software, Food, Centerplate

Leighton Buzzard Online

RSPCA probes goat complaint at farm

Goats will no longer be forced to complete an agility course at Mead Open Farm, after the RSPCA investigated claims that one animal was 'dragged round by its face...smashing into obstacles'.


Triple Pundit

Nestle Makes New Animal Welfare Commitments

Nestle , the global food giant known for its Nestle Crunch Bars, announced its new animal welfare program that will eliminate some common but cruel practices from its global food supply chain.


Thu Aug 28, 2014

WBAL-TV Baltimore

Officer's attorneys want prosecutor thrown out

A high-profile case took an unexpected turn Thursday when lawyers for a Baltimore City police officer said they want the prosecutor in the case disqualified.


Related Topix: Criminal Defense Law, Law

The Straits Times

Dog debarking controversy: 5 things about the procedure

Animal welfare groups in Singapore are upset over a Housing Board notice that asked some dog owners in Ang Mo Kio to consider "debarking your dog through surgery".


Related Topix: Warwick, RI

WTAE-TV Pittsburgh

Man who dropped off badly injured dog at Humane Society charges

Pittsburgh police say the person who brought a dog with a deep neck wound to the Western Pennsylvania Humane Society is the animal's owner and will be charged with animal cruelty.


Related Topix: Downtown (Pittsburgh, PA), Pittsburgh, PA

Seattle Post-Intelligencer

Seattle Humane Responds to Centerplate Ceo Dog...

Clearly this poor dog has been the recipient of prior abuse. It walked into the elevator and as it had no choice went into a down position doing nothing and still received several kicks and strangulation by being lifted off the ground by it leash.


Related Topix: Food, Centerplate

San Francisco Magazine

CEO of Niners and Giants Catering Company Kicks Dog, Outrage Ensues

Video of the CEO of the company that runs concessions for the Niners and Giants abusing a dog in a Vancouver hotel elevator drew swift response today .


Woman gets 60 days in jail for throwing dog from balcony

Chewy, who was thrown from a second-floor balcony by his old owner, is thriving in his new home, says the Calgary Humane Society.


Police Investigate Death of Stray Cat

A cat was found dead on an Astoria street with a "smashed" rib cage and pieces of concrete and sticks around its body, according to a witness, and police are investigating the case as possible animal cruelty.


The Standard

PETA protest over shipment of wild animals

In a provocative protest in Wan Chai, an activist wearing little more than bodypaint and heels called on Air France to stop facilitating animal cruelty by allowing primates destined for experimentation to be shipped on their planes.


Related Topix: Activism

Wed Aug 27, 2014

The Florida Times-Union

Orange Park 18-year-old in tortoise cruelty case gets bail reduced and is released

This screen grab shows a foot crushing a baby gopher tortoise to death, reportedly in Orange Park.


Related Topix: Orange Park, FL, Clay County, FL

O-R Online

Labradors doing well, were not returned to owner

This male Labrador sustained a gash above the eye and another gash on top of its head after being dragged behind a vehicle wih a rope tied around its neck.


Related Topix: Activism, Spraggs, PA, Greene County, PA