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  1. SeaWorld Critics Disrupt Its Blackfish Twitter ChatRead the original story

    3 hrs ago | Skift

    ... to avoid. Thousands of negative tweets have been fired off by critics of the company, be they individuals or animal rights organizations. . @SeaWorld You just insist on embarrassing yourself further. What a horrid excuse for not being able to answer ...


  2. Brady Eves named as man who bit head off live hamster in videoRead the original story w/Photo

    3 hrs ago | Daily Mail

    Revealed: The frat brother, 18, who bit the head off a live hamster on sick Spring Break video is privately educated stepson of pro-life lawyer who once ran for Governor of Mississippi He is the stepson of John Arthur Eaves Jr, Democratic candidate for Mississippi governor in 2007, now an esteemed pro-life lawyer The teenager is a University of Mississippi scholar, Phi Delta Theta frat member, star soccer player, was a top student at private school in Jackson They said Eaves and his friends fed the hamster vodka and 'hot-boxed' its cage with marijuana before the sickening stunt was caught on camera Eaves could be charged with felony animal cruelty charges if it was filmed in Florida, where there is 5-year maximum jail term and $5,000 fine Brady Eaves, 18, is a University of Mississippi scholar, Phi Delta Theta fraternity brother, star football player, and stepson of one-time Mississippi ... (more)


  3. OPINION: 'Activists' broke the lawRead the original story w/Photo

    3 hrs ago | Gloucester Advocate

    PAM Howard has written a response to a story that appeared in the March 25 edition of the Advocate 'Egg farm break-in'. PAM Howard has written a response to a story that appeared in the March 25 edition of the Advocate 'Egg farm break-in': Like most farmers we have had to work hard and struggled with drought, high interest rates at 22 per cent and low commodity prices.


  4. General Mills Leads the Way in Opposing Cow MutilationsRead the original story

    4 hrs ago | PressReleasePoint

    After learning from PETA that cows on dairy farms have their horns gouged out with sharp metal scoops or their horn tissue burned out of their heads, General Mills came out in support of polled, or naturally hornless, cattle, paving the way for the elimination of the painful dehorning process in its supply chain. "General Mills encourages all suppliers in our dairy supply chain to support industry-wide efforts that promote the humane treatment of cattle, including the responsible polled breeding practices," reads the company's updated animal-welfare policy .


  5. Animal testing of cosmetics ban proposedRead the original story w/Photo

    5 hrs ago |

    The Government has bowed to lobbying and will move to ban the use of animals for testing "finished cosmetics products and ingredients" - even though there is no known example of that in New Zealand. Primary Industries Minister Nathan Guy said the change would be made as an amendment to the Animal Welfare Amendment Bill.


  6. Over 300 chinchillas removed from Wisconsin home: copsRead the original story w/Photo

    6 hrs ago | New York Daily News

    Authorities in Wisconsin seized 331 live chinchillas and found 25 dead ones at a "hoarder home" they inspected on Sunday after checking on the well-being of one of the home's female residents, the Waukesha Police Department announced Monday . Police in the town on the western edge of Milwaukee discovered the living rodents stacked in cages in the rental property's living and dining rooms and found the carcasses in the garage and a chest freezer in the basement of the home at 2208 Melody Lane, cops said.


  7. New Zealand to ban cosmetics testing crueltyRead the original story

    7 hrs ago | Scoop

    The government has taken a crucial step in improving the country's animal welfare laws by announcing a ban on cosmetics testing on animals as part of the new Animal Welfare Act. The ban is a huge milestone victory for cruelty free campaigners, including NZ animal advocacy charity SAFE, which has campaigned determinedly for the past two and a half years.


  8. Govt to consider ban on cosmetic testing on animalsRead the original story w/Photo

    8 hrs ago | The New Zealand Herald

    The Government has confirmed it will ban the testing of cosmetics on animals, bowing to pressure from Opposition parties and animal rights groups. The decision comes after a year of lobbying from the Green Party and animal advocacy organisations to outlaw the testing of makeup and other products on rabbits and guinea pigs.


  9. Law change to ban cosmetic testing on animalsRead the original story

    8 hrs ago | Scoop

    The Government will introduce a change to the Animal Welfare Amendment Bill to ban the use of animals for testing finished cosmetic products and ingredients, Primary Industries Minister Nathan Guy has announced today. "To the best of our knowledge there never has been any animal testing for cosmetics in New Zealand, but this amendment will send an important message that this kind of testing is unacceptable to New Zealanders and will never happen here."


  10. Historic #BeCrueltyFree Campaign VictoryRead the original story

    8 hrs ago | Scoop

    New Zealand has joined the growing list of progressive nations to ban cruel animal testing of cosmetics, following a two year campaign by #BeCrueltyFree New Zealand. An amendment to the Animal Welfare Act similar to that proposed by Green Party MP Mojo Mathers will be voted through today, a decision that reflects the desire of New Zealand's consumers and cosmetics industry to ensure that animal testing of cosmetics can never take place in the country.


  11. Sea World critics flood TwitterRead the original story w/Photo

    9 hrs ago | Star Tribune

    "Why don't u follow Ringling Bros & EmptyTheTanks? It's the only thing that'll save you now" - referring to Ringling's recent announcement it will retire its performing elephants. And from PETA: "If you were in a bathtub for 30 years, don't you think you'd get a little psychotic?" "We understand that digital harassment is now a central part of the animal-rights playbook," SeaWorld spokesman Fred Jacobs said in an e-mail.


  12. Animal rights radical turned pot farmer tries to dodge prisonRead the original story w/Photo

    9 hrs ago | Seattle Post-Intelligencer

    ... held the dubious distinction of being dubbed a political prisoner by supporters on the radical fringe of the animal rights moment. Brasfield, 36, was caught in 2013 bragging to an informant about a sawed-off assault rifle he'd modified for automatic ...


  13. Marshmallow Peeps? Maybe. Live Peeps? No! East Bay SPCA asks Parents...Read the original story w/Photo

    9 hrs ago | PRWeb

    Children and animals are a wonderful combination but parents must be prepare for the responsibilities and be ready to make a lifetime commitment before adding a pet to their family. Each spring, animal shelters brace themselves for an influx of bunnies, chicks and small pets that were surrendered or abandoned after Easter.


  14. Gov. Ducey vetoes animal cruelty billRead the original story

    10 hrs ago | KOLD-TV Tucson

    PHOENIX - Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey has vetoed a bill that would have created a separate set of animal cruelty laws for livestock and poultry than animals owned as pets. The proposal by Rep. Brenda Barton of Payson was designed to establish penalties for cruelty to livestock and poultry, increase penalties for animal abuse and add provisions to current animal cruelty laws to include recklessly hoarding animals as abuse.


  15. Maple Lodge Farms facing cruelty allegations after hidden camera footage surfacesRead the original story w/Photo

    10 hrs ago | 680News

    The Ontario Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals has launched an investigation into Maple Lodge Farms after an animal rights activist used a hidden camera to film while working at one of its factories. "We have birds that show up after transport frozen to death.


  16. "A full 70 percent of the questions thus far have come from PETA and...Read the original story

    10 hrs ago | Bloomberg

    ... to avoid. Thousands of negative tweets have been fired off by critics of the company, be they individuals or animal rights organizations. "A full 70 percent of the questions thus far have come from PETA and other animal rights groups or bots." Faced ...


  17. Chinchilla rancher's PETA suit dismissedRead the original story w/Photo

    11 hrs ago | The San Diego Union-Tribune

    Lurlie Adams, 90, kisses her pet chinchilla, Lover Boy, at her home in Vista in this August 2014 file photo. Adams filed a lawsuit against PETA in October, alleging the animal rights group defamed her reputation.


  18. Arcadia man arrested on animal cruelty chargesRead the original story w/Photo

    12 hrs ago | TheIndyChannel

    HAMILTON COUNTY, Ind. -- An Arcadia man was arrested on multiple charges after several dead or neglected animals were discovered on his property.


  19. Drug safety, crop protection and animal testing alternatives mulled at SOTRead the original story w/Photo

    14 hrs ago | Drug Researcher

    ... this year to present on efforts to develop in vitro replacements. Amy Clippinger, a scientific advisor for the animal rights group, told us the meeting "gives us a forum to make sure we stay on top of the most cutting edge approaches that some ...


  20. Maple Lodge Farms launches probe after 'disturbing' allegations of animal crueltyRead the original story w/Photo

    14 hrs ago | GlobalNews

    Maple Lodge Farms, one of Ontario's top chicken producers, is launching an investigation after an animal rights group posted video footage it says shows "horrific animal abuse" inside a Brampton, Ontario slaughter house. Mercy for Animals said it obtained hidden camera footage of alleged slaughtering practices used in the Toronto-area poultry plant.