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Video of Texas Cop Shooting Family Dog Sparks Investigation

Amanda Henderson and her husband’s beloved dog was shot and killed by Cleburne police. “I see a murder,” The Texas woman said after seeing a video of the incident. “I see him murdering my puppy, our family.” It August police responded to a report of Henderson’s pit bulls aggressively roaming the neighborhood. They’d escaped from [...]

An investigation into the deaths of more than 20 dogs at an Arizona kennel l in June resulted Wednesday in a series of felony and misdemeanor indictments against the kennel’s owners and the caretakers who were left in charge while they were on vacation in Florida. Sen. Jeff Flake’s son, Austin, was among those indicted. [...]

Four Pit Bulls attacked four Oklahoma City animal control officers after one of them went to investigate a dog bite to a juvenile. When [the first officer]  arrived,  the dogs came from “out of nowhere,” said Trace Lyons with Oklahoma City’s Animal Welfare Division, as she described how the dogs charged out of the property [...]

A police dog in Cleveland died last week after an officer left him inside a cruiser. The dog, Beny, died from an apparent heat stroke. In a statement on Tuesday, Chief Terry Grice said Sgt. Brett Harrison was suspended for two weeks without pay for violating department policy and procedures. Forty vacation hours were also taken [...]

Animal rights activist say that animals with human qualities, like chimps, should be free from captivity. Steven Wise, part of the Nonhuman Rights Project, which is leading the effort, will have to convince a panel of Albany appellate judges that a chimp name Tommy is a “legal person” to get him moved from a cage [...]

Not only are we causing the world to heat up, we’re driving out the animal population. The global loss of species is even worse than previously thought, the London Zoological Society (ZSL) says in its new Living Planet Index. The report suggests populations have halved in 40 years, as new methodology gives more alarming results [...]

When his Daytona Beach neighbors caught him in the act, they acted on it. James Bull, 62, was convicted on “two counts of felony cruelty to animals, misdemeanor animal cruelty charges and misdemeanor sexual activities involving animals,” USA Today reports. His neighbors had witnessed him in the act in March. When police were notified and [...]

FBI To Now Track Animal Cruelty

Animal cruelty has been added to FBI’s reporting system. “The FBI will begin tracking animal cruelty cases just as they track other crimes,” wrote  Wayne Pacelle of The Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) in a blog post Tuesday, according to USA Today, “Local agencies will also track [animal] cruelty cases to report to [...]

The CEO of a major concessions company has issued an apology after he was caught on video repeatedly kicking a puppy in an elevator, according to Fortune Magazine. Des Hague, CEO for Centerplate, a Connecticut company that supplies concessions for sports and entertainment arenas around the country including Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, Fla., the [...]

It’s become too showy, and often avoids focusing on the real issue which, first of all what ALS is and, second of all, to raise money.  Politico sums up some of the reasons to not get involved with this fad. Pamela Anderson and People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals When actress Pamela Anderson opted [...]

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