Cruelty to animals

The plan is the only comprehensive and detailed animal welfare plan released by any of the presidential candidates.
The LAPD's Animal Cruelty Task Force is investigating after Brooke Houts uploaded footage of herself hitting and yelling at her dog.
Detectives in San Juan County, New Mexico, charged Martha Crouch with child abuse.
Some Midwestern stores are pulling products from their shelves in response to the video.
The North Carolina man had been charged with animal cruelty for allegedly abandoning a fish after eviction.
"Tommie's Law," named after a pit bull who was intentionally set on fire in February, will come into effect in July.
The PACT Act would close legal loopholes in animal cruelty laws that involve the most extreme abuses on federal land and in interstate commerce.
Jerald Jeske, a 51-year-old attorney from suburban Chicago, has been charged with felony aggravated cruelty to animals.
"Being cruelty free and achieving the Leaping Bunny certification for CoverGirl is the right thing to do, at the right time, in the right way."
Zoo officials hope to stop further attacks on hippopotamuses Rosie and Mara by placing a "No trespassing" sign near their enclosure.
Shri Thanedar fought an effort to place over 170 dogs and monkeys at his shuttered lab into sanctuaries.
A male kangaroo at the same zoo was injured after a brick chunk was thrown at him.
Footage shows the spooked animal throwing off a bikini-clad rider.
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Aquariums can, of course, be centers for conservation and research. But there is a special issue when we take children to visit them. We are setting an example of how we think we should live, and this might be done only by ignoring what's in front of us, lying just beneath the surface.
I know we're supposed to be singing Christmas carols at this time of year, but there's something else worth raising our voices about -- the absurd exercise called classroom dissection.
Pit bulls are the breed most often found chained in dismal backyards 24/7, thrown into fighting rings to rip each other to shreds and electrocuted, drowned or hanged for losing fights. They are also the number one breed admitted to many shelters.
As disturbing as this is, it's not a surprise to those of us who have to sit through sickening videos and then listen to the profiteers defend the practices, cover them up and kill the messenger along with the pigs, chickens, turkeys, rabbits and others.
Serial killing and trophy hunting are terrifyingly similar. As wildlife researcher and author Gareth Patterson points out, both types of killers often immerse themselves in violent imagery.