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for a country of animal lovers, there's a lot of cruelty


sunday is rspca's million paws walk, creating awareness about the fight against animal cruelty.while we are a country of animal lovers, pets and wildlife alike, sadly we still see instances of animal cruelty.  photo: file/kalamurza irynathis week five men were charged with a number of animal cruelty offences after allegedly torturing and killing a wallaby in queensland. what behaviour constitutes animal cruelty and how are the perpetrators dealt with under the law?animal cruelty comes in many different forms, including:violence towards an animal, such as beating, kicking, wounding, mutilating and killing an animal. two french tourists who burned a quokka with a deodorant can and lighter fell into this category. neglecting an animal by not proving food, water or veterinary care, as...






mtsu dismisses football players being investigated for animal cruelty


justin akins and shalom alvarez are the subjects of an animal cruelty investigation.         






five charged with animal cruelty after killing of wallaby filmed in north queens


an injured wallaby was beaten to death in 2016, but after a lengthy police investigation five people have been charged with animal cruelty. photo: lorelle mercerfive people have been charged with animal cruelty after a wallaby was filmed being beaten to death in north queensland last year.police received a complaint in november 2016 which alleged an injured wallaby was assaulted by a man while another recorded it in charters towers. the animal died as a result of the injuries inflicted.following an extensive investigation and searches of townsville residences, police have charged three men aged 17, 19 and 17, as well as two juveniles, with a total of 48 offences, including 12 counts of animal cruelty. the men were due to appear in townsville magistrates court on thursday.rspca ...






mtsu football players suspended amid animal cruelty investigation


justin akins(photo: mtsu athletics) 273 connectlinkedinemailmoretwo middle tennessee state university football players at the center of an animal cruelty investigation have been suspended.defensive lineman justin akins and linebacker shalom alvarez, both being investigated by the murfreesboro police department for alleged animal cruelty, will also work with the rutherford county pet adoption and welfare services, the university announced in a statement wednesday.“the actions captured on this video are obviously disturbing," mtsu athletic director chris massaro said in the statement. "we welcome the inquiry by the rutherford county pet adoption and welfare services."we have high expectations of conduct of our student-athletes. coach (rick) stockstill has suspended...






rspca reveals animal cruelty investigations rose by nearly 5% in a year


reports of animal cruelty have increased by nearly 5% in a year, with the rspca receiving more than 400 complaints a day, latest figures show.the surge in incidents has been attributed to disturbing images being shared on social media and the public being more willing to raise concerns for an animal’s safety.the rspca investigated 149,604 complaints last year, compared to 143,004 the year before.yet these figures are still not as high as 2014, when the animal welfare organisation received 159,831 reports of cruelty.calls to the rspca’s 24-hour cruelty hotline also rose by nearly 4%, which amounted to more than 1.15million calls last year - averaging one every 27 seconds. rspca rex was an emaciated skeleton of bones when we first found him in a collapsed, and neglected state at an...






proposed bill in texas could increase punishment for those found guilty of anima


photo: scott engle, montgomery county police reporter image 1of/19captioncloseimage 1 of 19if sb 762 passes, it will close an existing loophole that prevents proper prosecution against animal abusers. it will also increase their penalties.>>click to see animal cruelty incidents in the news. lessif sb 762 passes, it will close an existing loophole that prevents proper prosecution against animal abusers. it will also increase their penalties. >>click to see animal cruelty incidents in the ... more photo: scott engle, montgomery county police reporter image 2 of 19animal cruelty incidents in the news.animal cruelty incidents in the news. photo: mysa image 3 of 19erving hernandez, 35, was taken into custody at san antonio police department's prue road substation ...






ex-breeder guilty of animal cruelty after dead dogs found in freezers


a former dog breeder from sydney's north-west has been found guilty of animal cruelty after officers found five dead dogs in freezers on his property and others living in "grotesque" conditions.rspca nsw and police also found the partially burnt remains of a dog in a fire pit near live dog pens, and pools of blood and bodily fluids in a kennel where an animal is believed to have decomposed.eighteen dogs of varying breeds were seen to be suffering from potentially life-threatening conditions during the inspection last march of a property in vineyard that had previously been used by herizon kennels to breed dogs, the rspca said in a statement on wednesday.todd baker, 41, was convicted of 15 counts of animal cruelty in penrith local court last week and sentenced to a three-year good behavi...






govt bans sale, purchase of cattle from animal markets for slaughter


by: express web desk | new delhi | updated: may 26, 2017 8:20 pm according to the notification, the member secretary of an animal market committee will have to ensure that no person brings a young animal to the animal market.in a move that is bound to have ramifications for the meat industry and millions of poor farmers across the country, the government on friday banned the sale and purchase of cattle from animal markets for slaughter. the environment ministry has notified the stringent ‘prevention of cruelty to animals (regulation of livestock markets) rules, 2017’ under the prevention of cruelty to animals act. according to the notification, the member secretary of an animal market committee will have to ensure that no person brings a young animal to the animal market.the notif...






tory mp philip davies accused of trying to block new laws on animal cruelty and


a tory mp has sparked fury having been accused of trying to ‘talk out’ a range of bills on violence against women, animal cruelty and veterans’ medals.philip davies was accused of “wasting time” and being a “shame on our democracy” by speaking for so long that new laws tabled by mps would fail to be debated and voted on in time. labour’s anna turley was one of the most vocal critics, angered by having queued over-night three months ago to be given the chance to pass a bill that would have toughened up sentencing for animal cruelty crimes.she tabled a private members bill, but was eighth in the queue of backbench mps waiting to have their legislation debated.the cut-off time for her bill to be debated was 2:30pm this afternoon. as the deadline approached, turley and other...






racing nsw stewards to inquire into atc mounted division on friday


racing nsw stewards will open an inquiry into alleged animal cruelty in the australian turf club mounted division at its druitt street headquarters on friday. the australian turf club at randwick has introduced an equine mounted division of former racehorses. photo: darbs darbyfairfax media on sunday revealed the alleged mistreatment, cruelty and illegal sedation of horses in the club's security division, lifting the lid on a case the stewards' investigation team has been working on since january.the six horses in the division have been spelled and removed from their centennial park stable until the investigation is concluded.racing nsw chief steward marc van gestel would not comment directly on the investigation as an inquiry date had been set."we have scheduled an inquiry for 10...






the body shop launches campaign for a global ban on cosmetic animal testing


the body shop is appealing for support to bring about a global ban on animal testing of cosmetic products and ingredients.cosmetic animal testing has already been banned in the uk and the eu, but 80% of countries have no laws against it and more than 500,000 animals are used in cosmetic testing each year, according to animal protection organisation, cruelty free international.“we want to stop all cosmetic animal testing of ingredients and products, everywhere and forever,” said a body shop spokesperson.“animals continue to be killed for beauty as animal testing legislation is far too complex. we want to simplify it with one international convention.” the body shop to stop animals being used to test beauty products the body shop has teamed up with cruelty free international to...






texas police seize 89 cats from shelter, many with skin conditions


photo: tim warner, freelance image 1of/48captioncloseimage 1 of 48animal cruelty in texasan animal shelter in williamson county had 89 cats and dog dog seized by police due the animals in living in poor, filthy conditions.click through to see other incidents of animal cruelty in the news. lessanimal cruelty in texasan animal shelter in williamson county had 89 cats and dog dog seized by police due the animals in living in poor, filthy conditions.click through to see other incidents of animal cruelty ... more photo: tim warner, freelance image 2 of 48image 3 of 48aegean (wikimedia commons photo)aegean (wikimedia commons photo)image 4 of 48asian (wikimedia commons photo)asian (wikimedia commons photo)image 5 of 48abyssinian (wikimedia commons photo)abyssinian (wikimedia comm...






animal control officers seize more than 90 animals from lansing house


more than 90 animals were removed from a south lansing home today in an apparent neglect or cruelty investigation.        






new rules to regulate dog breeders, cattle markets to check animal cruelty


by: pti | new delhi | published:may 25, 2017 9:39 pm it was in 2014 that gauri mulekhi of people for animals filed a writ petition in the supreme court to prevent smuggling of animals across the indo-nepal border.the government thursday introduced rules to regulate dog breeders, aquarium owners, and livestock markets by bringing them under the ambit of a law to check cruelty to animals. the ministry of environment and forests (moef) issued a series of notifications under the prevention of cruelty to animals act, 1960. under the new rules, it will be mandatory for all dog breeders and aquarium owners and their establishments to register themselves with the state animal welfare board of the respective states.the rules also define the requirements to be met by the breeders and the establ...






animal cruelty bill deserves a fighting chance


editorial: a bill elevating the punishment for "cruel mistreatment" of a pet is on life support. it shouldn't be.deputies found this dog inside a queen creek home where they were investigating reports of animal cruelty on jan. 18, 2017.(photo: maricopa county sheriff's office) 6 connectlinkedinemailmorelaws that punish people for cruelty to animals reflect our collective humanity.when those laws prove inadequate, they need to be updated.that is the goal of house bill 2242, sponsored by republican rep. eddie farnsworth at the request of maricopa county attorney bill montgomery.that represents powerful republican support in a republican legislature.yet this bill is in trouble, according to montgomery.when the punishment doesn't fit the crimehb 2242 elevates the punishm...






animal cruelty bill deserves a fighting chance


editorial: a bill elevating the punishment for "cruel mistreatment" of a pet is on life support. it shouldn't be.deputies found this dog inside a queen creek home where they were investigating reports of animal cruelty on jan. 18, 2017.(photo: maricopa county sheriff's office) 2 connectlinkedinemailmorelaws that punish people for cruelty to animals reflect our collective humanity.when those laws prove inadequate, they need to be updated.that is the goal of house bill 2242, sponsored by republican rep. eddie farnsworth at the request of maricopa county attorney bill montgomery.that represents powerful republican support in a republican legislature.yet this bill is in trouble, according to montgomery.when the punishment doesn't fit the crimehb 2242 elevates the punishm...






animal cruelty bill deserves a fighting chance


editorial: a bill elevating the punishment for "cruel mistreatment" of a pet is on life support. it shouldn't be.deputies found this dog inside a queen creek home where they were investigating reports of animal cruelty on jan. 18, 2017.(photo: maricopa county sheriff's office) 2 connectlinkedinemailmorelaws that punish people for cruelty to animals reflect our collective humanity.when those laws prove inadequate, they need to be updated.that is the goal of house bill 2242, sponsored by republican rep. eddie farnsworth at the request of maricopa county attorney bill montgomery.that represents powerful republican support in a republican legislature.yet this bill is in trouble, according to montgomery.when the punishment doesn't fit the crimehb 2242 elevates the punishm...






animal cruelty bill deserves a fighting chance


editorial: a bill elevating the punishment for "cruel mistreatment" of a pet is on life support. it shouldn't be.deputies found this dog inside a queen creek home where they were investigating reports of animal cruelty on jan. 18, 2017.(photo: maricopa county sheriff's office) 2 connectlinkedinemailmorelaws that punish people for cruelty to animals reflect our collective humanity.when those laws prove inadequate, they need to be updated.that is the goal of house bill 2242, sponsored by republican rep. eddie farnsworth at the request of maricopa county attorney bill montgomery.that represents powerful republican support in a republican legislature.yet this bill is in trouble, according to montgomery.when the punishment doesn't fit the crimehb 2242 elevates the punishm...






animal cruelty bill deserves a fighting chance


editorial: a bill elevating the punishment for "cruel mistreatment" of a pet is on life support. it shouldn't be.deputies found this dog inside a queen creek home where they were investigating reports of animal cruelty on jan. 18, 2017.(photo: maricopa county sheriff's office) 2 connectlinkedinemailmorelaws that punish people for cruelty to animals reflect our collective humanity.when those laws prove inadequate, they need to be updated.that is the goal of house bill 2242, sponsored by republican rep. eddie farnsworth at the request of maricopa county attorney bill montgomery.that represents powerful republican support in a republican legislature.yet this bill is in trouble, according to montgomery.when the punishment doesn't fit the crimehb 2242 elevates the punishm...






animal cruelty bill deserves a fighting chance


editorial: a bill elevating the punishment for "cruel mistreatment" of a pet is on life support. it shouldn't be.deputies found this dog inside a queen creek home where they were investigating reports of animal cruelty on jan. 18, 2017.(photo: maricopa county sheriff's office) 2 connectlinkedinemailmorelaws that punish people for cruelty to animals reflect our collective humanity.when those laws prove inadequate, they need to be updated.that is the goal of house bill 2242, sponsored by republican rep. eddie farnsworth at the request of maricopa county attorney bill montgomery.that represents powerful republican support in a republican legislature.yet this bill is in trouble, according to montgomery.when the punishment doesn't fit the crimehb 2242 elevates the punishm...






animal cruelty bill deserves a fighting chance


editorial: a bill elevating the punishment for "cruel mistreatment" of a pet is on life support. it shouldn't be.deputies found this dog inside a queen creek home where they were investigating reports of animal cruelty on jan. 18, 2017.(photo: maricopa county sheriff's office) 4 connectlinkedinemailmorelaws that punish people for cruelty to animals reflect our collective humanity.when those laws prove inadequate, they need to be updated.that is the goal of house bill 2242, sponsored by republican rep. eddie farnsworth at the request of maricopa county attorney bill montgomery.that represents powerful republican support in a republican legislature.yet this bill is in trouble, according to montgomery.when the punishment doesn't fit the crimehb 2242 elevates the punishm...






animal cruelty bill deserves a fighting chance


editorial: a bill elevating the punishment for "cruel mistreatment" of a pet is on life support. it shouldn't be.deputies found this dog inside a queen creek home where they were investigating reports of animal cruelty on jan. 18, 2017.(photo: maricopa county sheriff's office) 19 connectlinkedinemailmorelaws that punish people for cruelty to animals reflect our collective humanity.when those laws prove inadequate, they need to be updated.that is the goal of house bill 2242, sponsored by republican rep. eddie farnsworth at the request of maricopa county attorney bill montgomery.that represents powerful republican support in a republican legislature.yet this bill is in trouble, according to montgomery.when the punishment doesn't fit the crimehb 2242 elevates the punish...






animal cruelty bill deserves a fighting chance


editorial: a bill elevating the punishment for "cruel mistreatment" of a pet is on life support. it shouldn't be.deputies found this dog inside a queen creek home where they were investigating reports of animal cruelty on jan. 18, 2017.(photo: maricopa county sheriff's office) 20 connectlinkedinemailmorelaws that punish people for cruelty to animals reflect our collective humanity.when those laws prove inadequate, they need to be updated.that is the goal of house bill 2242, sponsored by republican rep. eddie farnsworth at the request of maricopa county attorney bill montgomery.that represents powerful republican support in a republican legislature.yet this bill is in trouble, according to montgomery.when the punishment doesn't fit the crimehb 2242 elevates the punish...






animal cruelty bill deserves a fighting chance


editorial: a bill elevating the punishment for "cruel mistreatment" of a pet is on life support. it shouldn't be.deputies found this dog inside a queen creek home where they were investigating reports of animal cruelty on jan. 18, 2017.(photo: maricopa county sheriff's office) 12 connectlinkedinemailmorelaws that punish people for cruelty to animals reflect our collective humanity.when those laws prove inadequate, they need to be updated.that is the goal of house bill 2242, sponsored by republican rep. eddie farnsworth at the request of maricopa county attorney bill montgomery.that represents powerful republican support in a republican legislature.yet this bill is in trouble, according to montgomery.when the punishment doesn't fit the crimehb 2242 elevates the punish...






animal cruelty bill deserves a fighting chance


editorial: a bill elevating the punishment for "cruel mistreatment" of a pet is on life support. it shouldn't be.deputies found this dog inside a queen creek home where they were investigating reports of animal cruelty on jan. 18, 2017.(photo: maricopa county sheriff's office) 16 connectlinkedinemailmorelaws that punish people for cruelty to animals reflect our collective humanity.when those laws prove inadequate, they need to be updated.that is the goal of house bill 2242, sponsored by republican rep. eddie farnsworth at the request of maricopa county attorney bill montgomery.that represents powerful republican support in a republican legislature.yet this bill is in trouble, according to montgomery.when the punishment doesn't fit the crimehb 2242 elevates the punish...






rscpa inspector 'assaulted' during animal cruelty investigation


an rspca inspector has allegedly been assaulted after being sent to a cardup property, north of serpentine, to investigate claims a dog had been strung up in a barn. the incident occurred on monday afternoon with the inspector needing treatment for lacerations to his face at armadale hospital. pnau surprise performance at 21stvideo duration00:43previous slidenext slidevideo duration00:57rspca inspector treated for injuries ...rspca inspector treated for injuries after an alleged assaulta rspca wa inspector has been treated for injuries after an alleged assault while responding to an animal cruelty report in cardup. pnau surprise performance at 21stvideo duration00:43video duration00:43pnau surprise performance at 21stpnau surprise performance at 21stdance act pnau play a surprise gig at...






animal cruelty bill deserves a fighting chance


editorial: a bill elevating the punishment for "cruel mistreatment" of a pet is on life support. it shouldn't be.deputies found this dog inside a queen creek home where they were investigating reports of animal cruelty on jan. 18, 2017.(photo: maricopa county sheriff's office)connectlinkedinemailmorelaws that punish people for cruelty to animals reflect our collective humanity.when those laws prove inadequate, they need to be updated.that is the goal of house bill 2242, sponsored by republican rep. eddie farnsworth at the request of maricopa county attorney bill montgomery.that represents powerful republican support in a republican legislature.yet this bill is in trouble, according to montgomery.when the punishment doesn't fit the crimehb 2242 elevates the punishment for “cruel mist...






taiwan is banning eating cats and dogs, but many of its neighbors haven’t


dogs for sale are kept in a cage on the day of a dog meat festival in china's yulin town on june 22, 2015. (kim kyung-hoon/reuters)taiwan has banned the sale and consumption of cat and dog meat, a departure from a controversial practice that is common among its asian neighbors.the island's legislature on tuesday amended the animal protection act, imposing steeper fines and lengthier punishments for acts related to animal cruelty. these include a fine of 50,000 to 250,000 new taiwan dollars (about $1,600 to $8,000) for anyone caught selling or consuming cat and dog meat, or any other products that contain parts of the animals, according to taiwan's central news agency. the government will publicize the names and pictures of offenders.animal-cruelty acts are now punishable by up to ...






taiwan bans sale of cat and dog meat and doubles animal cruelty penalties


taiwan has become the first asian country to ban the sale and consumption of cat and dog meat.the country has also doubled the penalty for animal cruelty to two years in prison and a fine of £52,000. the fine for eating cat or dog meat is £6,500 and people found guilty of the crime could also find themselves publicly named and shamed.drivers and motorcyclists who pull animals along on a leash also face a fine of up to £400, according to the amendments passed on tuesday. kim kyung hoon / reuters a dog which was purchased by animal right activists in order to rescue it from dog dealers in chinawhile consumption of dogs and cats was never widespread in taiwan, the amendments point to increasing concern for the treatment of animals on the island, where many residents lavish money and ...






taiwan is banning eating cats and dogs, but many of its neighbors haven’t


dogs for sale are kept in a cage on the day of a dog meat festival in china's yulin town on june 22, 2015. (kim kyung-hoon/reuters)taiwan has banned the sale and consumption of cat and dog meat, a departure from a controversial practice that is common among its asian neighbors.the island's legislature on tuesday amended the animal protection act, imposing steeper fines and lengthier punishments for acts related to animal cruelty. these include a fine of 50,000 to 250,000 new taiwan dollars (about $1,600 to $8,000) for anyone caught selling or consuming cat and dog meat or products that contain parts of the animals, according to taiwan's central news agency. the government will publicize the names and pictures of offenders.animal-cruelty acts are now punishable by up to two years i...






taiwan bans eating cats and dogs and lifts penalties for animal cruelty


taiwan has banned the sale and consumption of cat and dog meat, a departure from a controversial practice that is common among its asian neighbours.the island's legislature has amended the animal protection act, imposing steeper fines and lengthier punishments for acts related to animal cruelty. a taiwanese man holds his dog during a gathering in 2011 to demand that dogs and cats be protected. photo: apthese include a fine of 50,000 to 250,000 new taiwan dollars (about $2000 to $10,500) for anyone caught selling or consuming cat and dog meat, or any other products that contain parts of the animals, taiwan's central news agency reported.the government will publicise the names and pictures of offenders. ingrid newkirk, president of people for the ethical treatment of animals, sit...






miami hotel worker arrested after killing cat with crossbow


a miami hotel employee accused of fatally shooting a beloved neighborhood stray cat with a crossbow has been arrested — as the community continues to reel the animal’s death. georgios lollias, 36, admitted he shot strushie the cat in the head twice with a crossbow outside the franklin hotel on april 26, the miami herald reported. police charged him with animal cruelty and tampering with evidence on wednesday. “it is a great relief that we have found some level of justice for strushie,” miami police chief daniel oates said. “this was a horrific act of animal cruelty.fla. couple arrested for leaving emaciated dog tied to trailer detectives — with the help of the secret service’s electronic crimes task force — retrieved hotel surveillance footage that had...






pre-world war i animal cruelty sentencing needs urgent review


106 years ago, parliament enacted the protection of animals act, which banned various forms of cruelty to animals. the act imposed a maximum sentence of six months imprisonment on those found guilty. in the time since, a lot has happened: two world wars, women's suffrage, the creation of television and the internet. the world has moved on a lot. and yet something remains the same: a maximum sentence of six months' imprisonment for animal cruelty offences. at the league against cruel sports, we see a lot of appalling animal cruelty. we have got to know dogs rescued from fighting, who have found loving homes, but still carry the scars of their past. we know the horrendous cruelty that humans can inflict on animals, and that is why we believe the government needs to increase the maximum sente






miami hotel worker arrested after killing cat with crossbow


a miami hotel employee accused of fatally shooting a beloved neighborhood stray cat with a crossbow has been arrested — as the community continues to reel the animal’s death. georgios lollias, 36, admitted he shot strushie the cat in the head twice with a crossbow outside the franklin hotel on april 26, the miami herald reported. police charged him with animal cruelty and tampering with evidence on wednesday. “it is a great relief that we have found some level of justice for strushie,” miami beach police chief daniel oates said. “this was a horrific act of animal cruelty.fla. couple arrested for leaving emaciated dog tied to trailer detectives — with the help of the secret service’s electronic crimes task force — retrieved hotel surveillance footage th...






ban on cattle sale has nothing to do with state laws: arun jaitley


by: pti | new delhi | published:june 1, 2017 5:59 pm union minister for finance, defence and corporate affairs, arun jaitley addresses press conference on 3 years achievements of nda government in new delhi on thursday. (pti photo by subhav shukla)related newsfinance minister arun jaitley on thursday said the centre’s ban on sale and purchase of cattle from animal markets for slaughter has nothing to do with state legislations on animal slaughtering. the animal markets are meant for farmers and not for traders, he said, adding that “this is the only effect of the notification”.last week the environment ministry notified the stringent ‘prevention of cruelty to animals (regulation of livestock markets) rules, 2017, under the prevention of cruelty to animals act, banning sale and...






yes to severe penalties for animal abuse


a dead dog is seen on the property at the 17000 block of north stonebluff road in maricopa.(photo: sherry petta rescue) 3 connectlinkedinemailmorein response to the article about animal abuse: i fail to understand how anyone could not support house bill 2242 raising the punishment for abusing animals.the example of the dog whose neck was broken and then placed on a lit grill while it was still alive should be example enough to make your stomach churn.our view: animal cruelty bill deserves a fighting chancethe punishment for animal abuse should definitely be a felony with a very large fine and significant jail time, not just a small fine and probation. animal abusers are known to up their abuse to humans.— glenn gooding, prescottcloseskip in skipxembedxshare the mar...






trump calls for lower drug prices, fewer regulations in meeting with pharmaceuti


nominee is favorite of conservative legal establishment“it is the role of judges to apply, not alter, the work of the people’s representatives,” said gorsuch, 49, a jurist on the court of appeals based in colorado who was nominated to fill the opening created last year by the death of justice antonin scalia.like scalia, gorsuch believes in an “originalist” interpretation of the constitution, but he’s described as being more interested in winning over colleagues than scalia, who was just as likely to go it alone as to compromise.by robert barnes4 hours ago