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Animal Defenders International urges Congress to protect animals from cruelty

Abused dog. Photo by Flickr user AmazonCARES used under a Creative Commons License.
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Dear Gary:
Animal Defenders International (ADI) urged Congress to take immediate action after a landmark Supreme Court ruling has left vulnerable animals without protection against extreme violence and cruelty.  The Court decided that legislation passed 10 years ago to prevent extreme acts of cruelty, such as in dog fighting and “crush” videos, must be set aside.
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Posted on Monday, April 26th, 2010
Under: Abuse, Animal Activists, Animal Cruelty, Animal fighting, Animal protection legislation | 6 Comments »

Animal abusers: Should they be listed in a public registry?

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There’s a move afoot by the Animal Legal Defense Fund in Cotati, CA, to get states to set up public registries of anyone convicted of felony animal abuse.

California Senate Majority leader Dean Florez is sponsoring a bill to create a database of people convicted of felony animal abuse, to be posted online so the public can monitor them much as we presently do sex offenders.

In a news release I just received, the ALDF claims animal abuse is frequently connected to domestic violence and serial killers. “Such registries would help protect animals, pet guardians and communities by preventing repeat offenses from anyone with an established history of abusing animals.”

Read more at http://www.aldf.org

As you might suspect, this has created a load of controversy, both pro and con. How about you? Do you think such legislation is a good thing, or a bad thing? Why? /Gary

Posted on Wednesday, February 24th, 2010
Under: Abuse, Animal Cruelty, Animal fighting | 1 Comment »

Ringling Bros. Circus federal elephant abuse trial UPDATE

I’ve arranged to get regular updates on the Ringling Bros. Circus federal elephant abuse trial in Washington, DC. /Gary

Here’s what happened last week:
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Posted on Monday, February 23rd, 2009
Under: Abuse, Elephants, Ringling Bros. | 8 Comments »

Ringling Bros. Circus federal elephant abuse trial UPDATE

Video by YouTube user AnimalWelfareOnline used under Creative Commons license.

I’ve arranged to get regular updates on the Ringling Bros. Circus federal elephant abuse trial in Washington, DC. /Gary

From the Animal Welfare Institute in Washington, DC:
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Posted on Wednesday, February 11th, 2009
Under: Abuse, Circus, Elephants, Ringling Bros. | No Comments »

We need stronger humane laws! Animal abusers have too many loopholes

This is as bad as it gets:
“Santa Cruz Animal Services officers confiscated 38 dogs and puppies Saturday after finding ‘more dead dogs that we could count’ and dog heads hanging from trees.”

Some crazy guy in Santa Cruz County, Calif., is found to be abusing dogs. Animal control officers discover an unknown number of dead dogs and rotting carcasses and dog feces throughout his house … starving dogs chained with no food or water … body parts everywhere … decapitated dog heads hanging from trees … puppies …
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Posted on Tuesday, July 29th, 2008
Under: Abuse, Animal Cruelty, Animal Laws, Animal protection legislation, Animal welfare, dogs, Humane Laws | 6 Comments »

Puppy beating

What do you say when the Associated Press reports that a 19-year-old woman in Oakland was arrested for killing a 6-week-old Labrador retriever puppy on Sunday by kicking it and slamming it on a sidewalk?

According to AP, prosecutors charged the woman with felony animal abuse, "because of the malicious and intentional nature of the killing."

That is a very angry person. It’s unfortunate that a little puppy had to pay the ultimate price for her anger.

Posted on Thursday, July 27th, 2006
Under: Abuse, dogs, Pets | 7 Comments »