According to NBC news, some States are declaring the filming of cruelty towards animals a crime or even terrorism.Read more »
The bears who like to get high: Russian animals are so addicted to aviation fuel they sniff it until they pass out
These brown bears are keen to play with discarded barrels - because they have developed a nose for aviation fuel.
The creatures sniff kerosene and gasoline from containers left in the Kronotsky Nature Reserve in the far east of Russia.
They take deep breaths for minutes at a time before digging a shallow hole and lying in a 'nirvana' position.
He was thrown in jail and now a San Antonio man is facing charges over a little dog he says he was trying to rescue. Elvis Hernandez said he tried helping a dachshund but instead he ended up with a criminal record.Read more »
The Daily Telegraph reports that bestiality laws have been off the books in Germany since 1969, but Agriculture Minister Ilse Aigner has agreed to support a law that would make it illegal for people to "use (animals) for their own sexual activities or sexual acts of third parties." The proposed law would also ban the "pimping" of animals to others.Read more »
The video, posted on Gothamist.com, shows the dog, named Star, standing on the sidewalk, barking.
Star's owner, a homeless man, is lying nearby, having a seizure.
"Why are you shooting him?" onlookers scream. "Why did you shoot the dog?"Read more »
A remote-controlled aircraft owned by an animal rights group was reportedly shot down near Broxton Bridge Plantation Sunday.Read more »
New York - After succumbing to pressure, Nick Santino, a soap opera actor, was so distraught about having, Rocco, his healthy pit bull mix euthanized Tuesday, that he commit suicide from remorse, devastation, and depression.
Santino, who appeared on All My Children and Guiding Light, was found dead by police in the bedroom of his NY condo, on what was his 47th birthday. It appears he died from a pill overdose.Read more »
California marine biologist indicted for feeding whales -- faces possible prison timeRead more »
The FBI Joint Terrorism Task Force has kept files on activists who expose animal welfare abuses on factory farms and recommended prosecuting them as terrorists, according to a new document uncovered through the Freedom of Information Act.Read more »
Animal rights group wants to change entire egg industry
MINNEAPOLIS - The animal rights group that exposed animal cruelty by employees at Litchfield-based Sparboe Farms wants retailers to adopt new rules when it comes to the type of eggs they sell.
Mercy for Animals says it's time to change the entire egg industry.
Video of maltreatment of chickens taken at Sparboe Farms by Mercy for Animals has prompted McDonald's and Target to stop buying eggs from the egg producer.Read more »
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