Teen cruelty to animals ‘disturbing’

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“Until there are more severe penalties for animal abuse, it will continue. Getting a slap on the wrist for teenagers, or fining a person is not really what I would call punishment & neither does the abuser, they laugh in the face of the police!! There needs to be some radical changes if we are ever going to win the battle over these heinous crimes committed on sentient animals….we could start with prison time, the abuser being banned for life from ever owning animals &  Animal Abuse Registry’s in every state, City & Country…similar to the ones used for sex offenders!!”

Animal cruelty is rife among teenagers, a new study shows, with about 10 per cent of males admitting to feeding animals drugs or alcohol, burning them or poisoning them.

Zucko - Teenagers duct taped fireworks inside this dogs mouth for a laugh - Zucko was found wandering around 5 days after the explosion blew off half his face. Unfortunately vets were unable to save him!

A survey of 133 teenagers by Massey University masters student Rochelle Connell found that more than half of teenagers in her study had committed acts of animal cruelty. Among teenaged boys that figure rose to 75 per cent.

One third of the boys reported beating or kicking animals and one third admitted throwing stones at them.

In the “free-response” part of the survey one 16-year-old boy said he shot a sheep with a BB gun because it “rammed his leg”.

“I put my pet cat in the freezer for several hours. I felt really good,” another 17-year-old said.

Connell said there were few responses that indicated severe abuse but that was contradicted by the other part of the survey, where significant percentages admitted to types of cruelty.

Cat doused with fuel then set on fire by teenage boys for fun

Among males, 12 per cent said they had poisoned or given alcohol or drugs to animals, 10 per cent said they had burned or dropped an animal off something and 8 per cent said they had drowned or strangled animals.

Most attributed it to hunting or fishing or punishment, but 14 per cent said it was “enjoyment”.

The study’s tests also confirmed the link between violence towards animals and verbal and physical aggression, particularly in males.

Save Animals From Exploitation head Hans Kriek said the figures were “pretty disturbing”.

New Zealand’s hunting and fishing culture encouraged experimentation with weapons, he said.

But as an SPCA inspector he had found that “sadistic” cruelty was rare, and he suggested the numbers could be higher than the national average because the sample was taken from Wairarapa schools, which had more rural students.

Story from:-Stuff.co.nz

Couple with 69 animals in Somerset home admit cruelty

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A couple who kept 69 pets, including 56 large dogs, at their family home have admitted nine counts of animal cruelty.Dogs in yard

Nicola Hood, 31, and her husband James Hood, 40, kept the pets in their four-bedroom home in Queens Road, Minehead, Somerset.

Taunton magistrates heard that when RSPCA officers raided the property in October they were “swamped by a sea of dogs”.

The pair were released on bail and are due to be sentenced on 19 April.

Nicola and James Hood
The court heard the couple thought of the house as an “animal sanctuary

The court was told that the couple’s five children were at risk of contracting disease from the animals.

The pair had 56 dogs, including huskies, German shepherds, Rottweilers and Staffordshire bull terriers, three cats living in the bathroom, six birds, including love birds in dirty cages, and four chinchillas.

RSPCA officers found the couple’s nine-month-old baby in a bed with sheets soiled with bird droppings, magistrates heard.

Bad smell

The couple both admitted three charges of causing unnecessary suffering to animals and six of failing to take reasonable steps to ensure the needs of the animals were met.

Prosecutor Neil Scott said that many of the animals had been suffering from complaints affecting their eyes, teeth, ears and skin, some of them for up to a year.

Neighbours complained of endless noise from the dogs and said the smell was so bad, it stopped them going in to their own gardens.

The couple kept the pets in their four-bedrooHome of Nicola and James Hoodm home

Ian Denley, representing the defendants, said the couple thought of the house as an “animal sanctuary”, taking in animals that might have otherwise been put down from friends and from people contacted through the internet.

“The majority of the animals in the house – the 56 dogs and the birds – were animals he [Mr Hood] took in when people had not been able to cope with them themselves,” he said.

“They effectively sought to look after the animals and have not been able to do that because of the sheer volume of animals they have taken in.”

Most of the dogs have been rehomed, with eight remaining at a centre at West Hatch.

Somerset County Council said it was made aware of the family and dealt with the issue of child safety with a satisfactory outcome

Post site:-BBC News – Couple live with 69 dogs & 5 Children

Amazing Snake Man

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“OMG…If you have a fear of snakes, don’t watch this! These guys are nuts, not only is it unfair to be handling wild snakes like this, but this guy has nearly died on several occasions! “


Cat tattoos – Chinese Pigs Get Tattooed

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“OMG…The ultimate abuse, something an animal will never be rid of…a tatoo…how utterly ignorant, this guy should be charged with animal abuse! I found a video on a guy who likes tattooing pigs…yes pigs…& he says ‘it doesn’t hurt them’….sorry but I have seen big guys cry in pain whilst being tattooed, a pigs skin is very sensitive so they would definitely be in pain…What I can’t understand is why nobody has arrested & charged these idiots especially the one who is tattooing pigs, its ABUSE!”

Tattoo artist Timur Rimut, from Tatarsan, Russia, has inked a necklace design on the moggy with the words Carpe Diem, Latin for ‘seize the day’.

Rimut, 24, has an identical tattoo on his own chest and a tattoo portrait of the hairless sphinx on his arm.

But to add insult to injury, it appears he misspelled the famous phrase, scrawling ‘Carpe Deem’ on Coco’s chest instead.

‘We are shocked to see these images. As a charity that cares passionately about cats and seeks to inform the public about responsible pet ownership, we do not agree with people treating pets as fashion accessories in any way,’ a spokesman for UK charity Cats Protection said.

‘Animals should be anaesthetised for veterinary reasons only, not cosmetic purposes. We hope that people will realise that it is unacceptable to treat animals in this manner.’

The video is so graphic MailOnline has decided not to publish it.

Rimut also has a tattoo of his cat, showing the new tattoo, on his own forearm.

Close-up: The cruel artist also misspelled the Latin phrase Carpe Diem - writing Carpe Deem instead
Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2102709/I-pet-cattooed-Vile-Russian-owner-brands-pet-matching-body-art.html#ixzz1qiZLFS2d

Put to sleep ... the poor cat is anaesthetised so that his owner can give him a tattoo

Put to sleep … the poor cat is anaesthetised so that his owner can give him a tattoo

The unfortunate feline went under anaesthetic for the painful treatment – and video footage shows him passed out on a table while Rimut gets to work with the needle.

Seemingly unaware of his cruelty, Rimut then poses proudly for photos which show their matching tatts.

Animal rights activists are furious at the abuse of trust, with YouTube users queuing up to condemn the sick stunt.

NewLifestyleMentor posted: “This is the ultimate in animal cruelty. I can’t understand how an animal owner could do this to their pet. Totally sickening!”

HaileyIsAGoddess added: “The cat doesn’t give its consent to be tattooed. You rob it of its rights by forcing it asleep only so you can decorate it with what you want. Cats are not colouring books.”

This latest outrage is not the first time a sphinx cat has been tattooed in Russia.

Moscow woman Oksana Popova had her cat sedated for three hours so a tattoo of the Egyptian pharaoh Tutankhamen could be inked on its chest.

Swan is clubbed to death Bird lured with bread … and then killed

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COPS were yesterday hunting a gang of sick thugs who bludgeoned a swan to death using a club studded with nails.

A horrified passer-by saw the yobs lure the swan from a stretch of water using bread before beating it and hurling it into the back of a van.

It is the third attack on a swan in Lincoln in the last six months.

Charlotte Childs, of the local RSPCA, said: “The only thing we can think of is they’re being killed to be eaten, but it could have been just an attack for fun. It’s horrific.”

She added: “Swans mate for life so there will be another out there pining for its mate.”

Lincolnshire police are trying to trace a black van with a registration number that starts FS06.

US friends, please urge your representative to co-sponsor H.R. 4122

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Our Compass

Find your representative using the links below and send the appropriate sample letter whether your representative is already a sponsor, to encourage him/her to be a cosponsor, or if your representative is the bill’s author, Buck McKeon.  Thank you.


Recently, in Zanesville, Ohio, sheriff’s deputies armed with assault rifles opened fire on dozens of “mature, very big, aggressive” lions, tigers, cheetahs, and other animals after the owner—who opened the animals’ cage doors and left fences unsecured before killing himself—allowed the animals to escape. The tragedy in Zanesville is far from an isolated incident. Since 1990, incidents involving big cats have resulted in more than 235 human injuries and the deaths of more than 85 cats and more than 20 people. Fortunately, U.S. Rep. Buck McKeon, R-Calif., has introduced House Resolution (H.R.) 4122, theBig Cats and Public Safety Protection Act, a new bill that…

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Dog and Cat Fur: The Untold Suffering Endured by Beloved Pets for Fashion

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Target: Chinese and U.S. Legislatures

Goal: To make more clothing companies fur free by making consumers more aware and banning the use of dog and car fur for clothing.

The tag won’t mention that the fur coat or boots you’re considering buying are made with a tabby cat or golden retriever, but they could be. A lot of the clothing in America is imported from China and some of the fur products are made from “mans best friend.” The cats and dogs that we love so much are killed in grisly ways for the cost of fashion. This evidence has caused an uproar of people boycotting fur; a hopeful outcome for a tragic situation.

In 2005 PETA(People for the ethical treatment of animals) did an investigation in China that revealed some harrowing truths. Dogs and cats were crammed in cages with no food or water, they were so weak they could barely move. Many had wounds from fighting because they were driven insane by the conditions. The animals were thrown from trucks in these cages by the thousands, the fall must have broken their bones. They were taken out of the cages only to be thrown into the killing pen where they were strangled, boiled, or even skinned to death.

This horrific operation still exists today and all this suffering is for something so superficial; fashion. China supplies the U.S. and Europe with half of their fur products. The fur that comes from cats and dogs is deliberately mislabeled, it is up to us to be more aware of where our products come from.

No animal should be tortured for fashion and when a fur product is purchased there is no way of knowing  if we are wearing an animal just like our beloved pets. Legislators should be urged to ban the selling and production of cat and dog fur, but the most effective solution to this issue lies in consumers choices to boycott all fur products and companies that sell fur. The reality is that the production of any animal fur is barbaric and cruel. This commitment at an individual level could end so much suffering endured for such a superficial cause.

Please sign the petition here:Dog & Cat Fur The Untold Truth

The Greed and Agony Behind the Curtains of the Chinese Circus

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Target: Chinese legislators

Goal: To prohibit the use of animals in China’s circuses.

In China, much like in other parts of the world, circus animals are treated cruelly in a life of captivity. These animals such as monkeys, lions, tigers, and bears are wild and deserve to live in their natural habitat. They are kept behind bars and beaten mercilessly so that they will perform for the people who pay to see them. In many ways these spectators are also innocent victims of this industry because they are fooled into believing that the animals actually enjoy the tricks they perform. This could not be further from the reality of this grim situation.

Tigers teeth are ripped out and they are de-clawed so they cannot fight back as their trainers beat them into submission. Lions jump through hoops of fire because they know if they don’t they will be subjected to even more immense fear. The highly emotional elephants are prodded with bull hooks and electric shocks so they will continue to do the same mindless tricks day after day to be trapped in lonely concrete prison by night.

Perhaps if spectators knew the cruelty that exists behind the curtain of this callous industry they would decide not to support it. The fact that humans are amused by the exploitation of animals is so far removed from the natural world, it is disturbing that we have let it come to this. There is nothing educational about the circus, it teaches our children that this treatment of animals is okay harming future generations of animals and perpetuating these industries filled with so much greed. It is up to us to create a movement towards animal free circuses, there are many other forms of entertainment, there is absolutely no reason to support this industry.

The government of China must be persuaded to ban circuses that use wild animals. Over and over I find that it is the insatiable desire for profit that drives these industries to inflict suffering upon sentient, voiceless beings

Please click here to sign petition:-Greed & Agony In Circus – Please sign Petition

Wittmann woman accused of animal abuse

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A woman was arrested in Wittmann on suspicion of 14 counts of animal crueltyWednesday morning, officials said.

Charlene Scott, 56, was arrested in Wittmann on suspicion of 14 counts of animal cruelty. Officials went to her home after finding a 3- to 4-month old puppy in need of emergency medical treatment

The Animal Crimes Unit of the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office conducted a search warrant at the home of Charlene Scott, 56, after finding a 3- to 4-month old puppy in need of emergency medical treatment, according to Officer Christopher Hegstrom of the Sheriff’s Office.

In their search, deputies found one dead puppy and seized three adult female dogs, two adult male dogs and nine puppies, Hegstrom said.

He said the animals received medical attention after being taken from the home.

The Sheriff’s Office had been in contact with Scott about her animals since September, according to officials.

Police said she was negligent and that her animals had chronic tick infestations that caused hair loss and skin inflammation.

Scott had failed to treat her animals after police said they had given her recommendations over the past several months, according to Hegstrom.

Deputies said Scott showed an inability to properly care for her animals.

Wittmann is located about 35 miles northwest of Phoenix.
Read more: http://www.azcentral.com/news/articles/2012/03/29/20120329wittmann-woman-accused-animal-abuse.html#ixzz1qiDoGfly

Eight starving animals found among the rotting bodies of two others in ‘deplorable’ Miami ranch

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A 65-year-old Florida woman has been arrested after eight starving animals, a dead horse and a decaying cow, were found in her care.

Migdalia Ameller was arrested on Wednesday on charges of animal cruelty, confinement of animals, and illegal disposal of dead animal bodies, after an officer on a routine patrol spotted several emaciated horses outside her southwest Miami-Dade property.

Upon closer inspection, the policeman discovered the bodies of a decaying cow covered with blue tarp and a deceased horse surrounded by the eight neglected animals, with little food in sight.

Malnourished: A 65-year-old woman is facing charges in the case of eight emaciated animals found Sunday in Southwest Miami-Dade 

 Five horses, two cows, and an emu that appeared to be severely malnourished with bones protruding through their skin were seized by police and the South Florida SPCA.‘A check of the property revealed illegal structures, deplorable conditions, [and] decaying animals,’ the police report said.‘The horses were all emaciated with rib bones, spinal columns [and] hip bones all showing.’

The police officer found only three pounds of grain and no hay for the animals. ‘These animals have been deprived [of] proper grain [and] hay to sustain body condition,’ the affidavit said.

Close-up: Migdalia Ameller, 65, was arrested on Wednesday on charges of animal cruelty, confinement of animals and illegal disposal of dead animal bodies

Sick: The horses were all emaciated with their rib bones, spinal columns and hip bones showing 

Fed: The sick animals were taken to the South Florida SPCA's rescue centre, where they are still being nursed back to health 

History: The emaciated horses that were found in Southwest Miami-Dade on March 5th, 2012

‘The horses’ coats (fur) was falling out in chunks from lack of nutrition.’

Ameller was allowed to leave custody because she cares for her elderly mother on the condition that she promises to appear at a future court appearance.

The sick animals were taken to the South Florida SPCA’s rescue centre, where they are still being nursed back to health.

On Monday, a stray, injured and emaciated horse was also seized near Ameller’s property.

Both incidents occurred just blocks away from a March 4 rescue effort when 11 horses and a dog were impounded. On that occasion, an additional eight horses were found dead on the property in question.

The bones of a small horse were also found in a basin in February, and a horse’s head was found in a canal in December in the Miami-Dade area.
Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2122568/Eight-starving-animals-rotting-bodies-deplorable-Miami-home.html#ixzz1qi89bre6

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