September 20, 2016
A Happy Ending, Against Animal Cruelty, ALDF, Animal Abuse, Animal Beheaded, Animal Cruelty, Animal Emotions Behaviour & Instincts, Animal Health & Welfare, Animal Investigator, Animal Relocation, Animal Welfare, animals, Animals in entertainment, Bears, Crimes Against Nature, Desperately Need Donations, Endangered Species, Good News, Gross Neglect, Health and wellness, Human Greed = Animal Cruelty, Lions, Volunteer Groups, Wild Animals, Wolf Sanctuary Of Pennsylvania, Zoo
“Here’s an email I’m eager to share with you, I’m so relieved these animals are now safe!!” But there is so much more work to be done to free animals from dilapidated road side zoo!!”
Animaland Zoo Shut Down For Good
Now they have grass under their paws, clean water, companionship, enrichment and veterinary care. At last, thanks to the Animal Legal Defense Fund and your support,the animals once held at Animaland Zoo in Wellsboro, Pennsylvania will get the lives they deserve. With you by our side, we sued the roadside zoo for violating the Endangered Species Act and state wildlife laws. In the face of our lawsuit, Animaland settled with us and shut down. We were able to step in and choose new locations for Bear the wolf and the two black bears, Shawn and Sandy.
Let’s celebrate this together—your continued support of the Animal Legal Defense Fund empowers us to litigate these victories for animals.
Help Us Rescue Other Animals in Captivity
All of the animals at Animaland were suffering physically and psychologically. Sandy and Shawn were forced to share a concrete enclosure for 17 years. Almost two decades in a cell hardly big enough for the bears to move in. Thanks to our lawsuit and logistical support from the sanctuary team at Lions Tigers & Bears, Sandy and Shawn are now living at Wildlife Rescue & Rehabilitation, a Texas sanctuary where they’ll have the freedom they need.
We also found a safe place for Bear the wolf to live out the rest of his life. Bear was lethargic at Animaland, a pack animal in agonizing solitude. After being nowhere near others of his kind for years, Bear is now safe at the Wolf Sanctuary of Pennsylvania, where he is exploring lush vegetation amongst other wolves.
Your generous support helped save Bear, Shawn, Sandy and other animals from Animaland. The tax deductible donation you make today can help us find happy endings for even more animals.
We would also like to thank the law firm Baker Hostetler in Philadelphia for their invaluable pro bono assistance with this case.
Every day, the Animal Legal Defense Fund fights to protect animals, and victories like this one are the reason we never give up.
For the animals,
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June 29, 2016
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Bomb Sniffer Dogs, Cruelty to animals, Dog, Facebook, Facebook features, German Shepherd, Kuwait National Petroleum Company
“WTF…how evil must one be to kill these beautiful & intelligent dogs over unpaid salaries??? What the hell is the fate of the other 100 German Shepherds? Are these monsters going to get away with brutally killing them too? I have posted this everywhere because there must be somebody or some group who can save the remaining dogs. I’ve never been as shocked about such torturous killings over something so petty as a bloody contract & money. Praying for all those dogs still at risk that they will be saved somehow…sobbing my eyes out!!!”
By: ABP News Bureau | Last Updated: Wednesday, 29 June 2016 1:51 PM
New Delhi: The tale of the brutal abuse of animals is not a new one but the merciless massacre of about 24 German Shepherds by the employees to seek revenge for unpaid salaries is certainly a horrifying incident.
According to reports, up to 24 dogs that were used for protection by the Eastern Securities, a security company in Kuwait, were killed after it lost its lucrative contract to provide Kuwait National Petroleum Company (KNPC) with explosive detection dogs for their oil rigs.
Due to which, despite years of faithful service, these K-9s were simply thrown into the trash. On June 17, 2016, disturbing pictures of the dead dogs began circulating on Facebook; one that showed them piled up against cages….
……while the other that showed a man taking pleasure in standing over the innocent dead creature.
Turns out that the 140 dogs (out of which about 100 continue to be at the risk of being slaughtered) owned by the Eastern Securities became a liability for the company, the moment KNPC cancelled its contract. The cost to feed them and to house them was too much for the Kuwaiti company to take and thus, instead of turning the dogs over, the company decided to kill the bomb sniffing dogs.
Reportedly, the killing wasn’t carried out by a licensed veterinarian and allegedly, the dogs suffered excruciating pain as they died because the medicine used to kill them wasn’t meant for them.
Animal abuse has been on a steady rise for quite some time now. Efforts have been made by animal rights activists and other organizations for their welfare but all in vain.
Animals continue to be tortured and butchered in various parts of the world and such incidents continue to depict the evil side of the man that would go to any extent to fulfill its selfish needs.
June 29, 2016
Against Animal Cruelty, Animal Abusers, Animal Anatomy, Animal Control, Animal Euthanized, Animal Health & Welfare, Animal Neglect, Animal Relocation, Animal Services, Animal Welfare, Courtroom sentencing, Equine Diseases, Euthanized, Gross Neglect, Guilty, Horse Abuse, Horses Malnourished Neglected, Humans That Offend & Disgust Me, Irresponsible Animal Owners, R.I..P, Riverside County Department of Animal Services., Sentencing Not Severe Enough, Sentient beings, Should Get Prison Term For Offence
Cruelty to animals
“This just pisses me off! Pitiful sentence; anyone who can neglect such a regal & loyal animal as a horse…does not deserve the right to own & abuse another one…PERIOD!!! The fly mask was probably put on to obscure the severe skin ailment. It wasn’t just the hair loss, the horse was very skinny too; this poor horse must have been going mad through itching! BUT NO EXCUSE FOR LACK OF FOOD, THAT’S JUST CRUEL & LAZY!!”
“I could see her spine, hip bones and rib cage. Her entire body was covered with a severe skin ailment causing hair loss, crusty patches.”
Temecula, CA – A local couple who didn’t properly care for their mare have been sentenced to work release custody and probation in Riverside County Superior Court, officials said Tuesday.
According to to John Hall of the Riverside County District Attorney’s Office, 56-year-old Charity Wilson was convicted of the more severe charges of the duo, including felony animal cruelty and a misdemeanor of keeping an animal without proper care. Daryl Willliams, 51, was convicted of the same misdemeanor charge, but the jury was hung on the felony charge against him.
The case goes back to August 2013, when Riverside County Animal Services got word of a “skinny horse with a skin condition” at a property in the 44000 block of De Portola Road in the unincorporated Temecula area, according to John Welsh of the Riverside County Department of Animal Services.
“I observed an emaciated chestnut-colored Arabian mare in a corral,” Riverside County Animal Services Sgt. Lesley Huennekens wrote in her declaration in support of an arrest warrant upon visiting the property. “I could see her spine, hip bones and rib cage. Her entire body was covered with a severe skin ailment causing hair loss, crusty patches of skin and stocking (swelling) up in her hind legs.”
Animal Services told the couple to get the horse examined by a veterinarian, but the woman told them she was treating the animal herself, Welsh said. ”
“Ultimately, the horse was relocated and proper veterinary records were never supplied to Riverside County,” he said. “The horse was later found in October 2013 at a Winchester property, and Riverside County seized the horse. The seizure was later ruled justified by a hearing officer.”
About a month later, on Oct. 24, 2013, the horse was euthanized and taken to a state lab for testing, according to Welsh. It was then that he was diagnosed with an autoimmune disease called pemphigus foliaceus.
This image shows the horse’s skin disorder. Courtesy: Riverside County Department of Animal Services.
“The horse was described as being in poor nutritional condition with a body score of 3.5 out of 9,” Welsh said. “The lab report indicated that her poor body condition was likely due to, at least in part, a consequence of the severe, often pruritic (itchy) and/or painful skin disease.”
“It was a shame that this horse went so long without medical care and deteriorated to the state where it needed to be euthanized,” Riverside County Chief Veterinarian Dr. Allan Drusys said.
According to the DA’s office, Wilson was sentenced to 120 days in a work release program and three years of formal probation. She is not allowed to own a horse for 10 years.
Williams was also sentenced to work release, for 90 days, the DA’s office said. He’s not allowed to own a horse for five years.
“We are pleased with the judge’s sentencing,” Huennekens said. “This couple never considered what was best for this poor horse. They tried to hide the horse from us – but we found her. Ending her suffering was a humane act, and seeing her abusers get convicted was a just conclusion to this sad case.”
June 22, 2016
Agriculture, Animal Abuse, Animal Ag-Gag Law, Animal Cruelty, Animal Emotions Behaviour & Instincts, Animal Equality, Animal Health & Welfare, Animal Husbandry, Animal Investigator, Animal Neglect, Animal Rights, Animal slaughter, Animal Torture, Animal Trade, Animal Treats/Food, Animal Welfare, animals, Animals Denied Treatment After Injury, Animals Disfigured Through Trauma, Appalling Farms & Heinous Abuse, Caught On Tape, Cold Calculated Heartless Bastards, Concentrated Animal Feeding Operation anti-videoing legislation — “ag-gag”, Consumer Goods, Cruel Pig Gestation Crates, Culling or Killing, Factory Farmed Animals, Farmed Animal Abuse, Food Chain/Products, Health and wellness, History Of Animal Abuse, Human Greed = Animal Cruelty, Intensive Farming, Livestock killed, Mercy for Animals, sickening, Surveillance, Totally Neglected Left To Die, UnderCover
African American, California, Equal Protection Clause, First Amendment to the United States Constitution, United States, United States Bill of Rights, United States Constitution
||by Joe Loria
“Please, Note there is a video at the end of this post. however it is very graphic”
According to the Idaho Statesman, Idaho has been ordered to pay nearly $250,000 in legal fees for a case, that could have been avoided.
In response to the investigation, the Idaho Dairymen’s Association drafted and sponsored an ag-gag bill, which was passed by the Idaho legislature and signed by Governor Otter in February 2014. This law created a new crime: “interference with agricultural production.” It essentially criminalized undercover investigations on factory farms.
A federal judge overturned this dangerous and un-American law last August for violating the First Amendment and Equal Protection Clause of the Constitution. U.S. district judge B. Lynn Winmill stated in his ruling:
The effect of the statute will be to suppress speech by undercover investigators and whistleblowers concerning topics of great public importance: the safety of the public food supply, the safety of agricultural workers, the treatment and health of farm animals, and the impact of business activities on the environment.
The coalition of nonprofit groups that challenged the law has now been awarded $249,875.08 in legal fees. Clearly ag-gag laws are not only unconstitutional, but a huge waste of taxpayer resources. Idaho is now appealing the court ruling, which will result in an even greater waste of taxpayer money.
The governor and lawmakers of Idaho should be ashamed. They clearly don’t value their hard working constituents and will accept money from big corporations at the taxpayers’ expense.
We urge Idaho lawmakers to focus their efforts on improving animal welfare and rewarding the brave whistleblowers who uncover criminal activity in the state’s agricultural operations.
This ruling should also be a wake-up call to the meat, dairy, and egg industries that attempt to keep consumers in the dark about where their food comes from will not be tolerated.
For more information, please visit NoAgGag.com.
VERY GRAPHIC – This is just one of Mercy For Animals Video’s taken in an Ohio Dairy Farm (not the video in question)
June 13, 2016
Animal Control, Animal Euthanized, Animal Health & Welfare, Animal Neglect, Animal Relocation, Animal Rights, Animal Shelter, Animal Welfare, animals, Animals Denied Treatment After Injury, Animals Desperately Need Food, Appalling Animal Shelters, Dogs, Edmonson County, Euthanized, Gross Neglect, Guilty, Health and wellness, History, Humane Society, On going Investigations, Rescues, Should Get Prison Term For Offence, Volunteer Groups
No reason to try to rehabilitate or reuse terrible facility
The situation at the Edmonson County Animal Shelter should have never been allowed to happen.
Animals were discovered very malnourished, without water, covered in their own urine and feces, with urine burns on some of the animals’ feet, and some of them had obvious wounds.
Last week, the shelter’s director, Kim Carroll, of Bee Spring, was cited and charged with second-degree animal cruelty following the discovery of dozens of cats and dogs – including dead ones – in what police called an “extremely poor environment.”
It’s very unfortunate that a year after a Daily News investigative team visited the shelter numerous times and reported conditions that appeared to fall short of guidelines for shelters offered by the Association of Shelter Veterinarians that the same conditions still exist. In that investigation, it was revealed that animals were in cages too small, some were underweight and some were without water.
It’s quite obvious the newspaper’s story had no impact on those running the shelter as the conditions remained the same.
After the animals were discovered last week, several of them had to be euthanized due to the cruel conditions of this shelter.That’s a shame and a good indication that Caroll and her husband, Greg, have no business running an animal shelter. The conditions these animals were found in is a clear evidence of that.
It’s truly reprehensible that someone would let animals live in these types of conditions. There is some good news out of this and that is that the shelters doors have been shuttered for now and 47 dogs and 17 cats were removed from the property. Other county agencies as far away as Owensboro also took animals from the property to their shelters.
The question now is, where does Edmonson County go from here in regards to the future of this shelter? Edmonson County Judge-Executive Wil Cannon says the county doesn’t condone wrongdoing and that the county government doesn’t own or operate the shelter in Bee Spring. He is correct. It is a for-profit business owned by the Carrolls.
Bowling Green-Warren County Humane Society Director Lorri Hare has been invaluable in getting some animals out of their shelter and getting them here. Hare has called for this shelter to be closed and has been invited to speak by Cannon before the Edmonson County Fiscal Court next week.
Hare expects the county will ask the Bowling Green shelter to take in Edmonson County animals with a contract agreement. Hare said there will only be a chance for that if the Carrolls are no longer involved at all in animal control in Edmonson County.We agree with Hare that it’s time for the Carrolls to move on to a new profession because this one certainly isn’t for them.
Cannon seems to be on the same page as Hare, which is good. Edmonson County government will have to hire, equip and properly train someone to take the animals to Warren County if something is worked out with the Warren County shelter. Barring some legal reason, Cannon plans to ask fiscal court to dissolve the county’s contract with the Carrolls.
Cannon is being proactive and taking the right approach. He should be commended for doing so. Cannon made a very good point when he said the Carrolls were given a chance last year to right whatever wrongs that may have been occurring at the shelter and they didn’t.The Carrolls simply dropped the ball and in doing so put animals at risk which in some cases resulted in animals being euthanized.
In the final analysis, this should’ve never happened. We’re glad to see that the county and Hare are working on correcting this bad situation and providing a better home for these animals. Our view is that this shelter needs to be closed permanently and we sincerely hope that is the final decision.
June 10, 2016
Animal Abuse & the Law, Animal Emotions Behaviour & Instincts, Animal Health & Welfare, Animal Sodomy Bestiality & Zoophilia, Animal Welfare, animals, Bestiality, Canada, Child Abuse, Courtroom sentencing, Dogs, Guilty, Health and wellness, Heartless Bastards, Humans That Offend & Disgust Me, INCEST, No Enforcement Of Animal Welfare, Obscene or Offensive, Pedophiles, Purposely Inflicted Harm, Sentencing Not Severe Enough, Sex Offenders, Sexual Acts With Animals, Sexually Abused, Should Be Charged For Animal Abuse, sickening, Unnatural Acts
“This is sickening, having any sort of sexual engagement with an animal should be a crime…why the hell would any normal person think it’s ok??? Animals cannot speak for themselves, so we have to…it’s rape with or without penetration!!”
Friday 10 Jun 2016 12:06 pm
A ruling by the Canadian Supreme Court said an alleged offence can only be classed as bestiality if there is penetration!
It came from a case involving a man who smeared peanut butter on his stepdaughters’ genitals and had the family dog lick it off, while filming the act.
The man, identified only as DLW, was convicted of 13 counts of sexually assaulting his stepdaughters, and jailed for 16 years.
The counts included one of bestiality – but he has now been acquitted of the bestiality charge.
The court said: ‘The term ‘bestiality’ has a well-established legal meaning and refers to sexual intercourse between a human and an animal.
‘Penetration has always been understood to be an essential element of bestiality.’
A 7-1 majority ruled that bestiality required penetration.
DLW, who also failed in attempts to make the dog perform intercourse on the stepdaughter, according to court documents, brought the bestiality conviction to the court on appeal.
Justice Rosalie Abella was the only judge to vote against the proposal.
She wrote: ‘Acts with animals that have a sexual purpose are inherently exploitative whether or not penetration occurs.’
Camille Labchuk, the executive director of charity Animal Justice, toldMetro.co.uk: ‘The Supreme Court’s decision is a wake up call that laws protecting animals are severely out of date.
June 10, 2016
Animal Abuse & the Law, Animal Cruelty, Animal Emotions Behaviour & Instincts, Animal Sodomy Bestiality & Zoophilia, Animal Welfare, animals, Bestiality, Canada, Child Abuse, Cold Calculated Heartless Bastards, Guilty, Humans That Offend & Disgust Me, INCEST, Parliament, Pedophiles, Pure Evil Scum, Sex Offenders, Should Get Prison Term For Offence, Sodomy Animal Gratification, Supreme Court
“Any form of bestiality should be made illegal. An animal cannot converse, thereby cannot give it’s consent in anyway whats so ever!! So it’s clear to me that is the same as rape, no verbal communication can be given! It’s time the law was changed & these sicko’s brought to justice for such actions!”
Calgary,Alberta / News Talk 770 (CHQR) Posted: June 10, 2016 09:10 am
WARNING: Contents may disturb some readers (it should actually disturb all readers)
I have gotten used to being disappointed by government but today’s shocking decision by the Supreme Court legalizing some types of bestiality leaves me speechless
The Supreme Court upheld the acquittal of a BC man on charges of bestiality, stemming from sexual abuse involving one of his daughters and the family dog. The reason for the acquittal was because the court deemed bestiality to have “a well-established legal meaning and refers to sexual intercourse between a human and an animal.” In other words, it only applies in the case of penetration and not to any other type of non-penetrative sexual activity.
“Please let’s not forget the daughter, she will have to live with this for life!”
In the 6-1 decision, the sole voice of reason was Justice Rosalie Abella who wrote:
“Acts with animals that have a sexual purpose are inherently exploitative whether or not penetration occurs.” Unfortunately her colleagues didn’t agree. Now it falls to Parliament to change the law to include both types of sexual activity.
This loophole was exposed last year when the case was sent to the Supreme Court. It is mystifying why Parliament wouldn’t have dealt with it immediately. Instead it appears to be slowed down as part of an omnibus bill that was introduced into the Parliament back in February. What’s going on? My producer wrote to the Justice Department to find out.
Below are the screen shots of the email correspondence…
I’m a Producer for Afternoons with Danielle Smith on News Talk 770 Radio Calgary. I am wanting to know if we could get a statement on this latest ruling from the Supreme Court on Bestiality and if there will be any movement from the Justice Minister on rectifying this issue. Here’s a link to the story.
Are you kidding me?
Fixing this section of the act requires a revision to the Criminal Code to enshrine a broader definition for bestiality. It only takes one sentence to clarify the law. The Supreme Court ruling so offends community values I have no doubt it would pass through both the House of Commons and the Senate in five seconds. It doesn’t “deserve careful study”. It doesn’t need “broad consultations with Canadians.” It just needs Parliament to do its job. Just get it done.
If you agree I suggest you contact Justice Minister Jody Wilson Raybould to let her know exactly how you feel.
Email:- Jody.Wilson-Raybould@parl.gc.ca Website:- www.vancouvergranville.ca