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Two-Year Jail for Cruelty to Animals
Offbeat  (tags: laws, legalisation, animal welfare, animal protection )

Simone
- 4 days ago - thedailystar.net
The cabinet yesterday approved a draft law increasing punishment for killing or badly hurting an animal. As per the proposed law, any person committing such crimes would have to face two years' imprisonment or Tk 50,000 fine or both.
Ringling Bros Circus to CLOSE
Offbeat  (tags: animals, animal welfare, circus, culture, elephants abused, animal rights, lions, tigers )

Adeline
- 41 days ago - abcnews.go.com
The Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus will close forever in May. Declining attendance combined with high operating costs, along with changing public tastes and prolonged battles with animal rights groups all contributed to its demise.
Fire Crews Save Cat Found Dangling From Grate By Her Neck
Offbeat  (tags: offbeat, animals, strange, cats, kitten, pets, Massachusetts, animal rescue, good news, fire department, animal welfare )

Robert
- 223 days ago - huffingtonpost.com
Fire crews used dish soap to free a curious cat who got her head stuck in the grate of a storm drain. The 1-year-old kitty was discovered dangling by her neck from a sewer cover in Winchendon, Massachusetts, on Thursday.
BREAKING: SeaWorld Admits to Spying on Activists
Offbeat  (tags: SeaWorld, activists, whales, spying, animal welfare )

Scooby
- 365 days ago - thedodo.com
SeaWorld has admitted to sending employees to infiltrate and spy on animal welfare groups.
Michigan Senate Passes Bill Criminalising Sodomy Making It Punishable By Up to 15 Years in Prison âEUR" as Part of Animal Cruelty
Offbeat  (tags: Michigan, USA, Logan's law, Sodomy, animal welfare )

Scooby
- 381 days ago - independent.co.uk
MichiganâEUR(TM)s Senate has passed a bill carrying an anti-sodomy law, which makes it punishable by up to 15 years in prison, as part of new animal cruelty legislation.
Free Lucky Kill Lucky? Endangered Elephants Life Hangs in Balance as Animal Group Sues Zoo
Offbeat  (tags: lucky, elephant, san antonio, zoo, save, animal welfare )

Scooby
- 391 days ago - rt.com
The fate of Lucky the Elephant, the jewel of the San Antonio Zoo, is now in the hands of a Texas court, as it has given the green light to a lawsuit seeking her removal after 53 years. However, LuckyâEUR(TM)s fate may be sealed, as she could die if her zoo
Britain Scores Highest in Global Animal Welfare Report
Offbeat  (tags: UK, global, animal welfare, waitrose, marks and spencer, co operative, animals )

Scooby
- 396 days ago - mobile.globalmeatnews.com
UK companies Noble Foods, Marks & Spencer and Waitrose are among the highest-scoring firms in the global Business Benchmark on Farm Animal Welfare (BBFAW) report.
Cecil the Lion Outcry Fails to Stop the Horrific Tourist Trade in Big Game Hunting
Offbeat  (tags: cecil, lion, outcry, trophy hunting, animal welfare )

Scooby
- 398 days ago - mirror.co.uk
The killing of Cecil the lion shocked the world but ­despite outrage over ­cruelty ... nothing has changed.
Chef Alain Ducasse Has Removed All Meat From the Menu at His Eponymous Paris Restaurant
Offbeat  (tags: france, ducasse, meat, free, good news, animal welfare )

Scooby
- 432 days ago - independent.co.uk
Alain Ducasse is to French cuisine what Ronseal is to fence paint. No one can really match Alain, he of 18 Michelin stars. He is the rum in the rum baba, the foie gras spread thick, the very essence of Gallic culinary joie de vivre.
The FBI Is About to Label Animal Cruelty as a 'Crime Against Society'
Offbeat  (tags: fbi, animal cruelty, good news, animal welfare, tracking )

Scooby
- 450 days ago - businessinsider.in
People who hurt animals are also likely to hurt other people.
Stop State Terror Against Dogs in Bosnia!
Offbeat  (tags: bosnia, dogs, illegal, petition, animal welfare )

Scooby
- 455 days ago - change.org
City of Bosanka Krupa, Bosnia and Herzegovina, committed a horrible massacre against dogs on 24 Nov.2015.
Pit Bull Owner 'Breaks Into a Shelter and Kidnaps His Dog' Before It Can Be Put Down for Attacking People
Offbeat  (tags: Pit bill, rescued, euthanised, dog, shelter, animal welfare )

Scooby
- 469 days ago - dailymail.co.uk
A California man broke into an animal shelter and took back his pit bull mix a day before it was set to be euthanized, authorities said.
23 Cotswolds Sheep Killed By Gang on Quad Bikes
Offbeat  (tags: sheep, killed, uk, Animal Welfare )

Tracy
- 489 days ago - bbc.co.uk
Twenty-three sheep have been killed after being run over by a gang of quad bike riders. The area, in the Cotswolds, had been "plagued by gangs, indiscriminately smashing through gates" at high speed
Farm Sanctuary Aids Rescue of 130 Starving Animals
Offbeat  (tags: rescued, Farm Animals, Farm Sanctuary, Animal Cruelty, Animal Welfare )

Tracy
- 496 days ago - stargazette.com
Calling it one of the worst abuse cases that it has seen, Farm Sanctuary said it worked with the Hudson Valley SPCA on Oct. 10 to rescue more than 130 starving and dying animals in Orange County.
750 Animals Seized, Six Arrested in Raids of Alleged Slaughter Farms
Offbeat  (tags: rescued, Animal Welfare, Animal Cruelty, slaughter, farming )

Tracy
- 499 days ago - wpbf.com
Six people were arrested and approximately 750 animals were seized from alleged slaughter farms in Palm Beach County, authorities said.
 

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