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Dogs, Cats Slaughtered: Extreme Markets Horrify Activists
Offbeat  (tags: dogs, cats, slaughter, cruel )

- 117 days ago -
Huddled together and trembling, live dogs and cats watch the scene unfolding before their eyes with the knowledge that their turn will come. One by one, their cage mates are beaten over the head, thrown to the ground and blow-torched alive.
Cat's Paws Bound With Tape Because She Was Scratching
Offbeat  (tags: cats, cruel, rescued )

- 865 days ago -
Lilly was only 9 months old when she was found upside-down in an overturned cat carrier, her limbs bound with electrical tape. No one knew she was in the car until they heard her meowing for help.
The Hidden Cruelty Behind Cute Exotic Cat Cub Petting Attractions
Offbeat  (tags: exotic cats, cubs, cruel )

- 875 days ago -
As an animal lover, if someone were to make you this offer, would you accept?
200 Cats in One Apartment: Critics Want Action Taken Against Shelter
Offbeat  (tags: cats, cruel, animal rescue )

- 905 days ago -
The stench is overpowering. ItâEUR(TM)s been a little more than two weeks since he says nearly 200 cats were removed from the building he was renting out to the non-profit Animal Rescue Network, one of its two locations in Rosemont.
Help Shut Down Indiana Roadside Zoo Cited for Abusing Tiger Cubs!
Offbeat  (tags: big cats, tiger cubs, roadside zoos, cruel )

- 905 days ago -
Roadside zoos might âEUR" at first glance âEUR" appear to be harmless, fun kind of places. After all, who wouldnâEUR(TM)t jump at the chance to see an adorable exotic baby animal up close or even get a picture taken with one? However, the sad truth is that
Man Denies Owl Harassment, Says He Is Not Evil
Offbeat  (tags: owl, mean, cruel )

- 1142 days ago -
A plea deal for a former TV pitchman in Utah accused of kicking a barn owl in flight while riding a motorized paraglider fell through Thursday when he refused to admit to a crime he said makes him look like an evil, horrible person.
Magical Harry Potter Tour Branded 'Cruel' as Terrified Owls Are Kept in Cages
Offbeat  (tags: Owls, cages, cruel, Harry potter, tour )

- 1161 days ago -
A Harry Potter tour that keeps owls in cages and allows fans to touch them has been labelled 'cruel' and 'demeaning' by animal rights campaigners.
Mysterious Screw and Pill Laced Dog Treats in Minnesota Suburb Harm Pets
Offbeat  (tags: animals, crime, dogs, cruel, safety )

- 1173 days ago -
This cruel prank shouldn't happen to a dog. Pet owners in Minnesota found treats laced with screws and pills in their yards, planted to hurt their dogs, they said. At least two Lakeville dogs have been hospitalized after chowing down on hot dogs with scre
Despite Ban, Fox Hunts Still Thrive, and Divide, in Britain
Offbeat  (tags: animals, fox hunting, ban, cruel, job loss, britain )

- 1193 days ago -
When hunting with hounds was banned, pro-hunting groups feared the sport could disappear, endangering thousands of rural jobs, from dog breeders to stable hands to blacksmiths.
Puppies Abandoned In Suitcase By Ohio Man, Officials Say (PHOTO)
Offbeat  (tags: cruel, abandon, puppies, Ohio, animals, suitcase, odd, off-beat, ethics )

- 2236 days ago -
Investigators say a man who tried to abandon six puppies by zipping them inside a suitcase and leaving it outside an Ohio business was charged after authorities found he'd left the luggage tag with his contact information attached.
Pink Taco's Asinine Cinco De Mayo Stunt
Offbeat  (tags: cruel, donkey, mexican restaurant, sprayed pinks )

- 2576 days ago -
After imbibing a few too many margaritas on Cinco de Mayo, you might see a pink elephant or two. But if you happened to see a pink donkey as you passed by a Mexican restaurant in Los Angeles, it was no hallucination.
PETITION - Urge Showtime to Pull Cruel 'Shameless' Promo - TAKE ACTION
Offbeat  (tags: petition, take action, showtime, shameless, torture, cat, cruel, animals )

- 2782 days ago -
Showtime is currently running a promo for its new television series, Shameless, that includes a clip of a teenage boy holding a screeching cat in one hand & a blowtorch in the other, with the clear implication that he is about to torture the cat by ...
No Pay, No Spray: Firefighters Let Home Burn
Offbeat  (tags: cruel, homeowner, lost possessions, pets, house fire, refused help, unfairness, disgraceful behaviour )

- 2790 days ago -
Firefighters in rural Tennessee let a home burn to the ground last week because the homeowner hadn't paid a $75 fee. Gene Cranick of Obion County and his family lost all of their possessions in the Sept. 29 fire, along with three dogs and a cat.
More Da Lat Elephants Lose Their Tails
Offbeat  (tags: bizarre, cruel, da lat, tails cut, elephants, investigations )

- 2822 days ago -
Two elephants in the central highlands resort town of Da Lat had their tails illegally cut Tuesday in the third such case reported in the province over the past four months.
A Fatwa Against Pets? Not a Good Time to Be a Vet in Tehran
Offbeat  (tags: veterinary, tehran, against animals, weird, cruel, controversy )

- 2830 days ago -
A fatwa has been issued against pets in Iran, leading the authorities to ban all advertisements for pets, pet food and other pet products. I don't know what other actions will be taken, but it must be a bleak time for Iranian pet vets

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