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Japan's Owl Cafes: Harmful or a Hoot?
Offbeat  (tags: Japan, owl cafes, cruel, unnatural, business, offbeat )

Marie
- 206 days ago - mnn.com
The popular cafes let patrons enjoy their drinks as they pet or admire the owls, but animal advocates say the businesses are cruel and unnatural environments for the birds.
Puppies Abandoned In Suitcase By Ohio Man, Officials Say (PHOTO)
Offbeat  (tags: cruel, abandon, puppies, Ohio, animals, suitcase, odd, off-beat, ethics )

Lindsey
- 841 days ago - huffingtonpost.com
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 )

Simone
- 1181 days ago - news.change.org
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 )

Merissa
- 1387 days ago - thepetitionsite.com
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 )

Simone
- 1395 days ago - msnbc.msn.com
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 )

Simone
- 1427 days ago - thanhniennews.com
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 )

Simone
- 1434 days ago - blogs.telegraph.co.uk
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
Woman Dumps Cat in Garbage, Becomes Internet Villian
Offbeat  (tags: Animal Cruelty, cat, cruel woman, cruel )

Ariel
- 1437 days ago - technolog.msnbc.msn.com
Cruel woman dumps cat in bin The U.K. Sun features two CCTV screen captures that reveal "the moment a middle-aged woman picks up a cat -- and drops it into a WHEELIE BIN."
Whale That Killed Its Trainer at SeaWorld 'Must Be Stoned to Death', Says American Religious Group
Offbeat  (tags: religious group, american family tradition, tikium, killed, cruel, bizarre )

Simone
- 1611 days ago - dailymail.co.uk
A whale that killed its trainer at the SeaWorld tourist attraction should be stoned to death, according to an American religious group. The American Family Association said Biblical teachings dictate that the five-ton killer whale Tilikum should be
Western States Take Aim At Antler Gatherers
Offbeat  (tags: wessterns states, scaring deer, antloers, gatherers, cruel )

Simone
- 1679 days ago - all-creatures.org
"It's like the Oklahoma land rush," he said. "One second after midnight on the day areas are opening up, you've got people with flashlights, charging around in the dark." He said some even yell at deer, hoping to scare off their antlers.
Burrs Vs. Horses: Horses Win!
Offbeat  (tags: burrs, horses manes, tails, uncomfortable, cruel )

Simone
- 1720 days ago - blog.peta.org
A picture may be worth a thousand words, but when it comes to the picture of these horses, I'm still at a loss--this photo is worth a thousand chills:
WEDDING DOVES RELEASED IN NYC FOUND CLINGING TO LIFE
Offbeat  (tags: doves, wedding, cruel )

Sc
- 1829 days ago - whec.com
NEW YORK - More than two dozen doves apparently released during a wedding were left clinging to life in a New York City park. A couple discovered the albino ringneck doves in Flushing Meadow Park in Queens over the weekend, the New York Post reported.
Swan Beheading Suspect Wanted
Offbeat  (tags: bizarre, cruel, sick )

Connie
- 2007 days ago - app.com
A male mute swan was found beheaded at a dock on the Little Silver Creek on Dec 16th. The Monmouth County Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals is offering a $500 reward. They believe the culprit had to be strong to get a hold of this swan.
Police: Elderly Woman Killed Over Glass Cleaning
Offbeat  (tags: crime, cruel, police )

Marty
- 2300 days ago - myfoxphilly.com
Philadelphia police say a 64-year-old woman found dead in her northeast Philadelphia home Friday was killed by her roommate over "the proper way to wash a glass."
   

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