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East Germany's Trade in Human Beings
Offbeat  (tags: Human Trade, East Germany, Cold War, jailed, tortured )

Ray
- 50 days ago - bbc.co.uk
People who tried to escape from East Germany during the Cold War could be shot, jailed and tortured. But the government was so short of money that some ended up being secretly sold - to West Germany, the country most of them had been trying to reach in th
The Agonizing Story of Nosey the Circus Elephant
Offbeat  (tags: Nosey, elephant, tortured, suffering, abused, circus, rides )

Julie
- 105 days ago - huffingtonpost.ca
Karen Ess, an elephant activist wonders how many violations would it take for the USDA to revoke Liebel's license? As such, her main concern is that, Nosey's deteriorating health could trigger unpredictable behaviours, placing humans in harm's way.
Reward Offered After Dog Burned in Possible July 4 Fireworks Prank -Video -REWARD!!!
Offbeat  (tags: dogs, JERKS!, cruelty, tortured, burned, animal advocates, abused, cats, pets, protection, ethics, crime, sadness, animal cruelty )

Julie
- 530 days ago - nbclosangeles.com
Based on pattern and location of the burns, vet believes dog was strapped with fireworks and lit ablaze.
Romanian Bear Sanctuary: Rescuing Bears From Cruelty   video
Offbeat  (tags: romania, bears, abused, tortured, chained, rescued, safe, sanctuary )

Simone
- 971 days ago - youtube.com
When we found Max, he was chained to an iron fence on a Romanian roadside. During the day, tourists took photos of him. And every night, after the last of the tourists had gone, he was forced back into a tiny cage, where he was thrown scraps of food.
1 Dead, 10 Wounded in Northern Colombia Bullfights (Video) .
Offbeat  (tags: bulls, tormented, tortured, abused bull fighting colombia, deaths )

Simone
- 1232 days ago - colombiareports.com
One man has been killed and 10 others were seriously injured in a series of corralejas, or popular bullfights, in a town in the north of Colombia.
Monkeys Retired From Experiments .
Offbeat  (tags: monkeys, experiments, tortured, campaign, freedom, sanctuary )

Simone
- 1285 days ago - peta.org
After a three-year PETA India campaign, one of India's top medical schools, the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), has agreed to let six monkeys retire to live out the rest of their lives in a sanctuary. The monkeys have been confined to
Best Animal Book of 2010 Tells Story of Vicks Lost Dogs
Offbeat  (tags: book, vick animal victims, tortured, survial vick animal abuser, dog killer )

Simone
- 1451 days ago - sfgate.com
I guess is what a lot of people mean when they say he's redeemed himself for his past crimes. I don't know, because I don't care about Michael Vick's second chance, no matter how many football games he wins. And here's why:
In Which Bulls Attempt to Get the Hell Up Out of Here
Offbeat  (tags: bulls, exploitated, rodeo bull, mexico, bulls killed, tortured, escapes, reports )

Simone
- 1494 days ago - aldf.org
Last week, a very large bull (various news reports have placed his weight between 1,300 and 1,600 pounds) "participating" in the Canadian Finals Rodeo in Edmonton, Canada made a break for it, bolting from Rexall Place Arena mid-event. While being video
Dog Owner Can't Forgive Michael Vick
Offbeat  (tags: vick, scum, playing football, dog victims abused, tortured, non forgiveable )

Simone
- 1500 days ago - articles.latimes.com
While Michael Vick was running for glory, Mel was cowering toward a wall. Every time the 4-year-old dog meets a stranger, he goes into convulsions. He staggers back into a wall for protection. He lowers his face and tries to hide. New faces are not
Sad End
Offbeat  (tags: man inhamity, afghanistan, snow leopard, caugh, chained, tortured, death, conservationalists, grief )

Simone
- 1749 days ago - snowleopardblog.com
As humans we're always looking for the positive in a story. We have to look pretty deep to get a positive from this horrible story from Afghanistan this week. Some conservationists are saying it shows that local Afghans are more protective of snow leopard
Child Abductee: Family's Love Got Me Through
Offbeat  (tags: child, abducted, tortured, terrorized, sexually abused, saved )

Tonya
- 1808 days ago - today.msnbc.msn.com
For 4 and a half years, the boy was tortured, terrorized and sexually abused. And the only thing that he had to cling to was what ultimately saved him
   

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