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No Pay, No Spray: Firefighters Let Home Burn
Offbeat  (tags: cruel, homeowner, lost possessions, pets, house fire, refused help, unfairness, disgraceful behaviour )

- 2698 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.
Yellow Tail Turns Tail on HSUS - $100,000 Donation to HSUS Declared a Mistake
Offbeat  (tags: australian wine makers, animal welfare, donations, hsus, abused, boycotted, unfairness )

- 2923 days ago -
Yellow Tail, an Australian based winemaker received a lot of press over their $100,000 donation to the HSUS. That may have been their intent from the beginning in their efforts to grow their brand here in the US but the type of press the winemaker recieve
Bridgeview Outlaws Cook County's Community Cats
Offbeat  (tags: bridgeview, feral cats, community cats, unfairness, surival, humans, unkind )

- 2702 days ago -
There is a cat fight going on in Cook County, Ill., and it's about kitties, not politics. Feral or "community" cats exist throughout the world. According to a study done by John Dunham and Associates for Best Friends Animal Society there are
(Update) 'Justice For Jordan:' Students March Downtown After Classmate's Police Beating
Offbeat  (tags: police, beat, teenager, not charged, unfairness )

- 2950 days ago -
Pittsburgh Creative And Performing Arts High School students marched down Grant Street Tuesday morning, chanting "Justice For Jordan" in support of a classmate who was severely injured during a police arrest.
Cheerleader Kicked Off Squad for Refusing to Cheer for Rapist
Offbeat  (tags: cheerleaders rights, raped, misjustice, fired from squad, unfairness, rapist, cirme, violence )

- 2680 days ago -
Imagine having to go to school every day with the man who raped you. Imagine that your rapist is also a popular football and basketball star and you're a cheerleader.
Mercy Killing?: Plan Would Kill Barred Owls to Save Spotted Owls
Offbeat  (tags: government agencies, destruction, species, killing, humans, unfairness, barred owls, spotted owls )

- 2444 days ago -
This won't be the first time a governmental agency had culled the population of one animal to stem the diminution of another. The Canadian provinces of Alberta and British Columbia have each killed multiple wolf packs to save mountain caribou. Sea lions,
The Demonising of Dogs
Offbeat  (tags: dog attacks, dog breeds, maglined, unfairness, demonising dogs, controversy )

- 2951 days ago -
Does any of this matter? Some of you will say no, the defaming of a dog breed is not a big crime, if it'll tend to make people safer. But I don't think it will. It just makes us misread dogs even more. When Sharron Mischefski takes her bullmastiffs
Pets in Iran Driven Underground By Religious Rulings
Offbeat  (tags: iran, pets, dogs, maglined, dog owners, religious rulings, unfairness )

- 2734 days ago -
Earlier this summer, Grand Ayatollah Naser Makarem Shirazi issued a fatwa against dogs, calling them "unclean." Dog owners have spent the summer in fear of being stopped by the police and fined for such offenses as taking their dogs to the park or for a
Fraser Island Ranger Fired for Feeding Dingo
Offbeat  (tags: frazer island, ranger, fired, feeding, starving dingos, stupid law, unfairness )

- 2951 days ago -
A RANGER who was caught feeding a dingo on Fraser Island - seriously embarrassing the Queensland Environment Department - has been dismissed.
Arnold the Squirrel on Death Row After RSPCA Raids House Full of Animals
Offbeat  (tags: unfairness, cruelty, arnold, squirrel, animals seized, house raid )

- 2738 days ago -
Arnold the squirrel is likely to be put down because it is against the law to cage a wild animal and as a non-native species he cannot be released.
Michigan City Council Denies 9-Year-Old Boy's Request to Keep His Pet Miniature Pig
Offbeat  (tags: yong boy, pet pig, unfairness, michigan city council, denied permission )

- 2716 days ago -
Michigan authorities have decided that Roger the miniature pig can't live with a 9-year-old boy with severe pet allergies. The Midland City Council unanimously denied a request to allow the animal to live at a home that Ethan White shares with his parent
Anti-Nuclear Activist Sees Commonalities Between Minamata And Fukushima
Offbeat  (tags: Japan, anti-nuclear, Fukushima, Minamata, unfairness, inequality, disasters, government's inaction, METI, responsibility, destruction, environment, pollution, disease, government, dishonesty )

- 2183 days ago -
"Inequality," said Smith, when asked what it is that both disasters have. It was not the government's inaction that she brought up first, but rather the unfairness of it all.
Dog Dresses Up Like Poodle To Avoid Pit Bull Ban
Offbeat  (tags: pit bull, ban, quebec, unfairness, pics )

- 612 days ago -
Quebec City will officially outlaw pit bull type dogs by January 1, 2017, joining a slew of other cities in North America who have a similar law on the books. Current pit bull owners will have until then to essentially dump their dogs.

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