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Big News: FBI to Start Tracking Animal Cruelty Cases
Animals  (tags: AnimalCruelty, AnimalWelfare, animalrights, crime, investigation, GoodNews )

- 7 hours ago -
Before this expansion of the FBI's focus, there was no process for capturing animal cruelty data on the statewide or national level. With accurate data, law enforcement agencies will also be better able to allocate officers and financial resources.
A 10-Year-Old Goldfish Had Surgery To Remove A Tumor, Expected To Live Another 20 Years
Animals  (tags: AnimalWelfare, GoodNews )

- 4 days ago -
George's owners were reportedly very attached to the 10-year-old goldfish. After discovering the tumor, they opted not to put the fish down but to have him operated on. The surgery went "swimmingly" and George has returned home.
South Africa Cracks Down On Poachers As Rhinos Continue To Be Slaughtered For Prized Horns
Animals  (tags: AnimalCruelty, AnimalWelfare, animaladvocates, conservation, ethics, extinction, killing, slaughter, wildlife )

- 11 days ago -
A rhino poacher in South Africa has been sentenced to 77 years in prison in one of the heaviest penalties aimed at curbing poachers who target rhinos for their horns, which fetch a high price on the illegal market in parts of Asia
Filmmaker Sir David Attenborough Calls Humans a Plague
Environment  (tags: conservation, destruction, ecosystems, endangered, humans, Sustainabililty )

- 12 days ago -
We are a plague on the Earth," Attenborough told the Radio Times, as reported by the Telegraph. "It's coming home to roost over the next 50 years or so." "Either we limit our population growth or the natural world will do it for us."
Pit Bull Hailed a Hero After Saving Boy From Bees
Animals  (tags: AnimalWelfare, animaladvocates, dogs, GoodNews, rescued )

- 14 days ago -
One of the kids stepped on a rotten log, unleashing the swarm of bees. The kids tried making their way back up the hill toward home for help, but 8-year-old Jesse-Cole Shaver couldn't. The dog dragged him and let him crawl on his back.
RESIGN: Parents of Slain SEAL Team 6 Member Pen Angry Open Letter to Obama
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: americans, ethics, military, terrorism, troops )

- 17 days ago -
"As you bumble about in your golf cart, slapping on a happy face and fist-pounding your buddies, your cowardly lack of leadership has left a gaping hole -- not only in America's security -- but the security of the entire globe," the Vaughns allege.
Dog-Kicking Catering CEO to Be Ousted
Animals  (tags: abuse, AnimalWelfare, animalcruelty, dogs )

- 18 days ago -
Desmond Hague, CEO of the Connecticut company, was caught on an elevator surveillance camera in Vancouver in late July, kicking and choking a small dog. The ouster of the company's CEO will be announced on Tuesday.
Dog Wastes Away While Protecting Grave of Beloved Guardian
Animals  (tags: AnimalWelfare, animaladvocates, death, dogs, sadness )

- 19 days ago -
A devoted dog, mourning the loss of his beloved guardian, wasted away at the site of the teen's grave in southern India, reported Thursday's New York Daily News. Photos of the canine resting by the dirt mound reveal a gaunt, almost skeletal dog.
Animal Rights Activists Have Drained $1.7 Billion From SeaWorld's Market Value Since Last July
Animals  (tags: AnimalCruelty, AnimalWelfare, animaladvocates, cruelty, death, ethics, slaughter, wildanimals )

- 26 days ago -
Sea World stock plunged as much as 35% after the company posted ugly second-quarter results (pdf) and lowered revenue forecasts for the full year. CEO Jim Atchison attributed the weak results to animal rights campaigns and negative media attention
Police Kill Chicago Man's Dog, Jury Awards $333K
Animals  (tags: abuse, AnimalCruelty, AnimalWelfare, GoodNews, killed, pets, protection )

- 26 days ago -
A Chicago jury on Friday made a statement when it awarded the family of Darren and Thomas Russell $243,000 for an incident during which Chicago police raided the brothers' home and shot the family's dog. An additional $90,000 was also awarded to Thomas.
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