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Loving Owner Fights to Keep His Pet Sheep
Offbeat  (tags: australian local councils, greater dandenong, pet sheep, loved, court hearing )

- 2899 days ago -
A PET sheep is at the centre of a $60,000 battle between a Melbourne man and his local council. Vu Ho, 54, has taken the fight for his sheep, Baa, all the way to the Supreme Court after Greater Dandenong City Council threatened to remove his beloved pet
Sea Shepherd Sei Whale Sting Campaign Ends in Court
Offbeat  (tags: sei whale, undercover investigation arrests, court hearing, whales slaughtered, sea shepherd )

- 2976 days ago -
A sting operation undertaken by Sea Shepherd Conservation Society resulted in a court case for a Californian seafood dealer who imported endangered whale meat from Tokyo and sold it to restaurants within the state.
Woman Ducks Liability for Rare Jaguar's Death
Offbeat  (tags: court hearing, liability, federal, death, rare jaguar, guilty, Macho B, tragedy )

- 2987 days ago -
Federal prosecutors will drop charges against an Arizona woman who has admitted to violations of the Endangered Species Act for her role in the death of the nation's last known wild jaguar. Janay Brun admitted under oath before U.S. District Judge
Fight Continues Over Horses Seized From Farm
Offbeat  (tags: neglected starved horses, controversy, court hearing )

- 3166 days ago -
The battle continues over 70 horses seized last March from the Eden Farm in the Town of Aurora, owned by Beth Hoskins. "Only one of the 73 horses that we seized that day was of proper weight, only one. That speaks for itself," Erie County SPCA Executive
Dogs Take the Witness Stand With Abused Children
Offbeat  (tags: court hearing, abused children, dog, company, comfort, scared young people, support )

- 3179 days ago -
)- Smith County officials have approved a plan to let dogs accompany abused children during courtroom testimony. The idea is that therapet dogs will offer comfort while a child is on the witness stand.
Offbeat  (tags: guy fawkes national park, brumbies, gunned down, killed, suffering, court hearing, coverups, investigation )

- 3195 days ago -
In 2000 the NSW National Parkes decided to shoot the Brumbies in Guy Fawkes National Park that left horses wounded, some for weeks after. It was "White-Washed" by the RSPCA and Government and the courts ...
Salazar and BLM Sued for Contempt of Court in West Douglas Wild Horse Case
Offbeat  (tags: salazar, BLM, court hearing, sued for contempt, removal of west douglas wild horses )

- 3209 days ago -
On September 28th the Colorado Wild Horse and Burro Coalition filed a Contempt of Court motion in U.S. District Court in Washington DC against the Secretary of Interior, Ken Salazar. Earlier on August 5, 2009 this Court issued an order prohibiting
Pit Bull Persuades Board to Deny Abuser's Parole- Please VOTE!!!
Offbeat  (tags: abused tortured dog, pit bull, animal cruelty, court hearing )

- 3247 days ago -
A pit bull at a parole board hearing? The dog's attendance was certainly unusual, but clearly appropriate, given that the hearing involved a heinous and well-publicized cruelty case. In 2007, Louis Vuitton, a sweet pit bull, was beaten with a shovel a
Justice Round-Up 8/25/10
Offbeat  (tags: sadistic animal killers, abusers, court hearing, authorities, justice no justice )

- 3248 days ago -
In the realm of justice, we seem to have some we never hear about again, and some that just keep cycling through. To some of those in the area of administering justice, common sense prevails. And to some, giving second and third chances don't do
Love Led Man to Free Dog From Death Row
Offbeat  (tags: australia, charges, court hearing, love dog freed, death row )

- 3250 days ago -
A man used boltcutters to bust his dog out of death row then went on the run with the pooch because of his love for the animal, a court has heard. Ronnie Gilbertson's Staffordshire terrier-cross Max was to be destroyed last year by Grant District
Animals Terrorised By Bossy Donkey
Offbeat  (tags: court hearing, donkeys, bossy violent donkey, charges, tormenting farm animals paddocks )

- 3416 days ago -
A man has appeared in court charged with failing to prevent a "violent and bossy" donkey from terrorising a field of farm animals. Andrew Harding, aged 39, appeared before Daventry Magistrates' Court yesterday to face eight charges of animal neglect and
Attending a Criminal Court Proceeding
Offbeat  (tags: animal law, court hearing, animal advocates, against animal cruelty, proceedings, procedure )

- 3437 days ago -
Attending court proceedings for criminal animal abuse cases is a great way to demonstrate that your community cares about animal protection and expects zero tolerance for animal cruelty. While the slow-churning wheels of the legal system can be
Lizards-Tied-to-Chest 'Smuggler' in Court
Offbeat  (tags: court hearing, lizards, geckos, wildife trafficking, strapped to body, wildife crime )

- 3495 days ago -
A Los Angeles reptile salesman facing up to 20 years' jail for allegedly smuggling 15 protected lizards from Australia to the US by strapping them to his chest is "hoping for a favourable outcome". Michael Plank, 40, entered a not guilty plea to the
Vermont Supreme Court To Decide What A Dog's Love Is Worth
Offbeat  (tags: court hearing, judge, dogs love, worth, supreme court, dog shot, killed, neighbour )

- 3500 days ago -
Vermont's highest court is being asked to decide what a dog's love is worth. The state Supreme Court on Thursday was to hear a case that began in July 2003, when Denis and Sarah Scheele, who were visiting relatives, let their mixed-breed dog wander
How a Top Woman Judge Dragged Her Neighbour to Court Over a Pair of Dobermans and Landed Him With a £20,000 Bill
Offbeat  (tags: dobermans, neighbours, dispute, court hearing, businessman )

- 3656 days ago -
businessman is more than £20,000 out of pocket after taking on one of Britain's top female judges in a right-of-way neighbour's dispute. Barry Ikin, 52, was hauled into court by District Judge Araba Obodai after she claimed he denied her access to a

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