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Petition - Success: Man Who Brutally Stomped Puppy to Death Sentenced to 12 Years in Prison
Offbeat  (tags: texas, success, accountability, imprisonment, horrific cruelty, puppy, fatal attack, punishment, justice for animals, harsh penalties )

- 414 days ago -
Applaud harsh penalty given to man found guilty of stomping a young puppy to death. A man who threw a boxer mix puppy against a wall and then stomped on him so that he sustained fatal injuries will be imprisoned for a long time thanks to the efforts of...
Ruger, a Cat Missing a Limb, Makes His New Family Whole
Offbeat  (tags: horrific cruelty, catster hero survivor, awesome-pawsome family )

- 777 days ago -
He was found with a horrific injury, but a rescue group coordinated vet care and adoption.
Kim Jong Un Executed Uncle By Feeding Him to Pack of Starving Dogs
Offbeat  (tags: government, horrific cruelty, unusual, world )

- 1933 days ago -
Jang Song Thaek was stripped naked, thrown in a cage and mauled by 120 hunting dogs that had been starved for five days, according to a report in a Hong Kong newspaper. Kim Jong Un and 300 officials reportedly watched the gruesome hour-long horror show.
Defra 'Stripped' of Its Prosecution Function
Offbeat  (tags: animal aid, defra, cheale meats, horrific cruelty, pigs tortured, evidence, documentation )

- 2796 days ago -
The news comes in the wake of a media furore caused by Defra's refusal to prosecute Cheale Meats, an Essex slaughterhouse where workers were filmed burning pigs with cigarettes, punching an animal in the head and forcing seriously injured pigs to drag
PETITION ALERT: Steven Tyler: Stop Wearing Rooster Feather Hair Extensions and Publicize Your Decision! PLEASE SIGN !
Offbeat  (tags: american idol show, steve tyler, roosters, killed, slaughtered, horrific cruelty, hair extensions )

- 2801 days ago -
Urge American Idol Host Steven Tyler to Shed Rooster Feathers Roosters are Gassed to Death with CO2 to Produce Hair Ornaments On July 29, United Poultry Concerns posted an alert about roosters being caged and killed to provide feathers
Patrick the "Garbage Dog"
Offbeat  (tags: patrick, abused dog, horrific cruelty, suffering, humans )

- 2941 days ago -
Can we ever consider a case of horrific animal cruelty without comparing it to human suffering, and demanding that all compassion that we feel for a suffering animal be redirected towards humans? And will we ever reach a time where people can recognize
PETA Australia Pleads for End to Live Export in Light of Middle East Chaos
Offbeat  (tags: peta australia, australias government shame, horrific cruelty, live animals exports )

- 2955 days ago -
Last week, PETA Australia made an urgent plea to Australia's Minister for Agriculture Joe Ludwig requesting that the live export of sheep and cattle to countries such as Egypt and Bahrain be immediately halted. The group pointed out that the countries'
January Is 'Unchain Your Dog' Month
Offbeat  (tags: peta, january month, chained dogs, horrific cruelty, welfare, unchained )

- 3022 days ago -
January is "Unchain a Dog Month," and PETA is encouraging people to allow their best friends inside, where they are safest and happiest. Cold weather means extra hardship for "backyard" dogs. Dogs suffer from frostbite, exposure, and dehydration when
South Korea Buries One Million Pigs Alive
Offbeat  (tags: horrific cruelty, korean government, buries pigs, animals live, outrage )

- 3026 days ago -
The South Korean government has so far refused to vaccinate pigs against the disease and is now slaughtering them in record numbers despite appeals to stop.
Blood Sports More Prevalent Than People Think
Offbeat  (tags: undercover, investigations, animal fighting, horrific cruelty, blood, animal victims )

- 3050 days ago -
Although dog fighting and cockfighting--collectively known as blood sports--are illegal in the U.S., people continue to participate in this brutal sport for entertainment. Animal fighting is one of the most horrific forms of animal cruelty, and perhaps
Fur Banned From Fashion Week in ... .
Offbeat  (tags: fashion week, norway, banned fur, environment, animal welfare, fur industries, horrific cruelty )

- 3054 days ago -
Want to take a wild guess which of the world's many "fashion weeks" is now the first to ban fur? No, it's not Milan, London, or even Miami. That's way too obvious. Think farther north. Arctic Ocean north. That's right--Norway, home to polar bears,
Live Sheep Export Hurts ... Humans?
Offbeat  (tags: live exports, shark attacks, humans, horrific cruelty )

- 3056 days ago -
By now, you've no doubt heard about the string of shark attacks on tourists off the Egyptian coast at the Sharm el-Sheikh resort, including one attack that killed a German tourist. But do you know why the sharks suddenly started biting? Some officials
Celebrities' Favourite Pet Set to Be 'the Next Lab Rat'
Offbeat  (tags: mini pigs, cute fellows, experimenters, animal experiments, horrific cruelty )

- 3087 days ago -
Mini-pigs, those celebrity pets par excellence, are being lined up as Europe's preferred laboratory animals. The miniature porkers, which can cost more than £1,000 for a piglet, have captured the hearts of various notables, from George Clooney and David
Syphilis Tests in Guatemala Like Animal Labs in US
Offbeat  (tags: humans, primates, horrific cruelty, syphilis tests, animal labaratories, abuse, savagery, guatemale )

- 3118 days ago -
From 1946 to 1948, American public health doctors deliberately infected nearly 700 Guatemalans -- prison inmates, mental patients and soldiers -- with venereal diseases in what was meant as an effort to test the effectiveness of penicillin...
Congress Launches NASA Closer to Radiating Monkeys
Offbeat  (tags: nasa, space administration, monkey experiments, radiation, horrific cruelty )

- 3121 days ago -
The National Aeronautics and Space Administration Authorization Act of 2010 (S. 3729) is on its way to Obama's desk. In some ways, it's a pretty routine authorization of cash for NASA to keep doing what NASA does. But here's why animal advocates are

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