Maximum jail term for animal cruelty should rise to five years, charity says

THE maximum prison sentence for people convicted of animal cruelty offences should be increased tenfold to five years behind bars, charities have said. The current six-month maximum custodial term for the worst criminal cases was described as “shocking” and “laughable” by rights groups who want the Animal Welfare Act (AWA) updated with harsher penalties. Battersea […]

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WATCH: DOG MEAT FESTIVAL: Dogs’ agony as they are blowtorched to death and made into lunch

SOME of the worst ever scenes of dogs being battered, butchered and blowtorched emerged today as animal campaigners exposed the nightmare facing a million terrified pets. Ricky Gervais led the condemnation of Indonesia’s shocking dog meat trade after a video was released showing how innocent animals are suffering unspeakable horrors. “I didn’t know the magnitude, […]

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Evil thugs who torture cats with fireworks hunted by cops: ‘Need to be brought to JUSTICE’

EVIL thugs who tortured cats with deadly fireworks are being hunted by police across the country. Officers are investigating three separate cases where cherished pets were killed or badly hurt after being blown up by powerful explosives. The weekend of horror was condemned by a leading charity today who said the culprits must not go […]

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Men sentenced over sick footage of rat tortured then fired from pipe ‘like cannonball’

THREE men who fired a rat into the skies like a cannonball in a Facebook prank have been sentenced for animal cruelty. Video of the unfortunate animal being sent hurtling in the air at a garage caused outrage when it was released by investigators trying to catch the culprits. Shocked Express.co.uk readers described the scenes as “evil […]

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Dog dies of ‘broken heart’ after being dumped at airport and wandering around looking for owner for weeks

A loyal dog is said to have died from a broken heart after she was abandoned at an airport by her owner. The distressed pet – named ‘Travelling Cloud’ by veterinarians who cared for her – wandered around for a month before finally being rescued by an animal shelter, but by then it was too late. After […]

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Pet owners would face punishment for not providing animals with shelter under proposed law Written by Joseph Witham

ST. GEORGE — The scorching desert sun and freezing winter nights are no place for furry loved ones to be left alone. Pet owners would be subject to animal cruelty violations if they fail to provide their animals with access to appropriate shelter under a bill introduced in the Utah legislature this year. In addition to […]

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Man Sentenced for Biting Chihuahua Puppy’s Head Off

Jose Arroyo is going to spend the next seven years in prison and he will not be a popular man if fellow inmates discover what he is in for: biting the head off a chihuahua puppy. The 40-year-old Puerto Rico man was sentenced this week after pleading guilty to domestic violence and mistreating an animal, […]

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Elephant poaching in Africa falls but ivory seizures up: study

The elephant population is stable or increasing in east and southern Africa but poaching remains high in the centre of the continent Geneva (AFP) – Elephant poaching in Africa declined for a fifth straight year in 2016 but seizures of illegal ivory hit records highs, the CITES monitor said Tuesday, calling it a “conflicting phenomena”. […]

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Man Arrested for Cruelty After 700-Mile Horse Journey: He rode Trigger from SC to Florida

A South Carolina man’s planned horseback journey from Greenwood to Key West ended in Miami Wednesday when he was arrested for animal cruelty. The South Florida SPCA says it received multiple calls about Trigger, the tired and hungry horse being ridden by 36-year-old Christopher Emerson, ABC reports. Police say the horse—and Emerson—were malnourished and he told them […]

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Police Find 19 Dead Animals in Woman’s House: They also found 17 live animals

A Massachusetts woman faces charges after police say they found 19 dead animals at her home, the AP reports. New Bedford police say officers found dead lizards in cages in the bedroom of Amanda Vicente’s 13-year-old son last week. Finches, cockatiels, and hamsters were also found at the home. Police say 17 living animals were at the residence, including […]

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