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‘Vomiting, frostbitten dogs forced to continue’ at Iditarod sled racing event

Animal rights groups are stepping up a campaign to expose cruelty at the Iditarod dog sled race in Alaska by revealing the extreme level of injury, suffering and death which activists say is common at the event.  People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals claimed one ‘musher’ ignored a series of worrying injuries and illnesses …

Fury as ‘pet abuser protection act’ passes in Alabama

Animal rights activists are furious after an Alabama Senate bill dubbed the ‘pet abuser protection act’ passed committee. The new bill gives the Department of Agriculture exclusive authority to report animal cruelty.  Bill 196, authored by Senator Williams, Sessions, Whatley, Chesteen, Price and Scofield, means that ‘all laws, ordinances and rules passed by counties and …

Organisers refuse to close rodeo despite spike in bull deaths

A rodeo in New Zealand has refused to bow to pressures to cancel events despite a string of bull deaths.  Animal rights activists have demanded the closure of a rodeo in Dunedin after two animals had to be euthanised following injuries during recent events.  One bull strained his back while bucking during competition while another …

Undercover footage shows farm where chickens ‘lay dead after being pumped with antibiotics’

Animal rights activists have released footage taken at a Spanish chicken farm where chickens have been bred to be so overweight they can barely move. Welfare group Equalia released the footage and explained that the slaughterhouse has pumped birds full of antibiotics and used selective breeding to speed up their growth.  Disturbing footage reveals chickens …

Investigators find horse carcass in plastic bag and hoof in a bucket in puppy farm raid

RSPCA inspectors have reported horrific scenes at a puppy farm in the UK including the discovery of a horse carcass in a plastic bag and a hoof in a bucket.  Officials visited the business owned by Geoffrey Bennett, 66 and Christine Kelly, 58 after being informed they were running a puppy mill at Hurst Farm …

3 arrests after skinned coyote and raccoon head dumped outside fraternity house

Three fraternity members at the University of Georgia have been charged by police after animal body parts were found on the porch of a rival fraternity – including several raccoon heads.  Brothers Carson Smith, 19, and Jackson Smith, 20 along with Conner Dunahoo, 19, were arrested for improper disposal of a carcass – a misdemeanor. …

Relentless activists protest at dairy farm exposed for horrific violence against cows

Animal rights activists held a demonstration at a UK farm which is the focus of a major campaign to expose animal abuse in the dairy industry. Activists from Colchester Animal Save have tirelessly campaigned against Wigboro Wick Farm in Essex – and the group held a protest at the farm this month.  The protest follows …

Florida rancher given probation for letting 13 cows starve to death

A rancher in Florida has been convicted of animal cruelty after letting his cows starve to death. Robert David Starkweather, 52, was sentenced by Hendry County Judge James Sloan after an investigation revealed horrendous scenes at his ranch, according to court records.  Starkweather was tried on January 12 on 12 counts of animal cruelty and …

Fury after carriage horse collapses and dies in New York

Activists are demanding better protections for animals in New york after a video of a carriage horse repeatedly collapsing was shared on social media.  Authorities are investigating after animal welfare group NYCLASS shared the shocking footage of a horse who is visibly exhausted and unable to stand in Central Park. Two men appear to be …

Commercial slaughter of donkeys banned in Kenya

The commercial killing of donkeys has been banned in Kenya in a bid to halt the donkey skin export trade.  The country’s Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock, Fisheries, and Cooperatives confirmed the move made by cabinet secretary Peter Munya. “Slaughter of donkeys and trade in related donkey products has promoted vices like stealing of donkeys, wanton …

Footage reveals conscious calves bleeding to death at major French slaughterhouse

Animal rights activists are calling for the closure of a French slaughterhouse after revealing harrowing footage of conscious young calves bleeding out and cows being brutally abused and killed. Activist group L214 exposed horrific practices at the slaughterhouse in Dordogne and have demanded authorities take action.  The video is reported to have been filmed at …

Climate change expected to wipe out 1 in 3 plant and animal species within 50 years

A new major study has warned that if climate change continues on its current path one third of all plant and animal species will be extinct in the next 50 years.  Researchers from the University of Arizona analysed data relating to weather trends and recent extinctions to give a grim prediction – revealed in journal …