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USDA sued for increasing slaughterhouse kill speeds to 175 chickens per minute

A coalition of animal welfare groups has filed a lawsuit against the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) for increasing the killing ‘speed limit’ in chickens slaughterhouses to 175 animals per minute.  Activists argue the extremely high speeds will worsen conditions for animals and workers while posing a risk to public health.  The Humane Society …

Scottish farmer fined £550 for punching sheep in the face

A Scottish farmer has admitted to animal cruelty after he was caught on camera punching two sheep in the face. William Brown, of Herbertshaw Farm in Penicuik, was exposed by animal rights group PETA – who set up undercover cameras in his farm.  The shocking footage reveals brutal treatment of animals, and following an investigation …

Reward offer after two dead dolphins found with ‘bullet hole’ wounds in Florida

Harrowing pictures have emerged of two dead dolphins with gaping gunshot-like wounds who were found in Florida, US. A $54,000 reward has been offered for any information which reveals what happened to the dolphins near Naples off Florida’s Gulf Coast and catch their killers.  The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) has offered $20,000 which …

Great white shark numbers drastically decline in the Mediterranean

Numbers of great white sharks are in drastic decline in the Mediterranean Sea and their disappearance has devastating knock-on effects for entire marine ecosystems, a new study has warned.  Researchers from La Sapienza University in Rome, Italy together with Stanford University and the University of Virginia in the US gave strong warnings about the future …

Thousands of animals tortured, decapitated and killed at Nepali festival despite government ban

Nepal’s Gadhimai Festival already features the biggest animal slaughter ritual in the world.  Last year the event, which is held every five years in a remote area of the country, went ahead despite a government ban. And a new investigation has revealed that a second follow-up event saw thousands more animals killed this January. Welfare …

Indiana zoo shut down after owner ‘beats leopard cub to death with baseball bat’

A roadside zoo owner has had his permit revoked after inspectors revealed horrific cases of animal abuse at a court case, including animals being beaten to death.  According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s reports, Timothy Stark is guilty of animal abuse at his organisation Wildlife in Need in Southern Indiana. Official documents paint a …

Battle to end Texas event where teen beauty queens ‘take turns in decapitating helpless snakes’

A petition has been launched to bring an end to a cruel festival in Texas, US, in which thousands of rattlesnakes are rounded up and killed.  The campaign launched by Care2 brings attention to the annual Rattlesnake Roundup in Sweetwater, which activists say is ‘two days of blood, guts, slaughter and a display of animal …

Throwaway pets: Thousands of exotic animals were rescued in the UK last year after being discarded by owners

Thousands of wild and exotic animals are being abandoned in the UK by owners who find them too difficult to look after.  Increasing numbers of exotic animals and reptiles such as monkeys and snakes are being adopted by British households but discarded soon after. The RSPCA has reported that it has rescued 5,000 such animals …

Farmer jailed after investigators find starving animals among corpses strewn across field

A farmer has been jailed after investigators found evidence of horrific abuse and neglect of dozens of sheep, cows and lambs.  Animal rights activists have applauded the use of a custodial sentence which was handed to Tracy Middleton, the former owner of  Little Oakhurst Brissenden farm in Bethersden, Kent. Middleton’s farm was discovered with animal …

Fury as lions who mauled keeper set to face ‘death sentence’

Animal rights activists are campaigning to save a group of lions who look set to be shot after they mauled their keeper to death.  Swane van Wyke was killed by the animals while going about her routine tasks in their enclosure at Zwartkloof Private Game Reserve in Limpopo, South Africa.  An outpouring of grief from …

Demand for animal feed is driving the ‘highly hazardous’ pesticide industry

A major study into the pesticides industry has revealed that crops grown for animal feed are a driving force on a market which is pouring hazardous chemicals into the food chain.  Swiss NGO Public Eye teamed up with Greenpeace’s journalistic ventre Unearthed to analyse $23bn worth of pesticide sales data from intelligence firm Phillips McDougall. …

Indonesian market ignores coronavirus warning and continues to sell bats

Vendors at a famous Indonesian market have gone against government warnings and continued to sell rats, bats and snakes. Officials ordered workers at the popular Tomohon Extreme Meat market on Sulawesi island to stop selling animals linked to the coronavirus outbreak.  “We’re also urging people not to consume meat from animals suspected to be carriers …