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Guy Who Mowed Down Ducklings Gets Year in Jail

Fla. landscaper also banned from keeping pets

(Newser) - A Florida landscaper accused of cackling as he deliberately ran over a family of ducklings with a riding mower probably isn't laughing now: He's been sentenced to a year in jail on nine counts of animal cruelty—one for each dead duckling—and on an unrelated domestic battery... More »

100 Dogs Saved From Becoming Dinner

Chinese woman forks out $1,100 at infamous Yulin festival

(Newser) - Don't like the thought of dogs being served up with lychees? Neither does Yang Xiaoyun, a 65-year-old Chinese woman who saved 100 canines from being killed and served at a dog-meat festival in southern China, AFP reports. The animal lover paid about $1,100 yesterday for the dogs in... More »

'Killing Machine' Rebuilt After 1.5K Years

Ancient elevator raised animals into the Colosseum

(Newser) - Imagine seeing wild animals roar onto the field of your favorite stadium to maul prisoners or battle gladiators. Well, that was considered entertainment in ancient Rome—and now experts have reconstructed a wooden machine like ones that once raised leopards, bears, lions, and elephants into Rome's Colosseum, the Telegraph... More »

Cops: Man Taped Dog's Muzzle Tightly Shut for Days

Because it apparently barked too much

(Newser) - A South Carolina man faces animal-cruelty charges after his young dog was found with her mouth tightly bound with electrical tape, reports the Post and Courier . Authorities think 15-month-old Caitlyn, now under the care of the Charleston Animal Society, was left like that for about two days, with her tongue... More »

Scientist: We Still Treat Baby Monkeys Cruelly

Barbara King: Behavioral experiments from the 1950s still in use

(Newser) - Back in the 1950s, psychologist Harry Harlow conducted famous experiments in which baby rhesus monkeys were taken from their mothers and observed as they "self-mutilated, rocked, and showed other signs of deep depression and anxiety," writes anthropologist Barbara King in Scientific American . Sadly, similar experiments are still taking... More »

PETA Video Denied in Sheep-Abuse Case

Australian shearers win case that turns on 'verbal cruelty'

(Newser) - Shearing sheep is one thing, activists say—and shearing them while shouting or attacking the animals is quite another. That was PETA's argument against Australian sheep shearers last year when the group revealed video shot by an undercover operative, ABC News Australia reports. But the Royal Society for the... More »

Landscaper Jailed After Mowing Down Ducklings

He killed 9 in front of a couple and young son

(Newser) - A Florida landscaper faces prison time after he mowed down a family of ducklings. Jason Falbo, 24, claims it was unintentional, but a couple and their young son who watched the scene unfold aren't buying it, and, so far, neither are police, reports the Palm Beach Post . It happened... More »

Police in China Nab 10 in Killing of Giant Panda

Raid on home turns up panda meat and pelts

(Newser) - There is now one less giant panda in the world. China Central Television reports that police have arrested 10 people suspected in the killing and dismemberment of a protected wild panda, including two brothers said to have been the ones who actually killed the animal. Acting on a tip, police... More »

Bartender's Use of Clamato Leads to Shooting

And dog may have saved owner's life

(Newser) - If a bartender messes up an order, leaving without tipping is usually the standard response. But for bar patron Monte Hanson, 59, leaving a poor tip apparently wasn't going to cut it. The AP reports that Hanson apparently became enraged at bartender and neighbor Joe Lewis after Lewis made... More »

Guy Saves Dog From Hot Car, Gets Arrested

Owner claimed it had only been in there 5 minutes

(Newser) - In Georgia, it is legal to break a window to free a child in a hot car but not a dog—as military veteran Michael Hammons found out when he was arrested after freeing a distressed small dog outside a shopping center in Athens on Saturday. Police tell the Athens ... More »

Zoo's Baby Kangaroo Stolen From Mom's Pouch

Wisc. zoo pleads for return of stolen animals

(Newser) - Baby kangaroos are supposed to be with their mothers until they're at least a year old, say worried staff at the Special Memories Zoo in Wisconsin. But a baby kangaroo was stolen right from its mother's pouch at the zoo's winter holding facility last week, and the... More »

Today's Food: Our Progeny Will Call Us Barbarians

Charles Krauthammer: Someday, this industrial slaughter will be condemned

(Newser) - The Founding Fathers, those beacons of liberty, were slaveholders. How could they have been blind to such hypocrisy? Before we get too caught up in pious condemnation, Charles Krauthammer thinks we should ponder what modern habits of our own will be seen in a similar light by future generations. "... More »

Florida Woman Allegedly Bleached Goldfish to Death

Angela Garcia allegedly poured bleach into tank after argument

(Newser) - A Florida woman was arrested and charged with felony animal cruelty over the weekend after allegedly pouring bleach into her boyfriend's fish tank, killing five of his pet goldfish. The police report is based largely on what De'Andre Johnson said went down: He's the son of the... More »

Kid Who Bit Off Hamster's Head Out of Ole Miss, Frat

And Brady Eaves could face charges over spring break video

(Newser) - In the spectrum of things you shouldn't do in life let alone on video, this sort of vaults past "get naked with someone named Kardashian:" Brady Eaves is suddenly finding himself out of a fraternity and a college after video surfaced of him titled "psycho drunk... More »

Top Zoo Body Linked to Animal Cruelty, Dolphin Hunt

Animal welfare groups blast Waza for ignoring code of ethics

(Newser) - Animal welfare groups are putting pressure on the World Association of Zoos and Aquariums to clean up its act after videos surfaced showing beatings and cramped quarters at some of the organization's 300 facilities. Though WAZA's code of ethics calls for the "highest standard of animal welfare,... More »

Why Teens Tied Dog to Tracks: She Was 'Too Sweet'

4 face charges as Cabela continues recovery

(Newser) - Police say they've found the individuals who shot a pit bull and tied the dog to railroad tracks in Sulphur Springs, Fla. Teenagers Natwan Callaway and Bobby Hollinger, both 17, decided to "get rid of" female dog Cabela after she was purchased to fight other dogs, but was... More »

Cops Save Dog That Was Shot, Tied to Tracks

Cabela is recovering after ordeal, amputation

(Newser) - A young mixed-breed dog in Florida is recovering after a sickening ordeal—and a dramatic rescue. Police in Tampa discovered the dog, who had been shot three times, tied to railroad tracks after investigating reports of gunshots in the Sulphur Springs neighborhood and hearing whimpering Wednesday evening, reports NBC News... More »

Ringling Bros. Is Dumping Its Iconic Elephants

America's most-famous circus says the animals will be phased out by 2018

(Newser) - A day after some critics laid into Prince William for visiting an animal sanctuary that reportedly uses elephants to entertain tourists , America's most famous circus group is expected to officially announce today it's dropping its own pachyderms. The parent company for Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus... More »

Guy Gets 2 Years for Killing Cats of Fiancee's Family

Timothy Olschafskie pleads guilty to killing 5 cats

(Newser) - A Connecticut man has been sentenced to two years in prison for killing five cats belonging to his fiancee's family—a crime that animal rights advocates protested outside of court. Timothy Olschafskie (ol-SHAF'-skee) pleaded guilty Friday in Enfield Superior Court to multiple counts of maliciously killing animals. He... More »

GoDaddy Nixes Super Bowl Ad —About Puppy Mill

Ad featuring dog, Danica Patrick stirred up brouhaha

(Newser) - GoDaddy is no stranger to controversy when it comes to Super Bowl ads, and this year, the company has already pulled one, the Chicago Tribune reports. Animal lovers were furious over an ad that shows a puppy falling off the back of a truck, then heroically making his way home—... More »

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