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Teen's Alleged Wildlife Misdeeds Posted to Social Media

Jacob Belcher of Riley, Oregon, was arrested

(Newser) - Today, in unwise choices that make their way to social media: Oregon State Police say an 18-year-old has been charged with animal abuse and wildlife harassment after allegedly mounting and riding a mule deer buck as someone filmed him. The video was posted to social media, and the Oregon Department... More »

4 Baby Squirrels Found on Train Tracks, Tails Braided Together

Vets fear animal abuse

(Newser) - It is possible for baby squirrels' tails to get stuck together in the wild, typically due to sap leaking on them or their mother not cleaning them well enough. But in the case of four 6-week-old squirrels who were found on train tracks in Connecticut with their tails braided together... More »

Dogs Were Sent Overseas to Help. A Report Details Their Horrors

State Department probe details serious neglect, terrible conditions for bomb-sniffers in Jordan

(Newser) - A hotline complaint about US bomb-sniffing dogs working overseas jump-started a State Department probe, and the resulting report is a disturbing one. Federal investigators looking into the health and welfare of the canines sent to Jordan—one of several partner nations the US sends specially trained dog to for assistance... More »

Students Killed a Duck. Thousands Miffed at the Punishment

Some students were only suspended from football games

(Newser) - Two thousand people are demanding harsher punishment for high school football players sidelined in New Hampshire after a fatal attack on a duck. Graphic video filmed two weeks ago at a training camp in Moultonborough shows athletes from North Conway's Kennett High School watching as wild ducks are lured... More »

Cops: Man Lied About Finding Injured Dog to Get Free Vet Care

He claimed Dani's muzzle was taped shut

(Newser) - After a "Good Samaritan" brought a dog to a veterinary clinic in Ohio earlier this month, saying he had found her on the side of a road with her throat cut and muzzle duct-taped shut, Butler County Sheriff Richard Jones vowed to "work diligently to find who did... More »

Woman Put Dog in Trunk After Shelter Refused Him: Cops

Sara Ann Perry was arrested and charged with felony animal abuse

(Newser) - Imagine lying in a car trunk when it's 85 degrees out. That was apparently the fate of a Florida woman's dog Wednesday after the Brevard County Humane Society wouldn't euthanize the animal and had no room to shelter it, Fox 35 Orlando reports. Bystanders in the small... More »

Woman Who Dumped Puppies in Dumpster Learns Fate

Deborah Sue Culwell will spend a year in jail

(Newser) - The charmer who opted to drop seven newborn puppies in a steamy Dumpster instead of at her local animal shelter will spend a year in her local criminal shelter, aka county jail. Deborah Sue Culwell, 54, pleaded guilty to seven counts each of animal cruelty and animal abandonment after she... More »

Stores Are Pulling Fairlife Milk After Video Shows Abuse

Dairy farm is also a popular stop for school trips

(Newser) - Retailers began pulling Fairlife products from their shelves Wednesday as police investigated alleged animal abuse, after an animal rights group released graphic video showing workers kicking and throwing young calves at an Indiana dairy farm that's a popular destination for school field trips. Animal Recovery Mission said that an... More »

Doggie Kegstand Gets Frat Suspended

SPCA investigating video posted Saturday to Snapchat

(Newser) - A man holds a dog upside down as another shoots beer from a keg into its mouth. "Let's go!" voices shout as laughter erupts. Yet there were plenty who weren't amused by the 5-second Snapchat video filmed Saturday at an off-campus fraternity of Long Island's... More »

Animal Lovers, You Don't Want to Read This

Kaine Louzader was arrested and charged with animal abuse

(Newser) - A Missouri man is accused of torturing, killing, and dismembering at least 12 cats before dumping them around his neighborhood, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports. Kaine Louzader, 20, allegedly got the cats off Craigslist and took them home for their gruesome final hours. He is said to have stomped on... More »

Noise Complaint Leads to 71 Beagles in 'Deplorable Conditions'

Dogs found in Pa. home are now with humane society; adoption info is forthcoming

(Newser) - Animal welfare workers say 71 beagles have been removed from "deplorable conditions" in a Pennsylvania home. Barbara Morgan, an officer with the Lehigh County Humane Society, says she expects to file charges against the owner of the home near Allentown where the dogs were discovered, the AP reports. Many... More »

A Seagull Stole His Burger. His Reaction Got Him a $124 Fine

Nate Rancloes says his aim wasn't to injure the bird—he just wanted to shoo it away

(Newser) - A man accused of kicking a seagull that tried to eat his cheeseburger at a New Hampshire beach has been fined $124. Police investigated the report from a bystander at Hampton Beach earlier this summer, the AP reports. Per NH1 , Nate Rancloes says he'd just returned from getting a... More »

Man Shot Dead Trying to Save Abused Puppy

His fiancee wants to adopt it

(Newser) - A 37-year-old Tennessee man was shot dead after challenging a man who was abusing a puppy, police say. Fiancee Sue Hoskins, who recently moved back to the state from Iowa with Robert Wilson, tells the Tennessean that he tried to stop a man who was holding a Yorkshire terrier puppy... More »

'Guarded' Prognosis for Cat Tortured With Firecracker

Someone put the explosive into Katy P.'s rectum

(Newser) - They named her Katy P., after Katy Perry and her "Firework" song, but the backstory behind an Ohio cat's new moniker is more horrific than inspiring. People notes the tabby is "lucky to be alive" after someone's cruel decision to place a lit firecracker into the... More »

MSU Physicist Charged With 'Crime Against Nature'

He's accused of molesting a basset hound

(Newser) - After the Larry Nassar case and rape allegations involving basketball players , the last thing Michigan State University needed was a bestiality scandal—but here we are. Joseph Hattey, a 51-year-old MSU physicist, has been charged with two counts of "committing a crime against nature," the Lansing State Journal... More »

27 Rabbits Abandoned at Train Station

Officials in Long Island are eager to know who did this

(Newser) - Officials in Long Island, New York are offering a reward for information leading to the person or people responsible for dumping 27 rabbits by a Suffolk County train station, per the AP. The Suffolk County Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals says it was notified on Sunday that... More »

The Sheep-Filled Ship Left Australia, With Horrible Results

'60 Minutes' exposes deaths of 2,400 sheep in August 2017

(Newser) - It's not every day that a livestock-abuse video is set at sea, but such is the situation in Australia. The New York Times reports the country's 60 Minutes on Sunday broadcast footage shot by a whistleblower in August 2017 on a ship laden with sheep that was sailing... More »

Teens Jailed 4 Years for Dragging Kitten Behind Car

Kyle Wayne Williams and Jordan Hall were convicted of animal abuse

(Newser) - Two Missouri teens were sentenced to jail time after being convicted of dragging a kitten behind a vehicle and posting a video of its torturous death. Kyle Wayne Williams, 18, and Jordan Hall, 19, were convicted of animal abuse and each was sentenced to four years in prison on Friday... More »

Guggenheim Yanks 3 Exhibits Due to 'Threats of Violence'

Animal rights activists raised a ruckus about pieces at Guggenheim

(Newser) - Three controversial pieces at the Guggenheim, all part of a larger exhibit due to open Oct. 6, have been pulled. The "Art and China After 1989: Theater of the World" showing, which will feature about 150 works from Chinese artists, came under fire for a handful of pieces that... More »

Guggenheim Exhibit Under Fire—and It's Not Open Yet

Pit bulls made to charge toward each other without ever touching in video at Guggenheim

(Newser) - In just two weeks, NYC's Guggenheim Museum is set to open an ambitious three-month exhibit on experimental works from Chinese artists, many of which the New York Times deems "deliberately shocking." None more so, though, than a piece by a pair known as "the bad couple... More »

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