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Iceland's Horse 'Blood Farms' Come Under Fire
Inside the Push to Stop
Iceland's 'Blood Mare' Practice
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Inside the Push to Stop Iceland's 'Blood Mare' Practice

Calls are rising to stop allowing farms to extract hormone from pregnant mares

(Newser) - As far as alleged animal abuse goes, this is likely a practice you haven't heard of—and, if campaigners have their way, you won't in the future. The Guardian reports on a growing call for Iceland's harvesting of Pregnant Mare Serum Gonadotropin (PMSG) to be banned. As...

Actor Jena Malone: 'The Dog Was Going to Die'

She was part of group that chased down animal abuser

(Newser) - Actor Jena Malone jumped into action to save a dog on Tuesday—and not as part of any film scene. Malone—who has appeared in major releases including The Hunger Games, Sucker Punch, and Pride & Prejudice— opened up on Twitter about how she chased down a man she'd...

Undercover Probe Finds Catfish 'Gasping,' 'Slowly Suffocating'

Investigator at Simmons farm in Mississippi found 'numerous instances of animal abuse and suffering'

(Newser) - "I remember as a kid the moment I learned that there was an awful place animals were sent to be killed called a slaughterhouse. If you had told me back then that I would be working in one someday, I would've never believed you." So says an...

Activists Slam 'Shameful' Killing of Escaped Bull

Campanito the bull gored 2 elderly men in Brihuega, Spain, before a local slammed their car into him

(Newser) - Animal rights advocates are steaming after a 500-pound-plus bull escaped from a bullfighting ring in Spain over the weekend and met a terrible fate. The Guardian reports that spectators had gathered early Sunday in Brihuega to attend a "concurso de recortadores" event, in which those taking part taunt the...

Wildlife Officials Seek Info on 'Atrocious Act' Against Pelicans

Authorities say dozens of seabirds are being intentionally injured in Southern California

(Newser) - "WHO'S MUTILATING PELICANS?" That was the all-caps question posed last week by Orange County's Wetlands & Wildlife Care Center after dozens of brown pelicans turned up along the Southern California coastline with serious injuries that appear to have been intentionally caused by a human. In a Facebook...

On the Hunt for an Animal Serial Killer
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On the Hunt for an Animal Serial Killer

Atatavist magazine follows volunteers in UK, though police say culprit is a fox

(Newser) - The killings began in 2015. Beloved cats began turning up around London, their bodies mutilated. As Phil Hoad writes at Atavist magazine, the cats appeared to have been cut with a sharp knife by a human with increasingly skilled hands. The remains also seemed to have been displayed to cause...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Frat Suspended After Dog Does Kegstand
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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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

'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...

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