Man Accused of Savagely Beating Girlfriend’s Dog to Death Must be Punished

A dog apparently beaten to death by his owner’s boyfriend is the latest victim in an epidemic of animals killed during domestic violence disputes. The poor animal reportedly yelped in fear and pain as the suspect hit him. Demand justice for this innocent dog.

Source: Man Accused of Savagely Beating Girlfriend’s Dog to Death Must be Punished

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Zena the Tigress Was Dragged by Her Tail During a Seizure While “Performing” in a Circus

by: Care2 Team
recipient: Artur Bagdasarov & Karina

129,506 SUPPORTERS – 130,000 GOAL

Animal abuse is apparently a brother and sister bonding activity, too. Artur and Karina make their living abusing 6 tigers in a circus in Russia. One of their captives, Zena the tigress, had a seizure during a show and their response is so telling — they drag her by her tail, whip her and poke at her. But the truth is: she never should have been “performing” in this circus in the first place, especially not if she is epileptic.

Sign the petition to demand this abusive circus that exploits wild animals is shut down forever.

The video of Zena’s seizure shows the tiger after she had been jumping through hoops on fire, a task which is not at all natural to tigers. In fact, loud circus noises, lights, and sounds of people screaming are all very stressful to wild animals like tigers and they should never be exposed to it for human gain. But Zena is forced to do it nonetheless while the trainers yell at her and use whips to threaten her and the other five tigers.

Then Zena collapses and has a seizure that lasts over a minute. She defecates and convulses violently. And her trainer? He pulls her by her tail, whips her, and then someone throws water on her face. The audience is scared, and they should be. A wild animal is having a health problem and it’s likely due to the stress of “performing” in this abusive circus.

Please sign the petition to demand that Zena and all the other animals in this circus are sent to a sanctuary and the circus is shut down!more

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https://www.thepetitionsite.com/585/342/363/the-tigress-convulses-after-being-forced-to-jump-through-fire-hoop/

Petition – This Person Wrapped Their Dog in a Garbage Bag and Abandoned Her Like Trash

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by: Care2 Team
recipient: Richmond Police, VA

55,815 SUPPORTERS – 60,000 GOAL

Animals are not possessions. They are living beings that should be loved and cherished and treated with respect. When someone decides to bring a pet into their family, they are making a years-long commitment that is both rewarding and challenging.

Like a child, a dog, cat or rabbit cannot simply be abandoned once you have become a pet-parent, you can’t just toss it away into the trash.

Unfortunately, that’s what happens to thousands of animals around the United States every year. And it’s what happened to one tragic pup in Richmond, Virginia. Last week, a passerby noticed something strange: a small, female, white dog, with patches of hair missing all over its body and “crawling with infections.” Whoever abandoned the dog — assumed to be a Shih Tzu mix around five years old — had wrapped it in a plastic garbage bag as if to say she was garbage herself.

The Shih Tzu will require serious treatment to get back to health but hopefully, in the care of people who care for her, she will make it.

It is truly heartbreaking to know that her previous owner treated her like scum and just tossed her aside.
But the reality is that the owner themselves is the real scumbag.

That anyone can treat and then abandon an animal like this is shameful and it’s illegal. In Virginia it’s actually a crime and the person responsible should be sought out and punished.

Sign the petition and tell Richmond Police that you want this person found and brought to justice.more

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Petition: No more dogs sacrifices in the Canine Control Centers!

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A few years ago it was forbidden to kill dogs with electrocution, but we know that in some CCC like that of Tláhuac just a few months ago they have killed hundreds of dogs electrocuting them. They continue to kill them, painfully or without pain, injecting poisons or other things that we do not know they are, without respecting the Laws, they continue to kill them, since hundreds of thousands of animals die every year in these places.

We must fight so that there is no longer the sacrifice of dogs in the anti rabies centers of Mexico. We must fight to prohibit the sale of animals, if you want a dog, adopt it. We must fight so that stray dogs are sterilized so that they do not reproduce so their numbers will decrease. We must enforce the Laws so that abusers and murderers pay their crimes with prison.

Let’s fight to live in a better country, without sacrificing animals, where they are respected, where they are taken care of and where those who do not pay for it.

SIGN AND SHARE THIS PETITION

https://www.sosvox.org/en/petition/no-more-dogs-sacrifices-in-the-canine-control-centers.html?fl

Millions of Animals Have Died in Florence Flooding. End Factory Farming Now.

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Thanks to industrial agriculture, a gruesome scene is unfolding in North Carolina where millions of drowned chickens, turkeys, and pigs are bobbing in the floodwaters surrounding factory farms. With hazardous weather conditions continuing, this toll is likely to rise.

It didn’t have to be this way.

Factory farms are a nightmare for everyone involved, from the animals housed there to the humans who work there. Chickens, pigs, and other animals are packed into tightly crowded barns and raised with minimal contact or affection. The sole goal is to fatten them up for market as quickly as possible with minimal “losses,” a clinical way to describe dead, downed, and ill animals.

Close conditions promote aggressive behaviors, foster the spread of disease, and lead workers to engage in cruel activities like debeaking chickens to reduce aggression. They also generate extremely large volumes of waste — before the storm, many were very worried about the manure lagoons where pig feces are stored, fearing (correctly) that they would rupture in floodwaters. The stench of factory farms can be unbearable, and the state legislature just passed a law making it harder for neighbors to take legal action.

For workers, being on a factory farm involves long, grueling hours with few employment protections, for extremely low pay. The money from the sales of animals at market doesn’t end up in the pockets of farmers, for the most part. It goes to the multinational companies they work for, like Pilgrim’s Pride and Foster Farms. Meanwhile, farmers may incur substantial debt as they make outlays of cash to invest in farming operations, running a risk of losing their farms if things go wrong.

With Florence, some farmers did try to evacuate livestock from low-lying areas — flooding of factory farms is a known issue. But they couldn’t move all their stock, and as a result, animals were left to drown in the waters. That’s not all, though. Some animals survived, but their farms were cut off, making it difficult to supply them with food, water, and other needs, with farmers fearing that their livestock may die before they can reach them.

We know that factory farms are bad for animals, bad for humans, and bad for the environment. And while some states have begun to pass legislation that covers specific aspects of factory farming cruelty — like laws mandating more space for laying hens or banning inhumane “gestation crates” for pigs — we need to think bigger.

What if we banned factory farming altogether, insisting on more humane conditions for farm animals and humans alike?

Tell the industry that we’re tired of the animal, environmental, and human costs of factory farming. It’s time for a meaningful alternative, and no more mass farm animal deaths in natural disasters.

https://www.thepetitionsite.com/175/413/963/millions-of-animals-have-died-in-florence-flooding.-end-factory-farming/

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Kitten Reportedly Tied Up in Garbage Bag and Thrown in Dumpster Deserves Justice

A kitten was reportedly abandoned in a dumpster, struggling to fight for her life inside a sealed garbage bag. Demand justice for this poor abused animal.

Source: Kitten Reportedly Tied Up in Garbage Bag and Thrown in Dumpster Deserves Justice

Pregnant Cat Reportedly Burned to Death in Dryer Deserves Justice

A pregnant cat was reportedly sealed inside of a public dryer, leading to her painful and horrific death. CCTV footage shows two men placing the cat into the dryer and then later inserting coins to start the machine. Demand justice for this innocent cat.

Source: Pregnant Cat Reportedly Burned to Death in Dryer Deserves Justice

Dog Who Reportedly Died of Over-Heating at Groomer’s Deserves Justice

A dog died after a groomer reportedly left him unattended under a hot dryer. He was confined to a crate, police stated, and had a noose tied around his neck. Demand justice for this poor dog.

Source: Dog Who Reportedly Died of Over-Heating at Groomer’s Deserves Justice

Punish Former Animal Control Officer for Allegedly Breaking Dog’s Jaw

A former animal control officer allegedly caused a broken jaw and multiple fractures to her Pomeranian. Demand justice for this innocent dog.

Source: Punish Former Animal Control Officer for Allegedly Breaking Dog’s Jaw

Estranged Wife Accused of Burning Dog While Husband Served in Iraq Must be Punished

A dog named Denali was critically burned when a woman allegedly set her home on fire in a marital dispute. Apparently, the woman confined Denali in a room so she would be consumed in the fire, but miraculously she survived. However, she is now facing only a 50% chance of survival due to her injuries. Sign this petition to demand justice for Denali.

Source: Estranged Wife Accused of Burning Dog While Husband Served in Iraq Must be Punished

We want justice for Benjamin, murdered by this madman!

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We want justice for Benjamin, murdered by this madman!
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We continue to see cases of animal abuse in Argentina and nothing changes because the penalties for animal abuse are a joke. Fines of a few hundred pesos for murdering an animal, or some hours of community work, but never jail, never send these murderers to jail, and as they know it is, they continue unpunished killing them because they know that it is never going to spend nothing.

In Salta a man killed a dog with a machete and for that reason we ask that he be arrested and that they begin a judicial process so that he will be imprisoned. SEND HIM TO PRISON, not to pay a fine or do a few hours of community service collecting trash in a neighborhood, NO, SEND HIM TO PRISON!

This guy not only murdered the dog but also threatened the witnesses who filmed the dying dog and the face of this murderer when he had him grabbed by the leather while he was cutting him with the machete.

Obviously this man is free, because in this country nobody who mistreats or kills an animal ends up imprisoned, and for that we have to change our way of thinking and our Laws.

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https://www.sosvox.org/en/petition/we-want-justice-for-benjamin-murdered-by-this-madman.html?fl

Petition: Someone Cut Claude’s Ears Off and Left Him Suffering in an Empty Lot

by: Care2 Team
recipient: Baltimore Police Department

9,391 SUPPORTERS
10,000 GOAL
When Claude was born earlier this year he looked just like every other puppy in the litter — big round eyes, a cute wet nose, and big floppy ears. That was until someone brutally mutilated him and left him bleeding and injured in a box on an empty lot in Baltimore, Maryland.

Rescuers found Claude and his litter along with two other dogs late last month. Upon further inspection, they saw that Claude was bleeding from the head. It didn’t take long for them to realize why — someone had cruelly cut off his ears, likely with something they found around the house. Claude was left with the faintest remnants of his once beautiful ears, severe tissue damage and infection.

On their Facebook page, BARCS — the rescue organization — wrote: “When he hears an interesting sound, he attempts to tilt his head and move what is left of his ears, but only finds himself in more pain.”

It’s likely that Claude’s previous owner was attempting to crop his ears to give the dog a more fierce look desired by some bully dog owners. Ear-cropping is purely for aesthetics, it serves no purpose and amounts to willfully mutilating a dog for purely selfish reasons. It often takes place in owners homes with makeshift tools and anesthetic kits bought on the internet. The practice can also cause lasting health problems for the canine.

Nine states, including Maryland, prohibit the practice unless done by a licensed veterinarian while the dog is under an anesthetic. Claude’s procedure was clearly not done by a professional.

The person who did this to Claude and abandoned him and his brothers and sisters to their fate needs to be found and prosecuted for animal cruelty. What is to stop them from finding other puppies and trying to do the same procedure again? In order to make sure no more dogs suffer this person must be taken off the streets and charged.

Tell the Baltimore Police Department that you want them to take Claude’s case seriously. Sign the petition and tell them you want justice for Claude.

https://www.thepetitionsite.com/takeaction/247/216/595/

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Petition: Who is Brutally Dismembering Pet Cats in Washington?

by: Care2 Team
recipient: Thurston County Sheriff’s Office and Olympia Police

8,920 SUPPORTERS – 10,000 GOAL
There’s an old superstition that says that cats have nine lives but if residents of Olympia, Washington, believed it before, they certainly know that’s not the case now.

Neighbors surrounding the area of Decatur Woods Park have, since February, had to grapple with the very realization that a serial cat killer is stalking their pets and leaving a trail of death, grief, and confusion.

Since the beginning of the year, the unknown killer or killers have brutally tortured and murdered at least 11 Olympia area cats. Some of them have been decapitated, others have had their abdomen spliced open, and still, others have had portions of their spine or legs removed. Then the animals are left out in plain sight ensuring that they will be found by their owners.

Residents of the area are now gripped with fear for their cats and paranoia of outsiders. Just stopping to pet a cat could get the cops called on you, no one is above suspicion.

If authorities can’t find the killer soon, this grisly murder streak could continue for years. Four years ago, in the London suburb of Croydon, neighbors noticed that cats and other small animals were coming up dead. Despite years of searching they still haven’t found the killer and to date, he or they have butchered nearly 500 small animals in the area.
Officials now know that animal killings like these are nothing to ignore, in fact, since 2016, animal crimes such as these have been monitored by the FBI along with other serious crimes. That’s because people who commit serial animal abuses are likely to move on to human victims later on. In fact, the FBI says that serial killers like Ted Bundy, Jeffrey Dahmer, and the “Son of Sam” killer David Berkowitz had animal-cruelty incidents in their past.
It is important we keep this case in the public eye and encourage law enforcement to continue their search for the people responsible.

Please sign the petition and support the Thurston County Sheriff’s Office and Olympia Police in their search for the Cat Killer of Olympia.

https://www.thepetitionsite.com/takeaction/228/460/128/

 

Petition: Justice for the torturers of “Colin” the kitten in Clare, Ireland and support for her to remain with the rescue group who saved her., Ireland

Justice for the torturers of “Colin” the kitten in Clare, Ireland and support for her to remain with the rescue group who saved her.

Location: Ireland

2,218 SUPPORTERS in Ireland
19,337 SUPPORTERS
20,000 GOAL
Please support the cause to bring the harshest punishment to the teenage torturers of this very young kitten.

Poor “Colin”, a tiny female kitten only weeks old, was kicked around like a soccer ball and tortured by being held down on a scorching hot frying pan.

All the while, this was filmed and posted on snapchat by these two teenage sickos. In addition to this, a local rescue group who had rescued her from this horror and provided veterinary care for “Colin” were forced by local law enforcement in Kilrush to hand her back to her owner who is a friend of the two torturers.

Sign now to demand that the rescue centre be allowed to care for and rehome the kitten with someone who loves her, and who will not allow her to be harmed.

https://www.thepetitionsite.com/takeaction/968/080/204/

 

Petition: Some Sick Individual Sliced the Throats of Seven Puppies for Barking

by: Care2 Team
recipient: Dwarka Deputy Commissioner of Police Anto Alphonse

18,695 SUPPORTERS – 19,000 GOAL
Birds chirp, cows moo and dogs bark. We learn this almost before we can pronounce our own names. But for a sick individual in the locality of Dwarka in New Delhi, India, the fact that dogs bark was too much for them to handle.

This week, an unnamed person took it upon themselves to make sure the dogs around their apartment complex would quit barking — permanently. The unnamed person tortured, murdered and left the bodies of seven puppies strewn along the walkway of the Kargil Apartments.

Later residents found the puppies, all under two months of age, with their throats slit and stabbed multiple times.

Imagine walking out of your house to be confronted with such a disgusting sight.

Unfortunately, this isn’t the first time dogs have been murdered for simply being dogs. According to DNA India, earlier this month, after puppies had the nerve to bark at a drunk man passing by, the man attacked them, flaying and beheading them before tossing them into a garbage can.

Police need to find these killers because they not only pose a threat to dogs, but people capable of such violence are a danger to society as a whole.

Please sign the petition and encourage Dwarka Deputy Commissioner of Police Anto Alphonse to find the dog murderers and charge them with animal cruelty.

https://www.thepetitionsite.com/takeaction/394/713/005/

 

Punish Shelter for Allegedly Euthanizing Kittens in a Freezer

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Four kittens lost their lives by allegedly being forced into a freezer at an animal shelter. Urge authorities to punish the alleged protectors turned perpetrators of horrific animal cruelty.

Source: Punish Shelter for Allegedly Euthanizing Kittens in a Freezer

Stop Cruel Treatment of Possums at Festival

Possums are swung by their tails and shaken upside down after being auctioned to the highest bidder at a festival. Demand that this abuse be put to an end.

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Petition: MUTILATED DESERT TORTOISE NEEDS OUR HELP IN NEVADA, FILE FELONY CHARGES OF ANIMAL CRUELTY!, Nevada

by: Robert Wannberg
recipient: Angela Bello, Christi Kindel NYE COUNTY, NEVADA DISTRICT ATTORNEY 1520 E Basin Ave # 107, Pahrump, NV 89060 Phone: (775) 751-7080, Nevada

903 SUPPORTERS in Nevada
45,362 SUPPORTERS – 50,000 GOAL

On July 17, 2018 Phillip Peng was arrested in Pahrump, Nevada possessing an endangered wild desert tortoise that he had mutilated and kept on a leash.

PENG used a power drill to make 2 holes through the shell of the tortoise where he attached a metal leash. The tortoise was also found in a deep container of water when PENG was arrested and the animal was fighting to avoid drowning. A tortoise does not swim. A herpatologists that examined the animal stated the drilling of holes into its shell would have caused extreme pain and suffering, hundreds of nerves connect to the shell. The shell had also been fractured. Further, part of the nails in its feet had been worn off from it trying to escape the cable tether. Peng stated he kept the tortoise in this condition for about four years.

Peng was also charged with Assault with a Deadly Weapon after allegedly pointing a gun at someones head, False Imprisonment and Carrying a Concealed weapon without a valid permit. It is well documented that those committing animal cruelty often escalate to committing crimes against humans.

The Nye County , Nevada Sheriff arrested PENG on two counts of felony animal cruelty. Subsequently, the Nye County, Nevada District Attorney dropped the one charge and only filed one misdemeanor charge of animal cruelty when the Nevada Animal Cruelty law applicaple substantiates a felony charge. (Case 18CRO3572)

It is just and proper when applying the Nevada State law in this case, (N.R.S. 574.100 (1) (a) 6 (a) that the Nye County Nevada District Attorney, Angela Bello and Christi Kindel, (filing Deputy) reconsider the charges and that the crimes committed by PENG be elevated to felony animal cruelty because they are, in fact, felony animal cruelty.

The crimes committed and the allegations and admissions made by PENG are torturous and outrageous.
The Nevada Desert Tortoise is a federally protected and endangered animal. The only way to prevent and reduce animal cruelty is to hold people properly accountable that commit it.

https://www.thepetitionsite.com/takeaction/865/207/525/

 

Petition: Justice for Daisy and Tallulah, the Horses Stabbed 27 Times in Hinckley

by: Care2 Team
recipient: Leicestershire Police

48,624 SUPPORTERS – 50,000 GOAL
Daisy and Tallulah were minding their own business in a field in Hinckley, United Kingdom. Perhaps they were grazing or swatting away flies with their tails when out of nowhere they were attacked by unknown perpetrators wielding knives.

Daisy, a 7-year-old Shetland pony, and Tallulah, a 6-year-old miniature horse, were subsequently stabbed a total of 27 times. When their owners Brian & Donna Poole found them later they both were in serious pain. Daisy had been stabbed in the face while poor Tallulah had to endure nearly 20 different cuts delivered by some vile human being.

This isn’t an isolated incident, two other ponies belonging to the Pooles were attacked with a bottle and pelted with stones and eggs just three months ago. This time, the attack was much more violent. If it is the same attacker as last time, it seems like their acts are escalating.

Someone is harassing and abusing helpless animals in the Hinckley area and they must be caught, and not just for the safety of the animals. People who commit violence against animals are likely to move on to humans. This potentially dangerous menace must be taken off the streets.

Please sign the petition and tell Leicestershire Police to continue their search for the horse attacker and prosecute him to the fullest extent of the law.

https://www.thepetitionsite.com/644/617/167/justice-for-daisy-and-tallulah-the-horses-stabbed-27-times-in-hinckley/

 

There Is A Possum Festival In Florida That Offers Bids To Swing Opossums In The Air For So-Called “Fun,” Absolutely Shocking! – World Animal News

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By Lauren Lewis –
August 10, 2018

Photos From Wausau Possum Festival, Facebook
Politics and animal cruelty? That’s what the Wausau Possum Festival seems to represent in Florida. After we found out about this shocking so-called “festival”, we had to dig deepOn its website and Facebook page, the “festival” is promoted as one that “celebrates the Opossum, a nocturnal marsupial.”Strange. While we’re still not completely sure what the festival is about and how it has existed for close to 50 years, the one thing that is clear from the photos is that there was an awful lot of manhandling of innocent animals by many people, including local politicians running campaigns during the 2018 election year.

At the appalling event, festival-goers had the opportunity to bid on an opossum, whoever bids the highest holds it by its tail and proceeds to shake the poor frightened animal in the air. We are just as shocked as you by now. This all takes place during the day, despite opossums being nocturnal animals. Being held captive in cages and then swung around by humans is unfathomable.

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When threatened or harmed, opossums open their mouths, displaying 50 sharp teeth as saliva foams around them. This defense mechanism is an involuntary and automatic physiological response to danger.

According to the Tallahassee Democrat Congressional candidate, Bob Rackleff, bid an undisclosed amount while U.S. Congressman Neal Dunn reportedly paid $950.00 for an opossum.
Gubernatorial candidate Adam Putnam paid $600.00. Putnam even shared a photo of himself and his daughter holding the opossum on Twitter, which WAN opted against using in this article.

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Congressional candidate Bob Rackleff

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U.S. Congressman Neal Dunn

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Gubernatorial candidate Adam Putnam

Claiming that “it’s for a good cause” as money raised benefits the local volunteer fire department and next year’s Possum Festival, commissioner of agriculture, candidate Denise Grimsley, paid $1,300.00 for her opossum.

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Commissioner of agriculture candidate Denise Grimsley

This is sad and wrong on so many levels and the Possum Festival In Florida must end!

https://worldanimalnews.com/there-is-a-possum-festival-in-florida-that-offers-bids-to-swing-opossums-in-the-air-for-so-called-fun-absolutely-shocking/
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This Dog Survived But Serves As Warning Why People Should Never Give An Animal Away “Free To A Good Home” – World Animal News

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By Lauren Lewis –
July 23, 2018

An animal shelter in Brisbane, Australia, is warning people not to give away pets, especially for free via social media. Sadly, an innocent puppy with severe facial injuries serves as an example of why.
“Trixie is a young, loving six-month-old pup who has already seen the absolute horrors this world has to offer. Her old owner couldn’t care for her so gave her away on a Facebook page to what he thought was a ‘good home’,” Happy Tails Animal Rescue posted on its Facebook page. “The disgusting humans who posed as a ‘good home’ promptly blocked Trixie’s old owner so he couldn’t check in on her… and two weeks passed by before Trixie showed up at the local pound with horrific facial injuries.”
A photo released by the rescue reveals that the sweet little Rottweiler and staffie mix with a swollen face had been used as a ‘bait dog’ to train fighting dogs.

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The post revealed that after hearing about Trixie’s story, the rescue organization picked the dog up from the pound and then drove her six hours away to the shelter in Brisbane.
While the swelling on her face has gone down, the rescue reported that there is still a lot of scarring.

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“Trixie is looking for a FOSTER HOME, preferably with NO other animals as she has endured so much pain and needs to recover in a quiet environment where she can learn that humans will never hurt her again,” the post continued. “If you can help give this pup another chance at life, one without pain and horror but just love and guidance, please let us know ASAP!”
“Also, please remember if you have absolutely no choice and need to rehome your pet, always go through a rescue group or shelter,” advised the rescue group. “You never can be sure who you are giving your precious pet to otherwise!”
As of this morning, a new update on Trixie, who is responding well to treatment, has been posted explaining that the RSPCA is now investigating her alleged mistreatment.
Fortunately, Trixie has since been placed in a loving foster home.

https://worldanimalnews.com/this-dog-survived-but-serves-as-warning-why-you-should-never-give-an-animal-away-free-to-a-good-home/

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Petition: Find the Person Who Tried to Drown River the Puppy in a Cage

by: Care2 Team
recipient: Highland Park Police Department (New Jersey)

23,690 SUPPORTERS – 25,000 GOAL
This sweet baby grey and white pitty almost drowned to death in New Jersey at the end of July. Thank goodness Jenniffer Vaz was out walking her own dog Molly and Molly spotted him in the cage, which was slowly filling up with water. Jenniffer and Molly saved River and they’re going to be his family now.

Sign the petition to demand justice for River!

Someone put this 1-year-old pit bull mix into a steel cage and dropped him into this river, where they knew he would ultimately die slowly and painfully. The vet who examined him after he was rescued says he seemed to have been well cared for – at least physically – before this incident. So why did some monster decide he should die in this horrific way?

River is a sweet dog, and he and Molly, his rescuer dog, get along really well! It’s unthinkable that someone not only didn’t want him, but thought he deserved to die alone and scared.

Please sign my petition to demand local authorities do everything they can to find the person responsible!

https://www.thepetitionsite.com/takeaction/851/202/767/

 

Petition: There’s No Laws Preventing Animal Cruelty in Pakistan, and That Needs to Change

by: Care2 Team
recipient: Prime Minister, Imran Khan

16,307 SUPPORTERS
17,000 GOAL
Last month, after the Pakistani national elections, disgruntled members of a losing party, found a dog, draped it in the flag of the opposing party, tied it to a tree and filmed themselves shooting the dog multiple times.

A week prior, after the head of the political party PTI called supporters of an opposing party “donkeys”, PTI’s supporters attacked surrounded an actual donkey and beat it “to a pulp.” According to witnesses, the donkey had been punched in the face and abdomen, it’s nose was broken, it was covered in rope marks and a car had even plowed into its side. Animal rescuers found the poor being in a horrible state, but despite their efforts, it succumbed to its injuries and died within days.

In most countries, showing support for your preferred party or candidate can take many forms: plastering a bumper sticker on the back of your car, donning a T-shirt emblazoned with your favorite candidate’s name or participating in a rally or voter drive to help spread your party’s agenda. But this year in Pakistan some political supporters took their support for their candidates to a horrifyingly cruel and deadly level.

In Pakistan, animal abuse, especially during election season, is not uncommon. These are just two isolated incidents that were brought to light only due to social media, but other cases remain hidden. Unfortunately, Pakistan has no laws that protect animals from cruelty. This needs to change.

While Pakistan’s neighbors have at least a rudimentary framework to combat animal abuse, the country lags behind. These types of cases should not go unpunished and there needs to be modern laws that will protect our four-legged, finned and feathered friends from cruelty.

Please sign the petition and ask Pakistan to take animal cruelty seriously. Ask the new Prime Minister, Imran Khan, to pass an animal cruelty law immediately.

https://www.thepetitionsite.com/takeaction/819/857/620/

Petition: Improve dreadful condition of animals at Lok Kawi zoo Malaysia

by: Malaysian Friends Of The Animals
recipient: Christina Liew, Environment Minister of Sabah, Malaysia

159,072 SUPPORTERS – 160,000 GOAL

The Lok Kawi Wildlife Park zoo is in the eastern Malaysian state of Sabah. Since opening in 2007, countless complaints about the state of its animals have been made by various organisations, despite claims by authorities that the zoo is also used to place rescued animals.

The zoo has again been exposed, revealing again the dreadful condition of how animals are kept. Photos of sun bears and tigers kept in horribly tiny night cages, injured animals and elephants mercilessly chained (one looks emaciated) out of public sight is now public knowledge, thanks to this online article. Besides this, enrichment, which is important for the mental and physical well being of animals, is never provided for any animal at the zoo.

Sign this petition to ask the new Sabah environment minister, Christina Liew, to take action and urgently improve the lives of animals at Lok Kawi Wildlife Park including the emaciated elephant. We also urge the minister to ask the zoo to take action and stop its animals breeding and cease importing animals so that resources can be used to improve the welfare and provide daily enrichment for all animals at the zoo.

https://www.thepetitionsite.com/973/767/827/improve-dreadful-condition-of-animals-at-lok-kawi-zoo-malaysia/?TAP=1724

 

Petition: Justice For Nala, The Sweet Dog Abandoned in The Utah Desert

by: Grace H.
recipient: Utah Authorities

96,968 SUPPORTERS
100,000 GOAL

Nala is a sweet, loving dog. But when I met her, she was near death by the side of the road in rural Utah. She had been rehomed and her new owners abandoned her in the desert. She had been hit by a car and was barely holding on when my boyfriend and I found her. She had been wandering alone in the desert for five weeks, trying to make her way home.

Sign on the demand Utah authorities charge the man responsible for this cruelty!

Nala’s family had had to make the difficult choice to rehome her after she was unable to get along with their oldest daughter’s new therapy dog. Nala’s mom, Brandi, carefully vetted the people who would be taking her and thought for sure their sweet dog would be cared for. Nala was passed around and ended up being given to Clinton Jorgenson who told Brandi he had euthanized Nala. Brandi and her children, Nala’s real family, were devastated and heartbroken!

{You can follow Nala’s story on FB https://www.thepetitionsite.com/takeaction/804/035/749/https://www.thepetitionsite.com/takeaction/804/035/749/.

And because the extensive vet bills are falling on Nala’s family, they could really use some help. Nala has needed multiple surgeries to repair her jaw and leg. Visit their https://www.thepetitionsite.com/takeaction/804/035/749/ page if you can – anything helps!}

5 weeks later, my boyfriend and I found Nala on the side of the highway in rural Utah, mere inches from traffic. Clinton Jorgenson had dumped Nala in the desert to starve to death and die. She was starving, dehydrated, sprayed by a skunk, and covered in cactus spines. Nala’s gums were torn down to the bone and she had a severely broken leg.

We rushed Nala to the Animal Hospital in Price, Utah and through facebook they were able to locate Brandi and her family. Nala had traveled over 40 miles in 5 weeks trying to make her way home. Nala is now happy and safe with her real family who will never give her up again.

Carbon County says there is not enough evidence to charge Clinton Jorgenson for dumping Nala in the desert. Please sign to petition Clinton Jorgenson be charged with abandoning sweet Nala.

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Update #15 days ago
I have just learned a horrible new detail about Nala’s story! Apparently, the couple who abandoned her actually took her and two other dogs to the desert to shoot them. They missed Nala and Nala ran away, beginning her 5 week journey alone in the desert. The father of the female in the couple is willing to testify against her, he has even seen her beating Nala – we must keep demanding local authorities press charges against this couple!

https://www.thepetitionsite.com/takeaction/804/035/749/

 

Petition: These Thugs Beat a Cat to Death With a Baseball Bat and Sent the Owner a Video of the Whole Thing

by: Care2 Team
recipient: Thames Valley Police

97,276 SUPPORTERS – 100,000 GOAL

When 45-year-old Anna from Buckinghamshire, United Kingdom, started putting posters of her missing cat Kiki around town, she thought that some kind soul would find her and give her a call.

Instead, she received a Snapchat. The video started off promising enough, a close-up of one of her posters of her missing Kiki, but then everything went terribly wrong.

The poster was pulled away from the lens and there, in plain sight, she could see a group of disgusting thugs beating her cat to death with a baseball bat.

Imagine receiving a video like this? Imagine how much pain and sorrow Anna must have felt and to know that her cat had suffered so much at the hands of these cruel people.

Despite the fact that both Kiki and the brutalized cat are both long haired black cats, Anna, says she can’t be sure that the cat in the video is her beloved kitten. What she — and all of use — are sure about is that these sick people should be caught, charged, convicted and thrown in jail.

There is no excuse for this type of treatment and people who enjoy abusing animals also pose a danger to humans.

Tell Thames Valley Police that these men must be caught. Sign and tell them that you support their search for the cat killers.

https://www.thepetitionsite.com/373/259/279/these-thugs-beat-a-cat-to-death-with-a-baseball-bat-and-sent-the-owner-a-video-of-the-whole-thing/?TAP=1732

Photo Credit: Gilles Douaire

 

Petition: Justice for Kaos the Dog – Murdered After Saving Human Lives in Italy!

recipient: Italian police

50,526 SUPPORTERS – 55,000 GOAL

Kaos the german shepherd was the definition of a hero dog. He saved human lives in an earthquake in Italy in 2016 and recently had even found a missing person! That’s why it’s extra horrible that he was brutally poisoned to death at his own house!

Sign the petition to demand justice for Kaos!

Kaos and his owner Fabiano were some of the first on the scene in an Italian earthquake that ended up killing 230 people. Kaos worked for weeks to find and rescue as many people as possible.

Then, in late July, someone poisoned and murdered the incredible animal. “I have no words,” his owner Ettore said. “I can’t understand such a horrible act.”

Can you imagine waking up to find your family member poisoned and dead in the backyard? Kaos was more than a working dog, he was part of Fabiano’s family and no family deserves to go through this.

We must insist Italian authorities find and prosecute Kaos’ murderer immediately!

https://www.thepetitionsite.com/147/800/873/justice-for-kaos-the-dog-murdered-after-saving-human-lives-in-italy/?TAP=1732

Photo from the Facebook of Kaos’ owner, Fabiano Ettore

 

North Carolina Man Sentenced to Prison for Role in Multi-State Dog Fighting Prosecution | OPA

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North Carolina Man Sentenced to Prison for Role in Multi-State Dog Fighting Prosecution | OPA

A North Carolina man was sentenced yesterday to one year and one day in prison to be followed by three years of supervised release for his role in dog fighting activities, announced Acting Assistant Attorney General Jeffrey H. Wood of the Justice Department’s Environment and Natural Resources Division, U.S. Attorney Matthew G.T. Martin for the Middle District of North Carolina and Special Agent in Charge Bethanne M. Dinkins for the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Office of Inspector General.

On Jan. 12, Brexton Redell Lloyd, 54, of Eagle Springs, North Carolina, pleaded guilty to one felony count of conspiracy and two felony counts of possession and training a dog intended for use in an animal fighting venture, contrary to the animal fighting provisions of the federal Animal Welfare Act.

According to documents filed with the court, Lloyd participated with Justin “Jay” Love and others in a multi-state dog fighting conspiracy. These documents describe Lloyd and Love’s attempt to set up a dog fight between Lloyd and an unknown opponent in October 2015 and Lloyd’s breeding and training activities. Court documents further note that last year, federal agents seized 13 pitbull-type dogs from Lloyd’s residence. Ten of the dogs were secured outdoors by excessive chains, wearing thick collars, and positioned so that each dog was out of reach of any other dog. The other dogs were housed individually in pens. The water in the dogs’ bowls was frozen. Two of the four adult dogs seized exhibited scars consistent with dog fighting, and a third adult dog had four fractured teeth. In addition to the dogs, agents seized items related to training dogs for dog fighting purposes, including: a spring pole, a dog harness, and a hanging scale. Agents also seized veterinary supplies, including intravenous fluids, intravenous administration sets stated for “Veterinary Use Only,” injectable and other antibiotics, a 100-count package of syringes, blood-clotting medications such as Blood Stop Powder, and a skin stapler.

“Animal cruelty like the conduct in this case has no place in a civilized society,” said Acting Assistant Attorney General Wood. “Yesterday’s sentencing sends a strong message that we are bringing to justice those who engage in illegal dog fighting and that anyone who engages in this conduct does so at the risk of significant jail time.”

“Dog fighting isn’t entertainment, it’s organized crime, and it has no place in our society,” said United States Attorney Matthew G.T. Martin for the Middle District of North Carolina. Martin added, “I thank our law enforcement partners at the Department of Agriculture, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Moore County Sheriff’s Office, and the N.C. State Highway Patrol for their exceptional coordination in bringing this defendant to justice.”

“The provisions of the Animal Welfare Act were designed to protect animals from being used in illegal fighting ventures, which often entail other forms of criminal activity involving drugs, firearms and gambling,” said Special Agent in Charge Dinkins for USDA OIG. “Together with the Department of Justice, animal fighting is an investigative priority for USDA OIG, and we will work with our law enforcement partners to investigate and assist in the criminal prosecution of those who participate in animal fighting ventures.”

This case is part of Operation Grand Champion, a coordinated effort across numerous federal judicial districts to combat organized dog fighting. The phrase “Grand Champion” is used by dog fighters to refer to a dog with more than five dog fighting “victories.” To date, over one hundred dogs have been rescued as part of Operation Grand Champion, and either surrendered or forfeited to the government. The Humane Society of the United States assisted with the care of the dogs seized by federal law enforcement.

This case was investigated by USDA OIG and FBI, with assistance from the Moore County Sheriff’s Office and the North Carolina Highway Patrol, and was prosecuted by Trial Attorney Erica H. Pencak of the Justice Department’s Environmental Crimes Section and Assistant U.S. Attorney JoAnna G. McFadden of the Middle District of North Carolina.

https://www.justice.gov/opa/pr/north-carolina-man-sentenced-prison-role-multi-state-dog-fighting-prosecution

Petition: Someone Shot and Killed a Dolphin and Her Unborn Calf

by: Care2 Team
recipient: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)

109,846 SUPPORTERS – 110,000 GOAL
When most people see a dolphin their hearts fill with joy. But not some thug in Mississippi. Instead, according to officials, he pulled out a gun and shot it.

If that wasn’t bad enough, when authorities performed a necropsy on the dead cetaecian, they found that it was pregnant. Neither the mother or unborn calf had a chance of surviving. Now animal welfare organizations are offering a combined reward of up to $11,000 for information that leads to the killer’s arrest.

According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) — one of the organizations charged with implementing the Marine Mammal Protection Act (MMPA) — if caught, the culprit could face up to one year in prison and $100,000 in fines.

Since 2002 — in the Northern Gulf region which includes Mississippi — 24 dolphins have been found dead from human-inflicted injuries including guns, arrows or being impaled.

For some reason, more and more people are finding it “fun” to abuse our protected marine life.

This killer must be caught and brought to justice so our government can make an example out of them. We must make sure animal abusers are held responsible for their crimes.

Sign the petition and tell NOAA support them in their search for the killer of the Mississippi dolphin.
https://www.thepetitionsite.com/481/471/271/someone-shot-and-killed-a-dolphin-and-her-unborn-calf/

 

WAN’s Most Wanted; Help DonkeyLand Identify Perpetrator Who Shot & Wounded A Wild Burro With An Arrow In Riverside County, California – World Animal News

By WAN –
July 27, 2018
Photos from DonkeyLandA wild burro with who was shot and had an arrow dangling from its ear was gently captured in Riverside County, California.
Spirit, the injured animal, which has since been transported to SoCal Equine Hospital in Norco, California, was initially noticed on Wednesday of last week wandering around the Inland Empire’s Reche Canyon where hundreds of burros are known to gather. An animal services officer reportedly was able to take a photo that revealed that the arrow was gone, but sadly, the wounds it left behind remain.
“This is our third time trying to capture him; third time’s the charm,” noted non-profit organization DonkeyLand on its Facebook page. “We don’t know if a piece of the broken arrow is in his head or eardrum, we don’t know if he has an infection, we don’t know if he will require surgery, but he is in good hands with our surgeon Dr. Wan.”

“Three outraged animal lovers have come forward to offer a reward for information leading to the identification, arrest, and conviction of the person or persons responsible for this horrible act of animal cruelty by shooting this innocent free-roaming wild burro with an arrow. Everybody needs a safe way to give information about something they know or even suspect without fear of retaliation for telling the truth,” the post continued stating that the generous reward is now at $3,000. “Help be the voice for these innocent animals today.”
Anyone with information regarding this case can send anonymous tips by emailing dhorn@riversidesheriff.org or calling Riverside County Department of Animal Services at (951) 358-7387.
Longtime animal advocate and former game show host Bob Barker recently donated to DonkeyLand to help it in its efforts to purchase 460 acres to be used for a sanctuary for the wild donkeys.
“Our wild burro emergency rescues involve safely capturing, providing onsite first-aid treatment, transporting to the hospital, rehabilitating, castrating the males rescued, then releasing the burros back to the wild with their family, as we never want to take away their freedom. Ultimately that is our goal but, in some cases, the ideal situation does not always happen, and the burro becomes a permanent resident of DonkeyLand,” the organization notes on its website explaining that most of their rescued donkeys have usually suffered terrible abuse by the hands of their cruel owners. “We are a forever home for those who can’t be released back to the wild because of a traumatic car accident, injury, illness or a special needs situation. They come to us traumatized, desperate and betrayed. With us, they find love, safety, compassion, dignity, trust, hope and a new beginning.”
Donations to DonkeyLand can also be made HERE!

https://worldanimalnews.com/wans-most-wanted-help-donkeyland-identify-perpetrator-who-shot-wounded-a-wild-burro-with-an-arrow-in-riverside-county-california/

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