No food or water for 2 months at sea… I imagine not many animals are still alive!

Four minors abused a cat for a viral challenge, even if they are minors they must be tried and sentenced!

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Laws in this country are a disaster because they always benefit criminals, as in the case of these minors who savagely beat a cat to make a viral challenge to later upload it to social networks to show that they fulfilled it. The four are identified by the Police, but as they are minors it is very likely that they will only receive a scold and then go unpunished, we already know that it is like that because it is always like that in this country.

They threw the poor cat to the ground, hit her with a stick, threw her against a fence and then against the wall, that’s how savage her attack was. Luckily, the cat did not die, but everyone knows that several cats have disappeared lately and others have appeared dead, so it is suspected of these people, that it would not be surprising that they have done it before with those animals.

We ask the corresponding authorities to comply with the Animal Abuse Law, these acts cannot go unpunished because they are minors.

https://www.sosvox.org/en/petition/four-minors-abused-a-cat-for-a-viral-challenge-even-if-they-are-minors-they-must-be-tried-and-sentenced.html

Petition: Conviction in Santa Fe for squashing animals for sexual pleasure

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Conviction in Santa Fe for squashing animals for sexual pleasure

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This aberration is called Crush fetish and it serves to make these sick people sexually aroused while semi-naked women crush puppies of dogs or cats, and other animals as well. They arrested a man here in Santa Fe who hired women to crush animals and filmed them. The videos were also uploaded to the Internet, so imagine that this sick person is not the only one who gets turned on by this.

This man has to end up in jail, it cannot be that in this country no one goes to prison for animal abuse. Please, animal associations and people who love animals, we want the Justice in this country to judge and condemn these people because it is the only way for this to end.

https://www.sosvox.org/en/petition/conviction-in-santa-fe-for-squashing-animals-for-sexual-pleasure.html

Petition: Two young women filmed themselves poking the eyes of a dog with a stick and laughing, we want JUSTICE !!

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This happened in Misiones and these girls uploaded the video to social networks, poking a dog’s eyes with a stick and laughing, and even though they are minors, this is intolerable and we ask that the full weight of the Law be applied to them. These girls tomorrow are killers of people, that’s how all murderers begin, torturing and murdering animals, it is a sign and we must do something.

They are both identified, they are sisters, and I hope that the Argentine Justice will give a signal to all and apply the Sarmiento Law to these two torturers and potential murderers, let’s not allow them to go unpunished because they are minors!

Please stop the animal abuse!

https://www.sosvox.org/en/petition/two-young-women-filmed-themselves-poking-the-eyes-of-a-dog-with-a-stick-and-laughing-we-want-justice.html

Petition: Maimed Manatee With “Trump” Carved in Skin Deserves Justice – ForceChange

A Florida manatee was maimed after an unidentified assailant wrote “Trump” on his back. Demand accountability for this politicized act of animal cruelty.

Source: Maimed Manatee With “Trump” Carved in Skin Deserves Justice – ForceChange

The Startling Link Between Animal Cruelty and Human Abuse [UPDATED 2020]

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In the early 1970s, notorious serial killer Ted Bundy began a brutal killing spree that likely resulted in the death of more than 100 innocent victims. He admitted to the murder of 36 women.

About two decades earlier, Bundy tortured defenseless dogs and cats.

Similar stories are true of Jeffrey Dahmer, John Wayne Gacy, “The Boston Strangler” Albert DeSalvo, and many others. But the connection between early animal abuse and later human abuse isn’t confined to serial killers.

Animal cruelty is linked to all forms of human abuse, from domestic violence to sexual assault.

Despite clear evidence suggesting the connection between animal abuse and future criminal behavior, authorities have failed to treat cases of animal cruelty with the same severity as violence against humans. They allow murderers like Bundy to hone their sadism without consequence.

Until January 2017, the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) filed animal abuse under the “All Other Offenses” category in their National Incident-Based Reporting System.

But then John Thompson, the current deputy executive director of the National Sheriffs’ Association, stepped in.

Thompson, who has close to four decades of law enforcement experience, didn’t initially recognize that harming animals is a strong indicator of future violent crimes against people – what some call “The Link.”

“I spent 35 years in law enforcement and couldn’t have cared less about animal abuse,” Thompson admitted to The Atlantic. “I was stupid. No one was educated.”

When he did make the connection, Thompson pressured the FBI’s policy advisory board to create a separate category for filing animal abuse, which the agency did.

That decision may save lives.

It’s worth noting that not every person who abuses animals has committed or will commit another crime. But harming people is statistically more likely when animal cruelty is involved. And animal cruelty must be taken seriously.

Animal Cruelty and Murder

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The link between animal torture and the world’s most sadistic serial killers has long been established.

Ted Bundy tortured his pets. Jeffrey Dahmer decapitated dogs and nailed cats to trees. John Wayne Gacy set turkeys on fire with gasoline-filled balloons. Albert DeSalvo stuffed helpless dogs and cats into boxes and shot them with arrows.  Dennis Rader, or the “BTK Killer,” hanged cats and dogs.

All of these heinous crimes occurred during the killers’ childhoods.

Recent studies also have revealed that many school shooters also abused animals prior to turning their guns on people.

Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold, of the Columbine High School shooting, bragged about mutilating animals to their classmates. Kip Kinkel, before his attack on Thurston High School parents and students, blew up cows and decapitated cats. Luke Woodham , who murdered his mother and two schoolmates at Pearl High School, wrote in his journal about setting his dog Sparkle on fire.

Unfortunately, animals are easy first victims for killers.

“Animal abuse is often the first sign of serious disturbance among adolescent and adult killers,” Gail F. Melson, professor emerita of developmental studies at Purdue University, wrote in Psychology Today.

Without severe consequences for animal cruelty, killers will continue to escape the penalty and psychological intervention needed to prevent future crimes.

Animal Cruelty and Domestic Violence

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Household pets are often used as a way to control or further harm victims in cases of domestic violence. 

Domestic violence survivors have reported in studies that their abusers threatened to kill, torture, or otherwise harm their companion animals — or actually followed through on the threats — to prevent them from leaving their abusive situations.

Abusers also use animal abuse or threats against survivor’s beloved animals to isolate victims and children, to eliminate competition for attention, and to force the family to keep violence a secret, according to an article published via the Animal Legal and Historical Center.

This cruel behavior is commonplace for domestic violence victims, with more than 85% of women entering shelters discussing incidents of pet abuse in their families.

Another study, published in Violence Against Women, found that women in domestic abuse shelters were 10 times more likely to report their partner had hurt or killed their pet, compared to a group of women who had not experienced intimate violence. 

The violence toward animals harms more than just the pets; victims of domestic violence also suffer trauma and fear, which makes escaping their abusers. 

Animal Cruelty and Child Abuse

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In households prone to family violence, animals are often the first victims of abuse, followed by children, according to Cynthia Hodges.

The statistics supporting a direct link between animal and child abuse are staggering:

  • 88% of families surveyed that had incidents of child abuse also had incidents of animal abuse
  • 63% of children entering shelters admitted to incidents of pet abuse in their families
  • More than 80% of families being treated for child abuse reported animal abuse in their homes
  • More than 60% of families with child abuse and neglect also had pets that endured abuse and neglect

But it gets worse: When violence becomes “normal,” some children sometimes push the boundaries of their own desensitization by becoming animal abusers themselves.

More than 30% of pet-owning victims of domestic abuse reported that their children had hurt or killed a pet, according to a survey by the Humane Society of the United States. 

Why do children who are abused, or witness abuse, sometimes become abusers themselves?

A report published by the International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health posits that severe and prolonged trauma, especially when experienced at a young age, can stunt children’s emotional and social development.  Some children therefore become less empathetic toward animals and more likely to copy the abuse they see in their homes.

Randall Lockwood, the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA)’s senior vice president for forensic sciences and anti-cruelty projects, also described how witnessing animal abuse can have a severe psychological impact on children.

Lockwood described how children suppress their feelings toward pets as a coping mechanism for the pain they experience when watching persistent animal abuse. This negatively impacts healthy empathetic development. In certain cases, children kill their pets themselves to gain control over the situation and end the animals’ suffering, Lockwood said.

Animal cruelty must be taken more seriously if this vicious cycle of abuse is ever going to end. 

Animal Cruelty and Sexual Assault

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Bestiality is a taboo subject, but the practice exists and is part of the animal cruelty problem.

According to one study, of the juveniles who admitted to sexually abusing animals, 96% also abused humans. 

“The results suggest that animal sex offending may be linked to other criminal behavior,” the study concluded. 

While reliable scientific data on the prevalence of bestiality is limited, preliminary studies suggest sexual abuse toward animals is a pervasive and underreported issue with infrequent penalties. Complicating the matter is a lack of state and federal legislation prohibiting the inhumane acts.

Engaging in sex with animals is actually legal in four states — Wyoming, Hawaii, New Mexico, and West Virginia — and the District of Columbia. In more than 20 states, bestiality is only a misdemeanor crime.

There are no federal laws against sexual abuse to animals.

The leniency in existing legislation means that people who commit bestiality often go unpunished. Of 456 bestiality-related arrests made over the last 40 years in the United States, less than 40% resulted in prosecution.

The lack of prosecution also means the animal abusers are free to go on to commit crimes against people: More than 50% of animal sex offenders had prior or subsequent criminal records, including human sexual abuse. 

Animal Cruelty and Non-Violent Crimes

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Research also shows a positive correlation between animal abuse and nonviolent crimes, like theft and drug use.

One study, published in Between Animal Abuse and Human Violence, found that men who abused animals were four times more likely to have committed property crimes and three times more likely to have committed drug and disorderly conduct offenses.

Another study, on the relationship of animal abuse to violence and other forms of antisocial behavior, published in the Journal of Interpersonal Violence, sampled persons ranging in age from 11 to 76 years. Of those sampled, over 40 percent of animal abusers had committed property crimes (compared to about 10 percent of non-abusers), and over 35 percent of animal abusers had committed drug and disorderly conduct offenses (compared to slightly over 10 percent of non-abusers).

Animal Cruelty Is a Human Problem

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Animal cruelty is a serious offense and is predictive of past and future criminal activity, from violent mass murders to minor drug offenses. In this area — as in many others, ranging from  zoonotic disease to combating climate change — helping animals is helping people. 

By taking animal cruelty more seriously, policymakers and law enforcement will save lives. Animal and human victims will be safer. Abusers can receive the psychological intervention necessary to prevent violent crimes in the future. Ultimately, the world will be a more peaceful and compassionate place. 

https://ladyfreethinker.org/the-link-between-animal-cruelty-and-human-abuse/?utm_source=Newsletter&utm_medium=Email

El Paso Man Arrested For Animal Cruelty After Disturbing Video Surfaces – Breaking911

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EL PASO, Texas — A 20-year-old El Paso man is facing animal cruelty charges in the wake of a video posted to social media.

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PETITION: Justice for 24 Dogs Massacred at Tunisian Animal Shelter

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PETITION TARGET: Tunisian Ambassador to the United States Fayçal Gouia

Force-fed bleach and bludgeoned to death, 20 puppies and 4 adult dogs endured a gruesome attack at a sanctuary on the island of Djerba in Tunisia, according to local rescuer Tiziana Gamannossi. One dog desperately clung to life in excruciating pain after having a nail driven through his eye, the Daily Mail reported.

Gamannossi cared for over 100 strays on the island. Before the attack, she reportedly witnessed an angry mob with sticks, axes, and other weapons descending upon her refuge, including three men who are believed to be responsible for the mass slaughter of all 24 dogs, Rescue Animal North Africa (RANA) co-founder Florence Heath told the Daily Mail.

Authorities freed the suspects after locals showed up to the police station demanding their release, according to Heath. Whoever is responsible for laying siege to a sanctuary filled with innocent dogs must be found and charged before more animals are harmed or killed.

Sign this petition urging Tunisian Ambassador to the United States Fayçal Gouia to push local authorities to use all available resources to investigate this case and find and charge the perpetrator(s) of this deadly and heartbreaking attack.

https://ladyfreethinker.org/sign-justice-for-24-dogs-massacred-at-tunisian-animal-shelter/?utm_source=Newsletter&utm_medium=Email

Dog Allegedly Almost Burned to Death Deserves Justice – Force Change Petition

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Kari Maze

Target: Anne Marie Schubert, Sacramento County, California District Attorney

Goal: Give woman most stringent punishment for allegedly setting fire to dog on purpose.

A brindle pit bull was allegedly burned on purpose, facing near death as a result. The woman reportedly responsible has not been publicly identified by authorities. She needs to receive the harshest legal sentence if she is found guilty of committing such unfathomable cruelty so that she will be less likely to harm other animals.

The dog was brought to the Bradshaw Animal Shelter. Officials said that over 40 percent of the pit bull’s body was burned. According to the Sacramento County Sheriff’s Office, an accelerant, or something that is used to spread fire more rapidly, was purposely sprayed on the dog before he was set on fire. The woman who is thought to be responsible for this act is being brought up on charges of animal cruelty and arson.

Purposely hurting an innocent dog should not be tolerated. Sign this petition to demand this woman get the strictest sentence the law will allow if it is found she abused a helpless dog.

PETITION LETTER:

Dear District Attorney Schubert,

Police recently charged a woman with animal cruelty and arson for reportedly setting a pit bull on fire. Although the woman has not yet been identified to the public, she should be appearing in court in the near future. If she is found guilty of these crimes, she should receive the severest punishment the law will allow to better ensure more animals will not be hurt or killed.

It was determined by the local sheriff’s office that an accelerant was poured on the dog before he was reportedly set on fire. While it is good news that the dog was taken to a local shelter, he will likely need four to six weeks of treatment, since 40 percent of his body was allegedly burned.

Treating an animal in this manner is inexcusable. We therefore demand this woman receive the strongest punishment under the law if she is found guilty of such disgusting and unfounded animal abuse.

Sincerely,

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https://forcechange.com/566547/dog-allegedly-almost-burned-to-death-deserves-justice/

Animals Reportedly Skinned, Hanged, and Crushed by Woman on Social Media Deserve Justice – Force Change Petition

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Tiffany White

Target: Josh Minkler, United States Attorney for the Southern District of Indiana

Goal: Punish woman who allegedly tortured animals to death and filmed the cruel acts.

A weeks-long investigation by ordinary citizens and law enforcement alike has resulted in an arrest in an alleged horrific case of animal cruelty involving scores of cats and dogs. Sickened social media users first began seeing videos and pictures of someone skinning, hanging, and otherwise brutally killing animals on platforms like Instagram and TikTok. Over the next two months, the person seemingly associated with these atrocities (who had named themselves Crazy Cat Lady) continued posting highly disturbing images of torture and ultimate slaughter.

Determined advocates sought to track down the individual responsible. A subsequent investigation by authorities, who initially believed the perpetrator to be a man in Idaho, led to a 19-year-old Indiana woman’s arrest. Krystal Scott now faces charges under both a federal animal crush law and the newly minted Preventing Animal Cruelty and Torture (PACT) Act.

Scott had been suspected by local police of animal cruelty, but they lacked evidence to indict her. When law enforcement obtained a warrant for this woman’s dwelling, however, they reportedly discovered the most damning and disturbing evidence. Scott’s home allegedly contained multiple skulls and body parts believed to belong to deceased animals. Several living cats, dogs, and lizards were also found and perhaps spared from a grotesque fate. Reports claim that Scott secured animals by answering online ads from people searching for a good home for their pets.

Now that the alleged perpetrator of these unfathomable acts of cruelty is behind bars, sign the petition below to help ensure she stays there for a long time to come, if found guilty.

PETITION LETTER:

Dear Mr. Minkler,

An animal cruelty investigation that spanned from Idaho to Indiana, and across several social media platforms, has finally led to an arrest. Tragically, untold numbers of cats and dogs reportedly lost their lives in the interim. The case of Krystal Scott must be seen through to its appropriate conclusion.

Scott stands accused of skinning, hanging, and slaughtering innocent animals she obtained from unsuspecting online pet owners. Even worse, if possible, she then allegedly distributed these sickening, inhumane acts online for the world to see. Such actions, if they happened as reported, demonstrate a level of depravity and sociopathic tendencies that must be unequivocally condemned.

Please prosecute and seek penalties for these horrifying alleged acts to the fullest extent of the law.

Sincerely,

[Your Name Here]

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https://forcechange.com/566490/justice-for-pets-allegedly-brutalized-and-massacred-for-sick-online-entertainment/

Teenager ‘shared videos of her skinning and killing cats and dogs’ on Tik Tok

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by Rachel Endley 17:37, 24 Jul 2020

Krystal Cherika Scott, 19, of Kokomo, Indiana is accused of creating sick ‘animal crushing’ videos and sharing them on Instagram, TikTok and Twitter under the name “Crazy Cat Lady”

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A woman who allegedly shared videos of her hanging, skinning and killing cats and dogs under the name “Crazy Cat Lady” has been has been charged for animal cruelty.

Krystal Cherika Scott, 19, of Kokomo, Indiana is accused of creating sick ‘animal crushing’ videos and sharing them on Instagram, TikTok and Twitter.

Scott is said to have obtained some of the animals she allegedly tortured and killed by responding to online ads from people looking to rehome their pets.

According to the Indiana U.S. Attorney’s Office, Scott has been accused of creating and sharing the videos and images on different social media platforms from around May 3 until at least July 8. When officers searched Scott’s home they found three live dogs, twelve live cats, and several lizards, as well as numerous animal parts, including skulls believed to belong to cats and dogs

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She could face up to seven years in prison and a maximum fine of $250,000 (£195,000) if found guilty of the charges under the Preventing Animal Cruelty and Torture Act.

Police were alerted to the videos after several people spotted them online and conducted their own investigation into who was behind them, before providing information to the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals.

When officers then searched Scott’s home they found three live dogs, twelve live cats, and several lizards, as well as numerous animal parts, including skulls believed to belong to cats and dogs. Scott was identified as the alleged person in the videos by social media users who had conducted their own investigation to find out who “Crazy Cat Lady” was

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The investigation began on June 16 when the Boise, Idaho Police Department received information from social media users across the world and animal campaigners. After reviewing the videos and images, the officers concluded that they constituted “animal crush videos,” which is a federal violation.

The Boise Police Department then teamed up with the FBI and Ada County Idaho Sheriff’s Office.

The forces discovered that Kokomo Police Department had been investigating Scott for similar animal cruelty complaints, but they had been unable to make an arrest and were unaware of the other investigations involving Scott. The investigation began on June 16 when the Boise, Idaho Police Department received information from social media users across the world and animal campaigners(Image: KTVB)

As agents worked to gather evidence, Scott allegedly continued to post images of dead animals on Instagram and Tik-Tok as late as July 8, 2020 before officers were granted search warrants.

The FBI searched her property on July 14 and seized a phone found to have been used to distribute a animal crushing videos.

Scott told officers that her mother did not participate in acts of animal crushing or posting animal crushing videos.

Scott has been charged under the 2010 Animal Crush Video Prohibition Act and the 2019 Preventing Animal Cruelty and Torture Act, which allows higher sentences for this type of crime.

Special Agent in Charge Paul Keenan, FBI Indianapolis said: “Animal abusers have total power over that animal and, if someone is willing to be that cruel to an animal, evidence suggests they may target vulnerable humans as well.

“In November of 2019, the Preventing Animal Cruelty and Torture Act was passed to address this issue and to assist law enforcement to better target intervention efforts with respect to animal cruelty and the crimes for which it serves as a marker.

“Our agents and law enforcement partners will continue to diligently work to identify and investigate those who would perpetrate these crimes.”

“This case is an outstanding example of society’s intolerance to animal cruelty and the public’s willingness to do the right thing,” said Special Agent in Charge Paul Haertel of the FBI’s Salt Lake City Field Office.

“Tips poured in from all over the world, assisting in an intense and technically complex investigation to find the alleged perpetrator and put a stop to the senseless and horrific abuse of innocent animals.”

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petition: This Pregnant Elephant Died a Slow and Painful Death Just Because She Was Looking For Something to Eat

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  • recipient: The State Forest and Police Departments of Kerala, India

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In many countries where wild elephants roam free, there exists a certain tension between these iconic creatures and the human population — habitat loss causes many elephants to wander into farms and villages in search of food. Humans have been known to retaliate violently and face little punishment. But Kerala, a state in southern India, has long upheld strict wildlife protections, producing a harmonious relationship between humans and animals. That is why it is so heartbreaking that in May 2020, a pregnant elephant died a slow, agonizing death in Kerala at the hands of humans.

Please sign the petition today and urge Kerala’s Forest and Police Departments to find and prosecute this elephant’s killers to the fullest extent of the law! 

This poor elephant was simply looking for something to eat when she found herself in the village of Malappuram. She was pregnant, and must have been overjoyed to find a sweet pineapple waiting for her. But the pineapple had been stuffed with firecrackers — a tried and true method for folks who can’t be bothered to find humane ways to protect crops. The minute this unwitting elephant bit into the pineapple, the firecracker exploded and tore through her lower jaw, upper jaw, and tongue. 

Her mouth on fire, the mother-to-be ran to a nearby river. She stood in the water for hours, desperate to relieve the excruciating pain in her mouth. Eating was impossible, and she quickly became weak. Rescuers tried to get the elephant help, but she tragically died in that same river. She had been so desperate for the water to ease her suffering that she drowned. An autopsy revealed that she was 2-months pregnant.

The Indian Elephant is critically endangered — habitat loss, poaching, captivity, and clashes with humans have all taken a terrible toll on the wild population. If crimes like this one go unpunished, that death toll will continue to rise. Not to mention that it is totally unacceptable for villagers and farmers to protect their crops by such inhumane means — hiding explosives in fruit does not deter elephants, it tricks and kills them. They could invest in humane methods — loud noisemakers, bright lights, and patrols have all been proven effective. 

Those who baited this elephant into a tragic death must be held accountable. Please sign the petition if you want the Police and Forest Departments of Kerala to find and charge these criminals to the fullest extent of the law!

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Brookville teen gets slap on the wrist for brutal torture of injured deer • Pet Rescue Report

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May 12, 2020/2 Comments/in animal cruelty, Hunting, News, Wildlife Rescue /by Cheryl Hanna

In Jefferson County, Pennsylvania, a Brookville teen was sentenced to two years of probation on Monday after pleading guilty to animal cruelty as he and another teen were caught on a viral video kicking and abusing an injured deer.

Alexander Smith, 18, pleaded guilty to misdemeanor cruelty to animals and four summary offenses, according to the Jefferson Prothonotary’s Office. Smith had originally been charged with four counts of felony animal cruelty, but those charges have since been dismissed.

According to CbsPittsburgh ,the video was posted on November 30 by Gregg Rossman, who identified the teens after first seeing the footage on Snapchat.

“Something definitely needs done. This video was shared to me from a mutual friend on Snapchat,” Rossman said. “I was not a part of this! I shared simply to get the attention of authorities!”

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The viral video showed Smith and another teen laughing as they kicked the injured white-tailed buck in the face and ripped off one of her antlers. Brookville Police Chief Vince Markle identified one of the teens in the video as his stepson and stated he was sickened by the situations.

In addition to two years of probation, Smith will also serve 200 hours of community service and must be available to the game commission to speak at hunting safety courses, schools and youth groups. Smith also had his hunting license revoked for 15 years.

No information has been made available as to the other teen involved in this egregious animal cruelty case.

Read previous coverage here.

https://petrescuereport.com/2020/brookville-teen-gets-slap-on-the-wrist-for-brutal-torture-of-injured-deer/

PETITION: Justice for Dog Repeatedly Punched in Face for Viral ‘Boxing’ Video

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PETITION: Justice for Dog Repeatedly Punched in Face for Viral ‘Boxing’ Video

PETITION TARGET: Ada County Prosecutor Jan M. Bennetts

In a sickening video posted on Snapchat, a German shepherd cried out in pain as he was punched in the face over and over by a woman wearing boxing gloves in Eagle, Idaho.

“I hit him so hard, I felt that through –” the attacker said, as the video abruptly ends.

As the suspect repeatedly struck the visibly terrified canine, someone in the background made a taunting statement against animal lovers and laughed.

“We’re boxing animals. Where’s Sarah McLachlan?” the onlooker snidely remarked, referencing the popular singer and animal rights activist, before erupting into laughter at the violence unfolding before his eyes.

Disturbed viewers are overwhelmingly responding to the horrifying clip, which went viral on social media, with demands for justice. The suspect could face an animal abuse charge, Idaho Humane Society spokesperson Kristine Schellhaas told the Idaho Statesman, but for now, the case sits on the prosecutor’s desk, awaiting a decision.

The person who beat this innocent dog in an obvious display of cruelty must not get away with their actions. Sign this petition urging Ada County Prosecutor Jan M. Bennetts to charge the perpetrator for their suspected crimes, and to prosecute them to the fullest extent of the law.

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Rescue Cat Allegedly Thrown Across Home on Zoom Video – Animal Petitions

A former planning commissioner allegedly threw his cat while he was attending an online business meeting. Demand that this animal be removed from this person’s home and that rescuers do everything in their power to find this sweet cat a new home if it is found that this senseless and thoughtless act was committed.

Source: Rescue Cat Allegedly Thrown Across Home on Zoom Video – Animal Petitions

Protect Pets From Convicted Animal Abusers – ForceChange

Dogs, cats, and other domesticated animals can legally be homed with convicted animal cruelty offenders, putting their lives in jeopardy. Demand lawmakers stop animal abusers from owning pets.

Source: Protect Pets From Convicted Animal Abusers – ForceChange

Don’t Allow Abandoned or Distressed Dogs to Die Because of Property Rights – Animal Petitions

 

A dog suffered a slow death after she was allegedly abandoned without access to food. Though multiple concerned neighbors reported her desperate howls, rescuers could not legally breach the house due to property rights and bureaucratic red tape. Demand that animal lives be placed over property rights.

Source: Don’t Allow Abandoned or Distressed Dogs to Die Because of Property Rights – Animal Petitions

Sign Petition: Punish Abuser Who Beat His Dogs So Bad They Threw Up.

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This wicked man was witnessed slamming his dogs onto the ground, and dragging them across pavement!

Add your name if you want to punish him FOR REAL.

His name is Bryan Ellis.

He was seen by neighbors doing unspeakable things to two helpless dogs.

“They described Ellis picking up the white dog and throwing the dog to the ground several times, while also hitting the dog.

“One of the witnesses saw the white dog walk away limping and vomiting.

“The brown pit bull had been dragged along the road surface by Ellis and was now safe at a nearby home, also vomiting.

“Both dogs appeared badly injured according to all witnesses,” according to a statement from the Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office.

“When deputies examined the brown dog, they say they noticed that its front paws were scraped and bleeding,” reported AZ Family.

All those poor dogs wanted to do was give this man their love.

All they got in return was horrible abuse.

What kind of human being could even think of doing this?

We have to protect innocent animals from people like Brian Ellis.

Senator Bernie Sanders has been a long-term advocate for animal rights, and has co-sponsored numerous pieces of legislation to protect endangered species, as well as to combat animal cruelty.

That’s why we’re asking him to lead a movement in Congress that would prevent convicted animal abusers from ever owning animals again.

Don’t you want to save other dogs from suffering the fate of those two?

Then add your name to ask Senator Sanders to draft legislation that would prohibit animal abusers from owning animals!

 

PETITION: Stop Boiling Black Cats And Grinding them into Paste for ‘Coronavirus Treatment’

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Representative Image via Adobe Stock Sign This Petition PETITION TARGET: Vietnamese Ambassador to the U.S. Ha Kim Ngoc Innocent black cats are being boiled alive, skinned, and ground up into powders and pastes in Vietnam in a horrifying attempt to treat and prevent coronavirus. Haunting images of live cats being immersed in boiling water, rows of feline corpses drying in the sun, people preparing and packaging the disturbing concoction, and a baby drinking what appears to be the ‘elixir’ surfaced after workers from the charity No to Dog Meat released shocking video footage. The trade in this sickening solution is booming in Hanoi, and the mixture is even being advertised and sold online. There’s zero scientific credibility behind the belief that ingesting cats in any form protects against COVID-19; on the contrary, mounting evidence shows that the live animal trade puts humans at risk of catching deadly illnesses from animals. As people the world over become increasingly aware of the dangers associated with the cruel and unhygienic live animal trade, torturing these poor creatures for any reason represents a blatant step backward for both animal rights and public health. The needless slaughter of helpless cats based on bad information must end. Sign this petition urging the Vietnamese Ambassador to the U.S., Ha Kim Ngoc, to push for a countrywide ban on this brutal practice and to educate citizens about the dangers of killing and ingesting these animals.

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ENOUGH…THIS NEEDS TO STOP!!!

Tiger King mauled by real tiger keeper who was horrified by animal abuse

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by Will Twigger13:20, 14 Apr 2020Updated20:35, 14 Apr 2020 3-4 minutes


Carolyn Mueller Kelly was disgusted by the ‘appalling’ animal abuse in the Netflix hit after she was urged to give it a watch by friends

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A zoo keeper has lashed out at Netflix hit Tiger King for the “appalling” animal abuse committed by the show’s central figure, Joe Exotic.

Joe – real name Joseph Maldonado-Passage – is currently serving time behind bars for 17 federal charges of animal abuse, as well as two counts of murder for hire.

Tiger King focuses on Joe and his collection of exotic animals.

Now, tiger keeper Carolyn Mueller Kelly has given her damning verdict on the show after she finally sat down to watch it on the insistence of her pals.

“The animal abuse was appalling,” she wrote for Huffington Post. The show focuses on the character of Joe Exotic(Image: Daily Mirror)

“Seeing Joe Exotic tear tiger cubs, only minutes old, away from their mother so that they could become props in his ‘cub petting’ scheme is not a scene I will quickly forget.”

Carolyn, though, took more of an issue with Big Cat Rescue founder and Joe’s nemesis Carole Baskin’s claim that she doesn’t hire animal caretakers, as “people will do that stuff for free.”

Carolyn describes the degree of care and attention the animals need, as well as the expertise required for someone to take care of these animals, expressing discomfort with the notion that just anyone would come along to do it. 74336241_1378907645611368_7231688142833582080_n

Carolyn slammed Joe for his cruelty(Image: Daily Mirror)

She continues that Carole’s attitude is even more troubling in light of the coronavirus outbreak.

“I was prepping to leave my safe space,” she writes, “Potentially risking the safety of my family, to care for the zoo’s animals.”

Mirror Online has approached representatives of Netflix for comment.

Carole responded to calls to pay her volunteers with a video posted to her YouTube channel, in which she explains that the care of the animals at Big Cat Rescue is done by volunteers and interns. 0_CRP_CHP__272JPG

Carole said people would ask as caretakers for the animals ‘for free.

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Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, they have had to let go of half their paid staff, and Carole and her husband have taken a pay cut.

She added that the volunteers love being around and caring for the animals, and that she’s offered to pay volunteers in the past – which has been met with refusal.

She also said that Big Cat Rescue receives “excellent ratings” from charity watchdog groups.”

Despite her horror at what is perpetrated during the series, Carolyn ends her piece with a message of hope.

“None of us knows what a post-pandemic world will look like,” she admits, “But I sure hope that there will be a bright future for both humans and tigers.

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DON’T Pardon Infamous Serial Animal Abuser – Animal Petitions

Donald Trump is considering pardoning notorious animal abuser and attempted murderer Joe Exotic in an abuse of his power and a clear public relations stunt. Demand this infamously cruel man be left to complete his just sentence.

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Oklahoma exotic animals park owner will serve 25 years in prison for killing 5 tigers, trying to hire hit man to kill rival

FILE – This file photo provided by the Santa Rose County Jail in Milton, Fla., shows Joseph Maldonado-Passage. Prosecutors say Maldonado-Passage, also known as “Joe Exotic, tried to arrange the killing of Carole Baskin, the founder of Big Cat Rescue. Lurors were shown a Facebook video Tuesday, March 26, 2019, that depicts Maldonado-Passage shooting a blow-up “Carole” doll in the head. Other videos show him pretending to dig a grave for Baskin and threatening to mail her rattlesnakes. (Santa Rosa County Jail via AP, File)

FILE – This file photo provided by the Santa Rose County Jail in Milton, Fla., shows Joseph Maldonado-Passage. Prosecutors say Maldonado-Passage, also known as “Joe Exotic, tried to arrange the killing of Carole Baskin, the founder of Big Cat Rescue. Lurors were shown a Facebook video Tuesday, March 26, 2019, that depicts Maldonado-Passage shooting a blow-up “Carole” doll in the head. Other videos show him pretending to dig a grave for Baskin and threatening to mail her rattlesnakes. (Santa Rosa County Jail via AP, File)

He called himself Joe Exotic and once lorded over a popular exotic animal park in Oklahoma.

Then he shot and killed five tigers, sold baby lemurs and falsified paperwork to say they were donated, and tried to pay a hit man $3,000 to kill a rival.

Now, the man once known as the “Tiger King” is going to prison for 22 years.

Joseph Maldonado-Passage was sentenced Wednesday for the murder-for-hire plot and several wildlife violations.

A federal jury found Maldonado-Passage guilty in April of trying to hire someone to kill animal rights activist Carole Baskin in November 2017, according to the US Attorney’s Office Western District of Oklahoma.

During trial, a jury heard evidence that he paid a man $3,000 to travel from Oklahoma to Florida to kill Baskin, with a promise to pay thousands more after she was dead, the court said.

Baskin, who was a vocal critic of Maldonado-Passage’s animal park, owns a tiger sanctuary in Florida and had secured a million-dollar judgment against him.

Maldonado-Passage had tried to find someone to kill her since July 2016, and had unknowingly met with an undercover FBI agent to discuss details of the planned murder, according to the court.

“Because of his constant threats to kill me, I have found myself seeing every bystander as a potential threat. There is no where that I have felt safe, and worse, no way that I feel I can safeguard those around me,” Baskin said in a statement. “So many of his threats involved blowing me up, so that he could thrill over seeing me burn to death.”

In addition to the murder-for-hire plot, he falsified forms involving the sale of wildlife in interstate commerce, killed five tigers in October 2017, and sold or offered to sell tiger cubs in interstate commerce.

While transporting animals, he designated on delivery forms and veterinary inspection certificates that they were being donated or transported for exhibition only, but they were instead being sold in interstate commerce, the court said. The animals involved included tigers, lemurs and lions.

“Because tigers are an endangered species, these alleged killings and sales violated the Endangered Species Act,” the court said.

The jury convicted him of two counts of murder-for-hire, eight counts of violating the Lacey Act for falsifying wildlife records, and nine counts of violating the Endangered Species Act, US Attorney Timothy J. Downing said.

“The self-described Tiger King was not above the law,” First Assistant US Attorney Robert J. Troester said.

https://fox43.com/2020/01/23/oklahoma-exotic-animals-park-owner-will-serve-25-years-in-prison-for-killing-5-tigers-trying-to-hire-hit-man-to-kill-rival/

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Animal Abuse Legislation: 2019 Year in Review

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Animal-Human Abuse LINK LEGISLATION

We look back on 21 new state laws that were enacted in 2019 that address The Link between animal abuse and domestic, child and elder abuse and other crimes, and list 45 new bills that have already been introduced in the young 2020 sessions.

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Petition to end the cruel treatment of elephants in India – by save Asian elephants

Above: a baby elephant beaten to the ground in the “training” process of pajan.

The plight of elephants in Africa is widely recognised, but far less is known of the even more desperate threats facing Asian (or Asiatic) elephants, whose surviving population is barely 5% that of African elephants, with numbers of Asian elephants declining from estimates of a million or more in the late 19th Century to scarcely 40,000 today.

Save The Asian Elephants (STAE) is a not for profit association which aims to raise awareness of the plight of the Asian Elephants; working to end the terrible cruelty and brutal conditions suffered by this wondrous and ancient species.
Young elephants are snatched from their forest homes to supply tourist attractions, temples and festivals. Capture from the wild often entails slaughtering the mothers and other herd members who attempt to protect their young.

PAJAN – THE BRUTAL ‘BREAKING IN’ PROCESS
The captured calves are isolated and then forced into a pen and tied with ropes to prevent them moving. They are deprived of water, food and sleep. Terrified, they are brutally, often fatally, beaten with rods, chains or bullhooks (a rod with sharp metal hooks at the striking end) and stabbed with knives and nails. This practice – “pajan” – is designed to break their spirits and brutalise them into submission.

We respectfully urge:

  1. Prime Minister Narendra Modi to end pajan and ensure the proper treatment of captive elephants. These magnificent creatures should either be released into the forests or kept in genuine sanctuaries.
  2. Prime Minister Boris Johnson and Former Prime Minister David Cameron to urgently fulfil their Government’s Manifesto commitment to “support the Indian Government in its efforts to protect the Asian elephant”.

  3. The Association of British Travel Agents (ABTA) to press its members including Virgin Holidays, to remove elephant attractions from their itinerary in India and the rest of Asia. Only visits to genuine sanctuaries and wildlife reserves where tourists observe elephants at a respectful distance (and do not ride them) should be permitted.

Save The Asian Elephants now before it’s too late by signing our petition.

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Donald Trump signs bill targeting ‘sadistic’ animal ‘crush’ videos

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By David Martosko, U.s. Political Editor For Dailymail.com 23:44 25 Nov 2019, updated 00:08 26 Nov 2019

Donald Trump signs landmark animal cruelty bill into law, making sadistic killing of animals a felony in some cases
New law is an extension of an Obama-era statute that targeted ‘crush’ fetish videos, which depict animals being killed for sexual gratification
New law carries a maximum of 7 years in prison
Lara Trump: ‘Our companion pets are family members, and our working dogs are our heroes’

Donald Trump signed the first animal cruelty bill of his presidency on Monday, outlawing narrow types of egregious violence usually committed for the purpose of videotaping them.

The Senate unanimously passed the Preventing Animal Cruelty and Torture Act this month after a similar House vote in late October. It applies to non-human mammals, birds, reptiles, and amphibians, building on a 2010 law that criminalized the distributon of so-called ‘crush’ videos—footage meant to satisfy an unusual sexual fetish—by also outlawing the production of the films.

Producing a crush video typically consists of filming a small animal being killed by stomping on it. But the new law expands the definition to include animals that are ‘purposely crushed, burned, drowned, suffocated, impaled, or otherwise subjected to serious bodily injury.’

President Trump said the bill would stop people from sharing footage of animal cruelty. ‘It is important that we combat these heinous and sadistic acts of cruelty,’ he said.

President Donald Trump signed the Preventing Animal Cruelty and Torture Act in the Oval Office on Monday

The bill signing came on thesame day the president gave a military dog named Conan a medal

Animal welfare advocate Lara Trump told DailyMail.com on Monday that she is proud her father-in-law put his Sharpie signature on the legislation.

‘I could not be more excited for President Trump to take this historic step today, publicly signing into law a bill tackling the nefarious and unacceptable world of animal cruelty,’ she said in a statement.

‘Our companion pets are family members, and our working dogs are our heroes, and any movement to signal and enforce a positive environment for these great animals is a step in the right direction,’ Ms. Trump said.

The new law carves out a broad variety of activity for exemptions, including slaughtering livestock, hunting, trapping, fishing, and medical or scientific research.

‘[C]ustomary and normal veterinary, agricultural husbandry, or other animal management practice[s]’ are also nestled in a loophole, along with predator control and pest control.

Anything ‘necessary to protect the life or property of a person’ or done as part of euthanizing an animal is also exempt.

Lara Trump, the president’s daughter-in-law and a longtime animal welfare advocate, said ‘[o]ur companion pets are family members, and our working dogs are our heroes’

Lara is a seniot Trump 2020 campaign adviser and the wife of the president’s second-eldest son Eric

The president asked rhetorically on Monday ‘why hasn’t this happened a long time ago?’

‘Because Trump wasn’t president,’ he said.

The new law has a maximum penalty of fines and seven years in prison.

Democratic Rep. Ted Deutch of Florida, one of its cosponsors, said Monday that ‘[t]he torture of innocent animals is abhorrent and should be punished to the fullest extent of the law. Signing this bill into law is a significant milestone for pet owners and animal lovers across the country.’

Federal prosecutors have brought cases against producers of ‘crush’ videos in the nine years since President Barack Obama signed the original bill into law.

One woman who filmed herself torturing and maiming small animals for viewers’ sexual gratification pleaded guilty to federal charges in 2015.

In the films, a scantily clad Ashley Nicole Richards, then 24, could be seen stabbing helpless animals including a puppy, a kitten and a chicken.

She would sometimes chop off their limbs and urinate on them while making sexual comments to the camera.
Ashley Nicole Richards from Houston admitted to four counts of creating animal crush videos and one film distribution charge in one of the first cases of its kind in the United States, just a few years ago

The Houston Chronicle reported at the time that one video seen by authorities featured Richards puncturing a cat’s eye with a shoe heel.

Richards and Brent Justice, 54, were the first two people to be charged under the Animal Crush Video Prohibition Act.

Richards was already in state custody in Texas, serving a 10-year animal cruelty sentence.

Federal Judge Sim Lake had dismissed five counts of animal cruelty video creation and distribution against Richards and Justice, citing the films as protected free speech under the First Amendment.

But the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals reinstated the charges, noting that the First Amendment allows limited restrictions on some speech, including obscenity, and that the federal law was constitutional because of the ‘secondary effects’ of the videos.

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PETITION: Help stop the sadistic ‘Fire Bull’ festival in Soria

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In Medinaceli, a picturesque town in the province of Soria, a “tradition” called Toro Júbilo brings shame on Spain.

Image: “Toro Jubilo 2011 – Medinaceli – PACMA” by PACMA Fotos / CC by 2.0

On the second weekend in November, balls of pitch (a sticky black substance made from tar or turpentine) will once again be stuck onto the horns of a bull and set on fire. The burning bull is called Toro de Fuego (literally “bull on fire”).

The bull is then released onto the streets and can do nothing but run around in pain. The bull often smashes into walls in an attempt to douse the fire. The agony the bull must suffer is unimaginable. These fiery balls can burn for hours, and they burn the bull’s horns, body and eyes and cause tremendous stress – all while spectators cheer and run around the victim.

This distressing video from PACMA shows the full horror:

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PETITION: DE-FUND THE EXPERIMENTS!

EXPOSED: NIH has wasted over $16 million of your tax dollars to drill holes in monkeys skulls, inject toxins to destroy their brains, and cripple them. Is this how you want your money spent?

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