Poachers die in high speed chase – The Chronicle

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Mashudu Netsianda, Senior Court Reporter

TWO suspected rhino poachers in Beitbridge died on admission to the Bulawayo United Hospitals (UBH) after they were involved in an accident while being pursued by police and game rangers during a dramatic high speed chase.

The incident occurred last Wednesday at Bubye Valley Conservancy on the outskirts of Beitbridge.

This emerged when two other suspects James Mauto (41) of Zaka in Masvingo and Celestino Shate (35) of Soshangane Flats in Bulawayo appeared before Beitbridge resident magistrate, Mr Langton Mukwengi, facing charges of unlawful hunting of a specially protected animal in violation of the Parks and Wildlife Act. They were remanded in custody to June 28.

Prosecuting, Mr Guwanda said on June 12 this year, Mauto and Shate who were in the company of their deceased accomplices, Godfrey Makechemu and Charles Runye, were allegedly spotted by game rangers inside Bubye Valley Conservancy in Mazunga, Beitbridge.

The quartet, which was allegedly illegally hunting for rhinoceros, took to their heels with the game rangers hot in pursuit.

Their footprints indicated that they were tracking fresh rhino spoors at the conservancy.

“Acting on a tip off, a police mobile unit saw the suspected poachers coming out of Bubye Valley Conservancy and heading towards a nearby Jopembe village and pursued them,” said Mr Guwanda.

The court heard that as the police and the game rangers were making a follow up, they spotted the accused persons jumping into their car, a Toyota Wish and speeding off.

While in the process of fleeing from the pursuing police officers and game rangers, the car hit a stray goat resulting in the driver losing control of the vehicle and it veered off the road and overturned.

When police arrived at the scene, they found the four injured suspects inside the wreckage.

A search was conducted leading to the recovery of a telescopic sight rifle.

On being quizzed the suspects failed to give a satisfactory response leading to their arrest.

The accused persons were taken to Beitbridge District Hospital.

Makechemu and Runye were further transferred to UBH where they died upon admission.

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Sign Petition: This Guy Ripped the Feathers Out of a Live, Wounded Emu

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Sign Petition: This Guy Ripped the Feathers Out of a Live, Wounded Emu

Animal abuse isn’t funny, but some people think it’s a hoot.

Take the story of a group of people in Australia who filmed themselves howling with laughter as one of their friends brutally tortured an emu. Emu birds are enormous and imposing, but it seems its stature wasn’t enough to dissuade a group of hooligans from setting upon it.

In a video that was posted to social media, a man grabs the emu and drags it along the ground and underneath a wire fence. At the same time, he begins to mock ride the bird, which reportedly had a broken leg. It only gets worse from there.

The man grabs large chunks of the flightless bird’s feathers and plucks them out of its body as it writhes in pain. Imagine someone grabbing your fingernails and ripping them out just for fun. That must be how it felt to the poor bird.

According to reports, the police have been made aware of the incident but has refused to take action because they can’t discern where it took place. Yet, the same report, also says that the video was recorded by a 19-year old in Walgett, New South Wales and a young woman interviewed for the story says she knows the person who uploaded the video. That’s how she came to see it in the first place and report it!

So, with all those clues, why exactly aren’t the police taking any action?

Sign the petition and demand that New South West Police do their job, follow the clues and find the thugs who did this.

https://www.thepetitionsite.com/734/152/004/this-guy-ripped-the-feathers-out-of-a-live-wounded-emu-all-while-his-friends-watched./

Brave Cat Who Survived Being Set on Fire Deserves Justice

  • A cat was doused in gasoline and set on fire in a disturbing case of animal cruelty. She is the second cat to suffer this torture, striking fear into the hearts of local pet owners. Demand that authorities do more to ensure this cat torturer is found and punished.

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Dog Reportedly Disfigured by Scalding Liquid Deserves Justice

A dog was reportedly doused with scalding liquid in a horrific case of animal cruelty. She apparently suffered burns so severe that they caused permanent disfigurement. Demand justice for this poor pup.

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Long Island couple tortured and viciously beat 3 adopted dogs to death

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By Lorena Mongelli and Jackie Salo
May 15, 2019 | 12:56pm | Updated

Ellie Knoller and wife Jessica Kuncman were arraigned Wednesday in court. A Goldendoodle named Bella (left) was allegedly abused in their care.

Ellie Knoller and wife Jessica Kuncman were arraigned Wednesday in court. A Goldendoodle named Bella (left) was allegedly abused in their care. Victor Alcorn

A Long Island man and his wife brought three lovable puppies into their Mineola home, where the husband viciously beat the pooches while his spouse did nothing — leaving two dead and another fighting for her life, according to prosecutors.

Jessica Kuncman, 30, and Ellie Knoller, 29, were hit with charges stemming from the torture of their three dogs, one after the other, each beaten within days of being brought back to their Mineola home.

The couple — who has been married less than a year — pleaded not guilty Wednesday in Nassau County Court to the heinous crimes, which prosecutors describe as “serial” animal abuse.

“In my 28 years as a prosecutor, I have never seen a case where someone committed this kind of serial violence against different puppies,” said Nassau District Attorney Madeline Singas.

Prosecutors said the pair adopted the first pup, a male shepherd mix named Tucker, on Feb. 8 from North Shore Animal League — but nine days later the new pet was dead from a kidney rupture as a result of Knoller’s “blunt force trauma to the dog.” Tucker suffered from extensive internal bleeding and died.

The very next day, the couple purchased a Goldendoodle named Cooper from a Pennsylvania breeder. But the designer dog — which can fetch as much as $3,000 from a breeder — was dealt a similar fate.

Three days after his adoption, Cooper bled to death from internal injuries, which were the result of being pummeled by Knoller, according to prosecutors. He suffered cardiac and respiratory arrest from the disturbing abuse.

On Feb. 20, Knoller allegedly brought the puppy into Garden City Veterinary Care in cardiac and respiratory arrest.

By the time a veterinarian examined Cooper he had already died.

Knoller then returned to the same breeder days after Cooper’s death and complained he was sold a sick animal. He was given another Goldendoodle named Bella from the same litter.

The couple’s lone surviving dog was then allegedly choked, beaten and suffered several broken bones. The shaggy pooch was left with injuries that total more than $18,000 in medical bills — including broken ribs, a forearm fractured in two places and a pulmonary contusion, according to the Nassau County SPCA.

“I’ve never ever seen a case of serial animal abuse like this. Basically serial murder of an animal,” said Gary Rogers, the SPCA’s president, outside the court. “It’s just wrong.”

Both newlyweds were charged Wednesday with over-driving, torturing and injuring animals. Knoller also faces a felony charge of aggravated cruelty to animals.

Knoller and Kuncman face a max of two years and one year, respectively, if convicted on the top count.

“I don’t know why this happened and unfortunately the dogs can’t tell us,” Singas said. “Maybe there are anger issues. Maybe it’s some kind of sick sport.”

Judge Meryl Berkowitz ordered the couple Wednesday not to have any pets during the trial.

“The defendants are not allowed to have any kind of animals — not a dog, not a cat, not a bird, not a goldfish,” Berkowitz said.

The pair were released without bail but had their passports taken away. They drove off in a Range Rover without commenting.

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PETITION: Justice for Helpless Kitten Shot with Arrow

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PETITION TARGET: Laconia Police Department

In a shocking act of cruelty, someone shot an arrow through a 10-month old kitten named Wolfie in Laconia, New Hampshire, in April.

The thick arrow pierced Wolfie’s back leg, shattering her tibia and fibula, and only narrowing missing her femur and femoral artery, according to an update on her guardian Liz Carmignani’s GoFundMe page.

Carmignani found the injured kitten outside her house, terrified and in pain. After the traumatized cat went into shock and lost consciousness, she rushed her to the vet to get the arrow removed.

Initially, vets thought they would need to amputate the mangled limb, but they were fortunately able to repair it using metal rods. However, Wolfie’s recovery will be lengthy, and she will need further surgery to remove the rods.

Laconia Police Chief Matt Canfield told the Laconia Daily Sun that the arrow was a Mossy Oak brand, commonly launched by compound bows and crossbows. Local police are still investigating this malicious attack.

We need to act now to bring Wolfie’s attacker to justice before they can hurt or even kill any more animals like her.

Sign the petition urging the Laconia Police Department to use all possible resources to find the person responsible for this horrific abuse.

Anyone with information about the attack should call the Laconia Police Department crime line on 524-1717.

https://ladyfreethinker.org/sign-justice-for-helpless-kitten-shot-with-arrow/

PETITION: Justice for Miniature Horse Found Shot and Dismembered

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PETITION TARGET: Jonne Slemons, Bethany Mayor

A sweet little miniature horse named Quigley was callously murdered and his body mutilated in Bethany, Missouri, last week.

The perpetrator shot the much-loved four-year-old horse through the neck before chopping off his genitals, hacking off one of his ears and gouging out an eye. This beautiful horse had also been skinned from his belly up with surgical precision, reported KQ2.com.

Quigley’s guardians discovered his butchered body in his field when he didn’t come to the gate for his morning feed. They had cared for him since he was only a few months old and considered the 30-inch horse to be a treasured part of the family.

The Bethany Police Department is currently investigating, but has not yet reported any developments or arrests, according to the Kansas City Star.

Sign this petition calling for justice for Quigley and to urge Bethany Mayor Jonne Slemons to ensure all possible resources are used to investigate this heinous crime and prevent the attacker from torturing and slaughtering any more animals.

Bethany Police are asking anyone with information about this crime to call 660-425-3199.

https://ladyfreethinker.org/sign-justice-for-miniature-horse-found-shot-and-dismembered/

10 Years After Arrest, These Rhino Poachers are Finally Going to Prison

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Three South African rhinoceros poachers who tried to drag out their trials indefinitely have finally been sentenced — a decade after their crimes.

Senior Regional Court Magistrate Logan Naidoo convicted the men based on “overwhelming evidence” and declared that it would be a “travesty” to allow them to further prolong their cases.

On August 26, 2009, a rhino was shot to death in the Hluhluwe-iMfolozi Game Reserve. Hours later, three men were arrested for the crime: 50-year-old Mutugokwakhe Khoza; 40-year-old Ayanda Buthelezi; and South African National Defence Force (SANDF) officer Mduduzi Xulu, 51.

The men were intercepted at a roadblock and discovered wearing bloodstained clothing and with a rifle, bloody axes, and a pair of rhino horns in their possession. DNA evidence later connected the severed horns to the carcass of the poached animal.

Cell phone records proved that extensive correspondence occurred between the criminals in the days leading up to the crime, despite some of them claiming not to know each other when they were caught.

To stall the proceedings and delay a verdict, Khoza and his accomplices hired and dismissed somewhere between 12 and 25 private and public lawyers throughout their trials.

On March 25, they sought further delays by firing their team of defense attorneys; but by then, court officials were fed up.

Despite threats from Xulu that the men would appeal their cases, Naidoo concluded that they had unreasonably delayed the trial and were therefore responsible for their own defense.

The three men were convicted on all eight of their original poaching charges. Khoza, who was convicted on a separate case of poaching that he committed while out on bail and served six years in prison for, was sentenced to 14 years of imprisonment. Buthelezi and Xulu were each sentenced to ten years, with five years suspended.

https://ladyfreethinker.org/10-years-after-arrest-these-rhino-poachers-are-finally-going-to-prison/?utm_source=Newsletter&utm_medium=Email

Rhino poacher killed by elephant and then eaten by lions in South Africa, police say – CNN

Only a skull and a pair of trousers remained after the suspected rhino poacher was killed by an elephant and then eaten by lions in Kruger National Park, South Africa National Parks said.

The incident happened after the man entered the park Monday with four others to target rhinos, according to a parks service statement.

An elephant “suddenly” attacked the alleged poacher, killing him, and his accomplices claimed to have carried his body to the road that so that passerby, could find it in the morning. They then banished from the park, police said.

His family were notified of his death late Tuesday by his fellow poachers, and a search party set out to recover the body. Rangers scored on foot and police flew over the area, but because of the failing light he could not be found.

The search resumed Thursday morning and with the help of added field rangers, police discovered what was left of his body.

police say they arrested three men and seized guns fall in the alleged poachers death.

Indications found at the scene suggested that a pride of lions had devoured the remains leaving only a human skull and a pair of pants.

 

Continue reading here…

https://www.cnn.com/2019/04/07/africa/south-africa-rhino-poacher-eaten/index.html

Woman booked, accused of dragging dog behind scooter

 


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Woman booked, accused of dragging dog behind scooter
By: Kelly Broderick
3 minutes

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. — UPDATE (February 16, 2019 8 a.m.) As of 8 a.m., Rosa posted bail and is no longer in custody.


UPDATE (February 16, 2019 7:15 a.m.): Elaine Rosa has been booked for one felony charge of cruelty to an animal and one misdemeanor charge of failing to provide animal care.


Elaine Rosa, who was accused of dragging a dog behind a scooter has been charged with animal abuse and neglect.

Charges were filed on Friday, February 15 by the District Attorney’s Office against Elaine Rosa for animal abuse and neglect. One felony charge and one misdemeanor charge have been filed.

Rosa faces 3 years jail time and a $20,000 fine.

Bo Koenig, Attorney for Rosa has released a statement.

“We were recently advised by law enforcement that official charges have been filed against my client. I’ve reached out to my client and we plan on cooperating with law enforcement 100 percent. She is in the process of turning herself over to the authorities this evening.”

According to the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation, Rosa was a contracted psychologist at Kern Valley State Prison beginning on Jan. 3, 2018. Her contract was terminated on Jan. 7, 2019.

Bakersfield Police say that they have begun making efforts to take her into custody for her arrest warrant.

The viral video that showed Elaine Rosa dragging a small dog behind an electric scooter in January sparked an uproar on social media. Rosa was a former employee of the Kern Valley State Prison as a contracted psychologist. Her contract was terminated on January 7.

It is unknown if the video played into her termination.

According to Bakersfield Police, Rosa was not the owner of the dog . The dog has since been returned to its owner and received medical treatment.

District Attorney Cynthia Zimmer announced charges were filed today against Elaine Rosa for animal abuse and neglect. One felony charge of PC 597(b) and one misdemeanor charge of PC 597.1(a) have been filed. The felony carries a maximum term of 3 years jail and a $20,000 fine.

— Kern County District Attorney (@KernCountyDA) February 15, 2019

Copyright 2019 Scripps Media, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

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Petition: chargers need to be laid!

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Kirby Silverberg started this petition to RCMP – Grande Prairie (Sexsmith – Alberta)
Problem
Over the weekend a video surfaced online of two boys beating a coyote to death. Laughing while they slam the still alive animal against their snowmobile. The videos is so disturbing to watch. The boys taunt the animal as they clearly take pleasure in ending its life. The RCMP is undecided as to whether or not charges will be laid. This shouldn’t be a question of if. This inhuman, sociopathic behaviour needs to be punished. Sign of you agree.

Solution
Charge the individuals responsible.

Personal story
Something needs to be done. These acts of violence against a defenceless animal cannot be tolerated.

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Petition: Do not allow the sacrifice of 18 falsely accused dogs!

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In Tecamac they want to kill 18 stray dogs that are accused of having murdered a woman who appeared nude in the street. Who will believe all this show mounted only for the useless authorities want to cover a femicide by blaming street dogs. It is outrageous that they want to blame these poor animals, so we should not allow them to sacrifice them!

The woman appeared naked, that is, after killing her the dogs undressed her and stole some belongings. Who can be able to believe something like that? Please, let us not blame the animals for the insecurity in which we live daily.

We demand that these dogs are not sacrificed, are sterilized and rehabilitated and then can be given for adoption to responsible family.

Stop blaming the animals and look for the real killers!

SIGN AND SHARE THIS PETITION

https://www.sosvox.org/en/petition/do-not-allow-the-sacrifice-of-18-falsely-accused-dogs.html

Sign Petition: This Guy Killed a Shark Just to Use it as a Bong — All For Likes on Social Media

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by: Care2 Team
recipient: Facebook

32,750 SUPPORTERS – 35,000 GOAL

A man identified as commercial fisherman Billy Brislane has hooked himself a big problem. The Australian, who is a member of a Facebook group called Fried Fishing, earned the wrath of most decent minded people everywhere when he uploaded a disgusting video.

In the video, the cretin grabs a deceased baby shark with a pipe sticking out of its head and another pipe coming out of its back. In another hand, he’s got lighter. Then to the sound of the kids’ song “Baby Shark” playing in the background, he leans down towards the shark and lights one of the pipes. When he corrects himself a huge puff of smoke comes billowing out of his mouth.

You read right, Mr. Brislane had just desecrated the body of a dead shark by using it as a bong. All so he could get social media likes and laughs.

Social media, however, wasn’t having it. In quick order, he received several complaints and was even visited by the police. So furious was the response that he suggested that he might even take a break from social media. Hopefully, Billy has learned that using dead animals as toys is not OK.

However, Billy isn’t the only problem. The Fried Fishing Facebook group where he felt free enough to upload the horrible clip is a cesspool of disgusting images. The site seems to be a library of videos and pictures where “fishermen” use their catches in inhumane ways as long as it gets a laugh. In another video. Billy grabs a live fish he caught, brings it up to his bare chest and lets it take a bite at his nipple.

In another — now-deleted video — another person also films himself using a shark as a bong.

This group, whose motto is “Fried fishing, stupid s**t, banter about other fishermen,” isn’t a group for fishermen to share stories about the one that got away. It’s one where they can trade videos of themselves abusing animals. And that isn’t OK.

Please Sign the Care2 Petition!

https://www.thepetitionsite.com/takeaction/591/281/361/

Please sign the petition and ask Facebook to ban the Fried Fishing.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/nation/2019/02/05/humans-need-do-better-an-australian-fishermans-viral-shark-bong-draws-outrage-death-threats/?noredirect=on&utm_term=.3a0e64e1989

Sign Petition: This Man Dragged His Dog Behind a Truck and Left It for Dead

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by: Care2 Team
recipient: Yeppoon Police

35,781 SUPPORTERS – 40,000 GOAL

Last month, diners at the Pine Beach Hotel in Yeppoon, Australia witnessed something that made them lose their appetite. While enjoying their meal, a man drove by in a truck trailing a limp dog behind it. The dog had somehow fallen out of the man’s truck bed but the driver did not notice or care and kept moving along.

As the driver roared around the corner, the dog’s collar snapped, leaving it in a pool of blood in the middle of the street. After it gathered its strength, the poor dog even tried to chase after the truck and the man who had abandoned him.

Kind bystanders then jumped in to rescue the poor pooch, rushing him to the vet. Unfortunately, it wasn’t enough and he died overnight.

Dog owners who allow their dogs to travel in truck beds are playing a risky game. According to the Humane Society of Utah, in the United States alone, over 100,000 dogs die every year by flying out after an accident, falling out accidentally or sliding out the back of an open tailgate.

And in most parts of Australia, it is illegal to allow your dog to travel in the back of an open vehicle with RSPCA Australia advising that people should ensure “their dog’s restraint is long enough to allow him to stand and lie down, but not so long that he could jump or fall over the edge of the moving vehicle.”

The cruel dog owner who dragged and then abandoned his dog clearly didn’t follow these recommendations.

Please sign the petition and tell the Yeppoon Police you support their search for this irresponsible pet owner. Tell them to find him and charge him with animal cruelty.Photo credit: Facebookmore

Sign Petition

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Apply the Cholito Law with the owner of this dog who died locked in his vehicle

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A man left his dog locked up in his vehicle for more than six hours in Viña del Mar, with the suffocating heat he made, and the dog ended up dying. I suppose that due to the heat stroke or the dehydration caused by the high temperatures and the can not breath.

An auto usher saw the situation and tried to help the animal locked in the back of the vehicle, breaking a glass to rescue it, but the dog was already dead.

We are signing this petition for two reasons, first, that the owner of the dog apply the Cholito Law to go to jail, and I learned that the car usher was stopped for breaking the glass to save the animal, so I believe that not only should he be liberated but also rewarded for his courage.

Not only those who kill street dogs are criminals, these people who care less about their animals are as murderous as any other, and that is why I ask that you be condemned for murdering your dog.

SIGN AND SHARE THIS PETITION

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Petition · American Belgian Malinois Rescue: BRING K9 ENDY HOME · Change.org

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Frank Rpk9f started this petition to American Belgian Malinois Rescue and 3 others

Earlier this month K9 Endy, a Retired U.S Customs and Border Patrol K9, escaped from his handler’s yard due to fireworks. Endy was found wondering the streets nearby and was given to Kingsville Animal Advocates who turned Endy over to the American Belgian Malinois Rescue.

K9 Endy is microchipped, which comes back to the US Border Patrol but American Belgian Malinois Rescue failed to make the right calls and is now refusing to give the K9 Endy back to his handler, Brian Buchanan, who has proof of ownership, vet records, dental records, pictures and videos of Endy at home with his family.

After many failed attempts to get Endy home, Brian Buchanan contacted us to see if we could help. Retired Police K9 Foundation has made a commitment to get Endy back home. Please contact the rescue and ask them to release K9 Endy back to his family! Retired Police K9 Foundation will make sure Endy has proper vet care needed now and for the rest of his life!

Please contact Marcia Tokson, National chairperson, and ask her to give K9 Endy back!

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Dog Abandoned to Freeze in Polar Vortex Deserves Justice

A dog reportedly froze to the ground after being left outside during the polar vortex. The owner then allegedly threw the pup’s remains into a dumpster. Demand justice for this poor animal.

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Justice for Pit Bull Mother and Puppies Reportedly Wrongly Put Down

A mother pit bull was reportedly euthanized by an animal shelter while she was in labor, with her puppies being put down just moments later. This is seemingly another act of hateful cruelty against pit bulls, who are constantly mischaracterized as dangerous aggressors when nothing could be further from the truth. Sign this petition to hold the shelter responsible for their alleged actions.

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Stray Cat Shot With Arrow Deserves Justice

A cat was shot with an arrow at point blank range, nearly leading to her death. The person responsible is still at large. Demand justice for this innocent animal.

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Dog Beaten, Strangled, and Spray Painted Deserves Justice

A dog was beaten, strangled, and spray painted as part of a possible gang initiation. The people responsible are still at large. Demand justice for this innocent animal.

Source: Dog Beaten, Strangled, and Spray Painted Deserves Justice

Breaking! Tiger Poachers Arrested In Thailand; Authorities Warn More Criminal Gangs Are Threatening Critically Endangered Tigers In The Wild – World Animal News

By WAN –
January 24, 2019

An image found on a confiscated mobile phone documents a suspected poacher standing over a dead tiger in a forest in Thailand. Photo from Freeland Foundation.
Following a three-month investigation, Thai officials are warning that organized crime gangs that are dispatched across borders are targeting the endangered wild tigers in Thailand and Malaysia.
According to Freeland Foundation, a frontline counter-trafficking organization working for a world that is free of wildlife trafficking and human slavery, Thai authorities have arrested one of many gangs.
The investigation was initiated after the successful arrest of two Vietnamese males by Thai Police in October 2018 following a tip-off from a Thai driver-for-hire.
The observant driver, who was taking the men from the western town of Tak to Pitsanalok, thought the baggage was suspicious, so he called the police who subsequently stopped the vehicle, inspected the bag, and discovered a fresh tiger skeleton inside.
The police arrested the owners of the bag, took the suspects and tiger remains to the Nakorn Sawan Police station, and inspected the suspects’ belongings, including their phones.

Police then contacted Freeland for analytical assistance.
Freeland’s forensics experts were dispatched to the scene and provided on-the-job training. Using Cellebrite digital forensics technology, police found evidence that the poaching coordinators, originating from Vietnam, had crossed Laos into Thailand to sponsor targeted hunting inside the forests of Thailand and Malaysia, and possibly Myanmar. The poachers documented their trips on their phones, including tiger kills.
Freeland believes the poachers were working on assignment from a Vietnamese criminal syndicate.
“We do not think this was the poacher’s or poaching coordinators’ first time in Thailand, or working together, and we have reason to believe they were planning to strike again,” Petcharat Sangchai, Director of Freeland-Thailand said in a statement.
Following the discovery of the gang and poached tiger, Thai rangers were put on high alert.
“This gang has been removed as a threat, but we should be aware that whoever employed them may dispatch more hunters to kill our country’s tigers,” said Sanchai. “Police, rangers, and the public must remain vigilant.”
Tragically, there are only an estimated 2,500 tigers remaining in the wild.
Freeland Foundation is requesting that people with any information on the “poachers’ ID, whereabouts, or about other poaching coordinators” to contact them; noting on their Facebook page that “solid tips” like the one that resulted in the arrest of two poaching coordinators who are in jail now, may be rewarded.”
Freeland Thailand is located at 92/1 Soi Phahonyothin 5, Phahonyothin Road, Phaya Thai, Bangkok 10400 THAILAND. The phone number is +(66) 2-278 2033 and fax number is +(66) 2-278 2037. Tips may also be sent to info@freeland.org

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Dog Reportedly Shot and Dumped in River Deserves Justice

A dog was reportedly shot and killed in a horrifying case of animal cruelty. Her body was allegedly dumped in a river and has not been recovered. Demand justice for this beloved family pet.

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Punish Teens Who Reportedly Beat Dog in Viral Video

A dog was reportedly vicously beaten as punishment for urinating in the house. The alleged beating was filmed and posted on social media. Demand justice for this poor pup.

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Puppy Reportedly Beaten to Death With Shovel Deserves Justice

A puppy was reportedly beaten to death with a shovel in a horrifying case of animal cruelty. The suspect’s alleged motives are currently unreported. Demand justice for this helpless animal.

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Sign Petition: This Man Found and Injured Fox and Stomped on Its Head Until it Died

by: Care2 Team
recipient: SEPRONA

67,343 SUPPORTERS – 70,000 GOAL

A Spanish hunter is at the center of a worldwide search after video of his despicable behavior came to light.

The video is short, but images from the two-minute clip will likely stay with you for a lifetime. In it, the hunter dressed in outdoor gear and holding his gun comes upon an injured fox hidden in the underbrush. He then grabs the fox — which is missing one of its hind legs — and flings it by the tail into the air. The poor creature goes hurling head over tail across the field before it comes to the ground with a thud.

But that isn’t the end of it.

He then bludgeons it with his gun and stomps on its head trying to crush its skull. When that doesn’t work he grinds the heel of his boot, trying to break its neck or crush its windpipe. No one knows at which point the fox actually died but what is for sure, is that the death it experienced was cruel, heartless and unnecessary. To make matters worse, the poor excuse for a human leaves the dead fox there which suggests that he killed it for no other reason but “fun.”

His actions were so repulsive that even the Royal Spanish Hunting Federation (RFEC) is asking for this man to be punished.

This individual must be found, Spanish authorities must take his vile behavior seriously and prosecute him to the fullest extent of the law. This person should not be allowed any contact with animals and he definitely should not have a gun.

Please sign the petition and tell Spain’s nature protection agency (SEPRONA) to take this crime seriously, find the perpetrator and bring him to justice.more

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https://www.thepetitionsite.com/270/012/955/this-man-found-and-injured-fox-and-stomped-on-its-head-until-it-died/

 

Sign Petition: Cinder The Bear Survived Wildfire Burns Only To Be Shot By Hunter

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by: Care2 Team
recipient: Washington Officials

87,977 SUPPORTERS – 90,000 GOAL

Cinder was a 30 lb young black bear in Washington state. In 2014, she miraculously survived severe wildfire burns and won the heart of us humans. Tragically, she was shot and killed almost immediately upon being released back into the wild.

Sign the petition to demand justice for Cinder!

It’s illegal to kill a black bear in Washington state unless you have a license and it’s open season. Whoever killed her probably did not have that because they just left her body there. If a bear gets hurt or killed in self defense, the killer is supposed to notify the authorities. But Cinder’s body was just left to rot instead.

Scientists had hoped her collar had just stopped working because she was hibernating for the winter. That’s why they were so dismayed when they found her skeleton and realized it was because she and her collar had been shot.

Cinder lived through a horrible tragedy and healed, just to be shot by a selfish hunter and left to rot.

It’s heartbreaking that Cinder survived and then died so quickly after being able to return to her home. Please help us honor sweet Cinder by demanding that authorities find Cinder’s killer and hold them accountable!

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https://www.thepetitionsite.com/takeaction/240/061/319/

 

Petition:Prison for life, without bail or death penalty, against Gerardo Herrera alias Junior

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Prison for life, without bail or death penalty, against Gerardo Herrera alias Junior

Gerardo Herrera alias Junior lives in NAPOLEÓN GÓMEZ SADA, COLONIA SUTERM, is CFE worker José López Portillo. Hopefully some animalist association and animal advocates who want to mobilize to do justice and act legally . #Piedras Negras #Recompensa #Red

They offer $ 60,000 to find Gerardo Herrera, responsible for killing little dogs in the Suterm colony. It is said that he has escaped to North America, they are looking for him there, and we need him to bring him to be judged.

If the authorities do not act quickly against this person it will end in tragedy, as some people are offering a reward for torturing and killing the Junior. Neither the former Mayor Sonia Villarreal, nor her parents will be able to do anything to avoid any type of attempt against the life of an individual.

Let him go to jail, which is where he should be and where he should spend his whole life.

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https://www.sosvox.org/en/petition/prison-for-life-without-bail-or-death-penalty-against-gerardo-herrera-alias-junior.html?fl

Fourth Petition Justice for Sota· Ajuntament de Barcelona: Que se tomen medidas contra el policia que ha matado de un tiro q una perrita inofensiva #JusticiaparaSota @bcn_ajuntament · Change.org

https://www.change.org/p/ajuntament-de-barcelona-que-se-tomen-medidas-contra-el-policia-que-ha-matado-de-un-tiro-q-una-perrita-inofensiva-justiciaparasota-bcn-ajuntament?pt=AVBldGl0aW9uAJap1gAAAAAAXBupSbLlfc5iMzJhMzNiYw%3D%3D&source_location=topic_page

Third Petition · Ayuntamiento de Barcelona: Justicia para Sota · Change.org

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Second Petition on Change.org “Justice for Sota”

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IT IS NOT SAFE TO HAVE POLICEMEN ON THE STREETS OF BARCELONA WHO FEAR UNTHREATENING ANIMALS!!!

One said policeman shot Sota, the dog of a homeless person who was selling bracelets in front of Hotel Gran Via. This man had been selling bracelets in this same area for many years already. There are many eyewitnesses and they all say the dog barked, nervous about what the policemen were doing to his owner. The murdering policeman claims the dog bit him and that’s why he shot him but none of the witnesses’ testimonies back up his story. Let’s do everything we can so this policeman is NEVER AGAIN IN A POSITION TO KILL AN ANIMAL AS AN OFFICER OF THE LAW.

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