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.

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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.

 

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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
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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

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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!

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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.

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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

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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.

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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.

Source: Dog Abandoned to Freeze in Polar Vortex Deserves Justice

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.

Source: Stray Cat Shot With Arrow Deserves Justice

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.

Source: Dog Reportedly Shot and Dumped in River Deserves Justice

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.

Source: Punish Teens Who Reportedly Beat Dog in Viral Video

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.

Source: Puppy Reportedly Beaten to Death With Shovel Deserves Justice

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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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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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

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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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Breaking! Andrew Pashley’s Light Sentence For Poaching & Illegal Hunting In Colorado Could End With A Lifetime Suspension Of Hunting Privileges In 48 States – World Animal News

ByLauren Lewis –
December 28, 2018

A Colorado Parks and Wildlife investigation into illegal hunting and outfitting reports over the course of several years resulted in a felony conviction of Andrew Pashley of Evergreen, Colorado.
The 35-year-old pled guilty to the illegal sale of big game wildlife, a Class 6 felony, as well as illegal possession of a Mountain Lion on November 8th in Jefferson County District Court.
Pashley has never been registered as an outfitter by the state of Colorado.
A Jefferson County judge sentenced Pashley to two years of supervised probation and a court-ordered suspension of all hunting, fishing, and trapping related activities in Colorado. Pursuant to his felony conviction, Pashley is restricted from possessing a firearm or other weapon, even for hunting purposes.
As part of the adjudication of the criminal and civil cases in this investigation, Pashley was ordered to forfeit the truck that he used for his illegal outfitting business, cash that was paid to him for the illegal mountain lion hunt, as well as all the hunting equipment he owned for his hounds.
While the punishment seems hardly enough, the department shared in a statement that Pashley’s conviction makes him eligible for up to a lifetime suspension of all hunting, fishing and trapping privileges in Colorado. This is including the other 47 states in the Interstate Wildlife Violator Compact, to be determined by CPW’s suspension hearing examiner at a later date.
Help put pressure on CPW to rule for the lifetime suspension. Please contact The Colorado Parks and Wildlife Headquarters in Denver at (303) 297-1192 or email: parksinfo@state.co.us.

https://worldanimalnews.com/breaking-andrew-pashleys-light-sentence-for-poaching-illegal-hunting-in-colorado-could-end-him-with-a-lifetime-suspension-of-hunting-privileges-in-48-states/

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Nine arrested in Florida for ‘baiting, taking and molesting’ black bears

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By Post Staff Report
December 22, 2018 | 10:05am
A black bear

Florida just became more unbearable.

Nine people were arrested in the Sunshine State this week for “baiting, taking and molesting” black bears and then posting the beat-downs on Facebook, Instagram and Snapchat, according to a release from the office of the attorney general.

The black bear bullies used dog food, doughnuts, pastries and peanut butter to corner the animals and then unleashed a “dozen dogs that repeatedly bit” them.

The forest fight clubs happened in Baker, Flagler, Marion and Union Counties, according to a statement on the year-long investigation which concluded this week.

“Not only were these gruesome acts of violence repulsive and cruel, they were recorded and posted to social media for the amusement of the defendants,” said Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi. “I doubt they are laughing any longer now that they have been arrested for serious crimes.”

Christopher Elliot Haun, 42; William Landrum, 39; Mark Lindsey, 26; Dustin Reddish, 25; Haley Reddish, 25; Charles Luther Scarbrough III, 30; Hannah Weiner Scarbrough, 27; Troy Travis Starling, 45; and William Tyler Wood, 29, were slapped animal cruelty and other charges.

https://nypost.com/2018/12/22/nine-arrested-in-florida-for-baiting-taking-and-molesting-black-bears/?utm_source=NYPTwitter&utm_medium=SocialFlow&utm_campaign=SocialFlow

Approximately 3K Activists Protest The Unjust Death of Sota

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Tauri is frightened, it was a terrorist attack, Sota slept with me,wake up with me, she showed me more love than my own family. Sota was a lovely dog everybody loved.

Approximately 3k protest the unjust death of Sota who was killed by a  police officer in Barcelona. As they silently stood by plaza sant Jaume the only sound that could be heard was that of a dog.

Check out @WorldAnimalNews’s Tweet: https://twitter.com/WorldAnimalNews/status/1076730413001826304?s=09

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Sign Petition: Send to jail the murderous neighbours of Nerva!

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Send the jail with the murderous neighbours of Nerva!
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This poor dog died after agonizing for a long time because several neighbours of Nerva, Huelva, decided to poison him because they do not want to have stray animals. They took his life because they believe that they are superior beings, they think they are worth more than dogs, and they are not worth shit, because they are bastard cowards, you are the ones that are left over in this world.

Two dead dogs, three more that have been saved thanks to the vet, and many murderous neighbors who must pay for what they have done.

I do not wish to poison these murderers because I am not like them, I want justice done, and that the death of these dogs is not in vain. May these cowards end up in prison, which is the only place to which all these bastards belong.

May God give them twice as much as they deserve.

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https://www.sosvox.org/en/petition/send-the-jail-with-the-murderous-neighbours-of-nerva.html

Sign Petition: Let there be no forgiveness for this woman who hanged her dog!

sosvox.org

Let there be no forgiveness for this woman who hanged her dog!
Addressed to: Court of Instruction Number 2 of Corcubión
Belen Aguilar
Created by Belen Aguilar
Barceloneta, Spain
Let there be no forgiveness for this woman who hanged her dog!

This woman from Corcubión hanged her dog in the patio of her house, where she also had six more animals in a deplorable state that, fortunately, have been rescued. Seprona has arrested this woman for animal abuse, but we already know that it is very difficult to receive more than a fine and go home.

I not only do not want this woman to go free, but also to forbid her to have animals in her charge, because these sick people enjoy mistreating and killing animals, they are psychopaths and deserve to be locked up so as not to harm any living being.

SIGN AND SHARE THIS PETITION

https://www.sosvox.org/en/petition/let-there-be-no-forgiveness-for-this-woman-who-hanged-her-dog.html

 

Sign Petition: Someone Killed an Entire Family of Beautiful Swans

by: Care2 Team
recipient: Kent Police

70,241 SUPPORTERS – 75,000 GOAL

The small village Benenden in Kent has become the scene of a brutal crime.

Late last month, police were called to investigate a murder. An entire family had been riddled with bullets, stuffed in plastic bags and left for dead. The victims, two adult swans and their five cygnets were waiting to be found on the edge of a river bank — tossed like trash when just hours ago they had been alive.

Authorities were shocked at the horrific scene and after recovering the bodies and conducting an X-ray it was clear what had happened. Someone or perhaps more than one had taken an air rifle and decided to use the family of swans for target practice.

These air rifle/bb guns have become a serious threat to animal safety. According to the RSPCA, they received “884 calls reporting airgun attacks on animals across England and Wales last year” — 51 of which were from Kent County — the second highest in the nation. In fact, Care2 has also written about a few cases.

Clearly, there is a certain type of person who derives a disturbing pleasure from torturing, maiming or killing small animals with air weapons. That is a troubling realization. People who are capable of inflicting this kind of violence against an animal could potentially turn to humans too. It is up to Kent Police to find the perpetrator and bring them to justice.

Help demand justice for the family of Benenden swans. Sign the petition and demand that Kent police continue their search for their killer.

https://www.thepetitionsite.com/648/979/922/someone-killed-an-entire-family-of-beautiful-swans-%E2%80%94-and-they-are-still-on-the-loose/

 

Sign Petition: Justice for David — The Rhino Calf Whose Entire Family Was Killed By Poachers

by: Care2 Team
recipient: SANParks

135,530 SUPPORTERS – 140,000 GOAL

One day David the 4-month-old rhino was frolicking in the savannas of South Africa, without a care in the world, running alongside his uncles and aunts, tugging on his mother’s tail. But the next day would change his life forever.

Under the cover of darkness, poachers came upon his family and slaughtered all of them. When park officials and rescuers from David Shepherd Wildlife Foundation came upon the adult rhinos’ carcasses, they found the young rhino calf petrified and cowering next to his mother’s body.

Now David, like so many other rhino calves is an orphan. One who will never learn the vital lessons his mother could have taught him to better survive in the wild. David was so tiny that rescuers — in tears from the tragic sight — were able to lift him into the back of a truck in order to take him to his new home, a rhino orphanage.

Rhinos are under threat. In total there are less than 30,000 in rhinos left on Earth separated into five different species. From the Javan rhino which numbers less than 70 to the white rhino at 20,000. These animals are all teetering on the edge. Currently, 3 rhinos are poached per day around the world.

All in all, Africa has seen a constant slaughter of their rhino population. Over the last decade more than 7,250 were killed and in South Africa — where David’s family was massacred — more than 1000 alone were poached for their horns in the last year.

This cannot continue. The world demands that governments work harder than ever to protect Africa’s rhinos. The world demands justice for David. Please sign the petition and tell South Africa to do more to stop the poaching and bring the killers of David’s family to justice.For more info, visit the David Shepherd Wildlife foundation.

https://www.thepetitionsite.com/takeaction/341/366/192/