Tag: Animal Abuse, Rights and Welfare

Denver Mayor Says Pit Bull Ban Will Stand

The mayor of Denver, voicing concern about the “very real risk” of injury to children, said Friday he would veto a measure passed by the City Council that would have repealed the city’s 30-year ban on pit bulls. The mayor, Michael B. Hancock, said he had received passionate comments from thousands of residents on both […]

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Finding Dolphins Shot and Stabbed, Authorities Offer $20,000 for Help

The discovery of two dead dolphins with grisly gunshot or stab wounds in Florida in recent weeks has prompted a plea for help by the federal authorities, who have offered a reward for information about whoever killed the animals. Biologists with the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission found one male dolphin off Naples on […]

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How a Vegan Ends Up With Leather in Her Portfolio

Investing well is hard enough, and introducing your personal values into the mix only compounds the confusion. What matters most? How can I have the biggest impact? And am I a traitor to myself if I own stocks in companies I would otherwise shun? Consider just one issue that inspires deep feelings: animal welfare. It […]

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Abusing Pets and Drugs, One Vet Has Left Decades of Despair in His Wake

BEAVERTON, Ore. — After his dog Bleu sustained a leg injury over the summer, Andres Figueroa brought the 7-month-old dachshund in for a checkup at a sleek suburban clinic outside of Portland, Ore., that was decorated with cutouts of cheerful pets. But in the exam room, the veterinarian said, Bleu tried to nip at him. […]

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No More Doggies in the Window? N.Y. May Ban Retail Pet Sales

Humane Society of the United States The little puffs of puppies and kittens frolicking in the pet-store window on Seventh Avenue in Manhattan invariably drew an adoring crowd of passers-by outside the shop. But inside Chelsea Kennel Club, the reality was far less picturesque. An undercover investigation revealed a business that sold sickened pets, some […]

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Former Zookeeper Sentenced to 22 Years in Murder-for-Hire Plot

An Oklahoma man who once ran a tiger petting zoo was sentenced Wednesday to 22 years in a federal prison for trying to hire a hit man to kill an animal-rights activist who had criticized the zoo’s treatment of animals and for killing five tiger cubs. The man, Joseph Maldonado-Passage, 56, was convicted last April […]

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3 Horses Die in 3 Days at Santa Anita, Prompting Fresh Criticism of Racetrack

It was a grim trifecta and a familiar result for Santa Anita Park: Three horses died in three days this past weekend at California’s best known and most scrutinized racetrack. All three horses were euthanized, two after breaking their ankles in turf races and the third after colliding with another horse while training on dirt, […]

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