Tag: Animal Cruelty

Each and Every Animal Matters in a Criminal Investigation of Animal Abuse

June 25, 2012

Criminal justice involving a crime against an animal should literally mean that each and every animal is significant and is worth the time, energy, and investment of a thorough investigation.…

Animal Cruelty Lawsuit Settled: Santa Cruz Hatchery Closed, Owner Agrees Not to Work with Animals for Five Years

June 12, 2012
Animal Legal Defense Fund and Compassion Over Killing Claim Victory in Lawsuit Against Cal-Cruz Based on Undercover Investigation Revealing Animal Cruelty

The Prosecution of Animal Cruelty Cases – An Ethical Imperative

May 29, 2012

I’ve written in the past about how important it is for animal cruelty prosecutors to "take the high road" and be scrupulously ethical.1 I stand by what I’ve said. But…

Forgive Us Our Sins

May 21, 2012

The storyline of a science fiction film called Planet of the Apes involves a group of astronauts who crash land on a planet in the distant future. They become the…

Owners of Stanislaus County’s A&L Poultry Sued After 50,000 Egg-Laying Hens Left to Starve to Death

May 17, 2012
Animal Legal Defense Fund Represents Farmed Animal Sanctuaries Who Rescued Almost 4,500 Birds

Purveyors of Foie Gras as Victims

May 16, 2012

You know you’ve crossed into the Twilight Zone when celebrity chefs who promote the sale of foie gras, a “delicacy” consisting of the intentionally enlarged livers of force-fed ducks, claim…

Tougher Cockfighting Penalties Proposed in California

May 10, 2012
San Bernardino County District Attorney Michael A. Ramos and Senator Bill Emmerson, R-Hemet, recently addressed state legislators on SB 1145, a bill that seeks to increase the fines levied against participants and spectators of illegal cockfights.

Minnesota Should Ban Cruel Rodeo Events

April 26, 2012

Steer tailing and horse tripping are tortuous events that have been banned in California and at least eight other states, according to a recent report by the Star Tribune, a…

North Carolina Residents Sue USDA Over Renewing Federal License for Jambbas Ranch

April 19, 2012
Roadside Zoo Allowed to Subject Bear and Other Animals to Inhumane Conditions Despite Repeated Violations of Welfare Laws

From Behind a Minivan to Under the Bus: Abusing Both a 9-Month-Old Colt and the Post-Conviction Relief Act

April 16, 2012

Michael A. Tabor of Branson, Missouri tied a 9-month-old colt to the back of a minivan and drove at speeds approaching 35 MPH. The reason? He wanted to halter break…

Wildlife Investigators in California and Other States Crack Down on Rhino Trade

March 29, 2012

The Los Angeles Times recently reported that several federal wildlife investigators had “cracked an international smuggling ring that trafficked for years in sawed-off rhinoceros horns, which fetch stratospheric prices in…

ALDF Demands Investigation of Injuries, Deaths at Harvard’s New England Primate Research Center

March 27, 2012
Shocking Fatalities Among Monkeys at Lab Prompt Inquiry to Cambridge Public Health Department

Taking Lolita

March 21, 2012

For Seaquarium Owners, Exploiting an Endangered Whale Is Just Business as Usual Most people don’t make their living by exploiting endangered species – but for Arthur and Andrew Hertz, it’s…

Iowa’s Governor Doesn’t Want You to Read This

March 14, 2012

Do you know where your food comes from? Let’s hope not from Iowa. On March 2, Iowa governor Terry Branstad caved to the factory farming lobby and signed a law…

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