Tag Archives: animal cruelty

Should The Woman Who Duct Taped a Dog’s Mouth Have Been Allowed to Keep Her Dogs?

Posted on: December 5, 2015 - No Comments

Should The Woman Who Duct Taped a Dog's Mouth Have Been Allowed to Keep Her Dogs?

FBI to Track Animal Cruelty Crimes

Posted on: September 23, 2014 - 3 Comments

In a move that could have tremendous impact on animal law and the prosecution of animal cruelty offenders, the FBI has revealed that it will soon begin tracking crimes related to animal cruelty.

Attending a Dogfight Now a Federal Crime

Posted on: February 17, 2014 - No Comments

It may seem like a small step, but the implications of the newly passed Farm Bill will be far-reaching in the world of animal rights. Hosting any form of an animal fight has long been a federal crime, but it is now illegal to attend or bring a child to such a fight. Before the passage of Read More

National Animal Abuse Registry in the Works

Posted on: November 26, 2013 - 23 Comments

Plans are in motion to create the first national "Do Not Adopt" registry for convicted animal abusers in the United States. The database is under construction through the Animal Legal Defense Fund out of Cotati, California, and its goal is to prevent abusers from acquiring more animals, whether from a shelter, breeder, or off the Read More

Massive Multi-State Dogfighting Operation Busted

Posted on: August 27, 2013 - 5 Comments

A multi-state raid on one of the largest dogfighting operation in history is sure to be sending a serious message to dogfighters everywhere. The raid uncovered close to 400 dogs living in horrific conditions; many were without food, water, or shelter. The dogfighting ring stretched from Georgia and Alabama into Texas, and authorities uncovered huge sums of cash, guns, narcotics, and dog fighting paraphernalia.

It’s “Be Kind to Animals” Week!

Posted on: May 10, 2013 - No Comments

There's no question that we should all be kind to animals every week of the year, but this week is a special reminder of that important message. "Be Kind to Animals Week" was started by the American Humane Association in 1915, making it the oldest commemorative week in history.

The Genesis Awards

Posted on: March 28, 2011 - 2 Comments

On March 19th I attended the 25th Genesis Awards.  The Awards are hosted by the Humane Society of the United States and honors ‘outstanding individuals in the major media whose artistry and journalistic integrity have increased public awareness of animal issues.’  This was the second time I had attended and this year It’s Me or Read More