About Animal Cruelty
April 2nd, 2013
A North Carolina tattoo artist is under fire after authorities discovered he hadnt just been inking people. A concerned citizen filed a complaint after discovering that Ernesto Rodriguez had tatted an intricate design on his 4-month-old Pit Bull Terrier puppy, Duchess. Its just art, Rodriguez...
February 21st, 2013
What started out as a normal day on the job for Muncie, Ind., Sanitary District employee Mike Upchurch quickly turned into anything but normal. Wednesday morning around 11:30 a.m. Upchurch was in the middle of his normal routine, collecting trash along East Main Street, when he heard something...
July 12th, 2012
A reward is offered to help catch the person(s) responsible for torturing Hope — a Pug dog mix who was found with her mouth taped shut in Weatherford, Texas.
April 10th, 2012
A Florida man has been charged with felony animal cruelty after it was discovered that he allegedly amputated part of his dog's "injured" leg with a hacksaw.
April 10th, 2012
Two dogs were allegedly thrown into a fire pit by a man in Texas: one dog perished in the flames, the other fled while on fire; the suspect has been charged with animal cruelty.
by Leslie Smith on April 14th, 2011
Confession: I'm confused by the revisions to Prop B that came out of yesterday's congressional assembly in Missouri. On Wednesday, the House voted 85 to 71 to alter the Puppy...
by Leslie Smith on April 7th, 2011
April is Prevention of Animal Cruelty Month. No doubt we have our work cut out for us. Cruelty is so rampant that I could fill my blog with accounts of horrific acts every...
by Leslie Smith on March 31st, 2011
Jack, the severely neglected seven-year-old Heeler from Espanola, New Mexico, continues to face an uphill battle. But there's reason for hope. For Jack's back story, click here. For an extremely graphic...
by Leslie Smith on March 8th, 2011
The Iditarod began last Saturday. Opponents say the race's brutal conditions constitute animal cruelty. Proponents claim the dogs love it. More on what the dogs endure...
by Leslie Smith on February 16th, 2011
Dear Michael Vick: I noticed that you canceled your appearance on Oprah. However, I relish the opportunity to interview you, so consider this a standing invitation.
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