Video: Florida Teacher Resigns After Making Students Drown Raccoons

After two raccoons killed the chickens Dewie Brewton’s agricultural science class had been raising at Forest High School in Ocala, Florida, the teacher trapped them in wire cages. Instead of releasing the creatures into the wild or even turning them over to animal control to be humanely euthanized, Brewton filled a trash can with water […]

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Visitors to China Zoo Kill Kangaroo That Wouldn’t Jump

Some really despicable visitors to the Fuzhou Zoo in China last month were unhappy with the inactive kangaroos that were resting inside their enclosure. The group wanted to see those kangaroos jump, so they began pelting them with bricks and chunks of concrete. When zoo employees saw what was happening, they didn’t escort these abusers […]

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Dutch rewilding experiment sparks backlash as thousands of animals starve

It is known as the Dutch Serengeti, a bold project to rewild a vast tract of land east of Amsterdam. But a unique nature reserve where red deer, horses and cattle roam free on low-lying marsh reclaimed from the sea has been savaged by an official report after thousands of animals starved. In a blow […]

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Marineland Sues Ontario SPCA for Trying to ‘Destroy’ Theme Park

For many years, advocates have voiced their concerns about the welfare of the captive animals at Marineland in Niagara Falls, Ontario. In November 2016, the Ontario Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (OSPCA) filed five animal cruelty charges against Marineland in regard to the theme park’s failure to provide prescribed standards of care […]

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POLL: Should the tradition of throwing wild turkeys from a plane be allowed?

For over 50 years, it’s been a tradition at the annual Yellville Turkey Trot festival in Arkansas for a plane flown by someone only known as the “Phantom Pilot” to fly about 1,000 feet over the crowd and drop live turkeys to the ground. Festival-goers then chase and catch the turkeys – the ones that […]

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POLL: Should performing elephants in circuses be banned?

Animal advocates are celebrating another major victory for animals: New York state has officially banned performing elephants. Even though we celebrated when Ringling Bros. announced it would be retiring its elephants, and later closing down, there are still many other circuses and companies dragging them around the U.S. for entertainment. Fortunately, the public is turning […]

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Upscale Neighborhood Outraged by Resident’s Shooting of Doe and Fawn

Very early one morning earlier this month, in the affluent town of Tiburon in Northern California, a doe and her young fawn grazed on some newly planted landscaping in the yard of resident Mark Dickinson. The two deer had been there before. To protect his new plantings, did Dickinson install a fence or try using […]

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POLL: Should roadside zoos be closed down?

Disturbing new undercover footage of a zoo in Canada exposes heartbreaking abuses. The footage has spurred outrage and has led to calls for change. The video, which was released by Animal Justice, was taken at the Papanack Zoo in Ontario by a whistleblower who worked there. It brought to light a number of heartbreaking issues […]

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Outrage Grows Over Video of Shark Dragged Behind Speedboat

Three men in Florida apparently thought it would be hilarious to tie a shark by its tail to their speedboat and then make a video of it bouncing hard in the wake of the vessel as the men laugh. Afterward, they took photos of what was left of the poor shark’s mangled body. One of […]

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Selfie-Seeking Men Kidnap, Injure Endangered Florida Deer

You think you’ve seen it all, but then you realize you really haven’t. In the Florida Keys, a routine traffic stop led police to discover something deeply disturbing: Two men had captured and hogtied three endangered Key deer. On July 2, 2017, the men stuffed two of the deer in the back seat and one […]

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