• By Topix   -   Oct 20, 2018

    5 THINGS TO KNOW FOR OCT. 18

    The Akita mix was deemed unpredictable and aggressive and therefore, unadoptable. The dog was put down Tuesday.

    Dog, Akita, Dogs
  • By Topix   -   Oct 20, 2018

    LIBERALS FAIL TO OVERHAUL ANIMAL PROTECTION PROVISIONS

    While the Liberals have been promising to overhaul animal protection provisions in the Criminal Code ever since they defeated Bill...

  • By Topix   -   Oct 19, 2018

    CANADA'S PROPOSED NEW LAWS AGAINST BESTIALITY DON'T GO FAR ENOUGH, CRITICS SAY

    The Liberal government is proposing changes to strengthen laws against bestiality and animal fighting, but advocates against animal...

  • By Topix   -   Oct 19, 2018

    WHOLE FOODS BATTLES MILITANT VEGANS; ISSUES RESTRAINING ORDER TO STOP THEIR CHAOS

    Whole Foods has just filed a restraining order against a vegan activist group that advocates for animal welfare. The animal rights...

    Food
  • By Topix   -   Oct 19, 2018

    MALNOURISHED AND SICK ANIMALS IN ALBANIAN ZOO STILL WAITING TO BE RESCUED SAYS RIGHTS GROUP

    Animal rescue group says it is still waiting for 'permission' to save starving lions and animals from 'zoo from hell' after Albanian...

  • By Topix   -   Oct 19, 2018

    IS THE TREND TOWARD OPEN ADOPTION GOOD FOR ANIMAL WELFARE?

    In this post, I talk to Rain Jordan about the use of "open adoption " policies in animal shelter and rescue organizations, and why...

  • By Topix   -   Oct 19, 2018

    USDA'S ENFORCEMENT OF ANIMAL WELFARE LAWS PLUMMETED IN 2018, AGENCY FIGURES SHOW

    USDA's enforcement of animal welfare laws plummeted in 2018, with just 39 warnings issued, compared with 192 in 2016. Two years ago,...

  • By Topix   -   Oct 19, 2018

    OCTOBER 18, 2018 ) TALK TO THE ANIMALS COLUMNS

    This year, Chile celebrated its 208th anniversary of independence with a traditional military parade. It was highlighted for the tenth...

  • By Topix   -   Oct 19, 2018

    LAZY 5 RANCH ACCUSED OF ANIMAL ABUSE

    The U.S. Department of Agriculture filed an administrative complaint last month citing owner Henry Hampton with more than 50 violations...

  • By Topix   -   Oct 19, 2018

    CONGRESS: OBSERVE DOMESTIC VIOLENCE AWARENESS MONTH BY ENACTING THE PET AND WOMEN SAFETY ACT

    October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. This year, it is a particularly good time to remind Congress that it has the power and...

  • By Topix   -   Oct 19, 2018

    ONTARIO COUNTY MAN CHARGED WITH ANIMAL CRUELTY

    On Sept. 19, deputies found a female black lab-type dog named Sadie, who was unable to walk on her right front paw.

    Female, Dog, Dogs, Females
  • By Topix   -   Oct 18, 2018

    FROM THE ARCHIVES | HOW TO DEAL WITH A PROBLEM POLAR BEAR

    An animal rights organization paid for nuisance polar bears to be airlifted out of Churchill, Man., rather than shot in 1971. By the...

  • By Topix   -   Oct 18, 2018

    LIBERAL GOVERNMENT TO TABLE BILL TO TOUGHEN LAWS ON BESTIALITY, ANIMAL CRUELTY

    In 2016, the Supreme Court of Canada ruled that a convicted sexual offender, identified only as D.L.W. to protect his victims, was...

    Dog, Dogs
  • By Topix   -   Oct 18, 2018

    GOSHEN WOMAN TO PAY RESTITUTION IN HORSE-CRUELTY CASE

    GOSHEN - A judge has ordered a Goshen woman who was convicted of felony animal cruelty for the deaths of nine horses and the near-starvation...

    Horse, Horses
  • By Topix   -   Oct 18, 2018

    FIGURES SHOW A FIFTH OF HAMPSHIRE'S SCHOOLCHILDREN HAVE VIEWED ANIMAL ABUSE ONLINE

    Polling carried out by Beautiful Insights for the RSPCA revealed 19.8 per cent of 10-18-year-olds in the South East had seen animal...

  • By Topix   -   Oct 18, 2018

    SHEEP SHEARERS ARE CAUGHT ON CAMERA PUNCHING ANIMALS

    Sheep shearers are caught on camera punching, stamping and brutally beating animals in sickening undercover footage filmed at 24 British...

  • By Topix   -   Oct 18, 2018

    JAPAN ANIMAL TESTING: 13 MAJOR FOOD AND BEVERAGE MANUFACTURERS AGREE

    Asahi Group, Ezaki Glico, NH Foods, Ensuiko Sugar Refining, Kewpie, Meiji, Nissin, Sapporo Holdings, Satake, Suntory, Toyo Suisan,...

    Food
  • By Topix   -   Oct 17, 2018

    AURORA MAN SENTENCED TO 6 MONTHS IN JAIL FOR USING DOG FOR SEX ACTS; DOG LIKELY TO BE EUTHANIZED

    An Aurora man will spend up to six months in jail for engaging in sex acts with his dog, but the dog will likely be euthanized because...

    Dog, Dogs
  • By Topix   -   Oct 17, 2018

    RETROSPECTIVE

    The New York State Humane Association recently held its annual awards presentation at the Knights of Columbus Hall in Rennselaer. Several...

  • By Topix   -   Oct 17, 2018

    CHILDREN ARE WITNESSING ANIMAL CRUELTY ONLINE

    The RSPCA has found that a fifth of youngsters aged 10 to 18 in the North West have been exposed to horrific incidents of animal suffering...