Tag Archives: animals

Butchers v vegans: Is it moral to attack meat businesses to save animals?

Is it possible to stop people eating meat and make them turn to veg instead by attacking slaughterhouses? Should people’s choices be respected? Follow this RT story from France, where vegans defy traditional meat-eating habits. Animal welfare activism under banners declaring “Meat is murder!” and “Stop speciesism” is becoming increasingly aggressive in France. Attacks on slaughterhouses, fake blood and anti-meat ...

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Hurricane Florence flooding kills millions of farm animals

Millions of birds and thousands of pigs have died as a result of Hurricane Florence, according to North Carolina agriculture officials. That number may rise due to additional flooding. An estimated 3.4 million chickens and turkeys, as well as 5,500 pigs, have been lost as a result of the flooding, according to a preliminary report by the North Carolina Department ...

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3 Pennsylvania men charged with 1,460 counts of ‘sexual intercourse with animals’

Three Pennsylvania men have been arrested and charged with 1,460 counts of “sexual intercourse with animals,” in addition to animal abuse and endangering the welfare of children, according to Clearfield County District Attorney. In what District Attorney William A. Shaw, Jr described as one of the “most extreme cases of animal abuse,” the three suspects were detained after a search at ...

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Drug-addicted pet owners may abuse their animals to secure opioid fix, study warns US vets

Some opioid addicts have been known to injure their pets to get their hands on powerful prescription drugs to satisfy their cravings, a new survey in Colorado has revealed, calling for more oversight on drug prescription by vets. Arguing that authorities have overlooked the issue of a “supply and demand equation” of prescription opioids in the veterinary sector, the Center ...

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‘Nobody has a clue where the goats came from’: Idaho city overrun with mystery farm animals (VIDEO)

Is it a sign of the impending rapture? No it isn’t, but some runaway goats-for-rent (this is a thing) did flood a neighborhood in Boise, Idaho. Residents in a western suburb of the state capital opened their curtains on Friday morning to find scores of goats roaming free through the streets, eating the lawn grass and enthusiastically attacking house trees ...

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Agent bear: Russia’s FSB enlists animals as ‘strategic resource’

Russian brown bears may soon become an item in the budget of Federal Security Bureau (FSB), the domestic successor to the soviet KGB, which wants to designate them a national treasure. KGB and bears you say? It’s not exactly what one might be tempted to think. The initiative wants to place bears on a list of official “strategic goods and ...

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Going green? Somali terrorist group’s plastic bag ban aims to protect ‘humans and animals’

The Somali terrorist group al-Shabaab, an Al-Qaeda affiliate that has carried out suicide attacks and massacres across East Africa, has issued an eco-friendly edict banning plastic bags. Al-Shabaab’s radio station, Radio Andalus, announced on Sunday that the terrorist organization could no longer stand idly by and allow discarded plastic bags to pollute southern Somalia’s scenic beauty, saying that the dreadful ...

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Animals times ten: White House doubles down on Trump’s MS-13 remark

The Trump administration is doubling down on his description of the Mara Salvatrucha gang as “animals,” using the term ten times in a White House statement after the media storm surrounding the president’s remark. “MS-13 is a transnational gang that has brought violence, fear, and suffering to American communities,” said the White House statement about the gang, released Monday. “President ...

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Did Trump just call illegal immigrants ‘animals’?

President Donald Trump has once again made headlines, for supposedly referring to illegal immigrants as ‘animals’ during a White House roundtable on California ‘sanctuary city’ policies. Mainstream US media was quick to condemn the president’s remarks as bigotry and racism, and a dehumanization technique aimed at any and all immigrants from Latin America who enter the US illegally across the ...

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Zoo death threats: Swedish wildlife park exposed for destroying 163 healthy animals

Staff at a Swedish zoo which followed a policy of culling seemingly healthy animals have received death threats. Members of the public are outraged at the practice which was exposed by national public broadcaster SVT. Over the last four years a total of 286 animals have been killed at the Borås Zoo in Sweden. Of these 163 were healthy, including ...

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