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‘Commonsense’ Bill Would Make Animal Cruelty a Federal Crime

‘Commonsense’ Bill Would Make Animal Cruelty a Federal Crime

In Dec. 2010, President Obama signed a law that made it a federal crime to create and distribute animal torture videos. That law, however, did not ban the underlying act of animal torture itself. That’s why Rep. Ted Deutch (D-Fla.) and Rep. Vern Buchanan (R-Fla.) re-introduced the Preventing Animal Cruelty and Torture Act, or (PACT) […]

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    Hunters Compete to Kill as Many Coyotes as Possible From Sunup to Sundown

    Hunters Compete to Kill as Many Coyotes as Possible From Sunup to Sundown

    The Animal Legal Defense Fund filed a complaint last week on behalf of a Wyoming resident in an attempt to stop an upcoming coyote-killing contest. The “Wyoming Best of the Best” involves teams of hunters vying to kill as many coyotes as possible from sunup to sundown. Non-hunting participants place bets on the teams they […]

    Chain-Smoking Chimpanzee Shockingly Popular at Zoo

    Chain-Smoking Chimpanzee Shockingly Popular at Zoo

    A chain-smoking chimpanzee has become the hot attraction at the newly renovated Central Zoo in Pyongyang, North Korea outraging animal rights activists who say it’s a form of animal cruelty. The 19-year-old chimpanzee named Azalea became an Internet sensation Wednesday after the Associated Press posted photos of her smoking in her exhibit, a practice taught […]