Cat’s Killing Leads To Man’s Arrest

Cat’s Killing Leads To Cohoes, Albany, New York, USA.

James Backus - Cat's Killing Leads To Cohoes, Albany, New York, USA Man's Arrest

James Backus – Cat’s Killing Leads To Cohoes, Albany, New York, USA Man’s Arrest

ALBANY, NEW YORK — A Cohoes man was arrested Wednesday after he allegedly killed a cat by slamming its head into the sidewalk along South Pearl Street.

James Backus, 44, was charged with aggravated animal cruelty following an investigation that began after officers were told by another person that Backus had just killed a cat near the intersection of South Pearl and State streets, Albany Police spokesman Steven Smith said.

He said Backus allegedly picked up the cat by the tail and struck its head against the concrete four or five times. Backus then placed the cat, which was allegedly lying injured in the road after being hit by a car, in a city garbage can, Smith said.

Backus was arraigned Wednesday in city court and bail was set at $15,000, but a city court judge released Backus on his own recognizance.

Source: Timesunion

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Children Who are Cruel to Animals: When To Worry

Childhood Animal Cruelty  Can Be Normal Or A Red Flag.

Disturbed by a high pitched cry, three year old Christopher’s mom walks in to the living room to find him swinging their new kitten around by the tail.  Five year John’s babysitter witnesses John repeatedly blowing a loud horn into his dog’s ear, laughing at the animal’s obvious distress.  Ten year old Liam’s older brother discovers him holding a lighter flame to the family guinea pig‘s foot.

Since the 1970″s, research has consistently reported childhood cruelty to animals as the first warning sign of later delinquency, violence, and criminal behavior.  In fact, nearly all violent crime perpetrators have a history of animal cruelty in their profiles.  Albert deSalvo, the Boston Strangler found guilty of killing 13 women, shot arrows through dogs and cats he trapped as a child.  Columbine shooters Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold boasted about mutilating animals for fun.

At the same time, most parents have been upset by some form of childhood cruelty to animals – whether it’s pulling the legs off of a bug or sitting on top of a puppy.  We struggle to understand why any child would mistreat an animal.  And when should we worry?  Where’s the line between a budding serial killer like Jeffrey Dahmer and normal curiosity and experimentation?

Motivations Behind Animal Cruelty

Most commonly, children who abuse animals have either witnessed or experienced abuse themselves.  For example, statistics show that 30 percent of children who have witnessed domestic violence act out a similar type of violence against their pets. In fact, the link between animal abuse and interpersonal violence is so well-known that many U.S. communities now cross-train social-service and animal-control agencies in how to recognize signs of animal abuse as possible indicators of other abusive behaviors.

While childhood and adolescent motives for animal cruelty has not been well-researched, interviews suggest a number of additional developmentally related motivations:

  1. “Curiosity or exploration (i.e., the animal is injured or killed in the process of being examined, usually by a young or developmentally delayed child).
  2. Peer pressure (e.g., peers may encourage animal abuse or require it as part of an initiation rite).
  3. Mood enhancement (e.g., animal abuse is used to relieve boredom or depression).
  4. Sexual gratification (i.e., bestiality).
  5. Forced abuse (i.e., the child is coerced into animal abuse by a more powerful individual).
  6. Attachment to an animal (e.g., the child kills an animal to prevent its torture by another individual).
  7. Animal phobias (that cause a preemptive attack on a feared animal).
  8. Identification with the child’s abuser (e.g., a victimized child may try to regain a sense of power by victimizing a more vulnerable animal).
  9. Posttraumatic play (i.e., reenacting violent episodes with an animal victim).
  10. Imitation (i.e., copying a parent’s or other adult’s abusive “discipline” of animals).
  11. Self-injury (i.e., using an animal to inflict injuries on the child’s own body).
  12. Rehearsal for interpersonal violence (i.e., “practicing” violence on stray animals or pets before engaging in violent acts against other people).
  13. Vehicle for emotional abuse (for example, injuring a sibling’s pet to frighten the sibling),”

Animal Cruelty:  Are There Types of Abusers?

I’m not aware of any formal typologies that exist for children who abuse animals.  However, as a rule of thumb, it may be useful to use the following guidelines in trying to assess whether or not the problem is serious or can be easily addressed.  Caveat: These are general guiidelines and each situation should be evaluated individually.

The Experimenter:  (ages 1-6 or developmentally delayed).  This is usually a preschool child who has not developed the cognitive maturity to understand that animals have feelings are not to be treated as toys.  This may be the child’s first pet or s/he doesn’t have a lot of experience or training on how to take care of a variety of animals.

What to do:  To some extent, of course, this depends on the age and development of the child.  In general, though, explain to the child that it is not okay to hit or mistreat an animal, just as it’s not okay to hit or mistreat another child.  Humane education interventions (teaching children to be kind, caring, and nurturing toward animals) by parents, childcare providers, and teachers are likely to be sufficient to encourage desistence of animal abuse in these children,

The “Cry-for-Help” Abuser:  (6/7 – 12).  This is a child who intellectually understands that it is not okay to hurt animals.  This behavior is not due to a lack of education’ instead, the animal abuse is more likely to be a symptom of a deeper psychological problem.  As previously noted, a number of studies have linked childhood animal abuse to domestic violence in the home as well as childhood physical or sexual abuse.

What to do:  Seek professional assistance.  While I’m a big believer in parents’ abilities to weather many of the normal ups and downs of childrearing without professional assistance, this is an exception.  It is not “normal” for a child this age to intentionally mistreat an animal.

The Conduct-Disordered Abuser:  (12+)  Teens who abuse animals almost always engage in other antisocial behaviors – substance abuse, gang activities, Sometimes the animal abuse is in conjunction with a deviant peer group (an initiation rite or as a result of peer pressure), while other times it may be used as a way to alleviate boredom or achieve a sense of control.

What to do:  Get professional help immediately.  If possible, enlist the support of friends, family members, even teachers.

The Bottom Line

Every act of violence committed against an animal is not a sign that a person is going to turn out to be a homicidal maniac.  Particularly with young children, whose natural exuberance and curiosity can lead to some unpleasant experiences for their pets, it is fine to shrug off an occasional lapse in judgment while continuing to educate the child about humane animal treatment.

However, locking a pet inside a closed space, violently lashing out at a pet after getting in trouble with a parent, or taking pleasure in watching an animal in pain are all “red flags” that signal the need for professional intervention.  This is particularly true when the child has the cognitive maturity to understand that what s/he is doing is wrong – and repeatedly does it anyway.

Published by Joni E. Johnston, Psy.D. in The Human Equation

Source: Psychology Today

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Make no mistake this is a Barbaric process carried out by Brutal Chinese workers, that Beat the Dogs with Iron Bars, Kick Stomp, Slam them against concrete walls/floors to stop them struggling. 

Then the Fur is Slowly Torn from their bodies in the most agonising and sickening way. They are then thrown to one side where they suffer the most horrendous deaths, that can last up to 3 hours.

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Scottish Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals

Almost 1,000 Incidents of Cruelty Cases Every Week

The Scottish SPCA (SSPCA) has revealed shocking figures showing the charity last year dealt with almost 1,000 incidents a week, 8% more than in 2010.

The SSPCA also saw the number of animals in their care leap from 12,600 to 13,437, while calls to their helpline remained extremely high at 180,556, just under 500 a day.

Chief Superintendent Mike Flynn said, “The 50,039 incidents we dealt with, which included investigations, rescues, abandonments and providing assistance, and the 13,437 animals we cared for was staggering and put a massive strain on our resources.

“It’s hard to be sure if cruelty itself is increasing as we also have to consider that our profile has never been higher and more people than ever before are aware of how we can help. What we can say is sheer volume is far from our only concern. While the majority of cases we investigate are the result of ignorance rather than outright cruelty, last year sadly demonstrated once again that there is no limit to how far some people will go to abuse animals”.

Kittens That Survived Being Thrown Off A Bridge

Flynn adds “Horrific cases included a dog that was dumped in a garden in Edinburgh after his owner left him to starve to death, two kittens tied up in a plastic bag and thrown off a bridge in the Borders and a family of swans who suffered multiple injuries after an airgun attack in West Lothian. We also rescued lots of small animals such as rabbits and guinea pigs who had been dumped outdoors like rubbish, many in extremely poor health”.

“We are very thankful for the support we receive and we believe Scotland is still largely a nation of animal lovers. It is clear though that cruelty to animals is still a serious issue in this country” said Flynn.

Flynn continued to say, “
Our investigations last year resulted in 46 people being banned from keeping animals, 12 for life, which is seven more than the previous year. Four people were jailed, compared to one in 2010, and fines totalled more than £25,000.”

“We are pleased the number of life bans being issued has increased as this is the most effective way of preventing animals from suffering at the hands of people who have demonstrated they are not fit to be owners,” said Flynn. “Life bans in particular also send a strong signal that owning an animal is a privilege and not a right. The courts may also see fit to impose custodial sentences and it was only right that the Reid brothers of Aberdeen were jailed last year for dog fighting.”

“David and Colin Reid became the first people to be convicted of animal fighting under Section 23 of the Animal Health and Welfare (Scotland) Act following our investigation and their punishment serves as a warning to anyone else involved in such bloodthirsty and barbaric activities.”

CS Flynn emphasised that “we are continuing to invest in both our frontline and in education in particular. Last year we opened our new animal rescue and rehoming centre in Aberdeenshire and we’re close to completing our National Wildlife Rescue Centre in Clackmannanshire,” he said.These are both major developments and will help ensure we are able to meet the ever-increasing demands we face” he said.

“Prevention itself is also at the heart of our work and we have been delighted with the success of our free education programme which reached more than 60% of primary schools and over 160,000 children in 2011. It is vital that we continue to encourage children to treat animals with the care and respect they deserve and we are confident we’ll see the benefits in the years to come”.

“We will continue to meet the challenges 2012 brings and with the support of the Scottish public we will do all we can for every abused, abandoned, sick and injured animals in need of our help.” said Mike Flynn.

PETA KILLS MOST ANIMALS AT IT’S HQ

Peta Under Fire Over Claim It Kills Most Animals Left At Its US Headquarters

Peta, the animal rights group for which celebrities like Christy Turlington and Cindy Crawford have stripped off, is under fire for putting down animals at its US headquarters.

Peta under fire over claim that it kills most animals left at its US headquarters

Above: PETA Campaigners at Seoul fashion week. The charity is Accused of Being More Interested in Using its ‘ $32 Million ‘ Annual Budget to Fund its Campaigns Against the Fur and Meat Industries than Helping the Cats and Dogs in its own Backyard

Celebrities like Paul McCartneySadie Frost, Pamela Anderson, Naomi Campbell and Ricky Gervais have backed one of PETA’s Campaigns and other Vociferous Advocates among its 128,000 members and backers in Britain and Europe. Its Headline-Grabbing Stunts have made it One of the World’s Most Formidable Global Lobbyists Against the Exploitation of Animals.

But now PETA  (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals) – is, itself on the receiving end of angry words over its ‘Own Treatment of Animals’ after it emerged that PETA, the Organisation Put Down (KILLED) 96 Per Cent of all the Animals Handed into its American Headquarters.

Of 2,216 ANIMALS taken to its Premises in Norfolk, Virginia, USA,  last year, 2,124 were put to sleep (KILLED) – almost SIX PER DAY.

Homes Were Found For Just ‘7’ Animals By PETA.

The High-Profile Charity, Famous for its ” I’d Rather Go Naked Than Wear Fur ” Campaigns, has Euthanised (KILLED) more than 20,000 Pets in the Last Decade, According to Figures, it has supplied to Virginia State Officials.

PETA insists that Homes ‘ Could Not Be Found For The Dogs and Cats ‘, usually because they were in such poor health or because they were “Unsocialised” and Aggressive, usually because of bad treatment by their owners.

But PETA, Which Does Not Run its Own ANIMAL Adoption Programme and Does Not Accept Animals into its Care Elsewhere, Admitted to The Sunday Telegraph That ‘ Some Treatable And Adoptable Animals Were Also Among Those KILLED By Lethal Injection ‘.

“We are doing the dirty work that others won’t,” said Daphna Nachminovitch, vice-president for cruelty investigations. “We are proud to be a shelter of last resort that takes in old broken animals and gives them a humane end”.

“America is facing an epidemic of overpopulation. Six to eight million unwanted pets are turned in to shelters each year and half of them have to be euthanised. Our euthanasia programme is no secret.”

“It’s a societal problem. We’re not going to turn our backs on these animals just so that our figures look good. We’re not saying that all the animals we euthanise are suffering from incurable conditions. But overpopulation is a crisis. It’s a matter of actually finding a good home.”

Now Critics of PETA are Accusing it of Being More Interested in Using its $32 Million Annual Budget to Fund its Campaigns Against the Fur and Meat Industries than Helping The Cats And Dogs in its Own Backyard.

“Many people who contribute to Peta’s funds will be very disturbed to learn that their money is going towards killing animals,” said David Martosko, Director of Research at the US-based Centre for Consumer Freedom (CCF).”

“It’s inconceivable that PETA is taking in only the least, last and lost of the Animal Kingdom.”

“The odds that PETA is only receiving unadoptable animals are about the same as me winning the lottery and being struck by lightning on the same day.”

“The reality is that PETA has NO Interest in Trying To Find Homes For Unwanted ANIMALS As They Want To Use Their Money To Fund Their Political Campaigns.”

A spokesman for PETA’s UK and European Headquarters in London said that PETA

Non-Profit making organisation, which is not registered as a charity, raised almost £2 million on this side of the Atlantic last year. It does not attempt to look after animals directly in Europe – or, indeed, in America outside Virginia, where it runs a neutering programme.”

The CCF released the latest PETA’s Euthanasia Figures it had obtained from the State of Virginia. The PETA HQ Centre Receives Funds from Companies involved in every aspect of the food business, from farm to fork, and Peta dismisses its long-term foe as a “front” for industry opponents.

Chrissie Hynde, former lead singer of The Pretenders and a Peta supporter, said: “It’s curious that the meat and tobacco industries, who destroy innumerable human lives with their ‘goods’, and billions of animals producing them, try to incite public outrage by throwing stones at a charity who’s very existence is to promote the welfare of animals and offer to put suffering animals out of their misery.”

But some animal rights activists who support “no kill” policies for abandoned and stray animals are also fiercely critical of Peta’s euthanasia programme.

Dave Shishkoff of the Friends of Animals pressure group claimed that he saw perfectly-healthy looking puppies and kittens killed at Peta when he worked there as an intern in 1991.

“Peta has a perverse definition of euthanasia – one that apparently demands that any animal with the slightest discomfort ought to be killed,” he said.

“The vast majority of the animals Peta kills are far from terminal or suffering from incurable conditions. Peta claims to have a $30 million annual budget, yet cannot find home for about 2,000 cats and dogs each year. Not with $30 million dollars, or millions of members and huge lists of email addresses. Literally an armful of cats and dogs somehow survive Peta’s ‘rescues’ each year.”

Ms Nachminovitch rejected the criticisms. “If people contact us with pets they want to have adopted, we refer them to other agencies,” she said. “The animals that end up with us are the dogs that have lived life on a chain, never been touched by humans, completely unable to socialise, and have terrible injuries.”

As well as the 2,124 animals that were put down, she said that Peta spayed, neutered and treated another 8,000 dogs and cats last year – a key element of its campaign against animal overpopulation.

Peta president Ingrid Newkirk explained the group’s position in a moving blog on the group’s website, entitled “Why we euthanise”, accompanied by pictures revealing the terrible condition of some animals it took in. But in a recent Canadian television interview, when the questioner pushed her on whether Peta euthanised adoptable animals, she acknowledged: “If we get them and cannot find them a home, absolutely.”

Peta has amassed a battery of celebrity supporters, including adoring pet-owners such as the actresses Natalie Portman, Charlize Theron, Alicia Silverstone and Pamela Anderson. The Sunday Telegraph contacted representatives for all of them about Peta’s policy of euthanising nearly every animal handed in to them, but they either declined to comment or did not respond.

Peta is best-known for its anti-fur campaigns featuring naked models and actors. But it has consistently courted controversy with its uncompromising campaigns.

Germany’s highest court last month ruled that a Peta advertisement comparing animal slaughterhouses to the Holocaust was an offence against human dignity. The campaign had depicted images of factory farms next to Jewish concentration camp inmates and the slogan “Holocaust on your plate”.

Last year, a campaign aimed at children – “Your Mommy Kills Animals” – featured a graphic cartoon image of a woman in pearls and apron ripping apart a rabbit with a knife for fur. And eyebrows were raised when the group urged Ben & Jerry’s ice cream to replace cow’s milk with human breast milk in their products.

Patrick Holden, director of UK organic farming body the Soil Association, said: “The difficulty for Peta is that where animals are kept as pets or farm animals, their eventual death is inevitable.

“The moral question for society is whether we have a right to take the life of animals. Some say we do not, and I respect that, but we have a different position: if an animal life is taken, we have an obligation to respect and look after the animal during its life to the highest standards.

“Perhaps this is an example of how, in the real world, it is impossible to escape the responsibility that one sometimes has to take the life of an animal. There is an apparent contradiction in Peta’s philosophy.”

Additional reporting by Ian Johnston

Source: Telegraph UK

Update – On Man Swinging Cat Caught on CCTV

Cat swinging suspect hands himself into police

The RSPCA and Police that were  actively looking to trace the man caught on CCTV swinging the poor defenseless cat around by its tail outside a Pub has handed himself into Police after all the Publicity and Outrage in the Community.

The man suspected of swinging the terrified cat by its tail can now be identified for the first time today as 20-year-old Riain Richards after he handed himself into police.

The Footage showed the animal attacker seemingly dancing down a road in Ramsgate, Kent, with the black cat at arm’s length in scenes of abuse that last for more than 30 seconds At one point a man thought to be an accomplice is struck by the spinning two-year-old cat, whose name is Mowgli.

Owner Michelle Buchanan, an IT teacher from Ramsgate, said: “It’s horrific. I can’t believe anyone would do something that cruel.”

Officers and RSPCA inspectors had identified Richards as a person they wanted to interview in connection with the daylight attack on Mowgli on the streets of Ramsgate, Kent but could not locate him.

Just hours after the 20 year-old was urged to hand himself in, Richards presented himself to Margate police station shortly after 9am on Friday.

He was accompanied by his solicitor after RSCPA inspectors and police officers failed to find him at his home address, just around the corner from where the incident occured.

He is currently being questioned by detectives and animal welfare officers. He has not been charged.

“According to Owner Michelle Buchanan, Mowgli is still distraught. He won’t go out the door. Mowgli escaped the attack without injury. But Ms Buchanan, who lives alone with her two other cats Missy and Milly, believes the incident has affected him.”

A RSPCA spokewoman said: ”The RSPCA can confirm that this morning, a 20-year-old man from Ramsgate voluntarily handed himself into Margate Police Station and is now helping us with our enquiries.

‘The RSPCA said we would like to thank all the media and the public for their help in our appeal following this incident involving a cat being swung by his tail.”

While she declined to comment on the suspect’s identify Protection 4 Animals has established Richards’ identity.

20 Year Old Riain Richards who was caught on CCTV swinging the poor defenseless cat called 'Mowgli' around by its tail outside a Pub has handed himself into Police accompanied by his solicitor

On his personal page on an internet social networking site he says he is a supporter of Arsenal Football Club and he is “always happy” and that his “religion” is “one love one life”. He lists his hobbies as “sport n (sic) raving”.

Mowgli, a two-year-old tom, narrowly escaped injury in the attack at 8.30am on Oct 29 as more than 14 times next to railings and cars, coming within inches of smashing its head on the pavement.

Mowgli’s owner, Michelle Buchanan, urged the public to help catch the man responsible for the “appalling” cruelty.

The attack was captured on a CCTV Camera outside the Camden Arms pub next to Miss Buchanan’s flat, and the footage was handed to the RSPCA by its landlord, Mark Reynolds.

The 17-second clip shows the man, wearing black trousers and a beige top, spinning Mowgli around at least 14 times before going out of shot.

Miss Buchanan, a 43-year-old IT teacher, was at work and did not find out about the attack until she returned to her home in the afternoon.

Richards’ brother stated that he only heard about the incident when he went for a drink in the Camden Arms, Pub late on Thursday. The man, who lives in Margate, said after looking at the CCTV footage: “If it’s him, then he’s an idiot but I don’t know. I can’t get hold of him or my parents. I don’t know where he is.”

Mowgli Now in the safe hands of it's Owner IT Teacher Michelle Buchanan

Miss Buchanan took Mowgli to the vets last night for a check-up amid concerns of internal injury. The RSPCA said that the cat would have “suffered an amount of pain because of the weight put on the tail”.

Miss Buchanan said: “I’m overwhelmed with the support I’ve had. You can imagine what people are saying should be done with those responsible.

“There’s definitely a sense of anger from people. I just feel a bit sorry for Mowgli now. It’s been like he’s had to relive it all.”

One neighbour said they were surprised to hear he was involved in the incident.

She said: “I’ve never known him to be cruel to animals. He’s always been good with my cats.” They said he used to play football in the street when he was a teenager. The house was in darkness on Thursday night.

The RSPCA said it had a “tremendous response” to the appeal for information and added the suspect could be charged with cruelty under the Animal Welfare Act.

A Still Image from CCTV of Richards Swinging 'Mowgli' by it's tail.

Caroline Doe, the local RSPCA inspector stated if convicted the maximum sentence he faces is six months in jail and/ or a fine of up £20,000.

“Caroline Doe went on to say the cat will have suffered with the amount of pain because of the weight put on the tail. It would be quite common for an attack like this to cause serious damage to the tail and it wouldn’t be unexpected for us to find the cat with a tail that is completely useless.”

Mark Reynolds, the landlord of the Camden Arms, said: “It’s been the topic of conversation all day in the pub.

“People here really love their animals and they’re really shocked by the footage.”

A Kent Police spokesman confirmed that officers were involved in the search for the suspect.

The assault echoed an incident in August 2010 when bank worker Mary Bale sparked outrage on social networks after she threw a cat into a bin outside its owners’ home, the 45-year-old had to be given police protection after she was filmed dumping a cat in a wheelie bin near her home in Coventry.

RSPCA official charity logo

Bale, a spinster, received death threats after the CCTV footage of her trapping Lola, a four-year-old tabby, in the bin, was posted on the internet.

She was fined £250 after pleading guilty to causing unnecessary suffering to an animal and blamed her actions on “a split second of misjudgement”.

Published on Nov 11, 2011

Thank you on behalf of Protection 4 Animals that Retweeted the Original Article, at least the scum bag was caught and more important Mowgli is now safe and let’s hope she get’s over the trauma,

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MAN SWINGS CAT BY TAIL: CCTV captures cruelty

The RSPCA is looking for a man caught on CCTV swinging a Cat by its tail in Ramsgate, Kent, UK.

The RSPCA and Police are actively looking to trace the man caught on CCTV swinging the poor defenseless cat around by its tail outside a Pub called the Camden Arms in Ramsgate.

The RSPCA is looking for a man caught on CCTV swinging a cat by its tail.

Footage shows the animal attacker seemingly dancing down a road in Ramsgate, Kent, with the black cat at arm’s length in scenes of abuse that last for more than 30 seconds.

At one point a man thought to be an accomplice is struck by the spinning two-year-old cat, whose name is Mowgli.

Owner Michelle Buchanan, an IT teacher from Ramsgate, said: “It’s horrific. I can’t believe anyone would do something that cruel.”

“Mowgli is emotional. He’s just distraught. He won’t go out the door.”

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Mowgli escaped the attack without injury. But Ms Buchanan, who lives alone with her two other cats Missy and Milly, believes the incident has affected him.

“When I got home he was in my bed so that he would feel secure.

“Now, he’ll go as far as the door and turn back. He used to be outside constantly. He’d be scratching at the window.”

Her other pets have been affected by the attack too, she said.

“Before this happened my cats used to sit outside the house on the steps and everybody knew them. Since then none of them do that.”

The RSPCA condemned the incident, which happened on October 29 at 8.30pm. Inspector Caroline Doe said: “This was a very violent, nasty attack on a cat.

“Anyone who witnessed this outside the pub must have been as shocked and appalled as we were. We are hoping that someone will recognise this man and come forward so we can investigate this fully.”

The assault echoes an incident in August 2010 when bank worker Mary Bale sparked outrage on social networks after she threw a cat into a bin outside its owners’ home in Coventry.

Police have been informed about the Ramsgate attack.

Published on Nov 10, 2011

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Steve Jobs What He Did For Animals

Steve Jobs His Animal Friendly Work

As the world mourned the loss of the Apple Icon Steve Jobs, PETA has posted a tribute on its website. The Face of Apple, Steve Jobs was a vegetarian and a health advocate. The companies he founded, Apple and Pixar are among the most animal-friendly around. Pixar is known for its pro-animal messages in films such as A Bug’s Life and Finding Nemo, and Apple’s software consistently demonstrates respect for animals, from including feline facial recognition abilities in iPhoto to rejecting iPhone Apps that depict animal abuse, such as iSealClub.

Steve Jobs
1955-2011

“With Steve Jobs’ passing, animalshave lost an influential ally,” says PETA Executive Vice President Tracy Reiman.

“On behalf of the millions of children whom Pixar taught to have empathy for the smallest living beings—and on behalf of the many people who were inspired to follow in Mr. Jobs’ vegetarian footsteps—we at PETA thank him from the bottom of our hearts.”

Kristin Richards PETA

Hindus pray for ‘Hindu at heart’ Steve Jobs

Hindus have paid tribute to Apple co-founder Steve Jobs, saying that he was very “Hindu at heart”

Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, in a condolence message in Nevada (USA) on Thursday, said that he would offer “fervent prayers” for Jobs who was inspired by Hinduism.

Zed, who is president of Universal Society of Hinduism, citing reports, said that Hinduism was a source of spirituality and inspiration for him.

Steve Jobs was vegetarian, known for his kindness to animals and dabbled and explored Hinduism during his trip to India in 1970s.

Steven Paul Jobs, 56, who died on the 5th October.

Steve Jobs served as CEO Pixar Animation Studios (Toy Story), in his Stanford University commencement address in 2005, said:

“I would walk the 7 miles across town every Sunday night to get one good meal a week at the Hare Krishna temple. I loved it.”

In the same address, he talked about “karma”: “You have to trust in something — your gut, destiny, life, karma…”

Reports suggest that Jobs worked for the video game manufacturer Atari as a technician with the intent of raising enough money for about a year-long spiritual retreat to India in 1970s in search of enlightenment, including visiting Ashram of Hindu guru Neem Karoli Baba.

Jobs came back to USA with a shaven head and wearing Indian robes. He regularly walked around his office/neighborhood barefoot.

The Times of India: Hindus Pray For Steve Jobs

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Fur Farms in China

A Horrific and Shocking Look Inside Chinese Fur Farms

Animals Skinned Alive

When undercover investigators made their way onto Chinese fur farms,

they found that many animals are still alive and struggling desperately when workers flip them onto their backs or hang them up by their legs or tails to skin them.

When workers on these farms begin to

cut the skin and fur from an animal’s leg, the free limbs kick and writhe. Workers stomp on the necks and heads of animals who struggle too hard to allow a clean cut.

China Fur Trade Exposed in 60 Seconds

When the fur is finally peeled off over the animals’ heads, their naked, bloody bodies are thrown onto a pile of those who have gone before them.

Some are still alive, breathing in ragged gasps and blinking slowly.

Some of the animals’ hearts are still beating five to 10 minutes after they are skinned.

One investigator recorded a skinned raccoon dog on the heap of carcasses who had enough strength to lift his bloodied head and stare into the camera.

Before animals are skinned alive

  • The Animals are pulled from their cages and thrown to the ground
  • Workers bludgeon the animals with metal rods or slam them on hard surfaces
  • Causing broken bones and convulsions but not always immediate death.
  • Animals watch helplessly as workers make their way down the row.

Background

Undercover investigators from Swiss Animal Protection/EAST International toured fur farms in China’s Hebei Province, and it quickly became clear why outsiders are banned from visiting. There are no penalties for abusing animals on fur farms in China—farmers canhouse and slaughter animals however they see fit. The investigators found horrors beyond their worst imaginings and concluded,

“Conditions on Chinese fur farms make a mockery of the most elementary animal welfare standards. In their lives and their unspeakable deaths, these animals have been denied even the simplest acts of kindness.”

On these farms, foxes, minks, rabbits, and other animals pace and shiver in outdoor wire cages, exposed to driving rain, freezing nights, and, at other times, scorching sun. Mother animals, who are driven crazy from rough handling and intense confinement and have nowhere to hide while giving birth, often kill their babies after delivering litters.

Is There a Skeleton In Your Coset?

The globalization of the fur trade has made it impossible to know where fur products come from. China supplies more than half of the finished fur garments imported for sale in the United States. Even if a fur garment’s label says it was made in a European country, the animals were likely raised and slaughtered elsewhere—possibly on an unregulated Chinese fur farm.

The only way to prevent such unimaginable cruelty is never to wear any fur.

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Poisoned Neighbour’s Cats

Gardener Poisoned Neighbour’s Prize Cats for Urinating on Strawberry Patch with Ani-Freeze

A woman gardener poisoned her neighbour’s rare cats by putting out bowls of tuna laced with anti-freeze because she did not like them urinating on her strawberries, a court heard yesterday.

One of Andrew Boyds' twin Abyssinian cats called Nush who was poisoned with anti freeze

Katherine Hall, 57, claimed she just wanted to scare the twin Abyssinians, named Nush and Mr Baz, but they died “in agony” days later.

When police were called to the scene they found the deadly tuna, and a cat-scaring machine, in her garden in the village of Airth in Stirlingshire.

She told Falkirk sheriff court: “I just wanted to scare them. I thought that, like having a bad meal at a restaurant, they wouldn’t come back afterwards.”

Andrew Boyd, 51, said he and his wife Wilma has been extremely upset by the deaths of their five-year-old pets.

The court heard that Mr Baz had been touted as a future champion Abyssinian, and Mr Boyd, who also has three cocker spaniels, paid £23 to his vet in an attempt to save him.

The cat died in October last year and his twin was put down four days later.

Mr Boyd, a wedding photographer, told the court: “Mr Baz came through the cat flap into the home and was sick in the utility room.

“He was then sick later on that day another couple of times and was yowling with stress. He was wobbly and kept falling over.

“He was taken to the local vets, where he was put down at 5am the next morning, and they suspected he’d been poisoned.

“Nush was in bed for most of the time after her brother died, and we assumed it was because she was heartbroken, but when she finally came out on October 4, she wasn’t eating or drinking much.

“She was miaowing in pain and couldn’t get up. Then her legs went, and she was shivering.

“We took her to the vet’s in Stirling, but they quickly noticed how serious the situation was, and said she would have to be put to sleep. I was bawling my eyes out when we were told the news.”

After being told of the vet’s suspicions he went round the neighbourhood and noticed a selection of tubs filled with tuna in Mrs Hall’s garden.

Sgt Michael Matheson said she was initially evasive, but then admitted: “It was me. We’ve spent a lot of money on the garden. I wanted to stop them leaving nasty smells and poo-ing. They did it continuously.

“Our grandchildren liked to eat the fruit, but we had to be careful because of the cats.”

Mrs Hall, who worked for 30 years for her husband’s double glazing company, was found guilty of causing unnecessary suffering and giving the cats poison.

Sheriff Craig Caldwell ordered her to pay £1,500 compensation but stopped short of imposing a fine or considering community service or a jail sentence. He told her: “I take a dim view of cruelty to animals.”

Mr Boyd said the sentence was too lenient, adding: “I don’t want to see anyone going to jail, but she should have been banned from having animals, and given community service at least.”

Published By The Telegrapgh Author Auslan Cramb, Scottish Correspondent 7:00AM GMT 29 Oct 2009

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Cat Shot Suffers Appalling Injuries

Cat Shot in North Cornwall Suffers ‘Appalling’ Injuries

A cat has suffered “appalling” injuries after being shot by an air rifle at close range in north Cornwall.

Marmie suffered 'appalling' injuries when he was shot by an air rifle

Eleven-month-old Marmie had two limbs shattered in the attack when the pellet hit one of his legs, passed through his stomach and exited through another leg.

His injuries were so severe that it was initially thought he had been hit by a car when he was found by the side of West Down Road, Delabole, last week.

It is hoped Marmie, who had emergency medical treatment, will fully recover.

The feline, who had been missing from home for a week prior to the attack, has now been returned to his family.

‘Horrific incident’

An investigation is under way to try to trace who shot him.

Felicity Cross, animal welfare officer for the Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (RSPCA), said: “This is a horrific incident where a cat has suffered appalling injuries.

“At first it was thought he had been hit by a car, but when he was examined by a vet it was found that he had been shot – probably at very close range – by an air rifle

“He is a lovely animal and although he isn’t out of the woods yet, we are all hopeful he will make a full recovery.

“We are liaising with local police. I would appeal to anyone with information to please contact me, or the police, if they have heard or witnessed anything.”

<p Article first Published by the BBC Website. Monday, 8 March 2010

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Dogs Die in Hot Cars

Don’t Leave Your Dog Alone in a Car.

Dogs die in hot carsIf it’s very warm outside and you’re going out in the car, think very carefully about what you are going to do with your dog. You should never leave a dog alone in a car.

It can get unbearably hot in a car on a sunny day, even when it’s not that warm. In fact, when it’s 22°C/72°F outside, the temperature inside a car can soar to 47°C/117°F within 60 minutes.

Unlike humans, dogs pant to help keep themselves cool. In a hot stuffy car, dogs can’t cool down – leaving a window open or a sunshield on your windscreen won’t keep your car cool enough. Dogs die in hot cars.

Under the Animal Welfare Act you now have a legal duty to care for your animal and if you put your animal at risk, you could face prosecution. You would also have to live with the fact that your thoughtless action resulted in terrible suffering for your pet.

If you see a dog in a car on a warm day please call the Police on 999. For more information read our FAQ.

Heatstroke – early warning signs

Heatstroke can be fatal. Do everything you can to prevent it.
Some dogs are more prone to heatstroke. For example, dogs with short snouts, fatter or heavily muscled dogs and long-haired breeds, as well as very old or very young dogs. Dogs with certain diseases are more prone to heatstroke, as are dogs on certain medication.

If dogs are unable to reduce their body temperature, they will develop heatstroke. There are some signs to look for:

  • heavy panting
  • profuse salivation
  • a rapid pulse
  • very red gums/tongue
  • lethargy
  • lack of coordination
  • reluctance or inability to rise after collapsing
  • vomiting
  • diarrhoea
  • loss of consciousness in extreme circumstances.

Heatstroke – first aid

If your dog shows any symptoms of heatstroke, move him/her to a shaded, cool area and ring your vet for advice immediately. Heatstroke can be fatal and should always be treated as an emergency.

Dogs suffering from heatstroke urgently need to have their body temperature gradually lowered:

  • Immediately douse your dog with cool (not cold) water, to avoid shock – you could put your dog in a shower and run cool water over him/her, or use a spray filled with cool water and place your dog in the breeze of a fan.
  • Let your dog drink small amounts of cool water.
  • Continue to douse your dog with cool water until his/her breathing starts to settle – never cool your dog so much that he/she begins to shiver.

Once you have cooled your dog down you should take him/her straight to the veterinary surgery.

Top tips for warm weather

  • Your dog should always be able to move into a cooler, ventilated environment if he/she is feeling hot.
    Dog panting at the open window of a hot car © Andrew Forsyth / RSPCA Photolibrary
  • Never leave your dog alone in a car. If you want to take your dog with you on a car journey, make sure that your destination is dog-friendly – you won’t be able to leave your dog in the car and you don’t want your day out to be ruined!
  • If you have to leave your dog outside, you must provide a cool shady spot where he/she can escape from the sun at all times of the day.
  • Make sure your dog always has a good supply of drinking water, in a weighted bowl that can’t be knocked over. Carry water with you on hot days and give your dog frequent small amounts.
  • Never leave your dog in a glass conservatory or a caravan. Even if it is cloudy when you leave, the sun may come out later in the day and make it unbearably hot.
  • Groom your dog regularly to get rid of excess hair. Give long-coated breeds a haircut at the start of the summer, and later in the season, if necessary.
  • Dogs need exercise – even when it is hot. Walk your dog early in the morning or later in the evening. Never allow your dog to exercise excessively in hot weather.
  • Dogs can get sunburned too – particularly those with light-coloured noses or light-coloured fur on their ears. Ask your vet for advice on pet-safe sunscreen.

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Kittens Beaten with Bat

Pregnant Mom and Sons Accused of Beating Kittens With Aluminum Bat

Brooksville, Florida – A pregnant mother in Brooksville is accused of beating two kittens with an aluminum bat. The kittens’ injuries were so severe that one of them died and the other is badly hurt.

The Hernando County Sheriff’s Office says it happened at the Hill N. Dale Community Park at 6460 Boxwood Street in Brooksville around 7:30 p.m. Friday. But detectives say witnesses told them that 24-year-old Wilana Frazier didn’t act alone. They say she allowed her young sons to participate too. Her son’s are 5 and 8.

Four kids at the playground told detectives they watched as Frazier beat the two kittens, who were just a few weeks old. Patrick Pace, a supervisor with Hernando County Animal Services says one of his animal control officers responded and found one of the kittens “unconscious and unresponsive.”

One witness told investigators that Frazier stood by as one of her young sons tried to cut the kitten‘s neck with a stick. The witness says the boy threw the cat, then put it in a swing and kicked it repeatedly.

Witnesses also say Frazier joined in as another one of her sons beat a second kitten, doused it with water and dumped it in a trash can. That kitten died. But thanks to a little boy who rescued the other kitten, it survived.

The Surviving Kitten, Now Called 'Dexter'

Dexter, the Kitten that survived the horrendous ordeal

The Hernando County Sheriff’s Office questioned Frazier and they say she denied beating the animals and said her two kids weren’t a part of it either. She’s been charged with not only animal cruelty but two counts of contributing to the delinquency of a child.

Meanwhile, Dexter is under the care of a local veterinarian now. Pace says, “Well, right now Dexter is recovering and his recovery could be long due to head trauma, head injury, you know, with swelling on the brain. It’s sort of uncertain, but stay posted. When information becomes available and Dexter’s ready to get into a new family and into a new home, we’ll make it available.”

Frazier has bonded out of jail.

Pace says the issue of unwanted kittens is huge due in part to the economy, but they have all types of programs and special services to take care of the animals and to try to find them all good homes.

Published Source: Tammie Fields, 13th July 2011

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Make no mistake this is a Barbaric process carried out by Brutal Chinese workers, that Beat the Dogs with Iron Bars, Kick Stomp, Slam them against concrete walls/floors to stop them struggling. 

Then the Fur is Slowly Torn from their bodies in the most agonising and sickening way. They are then thrown to one side where they suffer the most horrendous deaths, that can last up to 3 hours.

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