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CCTV Shows Couple Toss Kittens Into Shopping Centre Garden Bed

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Security camera footage shows a man and a woman casually abandon the tiny animals at a busy Adelaide shopping centre on Sunday.

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Man Accused Of Ripping Head Off Kookaburra 'Forced To Flee Australia'

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The man accused of tearing the head off a kookaburra at a Perth pub in front of horrified children is yet to be charged but his lawyer says he has received death threats and has been forced to flee the country.

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Shock As Man Who Allegedly Ripped Head Of Kookaburra May Not Be Prosecuted

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A man who allegedly ripped the head off a kookaburra may not be prosecuted under current WA law.

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Kookaburra's Head Ripped Off In 'Horrific' Pub Attack

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The RSPCA is investigating after the head was allegedly ripped off a friendly kookaburra which had been a regular visitor to a pub in Western Australia.

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Teen Accused Of Stabbing Cat To Death Refused Bail

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A Sydney teenager accused of stabbing a cat to death before throwing it off her balcony has been refused bail by a magistrate concerned about the safety of other animals.

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Cat Stabbed 20 Times Before Being Thrown Off Balcony

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A woman has been arrested, accused of stabbing her cat to death before throwing it off a second-floor balcony in Sydney's north-east.

National

National

QLD Government Announces Inquiry Into Racehorse Welfare After Cruelty Scandal

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An urgent inquiry into the welfare of retired racehorses will be held after allegations of animal abuse aired in a TV report, Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk has announced.

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'My Heart Feels Dead': Jockey Horrified On Seeing Her Former Racehorse Sent To Slaughter

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Jockey Laura Cheshire broke down in tears watching her former racehorse get beaten and brutally killed, in an ABC investigation into abattoir mass killings.

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Updated

Abattoir At Centre Of Horse Slaughter Scandal Subject To Investigation

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WARNING: GRAPHIC CONTENT: A Queensland abattoir at the centre of the horse slaughter scandal is now the target of an investigation after an ABC 7:30 report showed confronting footage of ex-racehorses being killed.

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Man Convicted Of Serious Neglect Of Pet Donkey And Horse, Banned From Owning Animals

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An Adelaide man has been convicted and ordered to pay thousands in veterinary costs after he failed to care for his pets.

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Indigenous Elder Slams Police Officer For Stoning Wombat

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WARNING, GRAPHIC CONTENT: A well-respected Indigenous leader says an off-duty police officer who stoned a wombat committed an act of ‘torture’ not ‘tradition’.

Crime

Crime

South Australian Banned From Owning Pets After Cable Tying Dog’s Mouth Shut

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Chloe the German Shepherd was left with her mouth tied shut on a hot day in South Australia because her owner ‘got distracted’.

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A Letter To The Magpie I Tortured As A Child

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Dear Maggie,

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Updated

Uncle Defends Cop Who Stoned Wombat To Death

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WARNING, GRAPHIC CONTENT: The uncle of the South Australian police officer who was filmed cheering as he taunted and stoned a wombat to death says his actions are 'a traditional custom'.

Abby Alexander

Abby Alexander

If You Don't Walk Your Dog Every Day, You Don't Deserve To Own One

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Last week, the ACT announced supposedly ‘tough’ new laws that will see dog owners held to a new standard of care for their furry friends.

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Crime

Teen Charged Over Hit-And-Run Kangaroo Deaths

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Warning: Distressing Content

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Young Magpie Set On Fire In Barbaric Act Of Animal Cruelty

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A young magpie has allegedly been captured and set on fire in suburban streets at Alexandra Headland on the Sunshine Coast.

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National

Driver Mows Down 23 Kangaroos In Sickening Suburban Slaughter

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Warning, distressing content: A sleepy NSW town has been left 'gobsmacked' after residents woke to find more than 20 dead kangaroos sprawled across three streets.

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National

Dog Owners To Be Fined $4,000 For Not Walking Their Pets

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Dog owners in the Australian capital will now face hefty fines and jail time for not walking their dogs.

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Crime

Owners Reveal The Threatening Letters Sent Before Dogs Were Killed

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Letters threatening to kill two barking dogs have been released, as police hunt for the dogs' alleged killer.

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Crime

Family Dogs Threatened Hours Before Beloved Pets Found Dead

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A family has been left heartbroken after their beloved Jack Russel terriers were found dead in their home in what's believed to have been a dog-baiting incident.

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Crime

Dead Koala Hung From Gate In 'Sickening' Rural Crime

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WARNING: GRAPHIC IMAGES. Authorities are investigating after a koala was found hanging by its neck from a farm gate in northern NSW.

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World

Abattoir Charged After Slaughtering Winx's Half Brother

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After the butchering of the half brother of champion race horse Winx, animal cruelty charges have been filed against a South Korean abattoir, PETA has said.

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National

Man Appears To Hit and Spit At His Dog In Disturbing Video

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A man has been caught on CCTV appearing to hit and spit at his dog in Perth.

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Updated

Man Caught Allegedly Kicking Helpless Dog Until It Vomited

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A man has been caught allegedly assaulting a dog in a violent rampage.

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Woman Banned From Having Pets After Dead Dog Found Under Laundry

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WARNING DISTRESSING CONTENT: A West Australian woman has been sentenced after her dog was found dead under a pile of laundry from being severely malnourished.

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Man Brutally 'Smashes Cat' In Plastic Bag

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The RSPCA is calling for witnesses and dashcam footage of a disturbing case of animal cruelty that is alleged to have taken place in a Brisbane park on Tuesday.

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News

Dog Found With Duct Tape Around Muzzle And Throat Slit

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An investigation is underway after a dog was found on the side of the road with her mouth duct taped shut and her throat slit.

Perth

Perth

Pug Puppy Coco Allegedly Killed In Bungled Perth Burglary

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A man who allegedly broke into a Perth family’s home and killed their puppy named Coco by throwing her over a fence has been charged with animal cruelty.

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Police Find Girl Who Posted A Distressing Video Of Her Dog In A Dryer

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WARNING: Distressing content.

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World

Star Calls For Woman Caught On Camera Slamming Puppy To Be Jailed

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Actress Shannen Doherty has called for a dog sitter to be jailed after a video of her appearing to throw a puppy emerged online.

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Crime

Brutal Murder Of Dog Sparks Unexpected Outpouring Of Grief

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WARNING: GRAPHIC DETAILS.

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Celebrity

YouTube Star Under Fire For Uploading Video Showing Alleged Dog Abuse

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The LAPD is investigating YouTube star, Brooke Houts, after several complaints were made about a video she uploaded which allegedly shows her abusing her dog.

Andy Meddick

Andy Meddick

Why Animal Activist 'Farm Invaders' Should Be Protected At All Costs

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Last week, I exposed a slaughterhouse allegedly operating illegally in Victoria.

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Woman Avoids Jail For Neglect Of Staffy Left 'Near Death'

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Warning: graphic images. An Adelaide mother had her three-month jail term suspended, after she starved and neglected her American Staffy-cross.

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National

Heartless Driver Mows Down Flock Of Corellas

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A resident was confronted with a "distressing scene" after nine Australian native birds were mowed down in front of her NSW Northern Rivers region home.

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National

'Cute, Live' Baby Rabbits Displayed For Sale At Butcher

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A number of one-month-old rabbits have been advertised for sale in the window of a butcher in western Sydney, provoking outrage from local residents.

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World

Big Game Hunters On Notice As Restrictions In Africa Put In Place

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Tanzanian President John Magufuli on Friday ordered the sprawling Selous Game Reserve, a UNESCO World Heritage site, to be split in two to restrict the access of big game hunters.

Chris Delforce

Chris Delforce

Fine Us If You Must, But Vegan Activists Will Never Stop Raiding Aussie Farms

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WARNING: Graphic images and content.

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There Are 150 Secret Dog Fighting Rings In Australia, Authorities Suspect

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Semen from fighting dogs around the globe is being imported into Australia to secretly breed more animals for combat, experts claim, as authorities crack down on fighting rings operating in the shadows nationwide.

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Lobsters Left To Die In Restaurant Tanks Spur Animal Cruelty Complaints

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The RSPCA is outraged after lobsters were left in the display tanks of a closed restaurant, but it has sparked a discussion about how crustaceans are covered by animal cruelty laws.

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World

Former Magistrate Hit Dog With A Hammer And Threw Body Into River

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A former magistrate has been given a suspended sentence after admitting to killing his dog because it was "getting on his nerves".

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National

Chinese Student Banned From Owning Pets For Life After Neglecting Puppies

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A Chinese student in Adelaide who abandoned two dogs in a motel room has been forced to pay over $7000 in vet costs, and isn't allowed to own animals again.

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Crime

Man Jailed For Torturing Dog After It Bit His Camel

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The owner of a petting zoo has been jailed for killing a dog on his Sydney property in 2016.

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Leigh Ackland

Lab-Grown Meat Could Be The Answer To Our Woes

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For many of us, eating a meal containing meat is a normal part of daily life. But if we dig deeper, some sobering issues emerge.

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Man Beheaded Roommate’s Dog As She Moved Out

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Warning: Distressing Content

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Woman Allegedly Pushed Her Dog Into A Lake Then Watched It Drown

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A New Hampshire woman is facing charges after witnesses told police she let her dog drown at Naticook Lake in Merrimack.

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Crime

Man Charged After Brutally Ripping Feathers Out Of Emu

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WARNING: GRAPHIC CONTENT

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Proud Animal Hunter Said Slain Giraffe 'Was Delicious'

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In 2017 Tess Talley killed a giraffe in South Africa, and in 2018 her photo of the kill went viral, prompting worldwide outrage.

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Sport

Winx's Half Brother Slaughtered For Meat In Korea

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An investigation by the animal rights group People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) has exposed the slaughter of Australian thoroughbred horses and their offspring in South Korea.

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World

Welfare Worker Slammed For Smashing Cake Into Lion's Face

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A man has been ripped to shreds online after footage emerged of him shoving a cake into a lion's face before breaking out in hysterics.

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World

Forget Real Animals, This Circus Is Turning To Holograms Instead

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Horses, elephants, monkeys and lions have all been circus staples for decades, but one big top in Germany has shunned tradition, swapping flesh and blood for holograms.

Perth

Perth

Dog's Throat Cut In Burglary, But Saved By Fat Neck

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A Labrador has been left with stitches from ear-to-ear after she was slashed across the throat by an intruder.

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Adelaide

Fourth Animal Found Decapitated This Month

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WARNING: Graphic images.

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Sport

Search Underway For 'Oxygen Thief' Who Drop Kicked Cat

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Extremely disturbing video has emerged of an idiot kicking a cat.

Crime

Crime

Horrific Find: Dozens Of Trafficked And Abused Animals Discovered

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WARNING: GRAPHIC IMAGES.

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Kangaroo Found Decapitated In Sickening Adelaide Attack

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Police are investigating whether a kangaroo left butchered by a roadside is linked to two cats recently found beheaded in a nearby suburb.

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World

Zoo Owner Faces Cruelty Charges Over Mistreating Lions, Zebras

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A zoo owner is facing charges of animal cruelty for neglecting over 100 animals in his care including lions, tigers, zebras, bears and wolves.

Crime

Crime

A Second Decapitated Cat Has Been Found In Adelaide

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The RSPCA is sending out a warning to pet owners after the discovery of a headless cat in an Adelaide playground -- the second decapitated cat in as many weeks.

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Cage Hens, Factory Farming To Be Banned Under Greens Animal Cruelty Overhaul

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EXCLUSIVE: The Greens will pursue a radical overhaul of animal cruelty laws in a bid to crack down on factory and puppy farms, that will include jail time and hefty fines.

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National

Man Convicted For Animal Cruelty After Puppy's Leg Broken

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A 21-year-old man has been convicted for committing aggravated animal cruelty, after he pushed his puppy forcefully off a bed and broke its leg.

World

World

'Dirty Little Secret': Lions Bred And Killed For Chinese Medicine, Rich Hunting Trips

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Across South Africa, thousands of lions are being bred in captivity before they are killed by trophy hunters or slaughtered to turn their bones into medicines. 

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National

Australia To Kill Millions Of Stray Cats By Airdropping Poison Sausages

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There are currently an estimated two to six million free-roaming cats across the country, and officials say they are threatening native wildlife populations.

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News

Woman Arrested After Caught Dumping Seven Newborn Puppies Into Bin

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California authorities on Monday April 22 confirmed the arrest of a 54-year-old woman accused of dumping seven newborn puppies into a Coachella dumpster.

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National

Woman Who Left Kitten's Fractured Leg Untreated For Weeks Avoids Conviction

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The RSPCA began investigating Jenny Jung, 26, after she failed to return to a veterinary clinic for further treatment for her injured 14-week-old kitten, Chanel.

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National

Staff 'In Tears' After Rescuing Disabled Animals From 'Rescue' Group

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WARNING: This story contains graphic images.

Crime

Crime

Lizard Smuggling Ring Busted Hiding Reptiles In Milo Tins, Toys, Deep Fryers

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Following a 10-month investigation, authorities have busted an illegal wildlife smuggling syndicate attempting to sell the animals on the black market overseas.

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World

"World's Saddest Elephant" Has Died After 43 Years In Solitary Confinement

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Flavia was separated from her herd when she was three years old. It was the last time she ever saw another elephant.

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World

Groomer Arrested After Video Captures Him Breaking A Service Dog's Tail

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WARNING: This article contains details and video of animal cruelty.

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National

Man To Be Charged After 'Disturbing' Dog Attack Caught On Video

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WARNING: Some viewers may find the following footage distressing.

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National

RSPCA Call For Help Over 'Brutal' Attack On Dog Caught On Video

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Disturbing video has emerged of what appears to be a brutal attack on a dog in a suburban street of Mackay, Queensland.

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Style

Cosmetic Animal Testing Has Just Been Banned In Australia

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The Australian government has just passed the Industrial Chemical Charges Bill 2017 -- effectively banning cosmetic animal testing in the country.

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National

Two Months' Jail For Young Dad Who Bashed Puppy And Broke Its Leg

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A young father has been jailed south of Brisbane after he confessed to bashing a puppy and breaking its leg.

World

World

Pet Groomer Accused Of 'Strangling' Pets Wants To Keep Working

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A woman in the U.S. who is facing a string of animal abuse allegations related to her pet grooming business has argued she should be allowed to continue working until her trial.

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World

Viral Images Of Elephants Being Mistreated Reignites Debate

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Warning: GRAPHIC CONTENT

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World

This Man Speared A Spider With A Dart And People Are Upset

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A man has been the target of ridicule on social media after he was filmed throwing a dart at a spider, spearing it to the wall.

Crime

Crime

Teacher Who Fed Puppy To Snapping Turtle Found Not Guilty Of Animal Cruelty

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A jury has found a school teacher who fed a live puppy to a snapping turtle in front of shocked students not guilty of animal cruelty.

Crime

Crime

Man Kicks Dog, Threatens Staff In Bizarre Hour-Long Crime Spree

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A man has been charged with a string of offences including kicking a dog inside a pet store following an hour-long crime spree in Sydney.

Crime

Crime

Man Filmed Allegedly Abusing Brumby In Kosciuszko National Park

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A man has been charged with animal cruelty after he allegedly abused and injured a horse in NSW’s Kosciuszko National Park.

World

World

Six Fur Seal Pups Found Decapitated In New Zealand

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Warning: Graphic Content

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World

Convicted Animal-Killer Sentenced To Watch 'Bambi' In Prison

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A man who illegally poached hundreds of deer has been ordered to watch Disney's film 'Bambi' at least once a month during his year-long jail term. 

Style

Style

Miley Cyrus Proves Cruelty-Free Fashion Can Be Chic AF

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The singer's been slaying the streets of London in a series of slick -- and ethical -- lewks.

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World

'Feed Two Birds With One Scone': PETA Calls For An End To 'Speciesism'

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PETA wants you to stop bringing home the bacon and start bringing home the bagels, sharing some suggestions on how to remove "anti-animal" language from your day-to-day chats.

Crime

Crime

Perth Man Pleads Guilty To Animal Torture

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A man has pleaded guilty to a string of charges relating to one of Western Australia's worst animal cruelty cases.

World

World

South Korea's Largest Dog Slaughterhouse Has Shut Down

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Dog meat consumption in South Korea is declining, leading to the closure of slaughterhouses.

World

World

Police Find 44 Dogs Frozen In Plastic Bags, 130 Live Ones In 'Deplorable' Conditions

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A woman has been arrested after police reportedly discovered the bodies of 44 dogs frozen at her New Jersey home.

World

World

Zookeeper Accused Of Killing Five Tigers And Selling Cubs

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A former Oklahoma zookeeper has been charged with killing five tigers and selling animal cubs.

Style

Style

It's World Vegan Day! So Here Are 10 Vegan Beauty Brands That Are, Like, Actually Vegan

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We read the labels so you don't have to.

World

World

Dozens Of Beagles Rescued From Appalling Conditions

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There were heartbreaking scenes as animal welfare workers rescued more than 70 beagles abandoned after their breeder died.

Crime

Crime

Dog Stabbed In Shocking Act And 'Left To Die'

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A dog may never fully recover after being stabbed out the front of a home in Victoria.

National

National

Kangaroos 'Tortured And Killed', Footage Too Graphic To Release

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Detectives are currently investigating two incidents of animal cruelty where two kangaroos were " tortured and killed". 

National

National

RSCPA 'Urgently' Needs To Identify Man Who Filmed Himself Mowing Down Emus

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The RSPCA is urgently asking for information to identify a man seen filming himself mowing down a number of emus at speeds of up to 120 km/h.

National

National

Horrifying Mass Greyhound Grave Discovered In Sydney

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"What they found in terms of the mass grave was quite horrifying".

World

World

Woman Who Killed Giraffe Defends It As Conservation Effort

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Tess Thompson Talley said she killed the animal to stop it attacking younger giraffes.

World

World

Animal Groups Urge End To "Gruesome" Yulin Dog Meat Festival

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Thousands of dogs and cats, many believed to be stolen pets, are inhumanely slaughtered at the festival each year.

World

World

ASOS To Ditch Silk, Mohair And Cashmere

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Another fashion industry heavyweight is moving forward in the fight against animal cruelty.

Crime

Crime

Who Does This? Bird Shot With Arrow In Horrific Attack

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The RSCPA has urged the public to help them find the person who impaled a small bird with an arrow in a horrific act of animal cruelty.