Tag: animal cruelty

Man Who Kicked, Punched Dog in Anaheim Turns Himself In: Police

ANAHEIM, Calif.—A 33-year-old man suspected of kicking and punching a dog at an Anaheim apartment complex surrendered to police early Thursday, Sept. 22. Albert Frank Abad Jr. surrendered at the Anaheim Police Department about 1:30 a.m., when he was arrested on a warrant, Sgt. Shane Carringer said. Abad was charged Sept. 21 with one felony…


Footballer Kurt Zouma Admits Animal Cruelty Charges After Cat-Kicking Video Went Viral

English Premier League footballer Kurt Zouma has admitted animal cruelty charges after a video taken by his brother of him kicking and hitting a cat went viral. West Ham defender Kurt Zouma, 27, pleaded guilty at Thames Magistrates Court in east London on Tuesday to two offences under the Animal Welfare Act of causing unnecessary…


Forensic Lab Finds Faux Fur Gloves Sold at Popular Markets Were Actually Made of Domestic Cat

Consumers have been buying fur gloves from Melbourne’s Queen Victoria Market—disguised as containing “faux fur”—without realising that they contain hair originating from a domestic cat. Cellmark Forensic Services from the U.S. tested a $20 (US$14) unlabelled pair of gloves recently purchased at the market in a joint investigation between the Animal Justice Party and Collective…


UK Animal Cruelty Offenders Could Get 5 Years in Jail

People convicted of animal cruelty crimes in England and Wales could soon be facing sentences of up to five years in jail, following recommendations from the Sentencing Council. Last year the Animal Welfare (Sentencing) Bill was given Royal Assent and it raised the maximum penalty from six months up to five years for causing unnecessary suffering,…


Billionaire Carl Icahn Escalates Fight Against McDonald’s On Pig Policy

Billionaire activist investor Carl Icahn has amped up his campaign against McDonald’s pig sourcing from suppliers who continue to keep pregnant sows in gestation crates, something that Icahn says is obscene. Icahn has nominated Maisie Ganzler, chief strategy and brand officer at Bon Appetit Management Company, and Leslie Samuelrich, president of Green Century Capital Management,…


Leopards Escape in a Large Chinese City, Zoo Silent for Over 2 Weeks

Recently, three leopards escaped from a safari park in Hangzhou, a city of over 10 million. The park kept the incident quiet for more than two weeks, worried about affecting business during China’s May holiday week (May 1- May 6), and thus, endangering public safety. After sightings of leopards wandering the city were reported and…