By Alex Horton The Washington Post Sun., June 3, 2018 The students watched as the sick puppy was eaten alive by a snapping turtle in a Preston, Idaho, junior high classroom in early March, state prosecutors alleged in a Friday filing. Robert Crosland, a biology teacher at Preston Junior High School, has been accused of misdemeanor animal cruelty, The Associated Press reported. Preston, nestled in the state’s southeastern corner, was the setting for 2004’s indie cult film Napoleon Dynamite. But the incident brought new attention to the small town of just over 5,000. Calls and vague threats directed prompted authorities to bolster police presence at schools in the district, the AP reported in March. Read more: Idaho science teacher reportedly fed puppy to snapping turtle in front of his students Article Continued Below Florida teacher accused of drowning raccoons during class placed on leave The allegations surfaced after several parents came … [Read more...] about Idaho teacher accused of feeding live puppy to snapping turtle charged with animal cruelty
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A 45-year-old Singapore man was jailed for 20 months on Thursday for violently abusing his pet dogs and later abandoning them. The Agri-Food & Veterinary Authority of Singapore (AVA) revealed that 18 months imprisonment was rewarded to the convict for animal cruelty and the remaining two months is for charges of pet abandonment.Details of the incidentAs per the Agri-Food & Veterinary Authority of Singapore, Yeo Poh Kwee, ran down nearly 20 floors of an HDB staircase on Teban Gardens Road with his pet poodle, Yoyi. Later, he abandoned Yoyi in the staircase with blood stains present all along on the nearby walls and floors. During the run from the 38th to the 19th floor, Yoyi suffered multiple injuries and later died at the same place where it was abandoned.As per Yeow, it was Yoyi's continuous habit of barking during his absence which compelled him to abandon it. Yeow also revealed that he was in a state of deep stress during the moment, as neighbors have continuously complained … [Read more...] about Singapore man jailed for 20 months over animal cruelty
SINGAPORE: A woman who appealed her 10-day sentence for animal cruelty in 2016 was slapped with a longer four-week sentence on Wednesday (Apr 4).The Agri-Food and Veterinary Authority of Singapore (AVA) said in a news release that Chng Leng Khim was also fined S$6,000 for failing to comply with an order to assist in investigations and for failing to license her pet dogs. AVA said it was informed by the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Singapore on Jun 12, 2013, that there was a stray black poodle at Paya Lebar Crescent.Chng was found to be the owner of the poodle based on its microchip.As the poodle was emaciated and infested with ticks, AVA investigated her for animal cruelty.Investigations also revealed that Chng had two other pet dogs, a chow chow and a bullmastiff, which were thin and tick-infested. All three dogs were also unlicensed and Chng failed to comply with AVA’s order to assist in investigations, the … [Read more...] about Woman convicted of animal cruelty gets more jail time after appeal
OPINIONby Tim Newton Three years ago the issue came into sharp focus in Phuket when a Ukraine company established ‘Nemo’, the first dolphinarium in Phuket, right next door to the Chalong Zoo. The dolphinarium drew a lot of kick-back from locals who took the NIMBY approach – Not In My Back Yard. They were applying their western values about the treatment of animals to the island they live on, and love. Despite their feelings on the matter local wildlife officials made the final decisions about the permits for the dolphinarium under a lot of pressure from some locals insistent that the new dolphin attraction was not appropriate. A LOT of pressure. They decided to grant the relevant permits for the building and the hosting of dolphins who would live there and entertain paying customers. The media, traditional and social, went fierce on the complex, before and after it opened. Social media was ripe with negative and dramatic commentary, disturbing photos and lots of … [Read more...] about Animal shows in Phuket. ‘Not in my back yard’!
By Kendra Coulter Amy Fitzgerald Opinion Sun., March 18, 2018 Animals are part of our families and communities, and what we do – and don’t do – in the political arena has a significant impact on their lives and deaths. The Ontario budget being presented later this month is an opportunity to make small investments that will better protect animals. Heinous cases of animal abuse - the details of which we won’t repeat here - are often in the news. It is the Ontario Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (OSCPA) which investigates potential abuse. The OSPCA is legally responsible for enforcing animal cruelty laws, yet is a non-profit and charity reliant on donations. Last month the organization held its annual cupcake day to raise funds. Just 77 enforcement officers, most of them women, must cover our entire province and investigate 16,000 complaints annually. On top of universally over-sized caseloads, the inspectors’ conditions … [Read more...] about Ontario should be doing more to protect animals