Category: Animals

No White Russians To Be Served At Trump Hotel? D.C. Advisory Group Petitions To Pull Trump Liquor License

160px-Official_Portrait_of_President_Donald_Trump_(cropped)There is a difference between resistance and ridiculousness.  That line was crossed, again, by Trump critics in Washington after a D.C. Advisory Neighborhood Commission (ANC 4C) announced a petition to pull the Trump International Hotel’s liquor license. The grounds?  D.C. law only allows individuals of “good character” qualify for a liquor license.  The petition pushed by Zach Teutsch, ANC Commissioner 4C is an example of how leaders are misrepresenting frivolous, meaningless efforts as valid legal arguments.  Continue reading “No White Russians To Be Served At Trump Hotel? D.C. Advisory Group Petitions To Pull Trump Liquor License”

Man Bites Snake: Texas Man Allegedly Bites Off Rattle and Throws Snake Into Neighbor’s RV

newsEngin.22428936_Felton-Ryan-SauterPolice say that Ryan Felton Sauter, 39, was engaged in “rattlesnake revenge” when he took a rattlesnake, bit off its rattle, and then threw it into the RV of his neighbor Keith Monroe with whom he had had an argument.  The now silent (and irate) snake did not bite his rival but it did land Sauter in jail with some interesting charges. Continue reading “Man Bites Snake: Texas Man Allegedly Bites Off Rattle and Throws Snake Into Neighbor’s RV”

Wrapped In Glory Or Gory? Kentucky Hunter Reignites Debate Over Trophy Hunting

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We have previously followed the controversy over the shooting of “Cecil the Lion” by an American dentist Walter Palmer from Minnesota as well as  subsequent controversies of a Idaho hunter taunting animal advocates and killing giant elephants for trophies.  A new such controversy ha erupted over social media postings by Tess Thompson Talley posting with herself literally wrapped in the dead body of a black giraffe.  The Kentucky woman gleefully posed with the huge dead animal from South Africa. Continue reading “Wrapped In Glory Or Gory? Kentucky Hunter Reignites Debate Over Trophy Hunting”

Two Men Shown In Video Laughing And Slitting The Throat of a Dog Are Given No Jail Time By Louisiana Judge

downloadWe have previously discussed how the sentencing for animal abuse in some states remains artificially low – destroying any real deterrence impact of criminal laws. That seems to be the case in Louisiana where Steven Sadler and Boots Stanley were sentenced for slitting the throat of a dog and posting the disgusting video of the action on social media. That would seem to easily warrant jail but Judge Carl Sharp gave them both probation. Continue reading “Two Men Shown In Video Laughing And Slitting The Throat of a Dog Are Given No Jail Time By Louisiana Judge”

Florida Man Charged After Dogs Die in Van After He Was Jailed For Disorderly Conduct

Jason-Matthew-Reece_1528485360119_89263676_ver1.0_640_480There is a tragic case out of Panama City Beach, Florida where two dogs died in the case of Jason Matthew Reece, 39.  Reece however did not return to his van because police arrested him for disorderly conduct.  While Reece still allegedly left the dogs in the van to go drinking, it would raise an interesting defense that the police contributed to the tragedy by taking him directly to jail.  It is not clear whether he informed the police of the animals.

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Junior High Teacher Charged Criminally After Feeding Puppy To Snapping Turtle In Class

1115ast1There is an interesting (and rather disgusting) case out of Idaho where science teacher Robert Crosland is facing six months in jail after a national controversy over his feeding of a live puppy to a snapping turtle in front of students in his class at Preston Junior School. The exercise would ultimately lead to the death of both the puppy and the turtle in addition to the criminal prosecution of Crosland.

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