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09.16.14 Sophie Weiner

In January, the NYPD took over responsibility for animal cruelty cases from the ASPCA, allowing the latter to focus more on direct care and less on enforcement. This reorgonzation has led to a “record breaking” number of rescues and prosecutions against sadistic assholes. Additionally, the new police unit has been investigating the link between animal […]

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06.18.14 Sophie Weiner

So far, Mayor DeBlasio’ hasn’t delivered on his promise to rid New York of the horse and carriage “institution.” In a New York Times op-ed from April, actor and NYC resident Liam Neeson defended the industry, arguing there has been no proof of animal cruelty, and to get rid of it would be a huge loss for […]

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04.08.13 Julia Dawidowicz

No one enjoys graphic materials that expose the cruel treatment of factory farm animals. Seeing little piglets crammed into dark, filthy cages on top of their dead, rotting brethren is disturbing, horrible, and makes us sick with guilt. But does that make the animal rights activists who put together these materials “terrorists”? Yes, if several […]

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06.29.11 Bucky Turco

Animal rights activists released undercover video from a major pig supplier that appears to show rampant abuse at the facility. Mercy for Animals captured the horrific footage from Iowa Select Farms and it’s forcing a few grocers to reconsider buying products from the cruel company. […]

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04.05.11 Marina Galperina

If you were as disturbed as we were by the sight of a starved 1-year-old puppy thrown down a trash chute in Newark, then you’ll want to make animal abuse a felony too. […]

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03.09.11 Marina Galperina

Republican Florida Senator Jim Norman recently introduced a bill to make shooting photographs, videos and all other “pictorial records” of farms without owner’s permission a first degree felony. The bill is less likely aimed at thwarting your pastoral photography jaunts through the American Farmland and more set at preventing those pesky animal rights people from […]

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12.17.10 Bucky Turco

Mainly, that factory farming is one of the cruelest industries ever devised. Most people are aware of it, but sometimes it takes actual footage to consider the evilness. During an investigation of the world’s largest pork producers, the Humane Society uncovered systematic abuse of female breeder pigs and not so sanitary conditions at Virgina facility […]

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10.27.10 Bucky Turco

What’s up with Grant Houses in Harlem? For the third time this year, a resident from those projects was videotaped abusing their dogs. Here is footage from the latest incident that eventually led to the arrest of Carlos Baez for animal cruelty. And rightly so. Besides, where’s the fun in beating such a small dog? […]

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10.27.09 Will Sherman

Researchers are getting closer to creating a fully remote controlled spy insect, thanks to funding from DARPA, the research and development arm of the Department of Defense. Using radio-controlled electrodes attached to the bug’s brain, scientists are able to “overtake the beetle’s freewill about where it wants to go,” opening up the possibility of using […]

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08.27.09 Will Sherman

In honor of the Philadelphia Eagles’ latest recruit, local graffiti artists painted this mural showing Michael Vick dominating his new rivals, the Dallas Cowboys. Not surprisingly, the new painting of the convicted dog killer strangling a puppy clad in Tony Romo’s Cowboys jersey has already been painted over. |The 700 Level| Photo by k.vonponyfeather and […]

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