September 11, 2012 |
Six months after HBO canceled its racetrack drama “Luck” in the wake of three horse deaths, questions continue be raised about whether there is adequate oversight of horses and animals used on movies and TV shows. The latest dispute has pitted the animal rights group People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, which is opposed to use of any live animals on film sets, against the American Humane Assn., a nonprofit group responsible for the “no animals were harmed” credits on films and TV shows.
October 11, 2012 |
An Idaho dairy farm linked to Burger King, In-N-Out and other food companies has been accused by an animal rights group of “some of the most abusive treatment of animals” it had ever seen. Undercover video footage (warning: images may be disturbing) provided by Mercy For Animals shows employees at Bettencourt Dairies, which has more than 60,000 cows, stomping on and beating cattle, twisting their tails and using a tractor to drag one animal by its chained neck. The Murtaugh, Idaho, dairy works with cheese producers and suppliers, which in turn have deals with fast-food chains.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 17, 2000
May is Be Kind to Animals Month yet several events in Ventura County this month make a mockery of the observance. Rodeo involves inherent abuse of animals. Imagine running in fear from a pursuer when suddenly a rope yanks you violently by the neck. Imagine being slammed to the ground, your legs roughly tied together. Imagine having a strap pulled so tightly around your lower abdomen that you kick and thrash about in pain. Imagine having your neck brutally twisted. All of these actions cause pain and stress, and many of them cause injuries and death.
February 11, 2009
Re "Putting the hurt on pet abusers," Feb. 8 I am grateful to The Times for alerting readers to the real and horrific link between those individuals who abuse animals and other forms of community violence. This cycle of violence is often accepted by society as "boys will be boys," but as sociologists and others are coming to understand, those who abuse vulnerable animals are just warming up, and animal abuse is a profound indicator of future antisocial behavior. I am glad that this is now being taken seriously by the Los Angeles Police Department and the Los Angeles City Council.
February 22, 1998 |
It would never have crossed anyone's mind that we'd have Jeffrey Dahmer to thank for anything but recipe jokes. People remember two things about the Cheese Country cannibal: that as a man, he killed and ate his own kind, and that as a child, he loved to torture dogs. As in math, when two odd numbers add up to an even, in Dahmer's case, a right can emerge from two wrongs. Murder has always been taken seriously. Now, more and more, so is animal cruelty.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 19, 2003 |
A woman pleaded no contest Wednesday to misdemeanor animal abuse charges for keeping 60 cats in cramped and unsanitary conditions in her West Hills home. Van Nuys Superior Court Judge Michael Hoff sentenced Marge Weems, 58, to three years' probation. During that time, she may not receive donations for animal rescues, operate an Internet site or run a pet shelter. Since 1992, Weems has operated the Angel Puss and Pooch Rescue in Canoga Park.