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WASILLA, Alaska (CAP) - Former GOP vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin is saying leaked outtake footage from her TLC reality show Sarah Palin's Alaska has been taken "out of context," particularly the scene where she clubs and skins a miniature schnauzer, mistaking it for a baby seal. "Ya know, out in the tundra things happen pretty quick," said Palin. "When that snow's comin' down, a schnauzer and a seal are basically indristinguishable."
Former NHL player Georges Laraque is fighting for the freedom of Lucy, the solitary elephant kept in Edmonton's Valley Zoo. Laraque has offered the city of Edmonton $100,000 if Lucy is released to a sanctuary in a warmer climate. It’s 1°F in Edmonton right now, where Georges Laraque and Lucy the elephant both live. Hockey players might not mind the cold, but Asian elephants certainly do. Lucy doesn't have a climate controlled habitat at the Valley Zoo, and the poor pachyderm has been forced to live in a completely unsuitable environment. She's also housed by her lonesome, even though elephants are highly sociable creatures.
12/20/2010 CROWD LYNCHES YET ANOTHER LEOPARD IN HARYANA
The villagers of Lohinga Kalan in the foothills of Aravallis brutally shot down a full grown leopard on Saturday. With fourth such incident being reported this year in the state, government apathy and villagers' brutality has been exposed. Enquiries revealed that the incident took place on Saturday afternoon around 1 P.M. when the leopard allegedly attacked three villagers who were working in their mustard fields. According to villagers, Khurshid, Illiyas and their father Hasnu suffered minor injuries while three other escaped unhurt despite the leopard attacking them.
12/17/2010 SURGICAL CASTRATION OF PIGS WILL END BY 2018
Eurogroup for Animals welcomes the publication of the European declaration on the Alternatives to Surgical Castration of Pigs which will stop this cruel and painful practice. The European Commission and the Belgian presidency have been working intensively over the last few months to achieve this major step forward in animal welfare. The Declaration is a voluntary commitment that brings together major players and stakeholders in the pig meat chain who commit to deliver on clear measureable actions over the next seven years. The declaration ensures that after 1 January 2012 no surgical castration will take place without recognized analgesia and/or anaesthesia and after 1 January 2018 no surgical castration will take place at all.
The city that hosts the Nobel Peace Prize every year is taking a step toward making it a more peaceful world for animals. There will be no fur on the catwalk at Oslo's Fashion Week next February, making Norway the first country to enact such a ban for the event. The ban was a response to a massive candlelight vigil protesting fur last November by The Norwegian animal rights group NOAH. The organization also collected signatures from more than 200 designers, models, photographers and other members of the Norwegian fashion industry who refuse to work with fur. "It has been a very natural choice for us," says Paul Vasbotten, general manager of the Oslo Fashion Week. "We are doing this in order to increaseethical values in fashion." One of Norway's top designers, Fam Ivoll, who previously used fur in her designs, is also a supporter of the ban.
12/15/2010 FOUR RHINOS SLAUGHTERED IN KWAZULU-NATAL
Three male white rhinos and one female white rhino have been murdered in KwaZulu-Natal, bringing the reported total of rhinos killed this year in South Africa to 308. The bodies of the three male rhinos were found in the Hluhluwe-iMfolozi Park, and the female in the Emakhosini-Ophathe Heritage Park.
The European Council of Ministers, meeting in Brussels on Tuesday, agreed to set aside a requirement that kosher meat be labeled as having undergone a method of slaughter that some consider inhumane. Last June, the European Parliament voted in support of Amendment 205, which called for all meat products that undergo shechita, or Jewish ritual slaughter, to be labeled "meat from slaughter without stunning." The new draft followed months of lobbying by representatives of Shechita UK together with the European Jewish Congress (EJC). Shechita UK and the Board of Deputies of British Jews welcomed Tuesday's decision. "We would like to thank all the communal organizations with whom we work," said Shechita UK chairman Henry Grunwald.
12/06/2010 TEENAGE BOYS ARRESTED FOR KILLING CHICKENS
Three teenage boys – two 15 year olds and one 14-year old – were arrested Wednesday, December 1 for strangling two hens, Linny and Maxine, at El Monte Elementary School in Concord, California, in Contra Costa County on November 24, 2010. "The two chickens were found dead in their coop, strangled with what police described as a type of cord or rope, the morning of Nov. 24 by a school custodian. The intruders had broken through a lock and plywood securing the coop."
12/02/2010 SAINTS FAN GETS FIVE YEARS IN PRISON FOR BEATING CALF TO DEATH AFTER 2009 LOSS TO DALLA COWBOYS
A Louisiana man was sentenced Monday to five years in prison for stealing a newborn calf and beating it to death with a shovel after the Saints lost to the Dallas Cowboys last season. David J. LeBlanc Jr., one of four men convicted in the case, had asked for leniency, but state District Judge Martin Coady ignored his pleas, saying LeBlanc used "a dangerous weapon" to cause the "painful death" of a defenseless animal. LeBlanc, 22, of Gibson, Dwayne J. Jenkins, 36, of Mandeville, and Carnie B. Smith, 29, of Covington, stole the 3-day-old calf from Folsom's Red Bluff Farms on December 19, authorities said. They dragged the animal to a parking lot where LeBlanc and his friends were gathered for a Saints party. That's where LeBlanc hit the calf with the shovel until it died. Jenkins and Smith watched.
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