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07/22/2022 Three year animal ban for Staffordshire pet owner

A woman from Stoke-on-Trent whose "neglect" and "insufficient care" led to her dog becoming emaciated and covered in lesions has been banned from keeping all animals for three years following a prosecution by the RSPCA. The defendant, Ms Martin, was also given a 12-month community order when she appeared before magistrates at North Staffordshire Justice Centre last week. She'd previously pleaded guilty to one count of causing unnecessary suffering to her dog, Poppy, at an earlier hearing last month. The two-year-old lurcher/whippet cross was so underweight that a vet who examined her said she had a body condition score of only one out of nine and could have eaten the tip of her tail due to extreme hunger. In addition to the three-year ban and a 12-month community sentence, Ms Martin was also ordered to pay £600 in costs. Two other dogs that she owns are being rehomed. (www.rspca.org.uk)

07/15/2022 Sent reports for neglected domestic animals

Animal Friends Croatia has sent two reports of neglect of domestic animals to the veterinary inspection and is asking for immediate supervision. The first case is about a bull near Pula, for which the owner allegedly received incentives and then abandoned it. The bull was so neglected and starved that it died after lying in the meadow where it was left for a few days. AFC has sent a report to the State Inspectorate and the Istrian police station and requested sanctions. The second case refers to an abandoned sheep on Goli otok, marked with MP HR 1 304 59702. The sheep is extremely thin and full of wounds. Tourists occasionally leave water and food for it, and the association requested immediate supervision to help the sheep before it too dies of exposure.

07/11/2022 CALIFORNIA IS FIRST STATE TO SUPPORT PLANT-BASED SCHOOL MEALS

California Governor Gavin Newson just approved a $308 billion state budget, which includes historic investments in supporting the proliferation of plant-based meals at schools across the state. As part of the budget, $100 million will be used to support schools in procuring plant-based foods, as well as sustainably produced foods, California-grown foods, and foods to accommodate the dietary needs of students. An additional $600 million will be invested in upgrading school kitchen infrastructure and in training and compensating food service workers, who will be tasked with preparing new plant-based meals and increasing scratch-cooking—which is an important factor in expanding these types of meals in schools. “I am very excited to see plant-based school meals included in this year’s budget. Having this optional program for schools, in addition to their existing meat and dairy menus, will allow for an inclusive selection for our students,” Assemblymember Adrin Nazarian (D-Van Nuys) said in a statement. (vegnews.com)

07/01/2022 Suspects of torturing animals in Žarkovica

With the completed criminal investigation, two volunteers of the association are suspected of the crime of killing and torturing animals. Coordinated surveillance by veterinary inspection staff and police officers from the Dubrovnik-Neretva Police Department revealed the presence of fleas and ticks in a large number of dogs, and visible, untreated wounds and intestinal parasites were found in 17 dogs, which clearly shows that the animals were not adequately cared for, nor were they given the necessary veterinary care. The 53-year-old suspect has, at least from the beginning of 2019 until the day of the inspection, personally managed an unregistered shelter Žarkovica, where she did not allow the animals to be taken to veterinary clinics, but personally prescribed and gave them medication, even though she was not professionally trained for such activity, which resulted in poor health of the animals. During the same period of time, the 43-year-old suspect treated animals inhumanely and severely abused them by throwing stones and hitting them with various objects, causing them physical pain and suffering. Criminal charges will be filed against the suspects in the regular legal procedure.

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