Animal cruelty

Two cows among the dozens of animals left abandoned in squalid conditions on a lot near Moss Landing. (SPCA for Monterey County)

More Than 100 Animals Abandoned In Squalid Conditions On Monterey County Lot; 5 Dead

More than 100 emaciated cows, goats, sheep, hens, ducks, pigs, dogs and cats were rescued from a squalid quarter-acre lot near Moss Landing on Monday, according to the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals for Monterey County.

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A employee holds a 129,000 USD crocodile Hermes Birkin Bag for the press to see during a private opening for the new Hermes store on Wall Street in New York. (TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP/Getty Images)

British Actress Wants Name Removed From Pricey Hermes Birkin Bags Due To Crocodile Cruelty

British singer/actor Jane Birkin told Hermes to take her name off the handbag after learning about the alleged cruel practices used to harvest the crocodile skins some of the bags are made of.

07/29/2015

Police boat on the water (Getty Images)

Dead Cat Tied To 10-Pound Weight Found In SF Bay During Pier 14 Shooting Investigation

San Francisco Animal Control Officers arrested a man on animal cruelty charges after police found a dead cat in the San Francisco Bay during a homicide investigation at Pier 14.

07/16/2015

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Dead Dog Found With Its Legs Bound In Walnut Creek Canal; Animal Cruelty Investigation Underway

Contra Costa Water District workers found “Gino” the Australian Shepherd on Monday, drowned in a canal with his back legs bound in a shoelace.

06/24/2015

A frame from a YouTube video shows workers handling chickens at a Foster Farms plant. (mercyforanimals/YouTube)

Foster Farms Suspends 5 Workers Following Release Of Undercover Animal Cruelty Video

Poultry producer Foster Farms suspended five employees Wednesday after an animal-rights group released undercover video showing live birds being slammed upside-down into shackles, punched and plucked.

06/17/2015

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Santa Rosa Couple Charged In Strangling Death Of Dog Tied To Post

Police say a Santa Rosa couple will face animal cruelty charges after their dog was strangled to death by the cable tying it to a backyard post.

05/29/2015

Maximillian the pit bull puppy had to be put down after someone tortured him. (Courtesy: San Francisco Animal Care and Control)

$10K Reward Offered After Homeless Man’s Puppy Stolen, Brutally Tortured In San Francisco

A $10,000 reward has been offered to help find a thief who stole and beat a homeless man’s pit bull puppy so badly that veterinarians had to put it down.

05/17/2015

A pit bull named Maximilian by shelter staff rests after being treated for his multiple injuries. (San Francisco Animal Care and Control)

Brutally Abused Dog Found Under Freeway In San Francisco; Reward Offered

A $500 reward is being offered for information in the case of a dog found severely injured early Thursday morning in San Francisco’s South of Market neighborhood, according to the Animal Care and Control.

05/15/2015

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Cows Mysteriously Shot Dead On Castro Valley Ranch

Three cows on a Castro Valley ranch were reportedly shot dead over the weekend by unknown assailants, according to a published report.

04/06/2015

An animal control officer with the Santa Cruz County Animal Shelter holds the body of a puppy and its mother after they were found on the side of a road, February 20, 2015. (Santa Clara County Animal Shelter)

$6,000 Reward Offered To Find Person Who Tossed Dogs From Moving Vehicle In Santa Cruz County

A $6,000 reward is being offered for information leading to the arrest of the person who threw two dogs in sand bags from a vehicle near the dump in unincorporated Watsonville last week, officials said Friday.

02/27/2015

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