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Billy Ray Brown Jr., son of the owner of the local B and B Livestock auction, is accused of sending a horse called Lacey out of state to slaughter for human consumption. (Madera County Sheriff / CBS)

Auctioneer 1st Man Charged Under California Law To Protect Horses From Slaughter

They were called Lacey and Squirt, two professional rodeo horses and beloved pets. But they ended up sold for meat on someone’s dinner plate overseas. In a landmark case, a suspect has been charged with delivering at least one of them to slaughter.

06/05/2014

A black-crowned night heron perched on a branch. (JACK GUEZ/AFP/Getty Images)

Neighbors Fear Baby Birds Massacred In Woodchipper During Oakland Post Office Project

Oakland residents say rare birds were slaughtered during an Oakland tree-trimming project on behalf of the downtown U.S. Post office.

05/07/2014

A deer prances through tall grass. (Jeff Gross/Getty Images)

$300K Study To Determine Why Deer Become Road Kill On Peninsula Freeway

Researchers are spending $300,000 to find out why deer crossing a Bay Area freeway become road kill.

07/30/2012