One alleged cat killer down, maybe more to go. I’m not a fan of violence but, get rid of these monsters! This would be a situation where “don’t ask, don’t tell” would sit just fine with me, just do something and I won’t ask.
Not to mention, isn’t it proven that serial killers often exhibit this kind of behavior as kids or younger in their lives? Hmmm…maybe we’re stopping more than just cat killing, I’m just sayin’.
From Just News: Police have arrested the man they say is responsible for a string of cat killings in South Florida.
Tyler Weinman, 18, lives in the area and is now in police custody, police said. He is charged with 19 counts of animal cruelty, four counts of burglary and 19 counts of improper disposing of an animal body.
“Our communities of Palmetto Bay and Cutler Bay have been on edge for many weeks now because of the horrific and unspeakable slaughterings of many of their beloved feline pets. I sincerely hope that with his arrest, the residents will feel relieved and their cats will be safe once again. It is expected that the vicious crimes that have plagued these communities will not be repeated,” said Miami-Dade State Attorney Katherine Fernandez Rundle.
“I commend the police officers of the Miami-Dade Police Department and senior trial counsel Michael Von Zamft who worked tirelessly and exhaustively with our law enforcement partners in order to put an end to these acts of cruelty. My heart goes out to the pet owners who have suffered such a great loss,” Fernandez Rundle said.
On Saturday, Miami-Dade police issued arrest warrants for suspects and said they were working to make arrests in the case.
Circuit Judge Darryl Trawick signed the arrest warrant for Weiman.
Miami-Dade police said that since April, 33 cases involving dead cats have been reported. Eighteen of the cases, which involved a total of 19 dead cats, have been confirmed as animal cruelty, police said. Those cases happened in Palmetto Bay, Cutler Bay and Kendall.
PETA’s undercover investigation reveals what the horse-racing industry won’t show you.
While millions of viewers watch this year’s Belmont Stakes, former champions like Charismatic and War Emblem are half a world away in Japan. Thousands of other less famous U.S.-bred thoroughbreds have also been exported overseas for breeding and racing. When they are no longer useful, most of these horses will be slaughtered. Continue reading
For years, PETA’s investigators have been uncovering the disease-ridden conditions on factory farms. We’ve exposed stressed animals crammed by the thousands into filthy sheds, a perfect breeding ground for new strains of dangerous bacteria and viruses.
Factory farms are not just a major public health threat—they are also the single greatest source of animal suffering in the world. Thanks to the brave work of PETA’s undercover investigators, more people than ever are saying “No!” to the inherent cruelty of factory farming.
But PETA is only able to conduct these investigations because of caring people like you who help fund this vital work. Today, I hope that you will help provide the resources that we need to sustain our investigations.
PETA’s staff members take huge risks to get inside these filthy and often dangerous places, and they leave with irrefutable evidence of animal abuse. Our investigators have been threatened, chased, and even assaulted. As hard as the physical and emotional toll is on them, they know it’s nothing compared to what animals endure. Make no mistake: Once we go public with a PETA undercover investigation, we get results, as we did in the following cases:
At Aviagen factory farms in West Virginia, PETA investigators uncovered workers stomping, kicking, and killing turkeys in unimaginably cruel ways. In a precedent-setting move, a grand jury has since issued 19 indictments—11 of them on felony charges—against three former employees of Aviagen Turkeys for cruelty to animals. This marks the first time in U.S. history that factory-farm employees have faced felony cruelty-to-animals charges for abusing birds, and the indictments come as a direct result of our investigation.
At a pig factory farm that supplies piglets who are raised and killed for Hormel products, our investigator witnessed a supervisor shoving a cane into a sow’s vagina, multiple pigs who were beaten with metal gate rods, and many other abuses. As a result of our investigation, an Iowa sheriff filed 22 charges of livestock neglect and abuse against six former employees of the factory farm. One of Hormel’s own executives has referred to PETA’s investigation as “an industry-changing event.”
At AgriProcessors, the world’s largest kosher slaughterhouse, a PETA investigation documented workers sawing gaping cuts in the necks of living, breathing cows. As a result of the cruelty we exposed at the Postville, Iowa, slaughterhouse, AgriProcessors was caught violating the Humane Methods of Slaughter Act and has since been forced into bankruptcy!
By exposing these hideous acts, we are changing consumer behavior, rewriting corporate policies, receiving justice from the courts, and reducing the suffering in countless animals’ lives!
Undercover investigations are one of the cornerstones of PETA’s work to protect animals—they are a proven and powerful tool in reducing suffering. And no one else can do them as well as PETA can. But please remember that our investigators can’t work without your support. Your generous gift to PETA today can help us stop animal suffering on factory farms and in slaughterhouses around the world.
Thank you for answering the call of animals.
Very truly yours,
Ingrid E. Newkirk
P.S. Many of the precedent-setting victories that PETA has won in our factory-farming campaigns—including reforms from industry giants like Safeway and Smithfield Foods—began with our investigative team’s work to uncover the misery hidden behind the doors of factory farms and slaughterhouses. With your support, we can fundamentally change how both companies and consumers treat animals.
So today, I bought a little motorized ball that is supposed to just roll around the house non-stop…well, unless a Boston Terrier gets ahold of it! Wilbur (the darker one) tried almost immediately to destroy it while Edna (the red) and Olive (the Toy Fox Terrier) watched on.
Gotta love Tuesday afternoons.
Please join PETA for a demonstration to speak up for the hundreds of thousands of baby harp seals who will be mercilessly slaughtered in the next few weeks on the ice floes offNewfoundland and Labrador in Canada. Donning all white and covered in “blood,” PETA activists will writhe on the ground to mimic the baby seals who will be slaughtered during the massacre. Join PETA activists to hold signs and pass out leaflets to inform everyone of the cruelty behind this barbaric slaughter.
Posters and leaflets will be provided, so just bring yourself and anyone you can recruit to join you. Please contact Sarah Gawricki at SarahG@peta.org or 757-962-8397 to RSVP or for more information. When replying, do not forget to mention the demonstration that you wish to attend.
When: Tuesday, April 21, 12 noon – 1 p.m.
Where: Canadian Consulate, 1501 4th Ave., Seattle
Please cross-post this e-mail message and forward it to others who might be interested in standing up for the hundreds of thousands of baby seals who will be slaughtered in the next few weeks. Visit FurIsDead.com for more information and to send an e-mail to the Vancouver Olympic Organizing Committee and Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper asking them to stop the killing. Be sure to also check out our newest video on the Canadian seal slaughter while you’re there.
What an amazing act of kindness on her part because you know, animals don’t have a choice in this economy, they don’t have any options but to be at the mercy of their owners. I applaud both the vet AND the pet owners for being committed to getting their animals the proper healthcare. I want to find out what Vet Clinic Dr. Tucker runs so I can post a link, does anyone know?
Doctor Cathy Tucker spends her Wednesday’s at the Mission Free Veterinary Clinic. Dr. Tucker and four volunteers look over pets in the one-room clinic, providing care for pet owners who can’t always afford it.
“It’s close quarters but it works,” said Dr. Tucker.
They don’t have much to work with but every week, they manage to squeeze in 15 patients. Pet owners wait anxiously outside hoping to get an appointment.
“We got here an hour-and-a-half early and they were already lined up,” said one customer who identified himself as “David”.
The Mission Free Veterinary Clinic offers basic vaccinations, neutering of male cats, and treatment of minor infections and wounds.
“This clinic is very important because she helps you for a very low cost or for free,” said Penny Chenoweth about Dr. Tucker and the clinic.
Check it out, the story’s told in the video. Just so sweet.
Because I think Tracy Morgan is one crazy bitch, love him, and I think that he is totally channeling a certain zany rapper: Doctor Octagon, and I love that, and he will be on SNL tonight, I thought I would post a few things to get us in the mood!
Listen you will understand:
President Obama has a lot of work ahead of him, not to mention a lot of undoing of policies that the last guy put into action just before his departure. One of those being the Endangered Species Act.
“The White House will announce today that it is reconsidering another controversial last-minute environmental rule by President George W. Bush, an Obama administration official said Monday night. The Bush-era rule loosened the way the Endangered Species Act guides federal projects, such as roads and dams. The change, finalized in December, eliminated a requirement that federal agencies consult with experts about potential effects on endangered plants and wildlife before allowing projects to go ahead. Instead, federal agencies can determine on their own whether their projects would harm protected species.
These pictures come from a blog reader and contributor (to where, I’m not sure – I got the forward) Noel Bell sent these amazing photos of human–koala bear interactions taken around his home town of Melbourne.
Southeastern Australia has been experiencing a record heat wave (up to 40 C/104 F degrees) as well as deadly bush fires. One picture is below and there are several others after the jump.
You may have heard the story of Wanda Bittner, a woman who helps pet owners put food in their dog bowls when times are tough. Well, now the owner of the Yelm animal shelter has been targeted by thieves who stole hundreds of pounds of pet food. Without that food, many people in the community will not be able to feed their animals and might have to give them up.
How can you help? If you would like to donate dog or cat food, contact the Animal Rescue and Adoption in Yelm at 360-458-3281.
Thanks to Jeff for sending this picture of a PETA protest in downtown Seattle yesterday. I had a friend say that it was wrong because it was shocking and made people feel uncomfortable, but I think that’s the point – knowledge is the way to combat the ridiculous notion that fur is necessary. Unless you’re on foot hunting the animal and using the meat for survival, I find it very difficult to listen to any argument that fur is OK, especially considering it’s a status symbol and really nothing more. That’s just my opinion.
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