Animal exploitation videos on social media platforms are a concern

'Dog eating lemon trick' on TikTok

Animal exploitation videos on social media platforms have become a concerning issue. A report by the Asia for Animals Social Media Animal Cruelty Coalition (SMACC) revealed the shocking scope of such videos posted on platforms like YouTube, TikTok, and Facebook. Between July 2020 and August 2021, they identified 5,480 individual links to videos of …

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Scandalous abuse of cats and dogs at The Veterinarians’ Blood Bank (TVBB)

TVBB

I don’t know where to start this story as it is so big and distressing. It is yet another story of how humankind finds another way of abusing animals this time under the guise of doing something good namely providing blood to veterinary clinics. The blood comes from The Veterinarians’ Blood Bank (TVBB). A …

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25% of 10–18-year-old kids in UK exposed to animal cruelty. Restrictions needed.

Kids on smartphones accessing social media platforms where they are likely to see animal cruelty content that should not be there

The RSPCA have, at last, caught on to the fact that social media is provoking or encouraging kids to engage in animal cruelty. It’s a complicated issue but essentially the RSPCA is saying that children “torture animals for likes on social media”. Tell me something new. This has been an issue for years. Millions …

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Oklahoman kitten serial killer sentenced to 12 years in prison

Oklahoman kitten serial killer sentenced to 12 years in prison.

NEWS AND COMMENT: This is not hot of the press cat news because I’ve been slow to pick up on it but it needs reporting because it is exceptionally rare for judges to hand down a severe punishment to criminals who abuse and kill cats and kittens. And that statement applies to anywhere in …

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Russian Railways now prohibit attendants from chucking pets off trains

Twix chucked of Russian train by attendant into -30 Celsius and snow

NEWS AND COMMENT: This is a very recent development which has come about because a ginger tabby-and-white domestic cat, Twix, was thrown off a Russian train in freezing conditions with deep snow on the ground because the cat had escaped his carrier while the owner was asleep and the attendant mistook the domestic cat …

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Pros and cons of an online policy which bans animal abuse videos and pictures

Banning animal abuse videos and images: pros and cons

The consensus is that animal abuse videos and pictures should be banned across the Internet. That’s what we find. The big social media websites such as Facebook enforce an across-the-board ban of animal abuse videos and pictures. And you will find that businesses which host millions of websites strictly prohibit animal abuse videos and …

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Glue traps are a potential danger to cats

Glue trap

Are glue traps dangerous to cats? The answer is yes. English law The danger to cats is highlighted by the fact that in England, anyone who sets a glue trap for the purpose of catching a rodent commits an offence if they don’t have a licence to do so. The relevant law is the …

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Dr. Turner Butts enjoyed shooting a leopard in Africa

American doctor enjoys shooting a leopard dead

Dr. Turner Butts, DPM, FACFAS, is a native of Houston, Texas, and a graduate of the Ohio College of Podiatric Medicine in Cleveland, Ohio. He completed his three-year residency at Huston Podiatric Foundation where he was the Chief Resident in his third year. He joined the Foot and Ankle Centres in 2003. This center …

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