If we just sterilize him, he will take up space for more genetically valuable giraffes.Copenhagen Zoo Scientific Director Bengt Holst • Discussing the zoo’s decision to kill a giraffe and feed it to the zoo’s lions. The reason? They wanted to avoid inbreeding.
When you intentionally attempt to burn to death 27 puppies, what do you expect?Nevada Voters for Animals head Gina Greisen • Discussing the criminal case against pet shop owner Gloria Eun Hye Lee, who allegedly conspired with an arsonist to burn down her story—which had 27 puppies inside. The trial drew a number of animal rights activists outside of the Las Vegas courtroom earlier today.
67dead cats removed from a squalorous home in upstate New York
99live cats also removed from the grisly scene by local authorities
The details of this deeply sad tale are pretty unpleasant, be warned — Sheriff’s deputies responded to a neighbor’s complaint about a foul odor of cat urine and feces wafting from the home, only to find a bevy of living cats stacked in crates all the way to the ceiling, and the dead cats wrapped in plastic bags packed into the freezer. This is a horrible story, and one that particularly tugs on our hearts as animal lovers — charges are reportedly being weighed against the owner, who a worker at the animal shelter that has taken in the 99 survivors said had “a hoarder mentality.” source
This is a warning that there is a systemic problem, not just at one barn or one location.Former FDA food safety chief David Acheson • Discussing the situation at Sparboe Farms, the main producer of McDonald’s eggs — well, until now. See, thanks in large part to an undercover video shot by animal rights organization Mercy for Animals (which will air on ABC News’ “20/20” and “World News Tonight” Friday night), the company dropped the egg supplier. According to the company, “the behavior on tape is disturbing and completely unacceptable.” If you have the stomach for it, you can see the video over here, but it’s not for the faint of heart. It’s as bad as you’d expect, considering the buildup. source (via • follow)