6 more horses found shot to death in eastern Kentucky

PRESTONSBURG, Ky. (AP) — Six more horses have been found fatally shot near a strip mine site in eastern Kentucky, according to authorities. Animal rescue group Dumas Rescue says the...

Ex-Indiana farm worker gets probation for abusing calves

KENTLAND, Ind. (AP) — A man accused of abusing calves on a large northwestern Indiana farm has been sentenced to a year of probation after a felony charge was dropped. Edgar Gardozo-...

Prosecutor finds no crime in Santa Anita horse racing deaths

LOS ANGELES (AP) — California prosecutors found no evidence of animal cruelty or other crimes during an investigation into a spike in horse deaths at Santa Anita Park race track over the past year, ac...

Puerto Rico cockfighters go to ring in federal ban defiance

TOA BAJA, Puerto Rico (AP) — Felipe Espinal walked into his cockfighting establishment Wednesday night in the northern town of Toa Baja and held up a white pen in triumph as he recorded the moment wit...

Colorado couple charged after horse dragging video shared

GRAND LAKE, Colo. (AP) — A Colorado couple who shot a widely shared video of a horse dragged by a rope hooked to a pickup truck is facing criminal charges. Prosecutors announced Tues...

Police say man beat and bound cats, tossed them down chute

MINEOLA, N.Y. (AP) — Police say a man has been arrested after he beat several cats, bound them with duct tape and threw them down his apartment building’s garbage chute. Nassau Count...

Trumps signs bill to crack down on animal cruelty

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump has signed a bill that makes certain acts of animal cruelty a federal felony, saying it’s important for the nation to combat “heinous and sadistic acts of crue...

Pet shop owner says suspects threw stolen guinea pig at him

DANVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A Kentucky pet store owner says two women stole a pair of guinea pigs, lobbing one of the animals at him during their escape. News outlets report 21-year-old Isa...

Congress approves bill expanding animal cruelty law

WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress has passed a bill making certain types of animal cruelty a federal felony. The bill would expand a 2010 law that made creation or distribution of so-called...

Animal rights activists sue biggest US foie gras distributor

NEW YORK (AP) — A day after the New York City Council voted to ban the sale of foie gras (fwah-GRAH'), animal rights activists sued the biggest U.S. distributor of the French delicacy for inhumane tre...

The Latest: New York City passes bill banning foie gras

NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on the New York City Council vote to ban sales of foie gras (all times local): 4:10 p.m. The New York City Council has voted to ban the s...

Hong Kong rally targets police conduct, use of dogs

HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kongers are set to rally over concerns about police conduct in monthslong pro-democracy demonstrations, including exposing police dogs to tear gas during chaotic confrontations w...

Animal rescue operators charged after 150 dead dogs found

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A couple who operated an animal rescue face multiple charges after authorities found about 150 dead dogs on property in Missouri and Texas and rescued hundreds more animals who...

Dozens of dead cats found in NY home after eviction

MONTGOMERY, N.Y. (AP) — Authorities are investigating the deaths of dozens of cats found at an upstate New York home after the former owner was evicted. The Times Herald-Record repor...

Man who killed calf in Home Depot lot charged with cruelty

BLOOMFIELD, Conn. (AP) — A butcher shop employee who cut the throat of a runaway calf in a Home Depot parking lot has been charged with animal cruelty. Police in Bloomfield, Connecti...