July 27, 2017

Greyhound trainer, Charles McClellan, was cited for a Class 1 drug violation after 12 dogs in his care tested positive for Benzoylecgonine—a metabolite of cocaine.  Under Florida law, it is illegal for a "for an animal to have a prohibited substance" in its system while racing.  § 550.2415(1)(a), Fla. Stat. (2017).  The State requires that the winner of each race—along with a randomly selected dog—must be drug tested after rac...

July 27, 2017

In March, the U.S. Senate approved a bill repealing hunting restrictions on predator species in national wildlife refuges in Alaska.  President Trump signed the bill into law in April.  The restrictions had been instituted in 2016 by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and prohibited various types of "predator control" such as aerial hunting, live trapping or baiting, and killing predators near their dens or offspring.  The deb...

July 27, 2017

Although Feld Entertainment, the owner of Barnum and Bailey Circus, has not corroborated the story, the company has filed a request to renew a permit with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service for the interstate sale and captive breeding of Asian elephants, presumably those that were retired from the circus after its closure.  Currently the animals are living at the Ringling Brothers Barnum and Bailey Circus Center for Elephant C...

July 27, 2017

A California man, Robert Roy Farmer, who abducted, abused, and killed at least 21 neighborhood cats over a two-year time frame has been sentenced to 16 years behind bars.  Farmer has been diagnosed with antisocial personality disorder and was reportedly using methamphetamine at the time of the crimes.  Farmer was identified after the abduction of a 17-year-old cat was caught on security footage and was later found sleeping in...

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