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Cruelty To Animals

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Trump Wants to Cut Wasteful Government Spending: He Can Start by Eliminating Federal Programs That Abuse Animals. Photo Credit: fritz16 / Shutterstock.com In March, President Trump signed an executive order instructing the director of the Office of Management and Budget to prepare a plan to reorganize the executive branch of the government.

Trump Wants to Cut Wasteful Government Spending: He Can Start by Eliminating Federal Programs That Abuse Animals

The White House website is currently accepting “ideas and suggestions on how the government can be better organized to work for the American people.” A number of federal programs, including several under the USDA, should be eliminated or reformed. The programs operate in a way that facilitates mistreatment of animals and, in some cases, monetarily compensate practices that abuse or neglect animals. Compensating practices that promote disease During the bird flu outbreak of 2015–2016, the USDA’s indemnity program paid out $190 million to poultry producers that lost birds.

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Atrocities Committed on American Show Horses. No American animal is more iconic than the horse.

Atrocities Committed on American Show Horses

From colonizing the West through harsh terrain, to being used in wartime during land battles, to becoming the mode of transportation before the invention of the internal combustion engine, we’ve grown as a nation riding on the backs of horses. Having taken so much from them over the centuries, the very least we could do in modern times is protect horses from cruelty. This is a story about an unexpected hero who is dedicating his life to doing just that. Marty Irby grew up on a family farm in southern Alabama. In his community, horse enthusiasts flocked to the Tennessee walking horse industry, so he became involved at an early age. After graduating from college and managing the country's largest walking horse breeding farm, Irby earned himself a board seat at the Tennessee Walking Horse Breeders’ and Exhibitors’ Association, the industry’s biggest trade group.

Horses Abused at Top Training Barn. Rescued Tennessee Horses Come Back To Life. Huge Profits Torturing/Killing Horses. Photo Credit: Tillottama/Shutterstock Big pharmaceutical corporations are far from having an unblemished record when it comes to their treatment of animals.

Huge Profits Torturing/Killing Horses

But recent investigations conducted by the German Animal Welfare Foundation have revealed practices involving horses have shocked even experienced animal welfare experts. Canine PTSD. From 2008 to 2009, Gina served a six-month tour of duty in Iraq.

Canine PTSD

She was tasked with going door to door and flushing insurgents out after US marines threw flash-bang grenades in before her. She became jittery and panicked, and was unable to perform her duties. So she was returned to the United States and a meeting was called to consult experts on the matter. While Gina’s symptoms lined up with those of post-traumatic stress disorder, a mental health condition triggered by traumatic events, she was experiencing something the world wasn’t as familiar with: canine PTSD.

Wednesday marks Veterans Day, a time to honor all those who have served the US – including military dogs. Currently, there are approximately 1,700 military working dogs in service throughout the US Defense Department, according to a spokesman. In 2014, about 5-10% of US military working dogs who were deployed in combat settings were reported to have signs of canine PTSD – approximately 50 dogs. Sonar Is Harming Whales! Six whales have washed ashore in northern California in the past two months, prompting headlines around the world and attracting droves of tourists, curious about the massive mammals so suddenly out of their natural element.

Sonar Is Harming Whales!

According to a California Academy of Sciences (CAS) necropsy one of those whales, a 32ft female humpback that washed ashore in Pacifica, a 20-minute drive from San Francisco, had “signs of trauma consistent with blunt force”. Suggested causes of death have included being hit by a ship and an attack by an orca. But while those might have been the final blows for the whales, other issues are being raised by environmental groups such as Earthjustice, the National Resources Defense Council (NRDC) and Greenpeace.

Elephant Slave. Kabu the Elephant has had to endure things that will break your heart to learn about.

Elephant Slave

For at least 20 years, this amazing animal has been forced to work like a slave in Southeast Asia. 10 Years In Prison. Dr.

10 Years In Prison

Anita Kranjc is the co-founder of Toronto-based animal welfare group Pigsave. And she is now facing a $45,000 fine and 10 years in prison for the terrible crime of providing water to pigs on their way to the slaughterhouse. WTF?! Are you kidding me? Sadly, no. Under Canadian law, livestock on its way to be slaughtered are legally considered to be private property. Elephants Being Retired. The Ringling Bros and Barnum & Bailey Circus is accelerating its phaseout of elephant acts, announcing that it will retire all of its touring elephants by May.

Elephants Being Retired

Feld Entertainment, parent company of the touring circus, said all of its Asian elephants will move to its elephant conservation center in Florida. Eleven elephants that are currently made to tour the country and perform tricks for people will be retired, bringing the herd at the center to 42. Following growing pressure from animal welfare groups, Feld Entertainment said in March it would move all the pachyderms to the 200-acre conservation center by 2018. Ringling Circus Retiring Its Elephants. January 11, 2016.

Ringling Circus Retiring Its Elephants