animal cruelty

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John McDevitt
February 25, 2020 - 4:05 pm
New Jersey may soon join the state of New York and other major cities across the country in banning the declawing of animals like cats. Read more here.
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Scientist and study director Jennifer Molignano uses forceps to transfer living human skin tissue to plates with saline solution on Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2020.
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AP News
February 01, 2020 - 11:26 am
A growing number of U.S. states are considering a ban on the sale or import of cosmetics that have been tested on animals, as advocates argue testing products such as lotions, shampoos and makeup on rabbits, mice and rats is cruel and outdated. Read more.
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Screencap of surveillance video of a man who disposed of the dead cat after finding it outside a corner store.
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Charlotte Reese
December 08, 2019 - 8:44 am
The Pennsylvania SPCA is seeking the public's help in tracking down the person who killed a cat with a bow and arrow. Read more here.
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Low-key shot of chocolate labrador puppy
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Mike Dougherty
October 26, 2019 - 12:17 pm
The U.S. House of Representatives passed a bill this week that would make certain types of animal cruelty a federal crime with up to seven years in prison. But an expert cautioned the bill isn't as broad as people think. Read more here.
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John McDevitt
October 08, 2019 - 5:49 pm
The PSPCA removed 43 birds form adjoining properties along Weymouth Street near Clearfield Avenue in Kensington. Read more here.
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AP News
September 24, 2019 - 3:39 pm
A couple who operated an animal rescue face multiple charges after authorities found about 150 dead dogs on properties in Missouri and Texas and rescued hundreds more animals that were packed into cages and living in "unimaginable" conditions. Read more here.
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Toby, a poodle belonging to the Cook family.
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Mike DeNardo
September 19, 2019 - 2:44 pm
Police in South Jersey are trying to find out who killed a pet poodle in Maple Shade.
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Rescue puppy
AP News
September 06, 2019 - 10:45 am
Animal welfare authorities say 55 dogs and puppies were rescued from a Pennsylvania home after they received a call about unsanitary conditions. Read more here.
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July 22, 2019 - 5:02 pm
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York became the first U.S. state to ban the declawing of cats Monday, joining most of Europe, several Canadian provinces and a growing list of American cities that already prohibit a procedure animal advocates call cruel and unnecessary. Gov. Andrew Cuomo, a Democrat, signed...
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Pennsylvania state police.
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Dan Wing
June 20, 2019 - 9:38 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — An investigation is underway into possible child abuse and animal abuse at a Chester County home, where dozens of animals were found tortured or dead earlier this week. Pennsylvania State Police responded to the home on Street Road in Upper Oxford Township a little...
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