Animal suffering often begins even before the feedlot or slaughterhouse. Many companies don’t adhere to EU regulations on animal transport. Activists document the violations as best they can, but they’re often powerless.
Police said one pit bull that had died fighting was served as barbeque to spectators and another dog urinated blood. Photos and video footage showed malnourished animals with bloody gouges.
A woman is being investigated for violating the Animal Welfare Act after admitting to leaving out poisoned dog food. Police are aware of one dog that ate food containing hidden razor blades.
Sandra, an orangutan recognized by a court as a "nonhuman person," with sentience and rights, is beginning a new life. She had languished in Buenos Aires, shuffling about alone in a concrete enclosure.
Restrictions brought in to slow the coronavirus outbreak have forced zoos shut across Germany. One zoo is saying it may have to kill animals to save on costs.
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