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Courtney Stodden Lays In A Pool Of Blood Dressed As A Sexy Mouse To Protest PetSmart's Allegedly Cruel Pet Trade

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Courtney Stodden is "dying" for people to stop buying live animals from PetSmart.

The 21-year-old dressed up as a sexy (dead) mouse on Thursday and joined PETA in an El Lay protest against the pet store's allegedly cruel pet trade.

According to a 15-week PETA investigation, a PetSmart supplier has been accused of gassing animals in plastic bags and setting them aside "to die and waste away." Additionally, the organization says that small animals are being warehoused in plastic bins and even frozen alive.

This is so horrific if true!

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Miz Stodden — who laid on the sidewalk in a pool of fake blood — said of the protest:

"It's heartbreaking to think that countless mice, rats, bunnies, and lizards are dying in filthy bins for PetSmart's stores. My friends at PETA and I urge everyone to refuse to shop anywhere that sells live animals!"

Doug Hutchison's bride took to her own Instagram to say:

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Life Of Pi Animal Trainer Charged With Five Counts Of Animal Cruelty After Whipping Video Surfaces

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This story breaks our hearts, but at least there will be some justice here.

Back in December we showed you the upsetting video of Bowmanville Zoo owner Michael Hackenberger, who has provided animals for several productions including the award-winning Life Of Pi, allegedly striking a young Siberian tiger.

In the clip released by PETA, Hackenberger appears to be repeatedly lashing the large cat with a whip and then later explaining the most effective places to hit the animal. The animal trainer later denied PETA's "lies."

In new developments on Wednesday, the Ontario SPCA has charged the trainer with five counts of animal cruelty after thoroughly reviewing his zoo's practices.

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According to TMZ, the charges include causing the animal distress by

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It's Official! Cesar Millan Will NOT Be Facing Animal Cruelty Charges!

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Case closed!

On Monday, it was confirmed that Dog Whisperer star Cesar Millan will NOT be facing animal cruelty charges after being investigated by the Los Angeles County Animal Control. Phew!

In case you forgot, the animal expert got himself into a bit of trouble when a video from his Nat Geo WILD show Cesar 911 surfaced where a live pig used for training was bitten by an aggressive french bulldog/terrier mix. Oof!

Related: The Owner Involved In The Animal Cruelty Case Speaks Out

Cesar's attorney Brian Klein has since revealed:

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Things Are Looking Good For Cesar Millan As His Animal Cruelty Investigation Comes To A Close — Will He Actually Walk Away From This?

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Everyone can breathe a sigh of relief!

On Monday, it was reported that Cesar Millan may walk away from his animal cruelty investigation as El Lay County Animal Control is wrapping up their case.

In case you forgot, the Dog Whisperer star got himself into a bucket of hot water when a video from his Nat Geo WILD show Cesar 911 surfaced where a live pig used for training was bitten by an aggressive french bulldog/terrier mix.

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According to some sources, the investigators

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SeaWorld Is Going To STOP Breeding Killer Whales — Sea Their Announcement About A 'New Direction'!

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There has been a lot of pressure put on SeaWorld for its questionable treatment of its animals — particularly after the release of the hit documentary Blackfish.

After the declining health of famous orca Tilikum, the popular animal park has finally decided to cave to protestors.

SeaWorld announced Thursday morning they will end their killer whale breeding program and take a "new direction".

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The 24 orcas that are spread out across three theme parks will ultimately be the final generation of killer whales kept in captivity.

The company released a statement saying:

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The Owner Involved In The Cesar Millan Animal Cruelty Case Speaks Out!

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We finally have some clarification!

In an exclusive interview with TMZ, the pet owner embroiled in Cesar Millan's animal cruelty case has come forward. Apparently Sandy, who owns the dog and pig involved in this scandal, supports Cesar 100%.

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Here's a little refresher as to what's going on — some animal activists are extremely upset with Millan's decision to allow Simon, who was once an aggressive dog, into the pen of Sandy's pet pig. The Cesar 911 star had hoped some interaction between the feuding animals would improve their behavior towards one another.

Unfortunately, Simon bit the pig's ear which caused it to bleed. Upon seeing this incident go down on television, Los Angeles County Animal Control received a lot of pissed off calls and now C.M. is being investigated for animal cruelty.

In response to the outrage, Sandy has come forward to stop the backlash, saying:

"I had asked for Cesar's help because Simon had a lifelong history of aggression towards animals, including my two potbellied pigs. During the filming of Simon's rehabilitation, he did nip the ear of a large farm pig and the ear began to bleed. However, the farm pig was not seriously injured and within an hour of the incident Simon and the pig were walking calmly and peacefully together."

Well, at least the animals mended their differences!

The animal lover added:

"I feel so blessed to have had Cesar's help and it upsets me profoundly that people have mischaracterized what really happened. I have a brand new life with Simon and having Cesar's help made the difference. It's the best thing that ever happened to Simon and I."

Aw. We're so happy to hear Simon is now a more peaceful dog and that the pig is fine.

So, do YOU believe Sandy?

[Image via Instagram.]

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Dog Whisperer Cesar Millan Investigated For Alleged Animal Cruelty — Details HERE

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Now this is shocking.

On Thursday, it was revealed that Dog Whisperer host Cesar Millan is being investigated for animal cruelty by the El Lay County Animal Control following a complaint. Oh no!

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A spokesperson for the department confirmed:

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