Authorities are considering hitting an Ohio man with animal cruelty charges for keeping a 7-foot alligator in his basement!!
The Humane Society of Greater Dayton took the big ol' gator from the man's Huber Heights home on Sunday after being tipped off to possible mistreatment of the animal.
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Manatees are beautiful, gentle creatures and are protected by law.
So it's totally illegal to touch them, let alone ride them.
But that's exactly what happened on the north side of Siesta Key in Florida.
This isn't the first time someone has tried to ride a manatee either.
Not only is it bad for the manatees and dangerous for people, it's illegal too!
You can be fined $500 or even spend 60 days in jail!!
So if you're in Florida and you see manatees, make sure not to disturb them by staying at least 100 feet away!
Check out the video (above) to see some cruel people riding a manatee.
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Not only is bear bile farming totally disgusting, but it's extremely torturous to the bears!
Apparently a company called Guizhentang Pharmaceutical does NOT agree, as they've been using the bile in traditional remedies claimed to "shrink gallstones, reduce fevers and sooth the aftereffects of excessive drinking." You're just hearing about it now because the company stock went public, and wanted to use the IPO money to increase its stock of captive bears from 400 up to 1,200.
Tags: animals, bear bile farming, cruelty, disgusting, gross, icky, sick
A seriously well deserved punishment!
Kurtis Peter Peterson was sentenced to 15 years of hard time in a Michigan state prison.
He repeatedly sexually assaulted his pit bull and blue heeler inside his apartment.
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In the UK, scientists from Queen Mary, University of London have been doing an inneresting experiment.
They're looking to measure the moods of goats at a sanctuary in Kent, trying to see how well the animals can recover from neglect and abuse.
What they did was test the goats in a special enclosure that had hidden food surprises.
They studied how optimistic or pessimistic the goats were as to whether or not they'd find food.
The best part about this study, other than showing even farm animals have a complex emotional life, was that it showed mistreated animals can still be fully rehabilitated!
That's so ahamyzing!!
Check out the video (above) to see the scientists in action with some cutie goats!
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Kym Johnson, pro dancer from Dancing With The Stars, took off all her clothes and did a butt-ass-naked photo shoot!
Before you get too excited, it was for PETA, so all the best parts are just out of view. LOLz!
The new PETA campaign reads: "Be a Bunny’s Belle of the Ballroom: Choose Cruelty-Free."
It's all about buying cruelty-free cosmetics and products that aren't tested on animals.
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There was a bill about to be voted on by the Assembly Agriculture Committee that was pulled three hours before voting.
It was a bill that would have limited undercover farm animal abuse investigations!
The bill would have made it so that anyone collecting evidence of abuse would have to turn it in to the cops within 48 hours.
The problem with that is it's not enough time to collect enough evidence to show a pattern of illegal activity, according to animal advocates.
The author of the bill said:
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