Animals

Cruelty-Free Circus Uses Holograms Instead of Animals

The circuses have a controversial history due to circus animals being one of the most abused and mistreated animals in the world. Many circuses have had to shut down their operations in these last decades after rising voices of the animal activists brought the reality of circus life for animals into the spotlight. 

Now, as advanced technologies enter every aspect of our lives, the future of circuses might look very different, especially when thought together with virtual reality technologies.

Circus Roncalli, a Germany-based circus troupe, became the first in the world to replace circus animals with holograms when it

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Owner of Brevard dog grooming business cited for inhumane treatment of animals

MERRITT ISLAND, Fla. – A Brevard County dog grooming business is still in operation months after its owner was ordered to cease operation by the Florida Department of Health.

According to documents obtained by News 6, Kelly Jo Strabley’s animal care business license was taken away on Sept. 30, 2019, after a dog was severely injured while being groomed.

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“He was family,” Rebecca Netcher said. “We always said he was a human in a dog suit.”

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Hunters, trappers exceed wolf target by nearly 100 animals

Dawn Villella

FILE – This July 16, 2004, file photo, shows a gray wolf at the Wildlife Science Center in Forest Lake, Minn. Wisconsin State Department of Natural Resources officials pushed back Friday, Jan. 22, 2021, against Republican legislators seeking to implement a wolf season immediately, saying a hunt is already scheduled for November and they need time to gather input and set quotas.

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Hunters and trappers have exceeded the state’s wolf kill target by almost 100 animals.

Registration data the state Department

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29 neglected animals seized from Olean house | News

OLEAN — An official with the SPCA in Cattaraugus County provided additional information on animals that were allegedly neglected at an Olean household — from dogs, puppies and cats to reptiles and a chinchilla — and seized Friday by local law enforcement agencies.

Jason Berube, manager of the SPCA, said a total of 29 animals were taken out of a house at 136 S. Second St., occupied by Duane A. Lampe, 29, Tonia L. Lampe, 38, and Elizabeth M. Vennard, 19. The three were all charged with neglect, failure to provide sustenance and proper food and water, which are violations

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More than 30 animals rescued from hoarding situation in Olean, 3 arrested

OLEAN, N.Y. (WKBW) — It started with a fire and a phone call from a concerned neighbor.

“This wasn’t even a hoarder situation where you had a path. A lot of times with a hoarder you have a path to get through. There wasn’t even a path. We were climbing on things,” Heather Price, an investigator for the Cattaraugus County Sheriff’s Office said.

When the fire department, sheriff’s office and Cattaraugus County SPCA entered this home on Main Street in Olean, they said they found more than 30 animals living in deplorable conditions.

Cattaraugus County SPCA

More than 30 animals
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How ‘tiger farms’ have turned a wild animal into a species worth more dead than alive

Tigers could once be found across much of Asia, from eastern Turkey to Siberia and Indonesia. Today, they are reduced to living in just 6% of their former range. In many of these areas tigers are no longer even valued as free-ranging wild animals, but merely as products for financial profit, worth more dead than alive.

I have spent more than a decade visiting “tiger farms” in four countries in east and south-east Asia, and am currently working on a book about the different ways in which tigers are valued, both in the wild and in captivity. I found that

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