Articles Tagged With ‘animal cruelty’




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Deputies break up Santa Maria cockfight

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Acting on an anonymous tip, law enforcement officers broke up a cockfighting tournament taking place east of Santa Maria on Sunday, according to the Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office. The tournament allegedly attracted individuals from Los Angeles, Santa Barbara and... (Continue reading)

Dead dog found dumped in trash bag under Paso Robles bridge

Dead pit bull

A group of horseback riders found a dead pit bull inside a trash bag under the Union Road bridge in Paso Robles last Friday. The dog, a large male, had a detached jaw, and veterinarians say it suffered head trauma.... (Continue reading)

Goleta man arrested for killing Chihuahua he adopted

Kyle Barbre

Within 50 days of adopting a 1-year-old Chihuahua, a 21-year-old Goleta man killed the dog, according to the Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office. Detectives arrested the man on Tuesday. Animal rights activists have said the Chihuahua was kicked, strangled and... (Continue reading)

Man accused of adopting dog, then killing it

Floyd

A man adopted a two-year-old chihuahua named Floyd from the Santa Barbara County animal shelter, then killed the dog, animal rescue activists say. The chihuahua was kicked, strangled and possibly drowned, according to the Animal Rescue Team, a Santa Ynez... (Continue reading)

Dog tossed at Orcutt protesters, found dead

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A dog was found dead at a teachers’ rally in Orcutt on Friday. Witnesses said the dog was thrown from a truck into a crowd of people at the demonstration. [KCOY] Last Wednesday, a 14-year-old blind toy poodle named Sam... (Continue reading)

Cattle killer sought in Santa Barbara County

Downed Cow

Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s detectives are searching for a person or person who allegedly shot and killed a 3-year-old black cow and a 2-year-old Black Angus bull. [KSBY] A caretaker discovered the dead cattle on Dec. 26 while conducting a... (Continue reading)

Animal abuser released to immigration agents

Duanying Chen

A man who abused his girlfriend’s puppy so severely it had to be euthanized was released Friday from the Santa Barbara County Jail into the custody of the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement Agency (ICE). On May 14, 2014, Santa... (Continue reading)

California ban on kangaroo imports returns

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A California ban on the import of kangaroo parts will return next year after an eight-year hiatus. [Guardian] The trade of kangaroo parts currently comprises a $200 million industry in California. Kangaroo skins are used to make some shoes and... (Continue reading)

California woman accused of starving 110 animals

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A Monterey County woman allegedly kept more than 100 animals on a cluttered piece of land with no access to food or water for an extended period of time. [Monterey Herald] On Monday, Monterey County’s Society for the Prevention of... (Continue reading)

Animal lovers storm courtroom in steer burning case

A swarm of animal rights activists gathered in a San Luis Obispo courtroom Thursday to call for the conviction and maximum punishment of a man accused of setting a steer on fire last year in Paso Robles. [KSBY] On October... (Continue reading)



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