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Animal Rights

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Animal Groups Agree To Pay Nearly $16M To Ringling In Decade-Long Cruelty Case

The parent company of the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus says it has received a nearly $16 million settlement from the Humane Society of the United States and other animal-rights groups that filed a frivolous lawsuit against them.

05/15/2014

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Md. Man Charged With 134 Counts Of Animal Cruelty

A 21-year-old Anne Arundel County man is now being charged with more than 100 counts of animal cruelty after numerous animals, including a “honey bear” and chinchilla, were removed from his home last month.

10/19/2012

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Animal Rights Advocates To Fight Appeals Court Ruling Labeling Pit Bulls As ‘Dangerous’

The fight over the danger of pit bulls is raging on. A recent court ruling singles out the breed as more dangerous than other dogs. That’s causing problems for pit bull owners all over the state.

05/24/2012

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Md. Court Labels Pit Bulls A Dangerous Breed, Pitting Advocates Against Critics

Maryland’s highest court labels pit bulls dangerous. The ruling sparks a heated debate pitting people trying to protect animals and children against each other.

05/01/2012

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Advocates Say Pit Bull’s Death Led To Animal Welfare Protections

Baltimore brothers are cleared of killing a pit bull. But animal rights activists say the dog did not die in vain.

04/12/2012

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Civil Trial Concerns Deputy’s Shooting Of Md. Dog

A civil trial is underway in Frederick to determine whether a Frederick County sheriff’s deputy wrongfully shot a Taneytown couple’s dog.

03/27/2012

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Woman Indicted On Animal Cruelty Charges

A Columbia woman has been indicted on 69 counts of animal cruelty charges after 40 dead animals were found in a townhouse in January.

03/16/2012

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Animal Advocates To Lobby In Annapolis

Advocates are coming to Annapolis to back measures to protect animals.

02/23/2012

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Kitten Set On Fire In East Baltimore

Animal abuse strikes Baltimore again and the results are heartbreaking. A kitten set on fire in East Baltimore is now clinging to life.

07/28/2011

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New Charges Filed In Md. Animal Cruelty Case

A Brunswick couple faces scores of new animal-cruelty charges stemming from the discovery of nearly 100 dogs inside their home.

06/08/2011

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Burned Kitten Recovering at BARCS Animal Shelter

Another shocking case of animal cruelty in Baltimore City.

06/01/2011

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Animal Rights Activists Seek Tougher Cruelty Penalties

When a Siberian Husky was shot and killed at a Severn dog park by an off duty federal police officer, animal lovers were outraged. After the officer was convicted of misdemeanor charges, there was a call for stiffer penalties for animal abuse.

02/17/2011

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