Animal Rights

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Animal Rights Advocates Pushing For More Changes At Balt. Co. Shelter

Big improvements are being made to the Baltimore County Animal Shelter. Animal rights advocates are pleased, but they’re pushing for even more changes in the future.

5 hours ago

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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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