The slick lizards have bad neighbors NAUVOO, Alabama––The reputed cockfighting capital of Alabama, on May 27, 2023 hosted a Memorial Day weekend surprise visit from the Showing Animals Respect & Kindness [SHARK] drone team. Tipped off to a cockfight droned in progress at 44 Cagle Drive, Nauvoo, Alabama, Walker County sheriff’s deputies “went out […]
Which animals, where, lost habitat to the Sackett vs. EPA verdict?
U.S. Supreme Court decision on Clean Water Act may not jeopardize much actual wetland habitat, but may clarify definitions of what is what WASHINGTON D.C.––With actions on behalf of wetland and shoreline creatures including octopi, salmon, sea turtles, and horseshoe crabs underway elsewhere around the world and the United States, the U.S. Supreme Court on […]
Rodeo rider Fallon “Kelly” Blackwood escapes hanging for horse theft
Who’s worse than a killer-buyer? How about a killer-stealer? ONEONTA, Alabama––If horse thieves were still hanged, Fallon Danielle “Kelly” Blackwood on May 23, 2023 might have been condemned to hang as many as 63 times for allegedly stealing at least 63 horses by fraud, even though one hanging would have done the job. Instead, Blackwood––one […]
Pit bull victim wins $5.6 million. Every dog owner may help to pay it.
State bills to stop insurers from charging higher premiums for high-risk breeds leave 90% of U.S. dog owners holding the bag for the reckless 10% GAINESVILLE, Georgia––A $5.6 million Hall County, Georgia jury award issued on May 19, 2023 to pit bull attack victim Stacy Finelli, 54, may become the largest on record […]
The baffling case of horse trainer Bob Baffert
Humane Society of the U.S. president Kitty Block slammed & damned Baffert in 2018 for allegedly drugging Triple Crown winner Justify, praised him in 2020 for support of the Horseracing Integrity Act, & has slammed & damned him again since then. BALTIMORE, Maryland––Hall of Fame trainer Bob Baffert’s horse National Treasure won the Preakness Stakes […]
It isn’t cocaine-addicted rats exhibiting addictive pathology at NIH
Why was University of South Carolina researcher given $824,000 over four years to prove that rats can get hooked? COLUMBIA, South Carolina––“This is the kind of thing that gives people like me nightmares,” Stop Animal Exploitation Now executive director Michael Budkie told media. Budkie was discussing recent rodent experiments at the University of South […]
Animal fighters go down in Mississippi, South Carolina, Florida, & Ohio
Alleged cockfighters, dogfighters, & bedsheet boys exposed TUPELO, Mississippi––Attentive viewers of a May 19, 2023 joint Zoom media conference presented by Animal Wellness Action and Showing Animals Respect & Kindness [SHARK] might have noted the absence of SHARK founder Steve Hindi from the speaker lineup. Hindi, who checked in with ANIMALS 24-7 soon afterward, […]
Cheese & crackers: Miyoko Schinner & Miyoko’s Creamery settle lawsuits
Schinner likely to focus on The Vegan Good Life with Miyoko SONOMA, California––Eleven months after the venture capitalists controlling the Miyoko’s Creamery board of directors in June 2022 greased the skids for founder Miyoko Schinner, three months after the board on February 16, 2023 publicly sacked and sued her, prompting her March 16, 2023 countersuit, […]
Will Delaware bust cockpit exposed at SHARK/AWA media conference?
Action in the land of the Fighting Blue Hens’ Chickens FELTON, Delaware––Is a major cockfighting bust imminent in Delaware, a state which has apparently not had a cockfighting raid since January 25, 2006? ANIMALS 24-7 understands the Delaware State Police on May 16, 2023 executed at least one search warrant at a site discovered and […]
Animal disease research returning to science, away from hunt for blame
Has COVID-induced bat-shit craziness run its course? NEW YORK CITY, N.Y.––More than three years after COVID-19 hit the U.S., killing nearly 1.2 million Americans and 6.9 million people worldwide, animal disease research appears to be at last returning to a focus on science, away from the highly politicized hunt for someone to blame. The […]