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earthandanimals:

EGG HARBOR TWP. - On Wednesday evening, a young, female pit bull was found dead in the woods behind the Norms-Dale Mobile Home Park.
Nancy Beall, the President of the Atlantic County SPCA, said, “It’s horrific really; absolutely disgusting, and there’s no excuse for it, none whatsoever. That dog suffered and I think it was probably beaten. Nothing should be treated like that.”
Officials with the SPCA say a hunter in the woods behind the mobile home park reported seeing a man in a red jacket and tan pants walking out of the woods Wednesday evening. The hunter told officials he then heard a dog whimpering; saw the unknown man walk back into the woods; heard another loud noise; and then it was quiet.
SPCA officials say the dog was emaciated and either froze, or was beaten to death.
Tabitha Reed lives in the Norms-Dale Mobile Home Park with her family and their pet dogs and told NBC40, “I found out about it this morning and I’m sick to my stomach. My son told me this morning that he saw a man walking a dog yesterday - a grey pit bull, and he said, ‘Mommy, you know when a dog looks like it doesn’t eat and its real skinny, and sick, and bones,’ this is what he tells me this morning.”
The SPCA is working with Egg Harbor Township Police to identify the dog’s owner, who they believe lives in the mobile home park.
Beall told NBC40, “I strongly suspect that this dog does belong in that park.”
And while officials cannot know for sure, some park residents suspect they know who committed the crime.
Robert Justis, a Norms-Dale resident, said, “My friend’s wife…she saw him walking the dog into the woods…and now it’s dead.”
Beall explained, “There is jail time allowed - up to six months and there’s no reason that they wouldn’t get it. If I can prove my case, they should go to jail.”
A reward is being offered for any information about who may have been responsible for the dog’s death.
If you have any information you can call the Atlantic County SPCA at (609)-927-9059.
6 months in jail.. that’s all someone gets if they do this to a dog.. to any animal? Wtf is that shit.. 

earthandanimals:

EGG HARBOR TWP. - On Wednesday evening, a young, female pit bull was found dead in the woods behind the Norms-Dale Mobile Home Park.

Nancy Beall, the President of the Atlantic County SPCA, said, “It’s horrific really; absolutely disgusting, and there’s no excuse for it, none whatsoever. That dog suffered and I think it was probably beaten. Nothing should be treated like that.”

Officials with the SPCA say a hunter in the woods behind the mobile home park reported seeing a man in a red jacket and tan pants walking out of the woods Wednesday evening. The hunter told officials he then heard a dog whimpering; saw the unknown man walk back into the woods; heard another loud noise; and then it was quiet.

SPCA officials say the dog was emaciated and either froze, or was beaten to death.

Tabitha Reed lives in the Norms-Dale Mobile Home Park with her family and their pet dogs and told NBC40, “I found out about it this morning and I’m sick to my stomach. My son told me this morning that he saw a man walking a dog yesterday - a grey pit bull, and he said, ‘Mommy, you know when a dog looks like it doesn’t eat and its real skinny, and sick, and bones,’ this is what he tells me this morning.”

The SPCA is working with Egg Harbor Township Police to identify the dog’s owner, who they believe lives in the mobile home park.

Beall told NBC40, “I strongly suspect that this dog does belong in that park.”

And while officials cannot know for sure, some park residents suspect they know who committed the crime.

Robert Justis, a Norms-Dale resident, said, “My friend’s wife…she saw him walking the dog into the woods…and now it’s dead.”

Beall explained, “There is jail time allowed - up to six months and there’s no reason that they wouldn’t get it. If I can prove my case, they should go to jail.”

A reward is being offered for any information about who may have been responsible for the dog’s death.

If you have any information you can call the Atlantic County SPCA at (609)-927-9059.

6 months in jail.. that’s all someone gets if they do this to a dog.. to any animal? Wtf is that shit.. 

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jtotheizzoe:

Stop The Western Australia Shark Cull

In response to a handful of fatal shark bites over the past several years, the government of Western Australia has launched a multi-million dollar effort to systematically catch and kill sharks, allegedly to “protect the people of Western Australia”. This is in direct opposition to Australia’s existing Shark Recovery Plan. I guess when you call something a “cull” it’s supposed to sound more acceptable than “indiscriminate killing of a keystone ocean species.”

Today I join with thousands around the world (what up, Ricky Gervais?) to say that this must stop. This is not supported by science. Hundreds of marine biologists agree.

More than 100 million sharks are killed per year, for food and fear, pushing many of them, like the great white, to the brink of extinction. Meanwhile, you could count the number of fatal shark attacks every year on one hand.

You have a 1 in 3,700,000 chance of dying from a shark biting you. In contrast, you have a 1 in 63 chance of dying from the flu. Shark bites are a rare event, and fatal ones are astronomically rare. Sharks don’t actually attack humans, this is an invented term that implies that sharks are out to get people. They are not. “Rogue sharks,” those that specifically seek out humans for food, are a myth. Sharks are apex predators who keep ecosystems healthy and keep food webs in balance, all the way down to the plant level.

Instead of killing sharks, we should be using this money to study them, to track their behavior and migrations, or even to install automatic alert and surveillance systems. 

See that photo above, under mine? That’s the WA cull’s first victim, a tiger shark, being dispatched this week. The cull is wrong on many levels, but it took four shots with that .22 to kill the shark, and that is adding greater inhumanity to an inhumane act. 

Join me in calling for an end to the Western Australia shark cull. Download the #noWAsharkcull sign here, add your face to the thousands protesting this cull, and tag your photos with #nosharkcull and #noWAsharkcull.

You can find more information on shark conservation at Support Our Sharks and there’s a petition in place on Change.org

We can make a difference!