38 French bulldog puppies found dead in cargo on plane

38 French bulldog puppies found dead in cargo on plane

At least 500 puppies were on board the Ukraine International Airlines (UIA) plane at Toronto Pearson Airport, officials said yesterday.The animals were French bulldogs, a popular breed in Canada, and Scott Weese of the University of Guelph told CBC that puppy sales are ‘lucrative’ in the country.

Popularity of pug-like dogs 'could be fuelling rise in canine fertility clinics'

Popularity of pug-like dogs 'could be fuelling rise in canine fertility clinics'

The boom in popularity of flat-faced dogs such as pugs and French bulldogs may be fuelling a rise in canine fertility clinics, some of which advertise banned procedures, an investigation has found.

Woman jumped in river to save drowning dog weighted down with rock

Woman jumped in river to save drowning dog weighted down with rock

Hero Jane Harper says she was sure Belgian Shepherd Bella was dead until she saw her eyes move (Pictures: Raymonds/Facebook/BPM Media)A woman who threw herself into a river to save a drowning dog that had been weighted down has described the ‘horrific’ rescue mission.

3 women investigated for causing deadly blaze at German zoo

3 women investigated for causing deadly blaze at German zoo

Three women are under investigation in Germany for launching paper sky lanterns for the new year which apparently ignited a devastating fire that killed more than 30 animals at a zoo, officials said Thursday.

Poisoned beagles slowly die in pools of blood at ‘German lab’

Poisoned beagles slowly die in pools of blood at ‘German lab’

A beagle cowers in the corner of its caged enclosure, lying in a pool of its own blood (Picture: Cruelty Free International and SOKO Tierschutz)A shocking undercover investigation has found dozens of beagles slowly dying in bloodied cages, allegedly held in a German laboratory.

Thugs caught wild rabbits and filmed as they fed them to their dogs

Thugs caught wild rabbits and filmed as they fed them to their dogs

The wild rabbits were caught near playgrounds and fields in the Eastbourne area of East Sussex (Picture: RSPCA / SWNS)It was then discovered that his son Liam Smith, had been going out with Earwaker rabbiting and ferreting, and they were catching rabbits and ‘dropping’ them in front of their dogs for the dogs to chase.

YouTuber Brooke Houts under fire after video shows her smacking, shoving dog

YouTuber Brooke Houts under fire after video shows her smacking, shoving dog

YouTube personality Brooke Houts is under investigation after a video uploaded to her channel showed her smacking, shoving and yelling at her dog.“We are aware of the incident and we’re looking into the matter,” a spokesperson for the Los Angeles Police Department told TODAY.The shocking video showed Houts, who has more than 300,000 subscribers, smacking, scolding and shoving her Doberman pinscher, Sphinx.

Nine-week-old puppy buried alive in ‘hideous act of cruelty’

Nine-week-old puppy buried alive in ‘hideous act of cruelty’

Investigating RSPCA Inspector Alison Fletcher, said: ‘When the dogs didn’t return their owner went to find them and realised they’d sniffed out a mound of disturbed earth in the middle of the field.

'MINDLESS!' Investigation after cruel thugs kill six swans - birds found DECAPITATED

'MINDLESS!' Investigation after cruel thugs kill six swans - birds found DECAPITATED

RSPCA Inspector Keith Hogben, who is investigating the incident, said: “These six swans were found to be decapitated with their necks and heads found close by.

Animal cruelty investigator's HORROR after rescue - 'Thinnest dog ever seen alive'

Animal cruelty investigator's HORROR after rescue - 'Thinnest dog ever seen alive'

Ribs of Eric "the thinnest dog" can clearly be seen poking through fur (Image: RSPCA)Eric 's nails looking overgrown and curled over (Image: RSPCA)Eric had to be wrapped in metallic thermal blankets to keep him warm when he collapsed moments after being rescued.

Endangered tiger MAULED TO DEATH by big cats at Longleat - Investigation launched

Endangered tiger MAULED TO DEATH by big cats at Longleat - Investigation launched

As a detailed investigation into the killing gets underway, the park explained how the fight broke out in the following short statement: “Shouri gained access to an adjacent paddock where two other tigers, Red and Yana, were waiting to be let into the main enclosure.

Callous and cruel! Miracle cat survives being SHOT with sling shot from point blank range

Callous and cruel! Miracle cat survives being SHOT with sling shot from point blank range

The cat’s survival is so miraculous that she has been nicknamed Angel.Animal cruelty investigators today appealed for witnesses who may have seen the cat being shot and are also trying to trace Angel’s owners.Angel was found with the bearing still embedded in her head by a member of the public in Church Road, Throwley, near Faversham, Kent, at 8.30am last Thursday.RSPCA inspector Grace Harris-Bridge said: “This poor cat has been targeted with what looks like a ball bearing in a callous and cruel attack.

Baby boy fighting for life after being attacked by dog

Baby boy fighting for life after being attacked by dog

The baby, who is yet to be identified, was attacked at 1.47am on Sunday at a house in Yaxley, near Peterborough, Cambridgeshire (Picture: SWNS)A 28-year-old-man and a 31-year-old woman have been arrested on suspicion of child neglect and two Staffordshire Bull Terriers have been seized following the incident.

Furious animal lovers accuse Croydon cat killer police of trying to tarnish the reputation of foxes

Furious animal lovers accuse Croydon cat killer police of trying to tarnish the reputation of foxes

The couple who first raised the alarm over the ‘Croydon cat killer’ have vowed to continue the search for a human culprit, and animal rights supporters have started a petition which demands the police reopen the investigation and tells officers: “Stop trying to turn foxes into evil creatures when they’re not.

Croydon cat killer unmasked as fox after three-year investigation

Croydon cat killer unmasked as fox after three-year investigation

Scotland Yard said its three-year investigation, during which dozens of dead animals were examined, has concluded humans are unlikely to have been responsible for killings.

Dogs and cats blowtorched alive and bludgeoned to death at Indonesian street markets

Dogs and cats blowtorched alive and bludgeoned to death at Indonesian street markets

Dog Meat-Free Indonesia, which lobbies authorities to pass and police laws and regulations against the trade, says there are growing concerns for animal welfare in the country.