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Number of the Day: 10,000 (Rabbits Killed in Easter Bunny Hunt)

Inquisitor reports that in the Central Otago district of New Zealand, hunters killed 10,000 rabbits in its annual Easter bunny hunt. The hunt takes place every Good Friday, and according to Inquisitor the total number of bunnies killed overall in the hunts is almost 300,000. Bunnies… or “pests”? According to the New Zealand herald, these … Continue reading

Sentencing for Animal Fighting Crimes: Get Tough!

Dog fighting is a felony in all 50 states, but the punishment rarely fits the crime: Did you know that convicted dog fighters receive prison sentences as low as six months in jail and almost half of all offenders only get probation? The good news is that the U.S. Sentencing Commission, which creates sentencing guidelines, … Continue reading