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Anti-torture body decries use of violence, dogs on migrants

Mar. 30, 2023 09:09 AM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — Europe’s anti-torture monitor said Thursday that police and border guards in some countries are using violence, dogs and the humiliation of stripping migrants of their clothing to drive them back across borders, and routinely deprive people of their right to apply for...

Deferred sentence for Montana woman who shot puppy, not wolf

Mar. 01, 2023 16:41 PM EST

KALISPELL, Mont. (AP) — A northwestern Montana woman has been given a six-month deferred imposition of sentence after pleading no contest to a charge alleging she shot a 6-month-old husky puppy believing it was a wolf. The misdemeanor animal cruelty case drew international...

New Mexico governor pans Forest Service amid wild cow fight

Feb. 24, 2023 22:08 PM EST

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico’s governor has stepped into the fight over how federal land managers are eradicating wild cows in the Gila Wilderness. Democratic Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham issued a statement Friday saying she was disappointed by what she described as the...

US gets OK for cattle-shooting operation in New Mexico

Feb. 22, 2023 22:02 PM EST

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A U.S. district judge on Wednesday cleared the way for federal officials to move ahead with plans to take to the air and shoot dozens of wild cattle in a rugged area of southwestern New Mexico. Ranchers had sought a delay, arguing that the potential mass...

Montana man convicted on federal hate crime, firearm charges

Feb. 19, 2023 17:39 PM EST

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — A Montana man was convicted on federal hate crime and firearm charges after prosecutors said he threatened a woman with violent, homophobic slurs and fired at her house with an AK-47 rifle as part of an alleged “mission” to rid a small town of its lesbian and gay...

Kill order for New Mexico feral cows issued by US officials

Feb. 16, 2023 21:49 PM EST

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A helicopter with a shooter will fly over a portion of the vast Gila Wilderness in southwestern New Mexico next week, searching for feral cows to kill. U.S. Forest Service managers approved the plan Thursday to protect sensitive spots in the nation's first...

Reno man convicted of animal cruelty in beating of dog

Feb. 15, 2023 16:31 PM EST

RENO, Nev. (AP) — A 29-year-old Reno man faces up to six months in jail after he was convicted of animal cruelty for beating and throwing his dog onto a downtown sidewalk before a passerby intervened. Washoe County prosecutors originally charged Dennis Glenn with one felony count...

Louisiana man allegedly cut tails off live rodents in videos

Feb. 10, 2023 15:54 PM EST

FRANKLIN, La. (AP) — Nutria — the large, semi-aquatic rodents native to South America — have become so invasive in Louisiana that the state wants them shot on sight, offering a $6 bounty for their tails. But the culling has to be done correctly, and animal abuse is a crime. A...

Texas man jailed in Dallas monkey case says he'd do it again

Feb. 07, 2023 22:34 PM EST

DALLAS (AP) — A 24-year-old man now linked to an unusual string of crimes that kept the Dallas Zoo on the lookout for missing animals told police that after he swiped two monkeys from their enclosure, he took them onto the city's light rail system to make his getaway, court records show. ...

Man held for California school fight, gun threat to students

Feb. 04, 2023 14:01 PM EST

CORONA, Calif. (AP) — A man who allegedly punched three players during a girls' high school basketball game in Corona, California, and then pulled a gun on other students has been arrested, police said. Thaddis Brooks, 39, of Perris, was arrested Thursday in connection with a...