Tag: animal cruelty

Cops bust another GT cockfighting operation

Cops bust another GT cockfighting operation

| 20/08/2018
(CNS): The Royal Cayman Islands Police Service has seized another 26 birds believed to have been used in cockfighting. Police said that following a complaint from the community, RCIPS community officers and animal welfare officers from the Department of Agriculture executed a search warrant under t [...]

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DoA urges reporting of illegal cockfights

DoA urges reporting of illegal cockfights

| 17/08/2018 | 22 Comments
(CNS): The Department of Agriculture is urging the community to continue reporting illegal cockfighting as it continues its efforts, in partnership with the police and customs, to investigate complaints about the cruel sport. While legal in some countries, cockfighting is banned here under the Ani [...]

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Dog shot dead in West Bay

Dog shot dead in West Bay

| 18/07/2018 | 34 Comments
(CNS): Police are appealing to the public to help them find the person who shot and killed a dog in West Bay sometime before Tuesday afternoon. The brown, long-haired dog was found yesterday afternoon by its owner near a tree in the yard of a garage on Powell Smith Road with a fatal gunshot wound. [ [...]

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Activist group urges action to protect animals

Activist group urges action to protect animals

| 16/07/2018 | 31 Comments
(CNS): A local NGO calling for better protection of animals and the enforcement of existing laws is urging the community to sign a petition following a brutal machete attack on two dogs in Savannah. Cayman Animal’s WatchDog wants to see people who torture, abuse or neglect animals to be held a [...]

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Police officer arrested for cruelty to dog

Police officer arrested for cruelty to dog

| 21/06/2018
(CNS): A serving police officer has been arrested following an investigation by the Department of Agriculture on allegations of animal cruelty. In a press release issued Thursday, the RCIPS said that the 26-year-old police constable, from George Town, was arrested last week and is now on bail regar [...]

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Police arrest GT man over cock-fighting

Police arrest GT man over cock-fighting

| 13/06/2018 | 6 Comments
(CNS): RCIPS community officers and staff from the Department of Agriculture have made another bust for suspected cockfighting. This time a 32-year-old man from George Town was arrested on suspicion of cruelty to an animal and unlawful gaming after the bust at a location on North Sound Road in the [...]

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Volunteers shocked by abuse of tiny dog

Volunteers shocked by abuse of tiny dog

| 11/06/2018 | 25 Comments
(CNS): Volunteers from a local animal welfare organisation, One Dog at a Time, say they were shocked by the abuse that a small dog rescued by their group had suffered. A tiny Yorkie-mix named Virtue, rescued earlier this week and now under the care of the charity, was found by an ODAAT supporter la [...]

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Local cops bust suspected cock-fighting farm

Local cops bust suspected cock-fighting farm

| 12/04/2018
(CNS): A 50-year-old man from Bodden Town has been arrested for cruelty to animals in connection with a suspected cock-fighting ring, the Royal Cayman Islands Police Service has said. Community police officers and officials from the Department of Agriculture carried out a raid last month at a proper [...]

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Father and son deny animal cruelty charges

Father and son deny animal cruelty charges

| 17/10/2017
(CNS): Andrei James Challenger (18) and his father James Rolin Challenger (63) both denied a list of animal cruelty charges Tuesday. When the father and son appeared in Summary Court, they both pleaded not guilty to causing unnecessary suffering, failing to exercise proper care and supervision of a [...]

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Teen and older man charged over burned dog

Teen and older man charged over burned dog

| 27/09/2017
(CNS): A North Side teenager who was arrested in a case relating to a burned dog has now been charged with cruelty to animals. In addition, he and a 63-year-old man, also from North Side, were charged with causing unnecessary suffering and failing to exercise proper care and supervision. They have b [...]

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Concerned about cruelty to animals

Concerned about cruelty to animals

| 06/09/2017
Who decides what is animal cruelty and what is humane? Why is it inhumane and illegal to kill a blue iguana but it is OK to hack a green iguana to death with a machete? Why is it humane to keep a small cage packed full of land crabs in the hot sun for days […] [...]

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