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A Frenchman who sparked widespread outrage by posting videos of himself hurling a kitten through the air was sentenced to a year in prison Monday on charges of animal cruelty. Farid Ghilas, 24, was arrested in the southern city of Marseille on Friday after the video was posted on the Internet showing him throwing a white-and-ginger kitten named Oscar as far as he could through a housing estate. Five-month-old Oscar, shown mewling and traumatised in the video, survived but suffered a broken leg and is facing surgery. In court, Ghilas, who had eight previous criminal convictions, expressed remorse at the incident. "I don't know what came over me. I was an idiot and I regret it," he told...

Police in Jasper, Ind., rescued a dog who was found frozen to the ground in its own backyard on Tuesday, WFIE reported. Charges are being filed against the dog's owners. Peanut was found frozen to the ground outside in sub-zero conditions, but is expected to make a full recovery. Credit: Facebook/Dubois County Humane Society Sheriff's deputies investigated the address after receiving an anonymous tip that dogs were being left outside on the property, in temperatures reaching as cold as 4 degrees below zero. The deputies found Peanut, a Sheltie mix, with his stomach, feet and tail all frozen to feces on the ground inside his dog house. They poured warm water over Peanut to free...

A 10-year-old girl was found living in squalor conditions among dozens of animals in a Dayton, Ohio, home, according to WDTN. The police have removed the child from the home and are investigating her parents for child endangerment and animal cruelty. At least 25 animals were found, including puppies, parrots, chinchillas, cats and Siberian hamsters. The girl will not be able to return to her home until police can confirm that the house is safe. However, the conditions of the house are so bad that housing authorities might condemn it before that happens. "There was not a clean surface in the residence for anyone to basically live in," said Mark Kumpf, director of the Montgomery County...

Animal advocates are still fighting to keep animals safe in South Dakota, which came in dead last for animal protection laws in the Humane Society of the United States' 2012 Humane State Ranking that was published last week. The HSUS graded states based on their policies dealing with animal protection, pets, animal fighting, farm animals and animals used in research. According to the HSUS, "South Dakota is one of only two states with no felony level penalties for egregious acts of cruelty, and also has some of the weakest laws against cockfighting in the country." South Dakota was also ranked in the bottom five states in the Animal Legal Defense Fund's 2012 animal protection law...

Lions Attacked With Snowballs at Chinese Zoo

Visitors at the Hangzhou Zoo in China last week must have been overcome with cruel intentions when they decided to pelt the zoo's African lions viciously with snowballs, according to the Daily Mail UK. ...

Cardiff University is speaking out about their animal testing after coming under fire recently for sewing shut the eyelids of 31 kittens. Representatives for the institution said that the action was necessary for their studies on lazy-eye syndrome in children. The condition, which affects two to four percent of kids, can sometimes cause a child to go blind in the affected eye. Cardiff states they sewed up the kittens' eyes to recreate the effects of lazy-eye syndrome and see how vision and the brain are connected. Kittens were allegedly chosen for the test because they are one of the few animals with frontally positioned eyes like humans. The university stands by the tests, saying it will...

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