animal cruelty

Alleged horse thief also facing animal sexual assault charges in El Dorado County

A Cameron Park transient is in custody at the El Dorado County Jail charged with suspicion of felony grand theft of a horse, cruelty to animals and sexual assault on an animal. Br ...

Reader Input: Rodeos are in no way OK

I believe that rodeos are not only animal abuse, but they are also child abuse because they teach children that it is OK to be cruel to animals. Most rodeo events rely on creatin ...

Reader Input: Rodeo needs closer look

Every year, the Humane Society of the Sierra Foothills is contacted by people objecting to rodeo cruelty. Although rodeo activities are promoted as “heritage” or &ldquo ...

Foresthill-area “Frankie” dog-cruelty case moves forward

    The former owner of a dog severely injured then tied to a tree and left to die has made his initial appearance in Placer County Superior Court on an animal cruelty ...

Ban the torture that is rodeo

Rodeo is a blatant display of animals being tortured, tormented and terrorized. In addition to baby calf neck-snapping and steer-wrestling (both recently banned in Houston for thei ...

Pet dog suffers third-degree burns

A Loomis family believes someone came onto their property recently and burned their dog with caustic chemicals. Chloe, a three-year-old Labrador retriever, is being treated for se ...

Opossum killing disturbs reader

Re: “Teen charged with felony for killing opossum,” (Journal, Sept. 8). Please, please help me understand this. Cigarette and alcohol adverts have been taken off TV because of ...

Circuses exploit animals

Circuses are inherently cruel to exotic animals (“Circus Coming to Town Riles Animal Rights Activists”, June 12). It does not take rocket science to figure out wild animals bel ...

Dog and cock fighting are illegal: Why allow rodeos?

Would decent folks put up with dog or cock fighting events even if they were legal? No, they wouldn’t because of the cruelty, barbarism and suffering inflicted in such horrific a ...

Rocklin man, 76, arrested for allegedly shooting dog

A 76-year-old Rocklin man was arrested Sunday for allegedly shooting his own dog several times in the back of the head. Rocklin Police responded to the home of Argene Corbett Mill ...