The IRE Resource Center is a major research library containing more than 23,250 investigative stories — both print and broadcast. These stories are searchable online or by contacting the Resource Center directly (573-882-3364 or email@example.com) where a researcher can help you pinpoint what you need. Browse or search the tipsheet section of our library below. Stories are not available for download but can be easily ordered by contacting the Resource Center:
The IRE Resource Center is a major research library containing more than 23,250 investigative stories — both print and broadcast.
These stories are searchable online or by contacting the Resource Center directly (573-882-3364 or firstname.lastname@example.org) where a researcher can help you pinpoint what you need.
Browse or search the tipsheet section of our library below. Stories are not available for download but can be easily ordered by contacting the Resource Center:
Search results for "animal mistreatment" ...
The Post tracked a puppy mill pipeline stretching from the Ozarks to South Florida, one that brought thousands of sometimes-sick puppies from mass-operations to local pet stores. At least 2,500 puppies were delivered to Palm Beach, Martin and St. Lucie counties from out-of-states breeders in an 11-month period. Roughly one in three of those came from breeders or distributors cited for problems by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, which oversees wholesale dog breeding. Citations varied from keeping animals in too-small and rusting cages with exposed nails or wires, to caked feces, to infestations of roaches and other insects that covered the walls and ceilings of kennels. In dozens of cases, kennel owners averted USDA inspection entirely.
This investigation examined more than 3,850 deaths of marine animals since 1972. The authors found that animals are often mistreated during captivity, and that thousands have died under human care from clorine posioning, heat exposure, capture shock and stress. This in-depth look at the $1 billion - a - year marine mammal industry reveals that not only is it riddled with problems, but also that the government is doing very little to correct them.
ABC News 20/20 reports that "It's a thriving black market trade few know about: dangerous and diseased monkeys, right out of the country's most prestigious zoos and research labs, ending up as pets in backyards across America. In a two part series, ABC's .... Ross went behind the scenes of this trade to show how monkeys brought to this country solely for research and exhibition purposes are being mishandled and mistreated. As a result, thousands of researchers and unsuspecting members of the public run the risk of exposure to a deadly virus....."
A WAGA investigation found Cloud 9 Pet Resort, a pet kennel and obedience school "heavily marketed 'resort quality' activities for dogs, including hayrides, nature walks and swimming pool parties. Cloud 9 also promised training with 'caring human leadership.' We found the expensive activities rarely happened. But even worse, the training itself was nothing like what the owners were told. Trainers brutally mistreated dogs that didn't learn fast enough."
WCBD-TV (Charleston, S.C.) describes how the Charleston Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals seized some sixty cats from an elderly woman, claiming that they were being mistreated; within 24 hours the society had the cats destroyed, some of which were of exotic breeds and valuable, Feb. 3 - 5 1993.
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