Rory Kuenzi sentenced for deer thrill kill

Rory Kuenzi sentenced for deer thrill kill – YouTube.

Your persistent letters, emails, and phone calls regarding this case were noticed. Please let Judge Kirk know how much we appreciate the message he sent regarding the importance of these crimes.

Regarding: State of Wisconsin v Rory Kuenzi
Case No. 2009 CF 0009

Honorable Philip M. Kirk
Waupaca County Circuit Court Br. 1
Waupaca County Courthouse
811 Harding Street
Waupaca, WI 54981

Also send a letter to the ADA to let him know how much we appreciate all of his hard work on these prosecutions.

James Fassbender
Waupaca County Assistant District Attorney
Waupaca County Circuit Court Br. 1
Waupaca County Courthouse
811 Harding Street
Waupaca, WI 54981

INSIDE EDITION Investigates Tigers as Shopping Mall Attractions

After watching this Inside Edition report below on Joe Schreibvogel’s controversial use of baby tigers, you may be wondering what you can do to end the abuse of cubs at malls.

1. Send a letter to USDA and ask that they revoke the license of Joe Schreibvogel who runs G.W. Exotic Animals and ask them to fine him for the deaths of 23 cubs.

The Honorable Tom Vilsack
Secretary of Agriculture
U.S. Department of Agriculture
1400 Independence Ave., S.W.
Washington, DC 20250
FAX: 202-720-2166

2. The following Wisconsin malls have featured this attraction in the past. Please write or phone and politely request that they do not bring back the baby tiger exhibit.

a. Cedar Creek Mall in Rothschild, Wisconsin
General Manager Shaun Timblin at 715.355.0011 or e-mail him (

b. Shoppes at Wood Ridge Mall in Marshfield, WI
(715) 387-4311 Terry Linduski, General Manager

3. If you see or hear about cubs being used in these “pay to play” schemes email Big Cat Rescue or Alliance for Animals us right away.

Big Cat Rescue (not to be confused with Big Cat Rescue ENTERTAINMENT Group)

News – INSIDE EDITION Investigates Tigers as Shopping Mall Attractions –

Lab Beagles Released In Spain, 40 Dogs See Sunlight For First Time

Good news for the forty beagles!

Note: This type of animal abuse doesn’t only happen in Spain! Wisconsin is home to Ridglan Farms Beagles where they breed and raise beagle puppies by the thousands to be sent to research facilities. Ridglan Farms is located in Mt. Horeb, Wisconsin, just minutes from Madison.

Read about Ridglan Farms on the Alliance for Animals website here.

Is your current veterinarian an owner of Ridglan Farms? Visit the USDA 2011 Farm Subsidy Database.

Forty male beagles raised inside a lab in Spain arrived in Los Angeles last week where they will be put up for adoption after being freed from captivity by the Beagle Freedom Project.

The rescue mission is the largest yet for the group Animal Rescue Media Education (ARME). A total of 72 dogs were rescued in the effort, 32 of them having already been adopted in Europe, according to NBC Los Angeles.

ARME’s Beagle Freedom Project spokesman Gary Smith said the beagles, all between ages 4 and 7, had lived in cages their entire lives.

Lab Beagles Released In Spain, 40 Dogs See Sunlight For First Time (VIDEO).

The Last Heart Attack – Dr. Sanjay Gupta Reports

Plant Based Diet
Vegan Diet

No matter what one calls it, this lifestyle can save your life, not to mention the lives of thousands of animals. Set aside 50 minutes to watch this excellent look into Pres. Bill Clinton’s amazing life turnaround since he embraced a plant based, vegan diet.

In this hour-long CNN documentary, Sanjay Gupta investigates whether diet and the latest diagnostic tests are enough to prevent every heart attack. During the medical journey of discovery, Dr. Gupta talks to former President Clinton, cutting edge doctors and puts his own heart under the microscope as he offers practical advice and hard science to shows how we could have…The Last Heart Attack.

Dr. Sanjay Gupta Reports: The Last Heart Attack – Sanjay Gupta MD – Blogs.

Karen Dawn’s Thanksgiving turkey rescue –

Animal activist and author Karen Dawn makes a point of having turkey for dinner every Thanksgiving, but the birds are at the table, not on it. For the fourth year in a row, Dawn, the author of the book “Thanking the Monkey: Rethinking the Way We Treat Animals,” has rescued two turkeys from an L.A. slaughterhouse and is hosting them at her home in Pacific Palisades.

“They’re named Russell and Perry,” says Dawn, speaking from her home. “I had originally named them Russell and Katy, after Russell Brand and Katy Perry, who saw the movie ‘Forks Over Knives’ and Russell tweeted and said he was going vegan.”

Read the full article here:

Karen Dawn's Thanksgiving turkey rescue –

At Thanksgiving, No Turkeys Here

We especially like numbers 13 and 19.

13. We also owe the Humane Society of the United States, Mercy for Animals and PETA (they can be extreme and, I think, even silly, but still…). All decry animal abuse on a daily basis, sometimes at physical risk to their employees. It’s tough work; it isn’t pretty; but as awareness increases so will the cry for change.

19. For better and still improving school lunches, let’s thank Ann Cooper (the Renegade Lunch Lady), Kate Adamick, the Child Nutrition Reauthorization Act and (why not? it’s Thanksgiving) Michelle Obama. (At this point, a nod to the world’s most famous walking advertisement for a plant-based diet: Bill “Mr. Slim” Clinton.)

At Thanksgiving, No Turkeys Here –

Vegan Milwaukee – Your Resource for Everything Vegan in Milwaukee

Who would have thought that in the land of cheese and brats you would find a thriving vegan community?

It’s true, every day Milwaukee is becoming more and more vegan friendly.

The Vegan Milwaukee site is here to help you whether you’re a visiting vegan from out of town, a new vegan looking to find out where to eat, or a long-time vegan who wants to connect with other like-minded people and continue to expand your horizons.

We’re here to serve you, so please feel free to send in your suggestions and ideas to help us provide the kind of information you need.

So…relax, take a look around, tell your friends and share your ideas. We want you to feel right at home!

Vegan Milwaukee – Your Resource for Everything Vegan in Milwaukee.

Melrose area couple charged in animal neglect case – WQOW TV: Eau Claire, WI

Jackson County (Press Release)-Authorities in Jackson County have taken custody of 67 animals on a search warrant that was executed on Thursday, November 3, 2011 at N2420 Blackberry Road in Melrose Township, Jackson County after receiving information that there may be animals on the property in need of care due to neglect.

The animals seized consisted of dogs ranging in age from puppies to adults; horses, mules, sheep, goats, turkeys, chickens, rabbits, ducks and a pig. Many of the animals found appeared to be in various stages of neglect due to improper care and lack of nourishment.

Two persons have been arrested in connection with the abuse and are identified as Renee Smithey, age 58; and Tarry Smithey, age 52. Both parties were booked on a single felony count of animal mistreatment and were later released on a $1,000.00 signature bond. Conditions of bond are to possess no animals and to cooperate with the State Veterinarian, the Jackson County Humane Officer, and the Jackson County Health Department. Two other adults residing at the residence were not arrested and to date have not been charged.

Assisting in the seizure and assessment of the animals and living conditions was the Jackson County Animal Shelter, State of Wisconsin Veterinarian and the Jackson County Health Department.

The animals seized in this matter have been provided with proper shelter, medical treatment and nourishment. Some of these animals will be available for adoption. Many of these animals are in need of special care. Anyone interested in adopting an animal should contact the Jackson County Animal Shelter.

This matter remains under investigation by the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office

Read full story here:

Melrose area couple charged in animal neglect case – WQOW TV: Eau Claire, WI NEWS18 News, Weather, and Sports.

Alliance for Animals sues over leafleting at Alliant Energy Center during Zor Shrine Circus

A local animal rights group, preparing for a February appearance in Madison of the Shrine Circus, sued Dane County and several sheriff’s deputies Tuesday for alleged past infringements of their free speech and due process rights.

Read entire Wisconsin State Journal article here:

Weighing in on Animal Research « On Wisconsin


I was unfortunately eating breakfast when I came across the interview with Jon Levine of the Primate Center [Q&A, Fall 2011], and his blithely disingenuous responses made the toast crumbs fly. But the real kicker was the idea of the “research” done on pregnancy complications. I have had pregnancy complications, and the thought of a mother monkey or ape suffering that [artificially created] agony alone in a cage with no source of comfort in all reality changed my fit of choking to a fit of tears. I do not want help from that quarter, or at that price.

Samuel Johnson, not a squeamish man, said of the vivisectionists of his day that they “have practiced tortures without pity, and related them without shame, and are yet suffered to erect their heads among human beings.” I would call that apt.

Mary Statz Halsted MLS’05 Madison

Weighing in on Animal Research « On Wisconsin.