USDA Rescues Abused Elephant From Circus Trainer

The USDA has confiscated Ned, a severely underweight male elephant from circus trainer Lance Ramos, aka Lancelot Kollman. Only the second elephant to have been confiscated by the USDA, Ned was taken from Ramos for failure to comply with the Animal Welfare Act and was placed with The Elephant Sanctuary in Tennessee.

California Cat Torturer Strikes Again, Reward Increased

While animal control officers in San Jose, CA are still investigating into who may have tortured a cat so badly that he had to be euthanized, officers say there is “some indication there may be another cat out there with a partially lost tail.”