Joseph Maldonado-Passage, better known as "Joe Exotic," has been sentenced to 22 years in prison for his role in various crimes of animal abuse and attempted murder for hire.
The trade has placed unprecedented pressure on global donkey populations and even caused them to suffer drastic declines in some countries.
New documentary "When Lambs Become Lions" follows elephant poachers and the rangers trying to stop them.
Emily Benton said her mother discovered their rescue cat, named Herbie, in a dire state at the back door of their house in Walsall in Birmingham, U.K.
A Queensland, Australia, abattoir caught on camera abusing horses in his care will be investigated by animal welfare agencies.
"It really surprises me that no one in the community said, 'You better check that lady out,'" Sheriff Eric Knox of Benton County, Missouri, told the Associated Press.
The streamer claims that the dog had a piece of pillow lodged in its throat and he was "helping."
"She walks many kilometers every night so that people will feel blessed during the ceremony. No one sees her bony body or her weakened condition, because of her costume," the Save Elephant Foundation said.
The teen could be heard laughing throughout the streaming video. When she reopened the dryer door, the small dog can be seen flopping over backwards and sideways.
Defenders of the two officials have said the charges are part of an orchestrated witch hunt.
"If you harm or neglect an animal in New Hanover County, we are coming for you," a sheriff's office spokesperson said.
Roberto Hernandez's defense lawyers maintain the animal was a rabid raccoon and not a cat.
"Her legs gave way and she had no energy, so I took her to the surgery. By the time I got her there she was half lifeless," one of the victims said.
The chicken's headless body was found by a teacher in the school parking lot on Monday.
"The smell of burnt hair and flesh was still in the air," said a police report.
Police said they found a bear head, two bear paws, meat and a gutted dead civet in Somjit Boonkong's backpack.
"Had I been on set or known about this, I would have made all efforts to stop this," the actor tweeted.
Rajj Patel asked Scott to reveal the worst thing she had ever done. Her answer shocked viewers.
"Violet's eyes were swollen shut, she was limp and listless, she had obvious burns to her skin," Pinellas County Animal Services said.
The temperature in the barn where the animals were found reached -11 degrees Farenheit.