The small dog was rushed to the vet where it was proununced dead.
There are approximately 1.25 million alligators in the state of Florida,
The Preventing Animal Cruelty and Torture (PACT) Act gets bipartisan support after it was passed in the House.
Animal rights organization PETA called out actor Jason Momoa for pulling a "sad stunt" that it said ignores the cruel treatment of captive animals used for television and film.
Tanner Maggard, 19, is accused of mutilating the animal on a baby changing table in the restroom of an Arby's in the Kansas City suburb of Lee's Summit.
Jason Aaron Gibson tossed the iguana into the alligator pen at the Monroe County Sheriff's Office Animal Farm in Key West, Florida.
Officers had been sent to the residence in Edgewater, Florida, for a well-being check on the three juveniles.
A police officer found a bowl of dog food surrounded by blood at the suspect's home.
Princess Franklin claimed she was trying to get rid of the severely malnourished animal left by a former roommate.
The new law bans the sale and manufacturing of all new fur products throughout California, as well as placing restrictions on hunting and circuses.
"It takes a truly callous person to skin a dog alive and it's completely heartbreaking," said Amanda Good, state director for the Humane Society.
David Mohr of The Roleaux Foundation donated the funds after his own pup was killed in a botched car robbery earlier this year.
"As a dog owner myself, I was completely appalled when we received a complaint of such horrific animal cruelty in our community," said St. Tammany Parish Sheriff's Office chief Randy Smith.
One cat needed surgery to treat its wounds after the man placed meat on fish hooks as bait for cats.
"Dogfighting is a blight on humanity, one that has no place in the Northern District of Florida or anywhere else," Lawrence Keefe, the United States attorney for the Northern District of Florida, said in a press release.
"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.
Blue sharks are considered "near threatened" globally, though there is no limit on catching them in the United Kingdom.
"I hope you enjoy your moment of glory," wrote one commenter, "and I hope for your sake karma doesn't come bite you hard the next time your out fishing for sharks."
"We simply believe that human life must be prioritised over the lives of sharks," head of the state government of Queensland, Australia, said.
Joshua Schlotmann, 28, is accused of pinning the animal to the ground and hitting it at least three times with "closed-fisted blows," the Lee County Sheriff's Office said.
Sea turtles are among the oldest creatures on the planet. However, they are facing significant threats from human activities.
The suspect, identified as M. Brian McGrath, was detained on August 31 after investigators received a tip-off about his baiting behavior.
"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.
Report from World Animal Protection reveals cruel practices at aquariums and zoos around the world.
"The male stomped on the back of the peacock, the peacock cried out and the feather came out and he picked it up," a witness to the alleged attack said, describing the Albuquerque zoo incident.
An online petition to prosecute the beachgoers who attacked the marine animal has garnered almost 30,000 signatures.
"The birds weren't able to fly and were lying on the ground wailing in pain. Some were bleeding out of their mouth," said animal welfare charity member Sarah King, one of those who arrived at the scene.
The fatal wound, located above the right eye, measured around 6 inches in length and penetrated through to the top of the skull.
"People who do that are going to end up where this individual is: in jail," sheriff's office spokesman Bob Kealing said.