ANIMAL - The Salt Lake Tribune http://www.sltrib.com/feeds/topics/ANIMAL News from The Salt Lake Tribune en-us webmaster@sltrib.com (Webmaster) Paul Rolly: Pet lovers rally behind generous Utah firefighter http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/58210951-90/petersen-rolly-johnson-lake.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/58210951-90/petersen-rolly-johnson-lake.html.csp">Paul Rolly: Pet lovers rally behind generous Utah firefighter</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By paul rolly</span></span> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-22T21:33:42.304-06:00">Updated Jul 22, 2014 09:33PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">I wrote two weeks ago about Brigham City firefighter Tyler Petersen, who responded to a car crash on Interstate 15 and, after helping the badly injured driver get the emergency care she needed and ensuring her safe transfer to the nearest hospital, went to the Canyon View Animal Health Care Center and paid out of his own pocket the medical expenses for the motorist’s three injured dogs. I got the story from Karol Johnson, who volunteers for Brigham City Animal Shelter and had been asked to go t...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58210951@www.sltrib.com Tue, 22 Jul 2014 21:33:42 MDT Vets say 10 horses found in Utah field likely died of thirst or hunger http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58207575-78/horses-utah-field-state.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58207575-78/horses-utah-field-state.html.csp">Vets say 10 horses found in Utah field likely died of thirst or hunger</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Harry Stevens</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-21T20:47:58.321-06:00">Updated Jul 21, 2014 08:47PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">The 10 horses found dead in a field in Magna likely died of thirst or hunger, according to a preliminary examination by the Utah State Veterinarian’s Office. The horses were found in a private, fenced off field near Pleasant Green Cemetery, around 3500 S. 9200 West. Police and witnesses said the horses appeared to have died of thirst, but the official cause of death will not be known until the state veterinarian’s office completes necropsies of the animals. Seven of the ten horses were too deco...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58207575@www.sltrib.com Mon, 21 Jul 2014 20:47:58 MDT Study says beef pollutes more than pork, poultry http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58206964-79/says-beef-pork-poultry.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58206964-79/says-beef-pork-poultry.html.csp">Study says beef pollutes more than pork, poultry</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By SETH BORENSTEIN</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-21T13:43:31.505-06:00">Updated Jul 21, 2014 01:43PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Washington • A new study says raising beef for the American dinner table does far more damage to the environment than producing pork, poultry, eggs or dairy. The study says that compared with the other animal proteins, beef produces five times more heat-trapping gases per calorie. It spews six times as much water-polluting nitrogen. And it uses 11 times more water for irrigation and 28 times more land. The research was conducted by Gidon Eshel, a professor of environmental physics at Bard Colleg...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-582069642014-07-21T13:43:31.505-06:00" id="#license-2014-07-21T13:43:31.505-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58206964@www.sltrib.com Mon, 21 Jul 2014 13:43:31 MDT Laws against secret filming on farms in Utah, Idaho head to federal court http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58201224-68/laws-animal-farm-public.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58201224-68/laws-animal-farm-public.html.csp">Laws against secret filming on farms in Utah, Idaho head to federal court</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By DAVID PITT</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-19T21:01:53.227-06:00">Updated Jul 19, 2014 09:01PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Des Moines, Iowa • The years-long fight between farm organizations and animal rights activists over laws prohibiting secretly filmed documentation of animal abuse is moving from state legislatures to federal courts as laws in Utah and Idaho face constitutional challenges. Half of U.S. states have attempted to pass so-called ag-gag laws, but only seven have been successful. Among them are Idaho, where this year’s law says unauthorized recording is punishable by up to a year in jail and a $5,000 ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-582012242014-07-19T21:01:53.227-06:00" id="#license-2014-07-19T21:01:53.227-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58201224@www.sltrib.com Sat, 19 Jul 2014 21:01:53 MDT Snake handler to reclaim python found in Santa Fe http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58184083-68/python-santa-snake-animal.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58184083-68/python-santa-snake-animal.html.csp">Snake handler to reclaim python found in Santa Fe</a></h4> <span class="author source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-15T20:41:44.732-06:00">Updated Jul 15, 2014 08:41PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Santa Fe, N.M. • A professional snake handler who works in movie sets has come forward to reclaim a python that got into an engine block and stalled a car in New Mexico. Santa Fe Animal Shelter officials said Monday that the handler named Dusty was stunned to hear his Burmese python named Eve had escaped from an enclosure at his home. They say he will take possession of the snake after city animal services officers do an inspection of his home. A woman’s pickup stalled on a Santa Fe street last...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-581840832014-07-15T20:41:44.732-06:00" id="#license-2014-07-15T20:41:44.732-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58184083@www.sltrib.com Tue, 15 Jul 2014 20:41:44 MDT Kitten survives being thrown off bridge, swims to shore http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58173850-68/miller-kitten-bridge-cat.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58173850-68/miller-kitten-bridge-cat.html.csp">Kitten survives being thrown off bridge, swims to shore</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-11T13:08:13.898-06:00">Updated Jul 11, 2014 01:08PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Savannah, Ga. • Animal control officers say a 10-week-old kitten that was thrown off a bridge and survived is recovering at an animal shelter, and police are seeking the person who tossed him. The kitten is being called “Nemo” by caregivers at the Savannah animal shelter where he’s recovering after Thursday’s ordeal, said Julian Miller, a spokesman with Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan police. Miller visited the cat at the shelter Friday, and says he’s expected to survive. “No broken bones,” Miller...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-581738502014-07-11T13:08:13.898-06:00" id="#license-2014-07-11T13:08:13.898-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58173850@www.sltrib.com Fri, 11 Jul 2014 13:08:13 MDT Paul Rolly: Utah firefighter pays dogs’ medical bills after I-15 crash http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/58170124-90/animal-lake-rolly-salt.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/58170124-90/animal-lake-rolly-salt.html.csp">Paul Rolly: Utah firefighter pays dogs’ medical bills after I-15 crash</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By PAUL ROLLY</span></span> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-11T13:26:48.455-06:00">Updated Jul 11, 2014 01:26PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Karol Johnson, who volunteers for the Brigham City Animal Shelter, received a call July 2 requesting that she go to the scene of a serious accident on Interstate 15 that sent the driver to a hospital with numerous broken ribs. Johnson was asked to transport three dogs that were in the car — a black Lab and two poodles — to nearby Canyon View Animal Health Center. The decision to transport the animals was made when a Brigham City firefighter, who was assisting the driver, said he would pay for ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58170124@www.sltrib.com Fri, 11 Jul 2014 13:26:48 MDT Sandy Hook victim’s animal-shelter dream coming true http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58152112-68/catherine-hubbard-animal-sanctuary.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58152112-68/catherine-hubbard-animal-sanctuary.html.csp">Sandy Hook victim’s animal-shelter dream coming true</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By SUSAN HAIGH</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-05T20:09:01.95-06:00">Updated Jul 5, 2014 08:09PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Hartford, Conn. • Before she was killed in the Newtown school massacre, 6-year-old Catherine Violet Hubbard raised money from returnable bottles and cans to buy bones for dogs at the pound and designed business cards for an imaginary animal shelter, listing herself as “caretaker.” Her pretend animal shelter is now on track to become a reality as the state prepares to transfer 34 acres of a former psychiatric facility to a foundation raising money to build an animal sanctuary to honor the life o...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58152112@www.sltrib.com Sat, 05 Jul 2014 20:09:01 MDT Are wolverines back in Utah? http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58142331-78/wolverine-utah-species-wildlife.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58142331-78/wolverine-utah-species-wildlife.html.csp">Are wolverines back in Utah?</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Brian Maffly</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-03T07:44:52.812-06:00">Updated Jul 3, 2014 07:44AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">The last time anyone saw one of these critters in Utah was 35 years ago when a roadkill carcass was found along U.S. Highway 40 east of Vernal. But last winter a motion-sensing camera, one of four rigged on the Uinta Mountains’ north slope, captured 27 images of a wolverine sniffing around an empty bait station, according to the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources (DWR). The find, made in the Blacks Fork drainage in Summit County, was announced Wednesday, one month before the U.S. Fish and Wild...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58142331@www.sltrib.com Thu, 03 Jul 2014 07:44:52 MDT Bear rescued after head gets stuck in cookie jar http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58139616-68/jar-bear-cub-stuck.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58139616-68/jar-bear-cub-stuck.html.csp">Bear rescued after head gets stuck in cookie jar</a></h4> <span class="author source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">the Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-01T19:33:41.401-06:00">Updated Jul 1, 2014 07:33PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Ringwood, N.J. • A frightened bear cub got its head stuck in an oversized cookie jar while rummaging through some trash and had to be rescued from a tree in New Jersey. Environmental Protection Department spokesman Larry Ragonese says the 6-month-old cub found the jar of animal crackers Friday night in Ringwood, near the New York border. As the 28-pound animal tried to eat what remained in the jar, he pulled it over his head and it got stuck. The cub became spooked when approached and climbed u...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58139616@www.sltrib.com Tue, 01 Jul 2014 19:33:41 MDT Animal Planet star gets married at Best Friends Animal Sancuary http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogs/moviecricket/58133734-66/animal-http-cat-friends.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogs/moviecricket/58133734-66/animal-http-cat-friends.html.csp">Animal Planet star gets married at Best Friends Animal Sancuary</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By SEan P. Means</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> </span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-06-30T15:44:16.764-06:00">Updated Jun 30, 2014 03:44PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">It’s not often that the most adorable creature at a wedding is the ringbearer — but that happened Sunday in Kanab. The couple getting married were Jackson Galaxy, who stars on the Animal Planet show “My Cat From Hell,” and Minoo Rahbar, who works with Kitten Rescue Los Angeles. The ringbearer was their dog, Mooshka. The intimate ceremony took place at Kanab’s Best Friends Animal Sanctuary, the nation’s largest no-kill shelter for companion animals.</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58133734@www.sltrib.com Mon, 30 Jun 2014 15:44:16 MDT Editorial: Dealing with animals an apparent gap in police training http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58123669-82/police-dog-officer-sltrib.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58123669-82/police-dog-officer-sltrib.html.csp">Editorial: Dealing with animals an apparent gap in police training</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-06-30T09:35:14.937-06:00">Updated Jun 30, 2014 09:35AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">American police departments these days are professional, trained, lawyered-up and steeped in protocol and procedure. Among the leaders in that trend has been the Salt Lake City Police Department, justly praised for, among other things, its peaceful handling of such potentially explosive events as the Occupy Salt Lake protest. Thus it seems more than just sad that a local police officer apparently felt the need to shoot and kill a dog that was doing nothing more offensive than sitting in its own...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58123669@www.sltrib.com Mon, 30 Jun 2014 09:35:14 MDT Mountain lion dies after capture at Sandy mall http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58126744-78/mall-animal-lion-mountain.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58126744-78/mall-animal-lion-mountain.html.csp">Mountain lion dies after capture at Sandy mall</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By pamela manson</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-06-28T21:20:36.585-06:00">Updated Jun 28, 2014 09:20PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">A mountain lion that was caught and tranquilized on Friday after it wandered into a parking lot at Jordan Commons Mall in Sandy died Saturday, Utah Division of Wildlife Resources officials said. The animal died while under the effect of the tranquilizer, according to Scott Root, a DWR outreach manager. He said division biologists will perform an analysis to determine if there were any health factors that may have contributed to the death of the big cat. “Wildlife deaths can occasionally occur du...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58126744@www.sltrib.com Sat, 28 Jun 2014 21:20:36 MDT Sandy cops, DWR catch mountain lion after mall scare http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58123094-78/lion-mall-dwr-mountain.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58123094-78/lion-mall-dwr-mountain.html.csp">Sandy cops, DWR catch mountain lion after mall scare</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Bob Mims and Michael McFall</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-06-28T11:54:02.754-06:00">Updated Jun 28, 2014 11:54AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Jann Smith had never seen a mountain lion with his own eyes. He had just dropped off his wife at work Friday morning and was driving down State Street, when a cougar crossed the road and went into the Jordan Commons Mall parking lot. “At first I saw it was a big dog,” Smith said. “Then it dawned on me it was a mountain lion… I was definitely surprised, I wasn’t sure what to do.” He pulled over called and 911. Sandy police and Utah Division of Wildlife officers eventually caught and tranquilized...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58123094@www.sltrib.com Sat, 28 Jun 2014 11:54:02 MDT Criminal investigation launched after dog dies in the heat http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58120320-78/animal-bergen-dog-nelson.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58120320-78/animal-bergen-dog-nelson.html.csp">Criminal investigation launched after dog dies in the heat</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Erin Alberty</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-06-27T09:06:30.917-06:00">Updated Jun 27, 2014 09:06AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Animal control officers have launched an animal cruelty investigation into a man who was caring for a Salt Lake City dog that died after being left on a hot balcony Wednesday without water. Bergen, a German shepherd, died after a neighbor saw him languishing Wednesday afternoon, when temperatures reached 93 degrees, on a third floor balcony of an apartment building near 300 East and 4th Avenue. The neighbor tried to spray water onto the dog until a rescue crew arrived, but the dog’s body temper...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58120320@www.sltrib.com Fri, 27 Jun 2014 09:06:30 MDT Authorities remind Utahns: dogs and hot cars don’t mix http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58065749-78/animal-county-car-control.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58065749-78/animal-county-car-control.html.csp">Authorities remind Utahns: dogs and hot cars don’t mix</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By pamela manson</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-06-23T10:18:01.072-06:00">Updated Jun 23, 2014 10:18AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">As the thermometer rises during summer, so does the risk to pets left in vehicles. Within minutes, the temperature can top 100 degrees in a parked car, even one in the shade with the windows cracked. That can lead to heat stroke, brain damage or death for the animal — and a possible charge of cruelty to animals for the owner. Wasatch Front officials say they receive daily calls about animals left in cars, which almost always involve dogs. Some incidents result in a misdemeanor citation for anima...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58065749@www.sltrib.com Mon, 23 Jun 2014 10:18:01 MDT Letter: What exactly did this dog do to be killed? http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58094078-82/dog-shoot-killed-officer.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58094078-82/dog-shoot-killed-officer.html.csp">Letter: What exactly did this dog do to be killed?</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-06-21T17:48:09.007-06:00">Updated Jun 21, 2014 05:48PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Just what did this dog do to be killed? He was in his own place and bothering nobody. Shoot because it looks like it will attack? Don’t they teach police how to react with animals? Apparently it’s kill or be chewed up. My sympathy is with the owner. He should be compensated to the utmost. The officer should have to put in 160 hours at an animal shelter and attend dog training classes so he knows animals. By the way, if I walked into his yard, would he shoot me? Wayne Schreck Park City</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58094078@www.sltrib.com Sat, 21 Jun 2014 17:48:09 MDT Letter: My heart goes out to dog and owner http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58094484-82/dog-officer-police-animal.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58094484-82/dog-officer-police-animal.html.csp">Letter: My heart goes out to dog and owner</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-06-20T16:56:02.128-06:00">Updated Jun 20, 2014 04:56PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">A police officer once advised me that the best defense against an intruder was having a dog. How does it happen that postal delivery persons and animal control officers and police officers carry pepper spray, yet this officer’s first response was to shoot and kill a dog who was doing what dogs do: barking at an intruder and guarding his space. That is in part why we love them. And how does it happen that the law-abiding and loving owner of this fine animal had to discover him dead, shot in t...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58094484@www.sltrib.com Fri, 20 Jun 2014 16:56:02 MDT Idaho dairy worker sentenced for animal cruelty http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58090281-79/animal-dairy-video-loayza.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58090281-79/animal-dairy-video-loayza.html.csp">Idaho dairy worker sentenced for animal cruelty</a></h4> <span class="author source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-06-19T14:32:02.161-06:00">Updated Jun 19, 2014 02:32PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Twin Falls • A former employee at a south-central Idaho dairy has been sentenced to 180 days in jail and two years of probation after an undercover video shot by an animal rights group showed workers stomping, dragging and beating cows inside a milking barn. The Times-News reports 40-year-old Javier Victor Rojas-Loayza received the sentence Wednesday in 5th District Court. Judge Calvin Campbell suspended 170 days and gave one day credit. He ordered the remaining nine days be spent on a sheriff’s...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-580902812014-06-19T14:32:02.161-06:00" id="#license-2014-06-19T14:32:02.161-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58090281@www.sltrib.com Thu, 19 Jun 2014 14:32:02 MDT