ANIMAL - The Salt Lake Tribune http://www.sltrib.com/feeds/topics/ANIMAL News from The Salt Lake Tribune en-us webmaster@sltrib.com (Webmaster) Gallery: Strut Your Mutt sashays in Salt Lake City http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/58402426-223/lake-salt-dog-mutt.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/58402426-223/lake-salt-dog-mutt.html.csp">Gallery: Strut Your Mutt sashays in Salt Lake City</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn"> </span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-13T17:16:52.681-06:00">Updated Sep 13, 2014 05:16PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Dog owners and their prized pets convened Saturday for Strut Your Mutt in Salt Lake City’s Liberty Park. The annual festival included contests, dog costumes and an activity zone for kids. Proceeds benefited the Best Friends Animal Society’s No More Homeless Pets Network. For more information, go to www.strutyourmutt.org.</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 This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.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> 58402426@www.sltrib.com Sat, 13 Sep 2014 17:16:52 MDT Abuse allegations leveled against New Mexico dairy http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58425895-79/dairy-mexico-animal-cows.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58425895-79/dairy-mexico-animal-cows.html.csp">Abuse allegations leveled against New Mexico dairy</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By SUSAN MONTOYA BRYAN</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-17T16:27:01.351-06:00">Updated Sep 17, 2014 04:27PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Albuquerque • The New Mexico Livestock Board has launched an investigation into a southern New Mexico dairy after an activist working with an animal welfare group recorded secret video showing workers whipping cows with chains and wire cables, kicking and punching the animals, and shocking them with electric prods. Board officials confirmed the investigation into the practices at the Winchester Dairy near Dexter on Tuesday. They were working on interviewing the activist and tracking down the wor...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-584258952014-09-17T16:27:01.351-06:00" id="#license-2014-09-17T16:27:01.351-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58425895@www.sltrib.com Wed, 17 Sep 2014 16:27:01 MDT Letter: Safer to treat them like wild animals http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58406802-82/police-shootings-wild-animal.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58406802-82/police-shootings-wild-animal.html.csp">Letter: Safer to treat them like wild animals</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-12T18:38:35.493-06:00">Updated Sep 12, 2014 06:38PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">I would like to offer an observation regarding the many recent fatal police shootings we have been reading about lately. Especially in light of the two most recent shootings described in the Tribune (“Police involved in two fatal shootings,” Sept. 11). Please observe and compare the contrasting methods and outcomes between our police and our Division of Natural Resources. Doesn’t it seems odd that our natural resources officers from the Division of Wildlife Services can corner a wild mountain l...</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> 58406802@www.sltrib.com Fri, 12 Sep 2014 18:38:35 MDT Yappy Hour at Pioneer Park Wednesday http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58393616-78/hour-lake-park-salt.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58393616-78/hour-lake-park-salt.html.csp">Yappy Hour at Pioneer Park Wednesday</a></h4> <span class="author source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-09T19:47:59.184-06:00">Updated Sep 9, 2014 07:47PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">“Yappy Hour” is an evening of live music, food and beverages Wednesday at Pioneer Park for residents who like relaxing with their canine pals. Salt Lake City’s Parks and Public Lands Division invites the public to bring their dogs and unwind at “Yappy Hour” from 5-8 p.m. at the park, located at 350 South 300 West. The city is hosting the festive evening with support from Millcreek FIDOS, Salt Lake County Animal Services, Best Friends Animal Society and Barley’s Canine Recreation Center. An off...</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> 58393616@www.sltrib.com Tue, 09 Sep 2014 19:47:59 MDT Letter: Let’s get animal fats and sugar out of school lunch http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58377961-82/www-healthy-lunch-lunches.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58377961-82/www-healthy-lunch-lunches.html.csp">Letter: Let’s get animal fats and sugar out of school lunch</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-05T16:54:34.649-06:00">Updated Sep 5, 2014 04:54PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">With the new school year, parents’ attention is turning to school lunches. Traditionally, USDA had used the National School Lunch Program as a dumping ground for surplus meat and dairy commodities. Children consumed animal fat and sugary drinks, to the point where one-third have became overweight or obese. Their early dietary flaws became lifelong addictions, raising their risk of diabetes, heart disease, and stroke. In recent years, several state legislatures asked their schools to offer daily ...</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> 58377961@www.sltrib.com Fri, 05 Sep 2014 16:54:34 MDT Paul Rolly: A big fat Greek Festival shopping list http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/58368738-90/pounds-center-animal-festival.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/58368738-90/pounds-center-animal-festival.html.csp">Paul Rolly: A big fat Greek Festival shopping list</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="2014-09-05T12:04:58.291-06:00">Updated Sep 5, 2014 12:04PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">If you think your grocery list is extensive, consider the one compiled by Yannis Armaou. He is in charge of food purchasing for the 39th annual Greek Festival, which runs Friday through Sunday on the grounds of Holy Trinity Cathedral at 279 S. 300 West. In preparation for the festival’s numerous Greek pastries and extensive menu offerings, Armaou’s shopping list included: 2,700 pounds of butter, 1,000 pounds of rice, 150 pounds of sour cream, 2,350 pounds of feta cheese, 4,000 pounds of gyro m...</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> 58368738@www.sltrib.com Fri, 05 Sep 2014 12:04:58 MDT Argentine dinosaur may shed light on huge beasts http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58373675-68/bones-dinosaur-remains-dreadnoughtus.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58373675-68/bones-dinosaur-remains-dreadnoughtus.html.csp">Argentine dinosaur may shed light on huge beasts</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By MALCOLM RITTER</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-04T19:52:27.001-06:00">Updated Sep 4, 2014 07:52PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">New York • Researchers studying the remains of an enormous dinosaur — a creature that was bigger than seven bull elephants — have given it an equally colossal name: Dreadnoughtus, or “fearing nothing.” Scientists hope its unusually well-preserved bones will help reveal secrets about some of the largest animals ever to walk the Earth. The four-legged beast, with a long neck and powerful 29-foot tail, stretched about 85 feet long and weighed about 65 tons. That’s more than seven times the weight ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-583736752014-09-04T19:52:27.001-06:00" id="#license-2014-09-04T19:52:27.001-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58373675@www.sltrib.com Thu, 04 Sep 2014 19:52:27 MDT Deadly pig virus confirmed at Utah hog farm http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58369640-78/virus-utah-circle-farm.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58369640-78/virus-utah-circle-farm.html.csp">Deadly pig virus confirmed at Utah hog farm</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Kathy Stephenson</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-03T21:06:26.156-06:00">Updated Sep 3, 2014 09:06PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">The highly contagious livestock disease called Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea virus, or PEDv, has been detected at the Circle Four Farms in Beaver County. “The farm in question is Utah’s largest hog farm and one of the largest in the country,” according to a news release issued Wednesday from the Utah Department of Agriculture and Food, which did not specifically name Circle Four. The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Veterinary Service Laboratory confirmed the presence of the virus that cau...</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> 58369640@www.sltrib.com Wed, 03 Sep 2014 21:06:26 MDT Spotting a pet in a hot car creates tough choices http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58369043-68/hot-car-animal-dog.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58369043-68/hot-car-animal-dog.html.csp">Spotting a pet in a hot car creates tough choices</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By SUE MANNING</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-03T10:27:01.718-06:00">Updated Sep 3, 2014 10:27AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Los Angeles • Imagine walking to your car after running errands and spotting a dog, panting and helpless, shut inside a hot car. Smashing the window might be your first impulse, but calling police or animal control will protect you from injury and possible lawsuits, experts say. Hundreds of pets die each year when they are left in closed cars that rapidly become deadly on hot days, estimated Dr. Jules Benson, chief veterinary officer for Petplan pet insurance. He cited insurance claims, veterina...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-583690432014-09-03T10:27:01.718-06:00" id="#license-2014-09-03T10:27:01.718-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58369043@www.sltrib.com Wed, 03 Sep 2014 10:27:01 MDT Letter: Where is the empathy for terrified animals? http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58312931-82/county-animal-events-utah.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58312931-82/county-animal-events-utah.html.csp">Letter: Where is the empathy for terrified animals?</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-20T19:52:51.68-06:00">Updated Aug 20, 2014 07:52PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">I applaud the efforts of Collette Gillian and the Utah Animal Welfare Alliance to try and get the pig wrestling events cancelled from the Utah County Fair and the Barnyard Scramble from the Sanpete County Rodeo (“Animal chasing halted in Bluffdale, but Utah County pigs not so lucky,” Paul Rolly column, Aug. 18). Where is the empathy for these terrified animals from the organizers and participants of these events? How does the “Whatever you catch, you get to take home,” animal adoption event sou...</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> 58312931@www.sltrib.com Wed, 20 Aug 2014 19:52:51 MDT Letter: Why not use homeless children in rodeos? http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58309795-82/homeless-event-barrel-rodeo.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58309795-82/homeless-event-barrel-rodeo.html.csp">Letter: Why not use homeless children in rodeos?</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-20T18:37:28.875-06:00">Updated Aug 20, 2014 06:37PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Paul Rolly’s column of Aug. 18: “Animal chasing halted in Bluffdale, but Utah County pigs not so lucky,” gave me a Swiftian inspiration. Currently, rodeo event organizers must advertise and offer compensation to obtain baby animals and household pets to participate in scrambles. They risk damaging valuable porcine assets in the pig-chase-barrel-stuffing event. This is unnecessarily costly. A simple and elegant solution is to utilize our surplus of homeless humans as rodeo stock. Instead of scram...</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> 58309795@www.sltrib.com Wed, 20 Aug 2014 18:37:28 MDT Cougar caught in Utah backyard http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58309250-78/cougar-police-root-backyard.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58309250-78/cougar-police-root-backyard.html.csp">Cougar caught in Utah backyard</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="2014-08-18T22:17:43.387-06:00">Updated Aug 18, 2014 10:17PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Police and animal control officers subdued a cougar that was spotted in a northeast Orem neighborhood Monday morning. Startled residents began calling police about the cougar about 5 a.m. Officers searched the area for hours before tracking the animal down in a backyard after the resident there called police, said Orem police Lt. Craig Martinez. “It’s been quite exciting,” said Karen Jeffs, who called police about 9:30 a.m. after she spotted the cougar on her fence at 476 N. 950 East. The couga...</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> 58309250@www.sltrib.com Mon, 18 Aug 2014 22:17:43 MDT Rolly: Animal chasing halted in Bluffdale, but Utah County pigs not so lucky http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/58300093-90/event-county-pig-fair.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/58300093-90/event-county-pig-fair.html.csp">Rolly: Animal chasing halted in Bluffdale, but Utah County pigs not so lucky</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="2014-08-18T07:27:01.536-06:00">Updated Aug 18, 2014 07:27AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Animal-rights activists complained so loudly that they were able to get canceled a Bluffdale rodeo event intended for children to chase and catch small animals, but their voices were not powerful enough to save the pigs in Utah County. I wrote two weeks ago of the protests about the Barnyard Bonanza planned for Bluffdale’s Family Fun Rodeo in early August. The event, as advertised, invited “little cowboys and cowgirls” to “come and chase around chickens, kittens, goats, rabbits and more! Whate...</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> 58300093@www.sltrib.com Mon, 18 Aug 2014 07:27:01 MDT Utah deputy saves life of pit bull shot by arrow http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58306727-68/arrow-shot-animal-bull.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58306727-68/arrow-shot-animal-bull.html.csp">Utah deputy saves life of pit bull shot by arrow</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-17T22:37:48.903-06:00">Updated Aug 17, 2014 10:37PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">St. George • Washington County sheriff’s deputies say they found a dog shot with an arrow on Old Highway 91 near the Arizona line, the third animal shot by an arrow or blow dart in the county this year. Sgt. Kurt Bowen initially thought the pit bull he found Friday was shot with a bullet but later determined it was an arrow. He immediately contacted the Ivins City Animal Shelter and started bandaging the open stomach wound. Shelter Director Agnes Smith told The Spectrum the animal underwent thre...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-583067272014-08-17T22:37:48.903-06:00" id="#license-2014-08-17T22:37:48.903-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58306727@www.sltrib.com Sun, 17 Aug 2014 22:37:48 MDT Reward offered after Utah cat is killed, mutilated http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58298288-78/khepri-teresa-cat-springdale.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58298288-78/khepri-teresa-cat-springdale.html.csp">Reward offered after Utah cat is killed, mutilated</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Michael McFall</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-14T16:45:35.688-06:00">Updated Aug 14, 2014 04:45PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">A Springdale woman is offering a $2,500 reward for any information that leads to whoever killed and mutilated her cat. Someone left the cat’s brutalized body in front of the home of its owner, Sherry Teresa. The Zion Veterinary Clinic confirmed that the killer had to be have been human, not another animal. “This person must be sick,” Teresa said . “… My gut is that because they brought the animal back, it was to scare me. The last time she saw her 11-year-old Khepri, he was on her lap about midn...</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> 58298288@www.sltrib.com Thu, 14 Aug 2014 16:45:35 MDT Necropsies: 10 horses died from dehydration in Utah field http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58292749-78/horses-field-lake-salt.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58292749-78/horses-field-lake-salt.html.csp">Necropsies: 10 horses died from dehydration in Utah field</a></h4> <span class="author source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-13T21:51:44.94-06:00">Updated Aug 13, 2014 09:51PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Investigators with Unified Police and Salt Lake County Animal Services have confirmed that 10 horses found dead in a field in Magna last month succumbed to dehydration, according to a Wednesday news release. The 10 horses — as well as one that was still alive — were found July 18 in a private, fenced off field near Pleasant Green Cemetery, near 3500 S. 9200 West. The dead horses were taken to the state Veterinary Diagnostic Lab at Utah State University for examination. With the veterinary findi...</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> 58292749@www.sltrib.com Wed, 13 Aug 2014 21:51:44 MDT Two puppies reportedly decapitated in Midvale http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58276965-78/puppies-animal-reberg-services.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58276965-78/puppies-animal-reberg-services.html.csp">Two puppies reportedly decapitated in Midvale</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Michael McFall</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-08T21:47:54.983-06:00">Updated Aug 8, 2014 09:47PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Investigators are looking into a report of two decapitated puppies found in a Midvale pond. Someone at an apartment complex near 1100 E. Fort Union Blvd. called Salt Lake County Animal Services on Friday to report that decapitated puppies turned up in a pond at the complex, said Mike Reberg , animal services director. The officers arrived, but the puppies had already been disposed of, Reberg said. The first puppy allegedly was found Monday, and the second on Wednesday. There are no surveillance...</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> 58276965@www.sltrib.com Fri, 08 Aug 2014 21:47:54 MDT Judge won’t toss suit challenging Utah’s ‘ag gag’ law http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58267614-78/law-animal-plaintiffs-utah.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58267614-78/law-animal-plaintiffs-utah.html.csp">Judge won’t toss suit challenging Utah’s ‘ag gag’ law</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Marissa Lang</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-07T21:40:07.91-06:00">Updated Aug 7, 2014 09:40PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">A federal lawsuit challenging Utah’s “ag gag” law, which activists say discriminates against free speech and discourages covert investigations into animal agricultural operations in the state, will proceed, a judge ruled Thursday. U.S. District Judge Robert J. Shelby declined to toss the lawsuit despite a motion to dismiss from the state, who alleged the plaintiffs had not suffered any real harm as a result of the statute, which they said is narrowly tailored and lawful. Utah’s law makes under...</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> 58267614@www.sltrib.com Thu, 07 Aug 2014 21:40:07 MDT Man charged with assaulting woman and her raccoon http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58251996-78/woman-statement-according-charged.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58251996-78/woman-statement-according-charged.html.csp">Man charged with assaulting woman and her raccoon</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Michael McFall</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-02T21:58:20.226-06:00">Updated Aug 2, 2014 09:58PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">A Ballard man was charged with assaulting a woman and throwing her raccoon against a wall. The 41-year-old man was charged Friday in 8th District Court with domestic violence assault, a third-degree felony, and cruelty to an animal, a class-B misdemeanor. The evening of July 14 an officer arrived at a home near 1900 N. 1500 East, where a woman told him that she and the man had been in a fight, according to the probable cause statement. The man had called her by his ex-wife’s name, and when she ...</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> 58251996@www.sltrib.com Sat, 02 Aug 2014 21:58:20 MDT