Reports of animal abuse and cruelty are down across the Island for the first time in years, according to the P.E.I. Humane Society.
The organization says the number of cases has dropped by 44 per cent compared to last year.
“That’s really significant,” said Jennifer Harkness, the development and communications manager at the P.E.I. Humane Society.
“When we say abuse, cruelty, it means somebody saw somebody … physically abusing an animal or being cruel to an animal. It really can be really horrific.”
Those weren’t the only areas where reports declined.
Other cases show declines
Harkness said temperature-related cases were down 59 per cent, health and wellness reports fell 23 per cent and calls regarding animals lacking food, shelter or water also decreased by six per cent.
It was a nice surprise, said Harkness, after dealing with twice the workload following the enactment of the Animal Welfare Act in 2017.
- The death of thousands of COVID-19 in British care homes was a violation of their human rights, according to Amnesty International.
- The human rights organization has now called for the public inquiry, promised by the government in July, to begin immediately.
- The report also raised particular concerns about the inappropriate use of “do not attempt resuscitation” (DNAR) orders issued on a blanket basis in care homes.
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Former Rep. Katie Hill claimed her congressional Twitter account was hacked after it began tweeting about how the Democrat is not a “hero” for women.
The social media mystery began early Wednesday morning after it was announced that actress Elizabeth Moss would be depicting Hill in a film about her sexual misconduct scandal and eventual resignation from Congress. In a series of 10 tweets from Hill’s congressional account, someone or some people claiming to be “Katie’s former staff” said they were “disappointed” in the filmmaker’s decision to feature their boss in a film based on Hill’s memoir She Will Rise.
“What happened to Katie Hill shouldn’t happen to anyone. But, this moment requires more nuance, as Katie Hill’s story — our story — is also one of workplace abuse and harassment,” the tweets said. “Katie Hill can be both a victim and perpetrator. And,
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“What happened to Katie Hill shouldn’t happen to anyone. But, this moment requires more nuance, as Katie Hill’s story – our story – is also one of workplace abuse and harassment,” the thread reads.
“Katie took advantage of her subordinates. She
A 16-year-old boy was arrested last month after refusing to wear a face mask at a Florida high school amid the coronavirus pandemic, a report said Tuesday.
The law firm of Jose Rivas, the family’s attorney, called the incident “government abuse” of a teen suffering from panic attacks, the Orlando Sentinel reported.
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“We will be seeking just and fair compensation for the illegal arrest … and the harm that this action caused him,” the law firm said in a statement.
The teen’s mother told the paper her son has an anxiety disorder. She said he was arrested after having gone to the school office for feeling panicky from having trouble breathing in the mask.
“Should they be arresting a 16-year-old child knowing he already has a medical condition?” Rivas told the paper.
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