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Watch: A report on Star's death.

Man remanded in custody over Star the miniature horse's death

Star was stabbed 41 times and later died of his injuries.

The unfortunate alligator.

Concern for alligator with knife stuck in its head

Locals are angry and upset.

Watch: Paw Justice speaks to The AM Show about animal cruelty.

Pleas for people to adopt nearly 80 abandoned puppies

They need their forever homes.

Cat

New York to ban cat declawing

Advocates say the operation is unnecessary, painful and brutal.

The conditions the big cats were kept in were labelled "horrendous".

Lion cubs 'too sick to walk' after neglect in South African breeding centre

They were kept in "horrendous" conditions.

Arnold Teeter.

Man arrested for using pet iguana as a weapon

The iguana will now require surgery after suffering a broken leg in the incident.

Animal Cruelty

SPCA lays live baiting charges against top greyhound trainer

Brendon Cole's former employees say he illegally used live animals for bait every week.

Nearly 100 whales are held captive in enclosures in a bay in Russia's far eastern Primorye region.

Russia moves to free nearly 100 captive whales after outcry

The whales were going to be sold to China.

The moment a lion attacked its trainer.

Watch: Audience members scream as lion attacks circus trainer in Ukraine

Gasps can be heard as the lion pins him to the floor and sinks its teeth into his arm.

Video of the incident.

Men caught on camera killing hibernating bear and her cubs

"We go where we want to kill."

Watch: This was PETA's genius campaign idea - tricking people into drinking "dog milk".

PETA's new bestiality milk meme arouses, revolts public

It might not have had the effect the group wants.

Animal Cruelty

'Take bloody responsibility': Angry Patrick Gower confronts rodeo advocate

"There's been four deaths this summer... that's not an accident, Lyall, that's a pattern."

Watch: Rodeo fans push and shove animal activists at Northland event.

Another rodeo animal dies

It put a "dampener on the day", the Rodeo Cowboys Association said.

He struck it so violently that he accidentally fell under the animal.

Elephant crushes trainer after he beat it to lie down

He struck it so violently that he accidentally fell under the animal.

Andrea Midgen spoke to Duncan Garner about dogs left in hot cars in January.

Serial animal hoarder gets 10-year pet ban

It's believed the Auckland woman used aliases to purchase the animals.

Franchesca Esplin showing off her bloody hands.

'Sadistic' trophy hunter proudly poses with mountain lion's blood on her hands

She's accused of having "sociopathic tendencies" for killing the cat.

The dog belonged to a US Army veteran who suffers from PTSD.

Dog groomer arrested for breaking service dog's tail

The dog belonged to a US Army veteran who suffers from PTSD.

Andrea Midgen spoke to Duncan Garner about dogs left in hot cars in January.

SPCA called on nearly 500 dogs left in hot cars over summer

Animals can die in a matter of minutes if left to overheat.

Watch: Monkeys at Wellington Zoo were injured after a break-in in 2018.

Zoo's baboons euthanised because they couldn't escape - SAFE

An animal rights group is questioning Wellington Zoo's ability to house its animals.

horse racing

Wairoa's last day of racing?

Thousands are expected at the Te Kupenga Racecourse for possibly the last time.