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October 8, 1993
It is possible that the mutilation and slaughter of a 15-year-old palomino mare in Frederick County this week could have been prevented had more people known about a series of similar incidents in the past three months. But one crucial piece of the pattern was never publicized.A similarly gruesome mutilation of a horse in Lisbon in Howard County was reported in detail shortly after it took place last Aug. 15. At the time, the grotesque assault appeared to be an isolated incident. However, on Sept.
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December 7, 2013
I, for one, am thankful that PETA has revealed how my tax dollars are squandered on ridiculous sex experiments on rodents right in my backyard ("PETA attacks animal research for sexual health issues," Dec. 3). It's ironic that Johns Hopkins claims to "take care" of their animals, when in fact they intentionally mutilate their genitals and kill all of them in these horrible experiments. I know that erectile dysfunction is big business, but an institution like the National Institutes of Health should not be funding something like this when they don't have enough money to fund research that can actually save lives.
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NEWS
November 14, 1997
A Westminster man, who was found guilty in September of animal mutilation in the death of a dog and failing to stop after a motor vehicle accident, has been placed on one year of probation and fined $300.Gary L. Wilson, 53, of the 2300 block of Sandel Lane also was ordered by Circuit Judge Luke K. Burns Jr. on Wednesday to perform 100 hours of community service.Wilson surrendered Dec. 30 after reading in a newspaper that police were looking for a man who had run over a Dalmatian at 11: 23 p.m. Dec. 28, dragging the dog about five miles from the accident on South Church Street in Westminster.
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By David Zurawik and The Baltimore Sun | December 7, 2012
The facts of the case seem almost too brutal and cruel to bear. When a small boy in Bangladesh refuses the demands of a gang that wants to use him as a beggar, he is beaten and mutilated within an inch of his life. His throat is cut, his skull is bashed in and his penis is amputated. Sara Sidner, a correspondent for CNN International, tells the story of this boy and his family in an "Operation Hope" report that premieres this weekend. The story, which brings the boy and his family to Baltimore's Johns Hopkins Hospital, is what separates CNN from every other cable TV news operation on the dial.
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By Mike Farabaugh and Mike Farabaugh,SUN STAFF | February 26, 1997
A Sykesville man who pleaded guilty to conspiring with three others to burn a barn in Westminster was sentenced yesterday to six years in prison.Jason W. Lewis, 20, was convicted of arson, conspiracy to commit arson and animal mutilation on Dec. 9 in Carroll County Circuit Court.Lewis, formerly of Elkridge, said yesterday that he was sorry for what he had done and for disappointing his family. He said he hoped that after serving his time in prison, he can pay back his family, the victims and society for what he did.Circuit Judge Francis M. Arnold called the case a tragedy.
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BY A SUN STAFF WRITER | December 13, 2001
An Odenton man who slit his dog's throat and stabbed it in the head after it bit his 16-month-old daughter was found guilty of animal cruelty by an Anne Arundel Circuit Court jury yesterday, but acquitted of an animal-mutilation charge. The verdict ended the two-day trial of John Zeits Jr., 24, who had appealed his July convictions in District Court on charges of animal cruelty and mutilation. The conviction yesterday carries a maximum penalty of 90 days in jail. Sentencing is scheduled for Feb. 4. Zeits said during his trial that he sought to humanely kill the dog, a mixed-breed spaniel named Max, to protect his child and others.
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By Johnathon E. Briggs and Johnathon E. Briggs,SUN STAFF | December 13, 2001
An Odenton man who slit his dog's throat and stabbed it in the head after it bit his 16-month-old daughter was found guilty of animal cruelty by an Anne Arundel Circuit Court jury yesterday, but he wasacquitted of an animal-mutilation charge. The verdict ended the two-day trial of John Zeits Jr., 24, who had appealed his July convictions in District Court on charges of animal cruelty and mutilation. Zeits' conviction yesterday carries a maximum penalty of 90 days in prison. Sentencing is scheduled for Feb. 4. "We're happy he was convicted on the cruelty charge, but we disagree with the jurors' decision on the mutilation," said Assistant State's Attorney Michael Dunty, who said he will ask the judge to impose the maximum penalty on Zeits.
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By ELLEN GOODMAN | October 20, 1995
BOSTON -- WE DON'T WANT to believe that it happens here. Stories about this most brutal of traditions are supposed to carry foreign datelines.Female genital mutilation -- a label as grisly as it is accurate -- only happens in places where ancient ritual still overwhelms reason. It happens among people who regard a woman's sexuality as so dangerous that it must be eliminated. It happens in communities where women are taught that mutilation is the price of belonging.Painful ceremoniesAcross the world, somewhere between 100 million and 130 million women and girls have been mutilated in infancy, at puberty, in pregnancy.
NEWS
By A.M. Rosenthal | July 28, 1993
IN THEIR living room in Atlanta, Hassan and Yasmin Ibrahim are having one of their nightly worried talks about their three little girls. Both want what is best for the children. But they cannot agree on a decision that will affect the girls every day of the rest of their young lives.Mrs. Ibrahim seems a gentle woman. But she insists that each girl must in childhood have her clitoris removed.In America, she says, it won't be as awful as back home in Somalia. She says here it can be done in a hospital, with a doctor and anesthetic -- not in a hut, by a village headwoman, with the child awake to the knife and screaming.
FEATURES
By Vicky Edwards and Vicky Edwards,Chicago Tribune | December 31, 1998
Avoiding pain is one of our most basic survival instincts.It keeps us from putting our hands in the fire, makes us handle sharp objects carefully and causes us to swat mosquitoes off our skin.So why do some kids hurt themselves on purpose?Many psychologists say that lately they are seeing increasing numbers of adolescents engaging in "parasuicide," or what is commonly called self-mutilation."There's no doubt that self-mutilation is on the rise," says Mary Pipher, who wrote "Reviving Ophelia," a book about adolescent problems.
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By Eileen Ambrose, The Baltimore Sun | August 10, 2010
The dog really did eat it. Christine Dorr of Brooklyn Park unhappily discovered a corner piece of a $100 bill on the floor near her border collie's bed earlier this year. A bank envelope containing three bills — two $100 notes and one $50 — had fallen on the floor, and 12-year-old Sayde's guilt-ridden looks told the story. "The dog likes to eat paper," says Dorr, a researcher with a commercial real estate information company. All that remained were three pieces of the $100 bills.
NEWS
By Matthew Hay Brown and Matthew Hay Brown,Sun reporter | July 8, 2008
WASHINGTON - Growing up in the West African nation of Mali, Alima Traore assumed that girls everywhere had to undergo the procedure. "In my country, it is usually an old lady" who performs the crude surgery, the 29-year-old woman said during an interview in her attorney's Rockville office. "They have a traditional knife for it. They cut your intimate parts. This knife is used for many girls." It wasn't until Traore came to the United States eight years ago that she learned that female genital mutilation has been condemned the world over as a human rights abuse.
NEWS
By Colin McMahon and Colin McMahon,CHICAGO TRIBUNE | April 3, 2004
BAGHDAD, Iraq - A Sunni cleric in Fallujah condemned yesterday the mutilation of the four Americans killed there two days before. But while Sheik Fawzi Nameq deemed the desecrations un-Islamic, he declined to criticize the ambush that killed the men or suggest that Fallujah relent in its opposition to the U.S.-led occupation. Though Fallujah was calm yesterday, occupation and Iraqi forces came under fire elsewhere. A roadside bomb killed a U.S. soldier and wounded another in Baghdad, officials said.
NEWS
By Christine Spolar and Christine Spolar,CHICAGO TRIBUNE | November 24, 2003
BAGHDAD, Iraq - Two American soldiers were shot and mutilated yesterday by assailants who attacked their vehicle in the northern city of Mosul in another day of insurgent violence against coalition forces, said U.S. military sources. The men were traveling in a white four-wheel-drive car when a brick or stone was thrown at the vehicle, causing it to stop, military sources said. A crowd of armed assailants quickly overwhelmed the car. Soldiers from a nearby compound tried to rescue the men, military officials said, but before they could get there, a mob killed the two soldiers, leaving their bodies in the street.
NEWS
By David Kelly and David Kelly,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | July 3, 2003
AURORA, Colo. - Bugsy was a tough cat who could stare down a fox and run like a rabbit. But one night the tabby met up with something darker and more menacing than a fox, something he couldn't outrun. The next morning, Christy Hughes found her bruising 12-pound cat on the lawn. "I can't get the visual out of my head," a shaken Hughes recalled, looking at the spot where Bugsy lay two weeks ago. "It's sick." The cat had been dissected with near surgical precision. No one heard or saw anything.
NEWS
By Judy Foreman and Judy Foreman,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | May 12, 2003
Years ago, Boston University psychiatrist Dr. Bessel van der Kolk tried a simple experiment to understand one of the most disturbing, and bizarre, of all psychiatric disorders: self-mutiliation, or more simply, cutting. He asked his cutters, mostly young women, to come see him when they felt the urge to scratch, slash or burn themselves. When they came, he asked them to put their hands in ice water. They were able to keep their arms buried in ice much longer than normal people, he found, because they didn't feel the pain.
NEWS
By Johnathon E. Briggs and Johnathon E. Briggs,SUN STAFF | December 13, 2001
An Odenton man who slit his dog's throat and stabbed it in the head after it bit his 16-month-old daughter was found guilty of animal cruelty by an Anne Arundel Circuit Court jury yesterday, but he was acquitted of an animal-mutilation charge. The verdict ended the two-day trial of John Zeits Jr., 24, who had appealed his July convictions in District Court on charges of animal cruelty and mutilation. Zeits' conviction yesterday carries a maximum penalty of 90 days in prison. Sentencing is scheduled for Feb. 4. "We're happy he was convicted on the cruelty charge, but we disagree with the jurors' decision on the mutilation," said Assistant State's Attorney Michael Dunty.
NEWS
By Candus Thomson and Candus Thomson,SUN STAFF | March 12, 1998
Ruthann Aron's bizarre behavior -- from self-mutilation to rages or incoherent rambling that baffled longtime friends -- filled yesterday's testimony in a Rockville courtroom.A psychiatrist testifying for the defense said he became convinced Ruthann Aron had a borderline personality disorder after she told him she had mutilated her toe with a nail clipper.Dr. Lawrence Kline said he initially thought Aron suffered from major depression. That changed, he said, last November."She said she did it on purpose," Kline said of the toe injury.
NEWS
By Reed Lindsay and Reed Lindsay,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | July 23, 2002
SALIQUELLO, Argentina - Daniel Belot has seen his share of dead cows. As a veterinarian in the heart of the cow-full pampas, Belot has written off bovine deaths to causes as diverse as foot-and-mouth disease, bloat, lightning, killer bees and cattle thieves who butcher their loot in place, a crime that has become increasingly common as Argentina's economic crisis has extended to the countryside. Then, in April, he discovered a case that stumped him. A rancher had found a nearly 1,000-pound Aberdeen Angus lying on its belly "like a rabbit," in Belot's words.
NEWS
By Johnathon E. Briggs and Johnathon E. Briggs,SUN STAFF | December 13, 2001
An Odenton man who slit his dog's throat and stabbed it in the head after it bit his 16-month-old daughter was found guilty of animal cruelty by an Anne Arundel Circuit Court jury yesterday, but he was acquitted of an animal-mutilation charge. The verdict ended the two-day trial of John Zeits Jr., 24, who had appealed his July convictions in District Court on charges of animal cruelty and mutilation. Zeits' conviction yesterday carries a maximum penalty of 90 days in prison. Sentencing is scheduled for Feb. 4. "We're happy he was convicted on the cruelty charge, but we disagree with the jurors' decision on the mutilation," said Assistant State's Attorney Michael Dunty.
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