2012 Year in Review: Crimes against animals

The owner of "OP" allegedly shot the dog 12 times, choked him with an electrical cord and threw him in a dumpster.
Stray Rescue of St. Louis
(CBS) -- From a dog shot and choked by his owner, to mutilated dolphins, to a monkey clubbed to death at an Idaho zoo, Crimesider looks at back at animal cruelty that made the news in 2012.

PICTURES: Crimes against animals (GRAPHIC IMAGES)
According to, a website that tracks animal abuse cases in several countries, including the U.S., Canada and the United Kingdom, there have been more than 17,000 cases of animal abuse reported in the U.S. in 2012.


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