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Washington Wrestling Coach Resigns Following Cruelty-to-Animals Charge

July 2002

Aron Bright, a wrestling coach at Avon High School in Cloverdale, Washington, admitted to biting the head off a live sparrow in front of his team. PETA sent a letter to the Wayne County Sheriff’s Department asking that Bright be charged with cruelty to animals, and we also posted an action alert to members. Bright was suspended without pay for two weeks and charged with cruelty to animals. Though the charge was dismissed when Bright completed community service, he resigned from his post after having coached for seven years.

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