Alabama Hog-Dog Rodeo Operator Charged With Cruelty and Facing Jail Time

July 2004

Thanks to pressure from PETA, a Clarke County, Alabama, hog-dog rodeo operator was found guilty of cruelty to animals and given 30 days in jail after law-enforcement officers attended one of his events and testified that it constituted cruelty because one of the dog’s mouths was full of blood and hair when he or she was released from the hog and because the hogs had no way to escape, though they were obviously trying to. One officer testified that one of the hogs was screaming and scared.

 

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