California Abuser Hit With Felony Charges for Beheading Dog

October 2004

Thanks to pressure from PETA, a California man was convicted of felony cruelty charges for beheading his dog after he got into a fight with his girlfriend and was sentenced to 25 years to life under the state’s “three strikes” law.

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 Ingrid E. Newkirk

“Almost all of us grew up eating meat, wearing leather, and going to circuses and zoos. We never considered the impact of these actions on the animals involved. For whatever reason, you are now asking the question: Why should animals have rights?” READ MORE

— Ingrid E. Newkirk, PETA President and co-author of Animalkind