Domestic Abuser Slapped With Animal Abuse Charges

October 2004

Thanks to pressure from PETA, a Missouri man who was charged with three felony counts of domestic assault for assaulting his girlfriend and threatening to kill her was also charged with animal abuse for throwing her kitten to the ground.

Read more about the dangerous link between animal and human abuse.

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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