Florida Dog Torturer Slammed With One-Year Sentence

October 2003

A Florida man was slapped with felony charges for binding his dog’s paws and snout and cutting off the animal’s testicles with a dull pocketknife. Police reportedly discovered the dog, Lightning, bleeding profusely and rushed him to a veterinarian, who saved the animal. PETA contacted authorities, and the abuser was sentenced to one year in prison.

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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