Florida Teens Slapped With Felony Charges for Pig Beating

October 2003

PETA helped ensure that two Florida teens were arrested for bashing a pig in the face with a concrete block and beating him with a garden hoe, leaving him bloodied and lying outside his pen. We’re happy to report that both teens were charged with felony cruelty to animals.

Read about the 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