Illinois Puppy-Killers Charged

January 2005

Thanks to pressure from PETA, two Illinois men were charged with cruelty for killing a puppy by putting a plastic bag over his head, slitting his throat, and stabbing him to death. The puppy had worms, and the owner wanted to kill him, claiming that it was too costly to have a veterinarian euthanize the puppy.

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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