Kentucky Horse Abuser Fined $500 and Banned From Owning Animals for Two Years

July 2004

In Dawson Springs, Kentucky, a defendant in a horse-starvation case, which only went to court after law enforcement was pressured by PETA, plea-bargained, pleaded guilty, and was fined $500 and prohibited from owning animals for two years.

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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