Man Who Abused His Family, Including His Guide Dog, Convicted

October 2003

A Pennsylvania man, frustrated that his guide dog, Inky, had failed to respond to his commands, dragged the animal back to his house and kicked him to death. His wife filed a protective order against her husband, alleging long-term abuse of herself and their 8-year-old son.

PETA wrote to the prosecutor, detailing the link between cruelty to animals and domestic violence, and advised hundreds of others to do the same. The abuser was convicted and sentenced to up to two years in prison.

Click here to learn more about the dangerous link between animal and human abuse.

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