Man Who Abused His Girlfriend and Then Turned Kitten Killer Slapped With a Six-Month Sentence

October 2003

A Seattle man was convicted of multiple felony charges stemming from an incident in which he attacked his girlfriend, choking her, and repeatedly slammed her 6-week-old kitten onto the ground, killing the animal. PETA put pressure on the prosecutors, and the abuser was sentenced to six months 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