Maryland Puppy Beater Charged With Cruelty

July 2004

Thanks to pressure from PETA, a Cecil County, Maryland, man was charged with cruelty to animals for beating his 5-month-old puppy in front of his residence. He was also charged with second-degree assault for threatening a woman who witnessed the dog beating.

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 Ingrid E. Newkirk

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— Ingrid E. Newkirk, PETA President and co-author of Animalkind