Missouri Breeder Slapped With $26,000 Fine and Five Years’ Probation

January 2004

PETA put pressure on local authorities when officers found 34 cats and 28 dogs suffering from various illnesses and injuries, including missing limbs and eyes. Eight of the cats were found dead, the surviving animals’ source of water was melted snow that had leaked through the ceiling, and animals were engaging in cannibalism. The abuser was given five years’ probation and forced to pay $26,000 in restitution to the Humane Society of Missouri, which sought medical treatment for all the animals.

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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