New York City Rat Abuser Busted

April 2004

PETA was bombarded with calls from New York City residents horrified by newspaper articles and television news clips about a man who was using a bat to beat countless rats to death every night in the Bronx. We contacted the ASPCA, and the Health Department interceded and ordered the man to stop killing rats.

Click here to read about the link between animal and human abuse.

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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