North Carolina Breeder Hit With 21 Counts of Mistreatment

January 2004

PETA notified animal control in Jacksonville, North Carolina, about an abusive breeder. Officers found dogs crammed into stacked cages outdoors, where they were constantly exposed to the elements and many were without food or water, and they filed 21 counts of animal mistreatment against the breeder.

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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