Ohio Squirrel Torturer Serving Time in the Slammer and Prohibited From Owning Animals for Three Years

July 2004

Thanks to pressure from PETA, an Ohio man who trapped a squirrel, spray-painted his nostrils shut, and saturated his body and mouth with tar remover was convicted of cruelty to animals and illegal possession of a game animal. He served 15 days in jail, got 3 years’ probation, and is prohibited from owning or even approaching any animal for 3 years. The judge told him that even if a dog or cat wanders into his yard, he is not permitted to go near the animal.

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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