Rabbits Cruelly Killed; Teacher Charged

January 2004

A student at Plant City High School in Florida alerted PETA to the fact that one of his agricultural science teachers had ordered her students to bury alive several baby rabbits and that when they refused, she had dismembered them with a shovel. PETA immediately forwarded this information to Hillsborough County Animal Services, which investigated and charged the teacher with two counts of cruelty to 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