South Carolina Man Receives One-Year Sentence for Dragging Dog to Death

October 2003

A South Carolina man was slapped with felony charges for dragging his small dog behind his moped for three miles, while–according to one witness–the dog was “flailing [her] legs and crying.” The dog was killed, and another dog, alive but in “poor condition,” was found by officials at the abuser’s home. PETA contacted authorities, and the abuser was sentenced to a year in prison.

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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