Tennessee Hoarder Charged With Thirty-Nine Counts of Cruelty

January 2004

Thanks to pressure from PETA, a Tennessee hoarder was charged with 39 counts of cruelty for denying food and vet care to cats and dogs on her property, and authorities seized 67 cats and dogs, including this suffering cat who had a severe respiratory infection.

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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