Texas Man Hangs Dog, Goes to Jail

April 2002

A Texas man, angry with his girlfriend, hung her 4-month-old puppy by his leash in a bedroom closet. He then used toothpaste to draw an outline of the dog on their bed, with the letters “R.I.P.” After the man’s arrest, PETA worked with prosecutors to ensure a successful trial. The jury found the man guilty and he was sentenced to a year in jail.


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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