Texas Pit Bull Abuser Charged With Cruelty

January 2005

Thanks to pressure from PETA, a Texas woman was charged with cruelty after local authorities discovered that three pit bulls had died in her charge and found two emaciated pit bulls with scars – indicating they were used for fighting – on her property. Because of this case, Texas lawmakers have proposed three separate bills in an effort to strengthen the state’s animal cruelty laws.

Read more about dogfighting, which is illegal but sadly still occurring in the United States.

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