Three California Teens Arrested for Hanging 18-Year-Old Cat

January 2005

Thanks to pressure from PETA, three Pleasanton, California, teens were arrested for killing an 18-year-old cat named Xeno, who was found hanging from a railroad trestle. One of the teens was charged with felony 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