Torturing Cats Earns Pennsylvania Men Two Years in Prison

July 2003

Two Pennsylvania men pleaded guilty to breaking into a home and cutting 10 cats with knives, injuring eight and killing and disemboweling two. PETA pressured the prosecutor’s office to seek the strictest penalty, issued a news release, and gave several interviews. The judge, citing the horrible cruelty involved, gave each of the men 26 months in state 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