Washington Teens Charged With Cruelty for Torturing Pigs

April 2004

Thanks to pressure from PETA, five juveniles in White Swan, Washington, were charged with first-degree cruelty to animals for sodomizing and torturing pigs at a high school Future Farmers of America program.

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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