Top Six Animal Payback Stories of 2010

Published by PETA.

Whether you believe in karma or payback, in 2010 we saw that for every action there is a reaction. We’ve rounded up the top six “Payback Is Hell” stories of 2010. It’s safe to say that animals are just as tired of cruelty to animals as we are.

  1. A bull decided that he no longer wanted to be ridiculed and repeatedly stabbed with banderillas for people’s entertainment, so he charged the matador and told him, “Up yours.” ¡Olé!
  2. A truck driver learned that chomping on fried pork rinds while driving can lead to a sudden impact and a near-death experience when he choked and crashed his truck into a ditch.
  3. After shooting and butchering a pig, a man was accidentally shot when his dog stepped on the man’s own rifle.
  4. Seven people who were running intoxicated in the path of raging bulls were trampled and injured in Pamplona.
  5. When a giraffe and an elephant revolted against their imprisonment in zoos, one zookeeper was attacked and another man died.
  6. After being taken from his ocean home as a baby and enduring years of frustration from being confined in a tiny tank, an orca, Tilikum, struck back and killed a trainer at SeaWorld.

Written by Mirisa Roy

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 Ingrid E. Newkirk

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