Thursday, June 16, 2005

PETA In The Dumps

PETA workers Andrew B. Cook, 24 and Adria J. Hinkle, 27 were arrested on animal cruelty charges in North Carolina after police watched the two dump dead animals into a dumpster behind a grocery store. Part of an ongoing investigation, officers also found 13 animal carcasses in a van registered with PETA. In the van, police also found a "death kit" which included syringes as well as two drugs that only licensed veterinarians can have.

One vicitm of PETA, a 6-month old mutt was found to be healthy, except for the needle mark on its front right leg.

Cook and Hinkle face 31 felony counts of animal cruelty and eight misdemeanor counts of illegal disposal of dead animals. The dead animals had been "rescued" from shelters by the animal rights organization. Something tells me the animals had a better shot in the shelters than in a dumpster behind a grocery store.

“We are appalled if this actually happened,” - Ingrid Newkirk, PETA President

(Source - Virginian-Pilot)

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