16-22 Animal Cruelty Facts


16. Rattlesnake Roundups are considered animal cruelty and take place in the United States South West and result in the torture and deaths of 3000 to 5000 Rattlesnakes at a time endangering their conservation status. – Source

17. The FX guy from “E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial” was charged with Animal Cruelty and faced a 2-year prison sentence because his animatronic vivisected dogs were so lifelike. – Source

18. Armin Meiwes, who cannibalized a consenting man in 2001, is now a vegetarian because he believes factory farming to be animal cruelty. – Source

19. “Making a Murderer” subject Steven Avery was convicted of animal cruelty for pouring gasoline and oil on his cat and throwing it into a fire; he was sentenced to prison for nine months. – Source

20. New York Yankee and MLB hall of Famer Dave Winfield was arrested and booked on animal cruelty charges after hitting and killing a seagull with a ball thrown from the outfield. – Source

21. There are zero laws against animal cruelty in China, and when some reserves of pigs were fed organically and given the free range, many were upset that pigs bound for slaughter were treated better than some humans. – Source

22. Rapper DMX has been arrested almost 20 times for everything from drug possession to animal cruelty and rape. – Source

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Last Update: March 9, 2017