I cannot BELIEVE THIS CRAP!!!
A jury cleared two animal rights workers of animal cruelty charges Friday for euthanizing cats and dogs they took from shelters, but both were convicted of littering for dumping the carcasses in a trash bin.
Adria Hinkle and Andrew Cook, two employees of People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, were cleared of eight misdemeanor counts of animal cruelty. Hinkle also was found not guilty on three felony counts of obtaining property by false pretenses.
Both received a 10-day suspended jail sentence and a year of supervised probation. Their van will be confiscated by police and each was ordered to pay $4,000 in fines and restitution. They will also each have to serve 50 hours of community service.
As she left the courtroom after the two-week trial, Hinkle said she was relieved. “Justice was served,” she said.
“It’s a disgrace,” said Andrea Press, a member of Responsible Dog Owners of Eastern States. “PETA preaches to everybody not to hurt and kill animals. And they just proved it’s OK for them to do it. They’re hypocrites.”
Ya know, just read the related articles I have already doen. This is nonsense, what they did was criminal and amoral.