Woman has thousands of animals killed for her, pleads to mistreating one.
All of the hand-wringing rings hollow when coming from a society which does much worse to billions of animals yearly just for their pleasure (the US is still technically in the first world):
A New Jersey woman pleaded guilty to animal cruelty charges Tuesday in a case that sparked international headlines after an emaciated dog was found, starved and near-death, wrapped in a plastic bag and thrown down a building’s garbage chute…
The dog — named Patrick by his rescuers when he was brought in around St. Patrick’s Day — was found near death in a plastic bag at the bottom of a trash chute. The dog survived and recovered. Thousands of fans followed Patrick’s progress on his Facebook page. A custody fight over the dog erupted after his much-publicized plight resulted in thousands of letters and donations from around the world.
She should have hired a farmer to do it for her and avoided all the criticism.