Dog Dragged to Death from a Bicycle
On October 29, 2009, following a three hour deliberation, a jury acquitted Antonio Ray of Carter County, Oklahoma, finding him “not guilty” of animal cruelty. Ray was charged in March 2009 after he was witnessed dragging his pit bull from his bicycle in the city of Ardmore. The defense had presented the argument that Ray did not realize he was dragging his dog behind his bicycle for approximately 1/4 mile. The fatally wounded dog died before veterinary treatment could be administered.
What You Can Do
Disappointed locals may consider writing a letter to the editor, expressing appreciation for the prosecution’s efforts on the case, despite the frustrating jury verdict, and reminding readers of the link which is well-documented between cruelty to animals and cruelty to humans.
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