Man Who Fed Puppy To Boa Sentenced To Jail

Warning: This story may disturb some readers.

An Arizona man fed his 3-week-old puppy to his pet boa constrictor. He pleaded guilty to an animal cruelty charge and was sentenced to 90 days in jail and two years of probation. The prosecutor says that animal cruelty cases will be high-priority since “experience and empirical evidence have shown that people who commit cruelty to animals are more likely to commit crimes against people.”

Details of the case after the jump.

From The Associated Press:

Police reports said Beadle fed the mixed-breed puppy to the 8-foot-long snake last June as two 15-year-old boys watched. He poured the cooking oil on the dog so it would be easier for the snake to swallow.

Investigators seized his snake after finding it was the victim of neglect.

7 Responses to “Man Who Fed Puppy To Boa Sentenced To Jail”

  1. Lynne says:

    This is indeed a horrific story but my question is this: what is the difference between a puppy and mice? Doesn’t each being feel pain?

  2. KarlaSanDiego says:

    Oh come on Lynne! You can’t be serious! You’re comparing a helpless puppy-mans best friend (although kitties are my best friend) to a mouse?

    For ONCE: someone gets jail time for animal cruelty. What a miracle.

  3. Purina Puke says:

    I don’t think any live animals should be fed to pet snakes. Period. I don’t know why those big snakes are even legal anywhere. They’re dangerous.

  4. Donna says:

    Justice ? Feed the man to the snake.We should NOT have to pay taxes to keep his sorry hide alive.

  5. Lynne says:

    Karla I am serious. You are promoting one species over another simply because you like it. Both animals feel fear and pain. That’s a fact, whether you like mice or not. Does your compassion really only extend to the “cute” animals?

  6. Elderta says:

    Do boas naturally eat puppies in the wild? I’m sure if they are around, yes, but are they are regular part of the their diet? Do boas eat plants or are they carnivores? Just wondering…

  7. Bane says:

    There is absolutely no reason for boas to be legal as pets….they only encourage animal cruelty. Feeding any animal…puppy or mouse…to a boa in indescribably cruel, and should be outlawed. The man deserved many years in prison…even better, he should have been fed to any snake large enough to eat him.

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