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.
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.