Animal Collecting

From ANIMAL PEOPLE, May 1995:

Camille Hankins, 41, of Chester, South Carolina, was
fined $200 on March 22 for ill-treatment of animals at her Animal Save
no-kill shelter, closed last June through the intervention of PETA and
K. Jones, editor of the Charlotte-based animal newspaper T h e
Animality. Eighty animals were taken from Hankins’ trailer home and
yard, of whom about a dozen were euthanized due to illness. Hankins,
a former PETA volunteer, told ANIMAL PEOPLE she was framed
because of PETA’s opposition to no-kill shelters, after she made the
mistake of asking PETA to help her with adoptions. Responded Jones,
“I testified to the conditions I saw several months before the arrest. I
also testified that I tried to get Hankins to give me some of the animals
so that I could get them to a vet, care for them, and adopt them out. I at
one time offered to take them all. She invited PETA down a few weeks
later. I think the town of Chester gave her a fair and just trial, and had
no problem proving her guilt.”

Self-described “bunny lady” Janice Andrea Taylor, 52, of
San Marcos, California, was charged on March 29 with 34 counts of
felony cruelty and six misdemeanors after San Diego Department of
Animal Control Lt. Heidi Warden found 232 sick and injured rabbits on
her premises, along with the remains of 54 others, and evidence she
had been selling them, while investigating a complaint that her dog had
bitten a neighbor. Her bed, TV, and other personal effects were found
in the same shed.
Seizing 93 starving horses, goats, and rabbits in late
March from a farm near Nunica, Michigan, authorities plan to charge
the owner and his daughter with cruelty––once they find them.
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