An artist in Florida has been sentenced to 20 months in prison for illegally trafficking endangered and protected wildlife and turning the body parts into odd pieces of art (so-called art).
NBC Miami reports he searched for the animals online and some were alive before being killed and shipped to him.
In a quote, he tried to spin his acts as drawing attention to endangered species. – “I accept this judgment because its brings attention to the destruction of animal species and the dangers of genetic manipulation in our food.”
And on Friday, Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad signed the bill into law to insure animal cruelty on factory farms will remain hidden and will continue. The law makes it a crime to take undercover video to animals being abused.