Rat Eater has Cruelty Charge Dismissed

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Posted: Oct 4, 2011 7:16 PM by Michael Marsh
Updated: Oct 4, 2011 7:16 PM
Source: Associated Press

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Topics: rat eater, animal cruelty, Utah, charge dismissed, Andy Ray Harris

A man in Utah says it was grotesque, but he did nothing wrong by eating a live baby rat and his animal cruelty charge was dismissed. Andy Ray Harris of Tooele was charged in April after authorities saw a Facebook video of him eating what appeared to be a baby rat. He says he ate it on a dare. Harris argued it was not animal cruelty because the rat was going to be eaten by a snake and rats don't have legal protection because they're pests.

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