The Amish convicted in beard-cutting hate crimes against other Amish, are fighting their sentence, saying that their incarceration in separate facilities around the country is an unfair burden on their families, and amounts to cruel and unusual punishment, a violation of their constitutional rights.
It has been a rough week for dogs. Yesterday, news broke of a cop who shot five caged pit bulls at an animal shelter. Earlier in the week, a bulldog mix was sent to his death at a high-kill shelter because his owner thought he was gay. Today, two Amish men stand accused of killing a litter of nine Australian Red Heelers and their mom.
Having rejected a plea deal, the Amish accused of forcible shaving of their brethren prepare for trial.