This sick individual, Dennis Zeglin, decided his African Grey parrot was too noisy and was interfering with the watching of NASCAR on TV. So he shot him with a pellet gun. Because animal cruelty laws are so weak in this country, he may get off with some community service.
The 67-year-old New Jersey resident will likely get probation, and unbelievably, will not have a record if he doesn’t get into trouble during that three-year period. He also has to do 100 hours of community service with a humane center. Would you want this guy handling animals at a humane center? I hope they give me the job of cleaning up the poop.
His defense? According to his lawyer, he was drunk at the time. The African Grey, “Mikey,” was 20 years old at the time of his death at the hands of his low-life owner.