2 men face rat, reptile breeding cruelty charges

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Reptile rodent cruelty
This Dec. 2012 photo provided by People for Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) shows a monitor lizards that was very emaciated, with plainly visible vertebrae, who was also missing skin from the white areas on his or her nose and back, at a breeding center in Lake Elsinore, Calif. Riverside County authorities said Monday, July 22, 2013 that two men have been charged with 106 counts of felony animal cruelty for the way they treated nearly 20,000 rats and reptiles found diseased, dying or dead. (AP Photo/PETA)