2 men face rat, reptile breeding cruelty charges

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Reptile Rodent Cruelty
This Dec. 2012 photo released by People for Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) shows a weak and lethargic rat that was found in a tub among at least 200 other juvenile rats, many of whom were severely dehydrated and dying at a breeding center in Lake Elsinore, Calif., authorities said Monday, July 22, 2013. Riverside County authorities say 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)