Predictably, Las Vegas Shooter Had a History of Violence to Animals | PETA

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Predictably, Las Vegas Shooter Had a History of Violence to Animals
Written by PETA | October 4, 2017

As our nation recoils from the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history, familiar new details are emerging about the shooter, Stephen Paddock.

The man suspected of killing 59 people and injuring more than 500 at a country music festival in Las Vegas reportedly had a history of verbally abusing his girlfriend and killing animals. Employees at a Starbucks in Mesquite, Nevada, that Paddock frequented with his girlfriend, Marilou Danley, told authorities that he regularly berated her in front of them and was “mean” and “rude” to her. According to news reports, he was also a “hunting enthusiast” and held licenses both to hunt and to fish.

Study after study has confirmed the link between killing animals and committing violent acts against humans. According to statistics compiled by a researcher at Yale…

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3 thoughts on “Predictably, Las Vegas Shooter Had a History of Violence to Animals | PETA

  1. The douche bag went from killing animals to killing humans. This is an easy transition if you think about it. A hunter craves blood and taking lives, why just take helpless innocent animals’ lives.

    • Great point, but humans are animals…it’s just a matter of killing outside one’s own species vs. intraspecifically. The reason most hunters may not make that transition may be due to the legality of it. Even when hunters break the law, they know they will get off easily and the punishment won’t fit the crime.

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