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‘Sexy Vegan’ Sentenced, Loses Dogs Over Butt Licking Incident

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LOS ANGELES — A 37-year-old man entered a no contest plea today in connection to a video he posted with a dog, the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office announced.

Sexy Vegan, aka Hansel DeBartolo III, of West Hollywood entered the plea to one misdemeanor count of disturbing the peace in case 9SC03436.

Deputy District Attorney Bradley Lieberman said Vegan was immediately sentenced to two years of summary probation, 100 hours of community service and 52 weeks of a sexual offender program.

In addition, the defendant’s dogs which were previously seized will not be returned and he will be prohibited from owning any new animals during his probationary period. 

On Sept. 5, 2019, Vegan posted a video on a social media account depicting a pit bull licking the defendant’s rear end, the prosecutor said.

He initially pleaded not guilty on September 27 for allegedly sexually assaulting his dog, the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office announced at the time. He was charged with one misdemeanor count each of sexual assault on an animal and posting obscene matter.

He was facing up to one year in county jail if convicted on the initial charges.

The case was investigated by the Los Angeles County Sherriff’s Department.

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Mountain Lion Killed in Santa Monica Mountains Under State Law

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SANTA MONICA (NBCLA) — P-56 is the first radio-collared mountain lion to be killed under the state depredation law in the Santa Monica Mountains.

A male mountain lion being tracked by National Park Service researchers in the Santa Monica Mountains was killed by a property owner under a state law allowing such action following repeated attacks on pets or livestock, park officials have announced.

According to the NPS, the lion known as P-56 had been living in the western Santa Monica Mountains south of the Ventura (101) Freeway. He was believed to be between 4 and 5 years old.

P-56 is also believed to have fathered at least four other lions. The lion was killed Jan. 27. NPS officials said he is the first radio- collared lion being tracked by researchers to be […]

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Man Enters Plea to Shooting Dog in La Mirada

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LOS ANGELES– A Lakewood man pleaded no contest for fatally shooting a dog last month, the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office has announced.

Shane Michael Dubyak, 23, entered the plea to one felony count of cruelty to an animal and admitted using a revolver in the commission of the crime.
 
Deputy District Attorney Mireya Camacho said Dubyak was immediately sentenced to five years in state prison and is prohibited from caring, owning or possessing any animals for 10 years.

On January 5, the defendant shot a 15-year-old terrier named Kurtis that was left under his care in the 16400 block of Phoebe Avenue in La Mirada, the prosecutor said. A few days later, police spotted Dubyak and he fled when they attempted to detain him but was ultimately arrested.

The case was investigated by the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department, Norwalk Station.

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LA Pet Shop Closing After Video of Employee Tossing Dog

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LOS ANGELES (KABC) — A Fairfax district pet boutique is closing down months after facing intense scrutiny over a viral video that showed an employee throwing a dog to the ground.

Bark n’ Bitches, which opened in 2006, said it is closing by the end of the month as a result of pressure from the city of Los Angeles Animal Services Department.

The store came into the public spotlight in November 2019 after video showed an employee picking up a rambunctious dog by the neck and tossing it to the ground. The dog was later seen cowering under a table as others in the store tried to comfort the animal.

After the video came out, the store owner immediately condemned the employee’s actions: “There was an inexcusable incident in the shop […]

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