Utah man accused of eating live baby rat, posting video online charged with animal cruelty
Posted: June 22nd, 2011 - 8:59am by Doug Powell
From the deeply weird files, Associated Press reports a Utah man faces an animal cruelty charge after a Facebook video surfaced showing him eating what appeared to be a live baby rat.
Thirty-one-year-old Andy Ray Harris of Tooele was charged with the misdemeanor in April after authorities viewed the video.
People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals reported it to police.
The video shows a man putting what appears to be a tiny, hairless rat in his mouth, chewing it up and swallowing it.
Harris has pleaded not guilty to the charges.