Outrage broke out among neighbors who were offended when 40 year old Virginian man Charles Woodson (above) allegedly skinned a guinea pig and made a hat out of its carcass.
For his "unique" sense of style Woodson was charged with animal cruelty, a class 1 misdemeanor, and faces a hefty fine of up to $2500 and 12 months behind bars.
While I do believe this man is potentially a psychopath and do not share his sense of style, the law is discriminating against him. Guinea pigs surely aren't an endangered species, some people consider them quite a delectable dish. People slaughter chickens in their backyard all the time and hunting is considered by many a perfectly acceptable family sport. Deer heads are hung proudly on the walls of lodges and restaurants with few complaints and animal rugs are sex symbols.
Though fur coats are no longer the epitome of high fashion the fur industry is still booming. There was a phase when every teen girl HAD to own a pair of UGG boots or they would inevitably have no friends.
And what about Lady Gaga's meat dress? So this man has to pay just because guinea pig hats weren't in.
Note: I do not condone animal cruelty in any way and I will not compliment your hamster mittens.