This stuff bothers me way more than they should I guess. He definitely deserves 99 years in prison but honestly, how can people not see how far more damage the meat (and other animal products) industries does than one man hurting a few dogs?
#2 Of course. Both me and be vegan have been raised that way too. I've only been vegan for like 1,5 years - before that I ate meat and consumed animals on a daily basis. Trying to inform non-vegans and help them to make a kinder choice is one of the mail goals with this site.