A North Carolina man has been accused of animal cruelty after authorities found his Oscarfish living in squalid conditions. Due to poor water quality and malnutrition, the fish was found with 15 holes in its head and infections. It survived by eating roaches that fell into his fish tank (ewww!)
But the charges had to be dropped. Why? Because North Carolina's animal abuse laws do not include fish. Maybe that will change now?