£1,000 Reward Offered To Help Find Persons Who Attacked Alpacas With Garden Chairs

For Immediate Release:

12 August 2015

Gordon Miller +44 (0) 20 7837 6327, ext 229; [email protected]


Group Warns That Animal Abusers Are a Serious Threat to Whole Community and Likely to Escalate Behaviour Unless Stopped

Rossendale, Lancashire – PETA is offering a reward of up to £1,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the callous persons who attacked alpacas Bill and Ben at a nursing home in Haslingden, chasing them and throwing garden chairs at them.

Would you please share this information with your audience to help apprehend those responsible for this cruel act?

“It’s imperative that any community faced with a sadistic and violent act such as this take measures to find the culprits and bring them to justice”, says PETA UK spokesperson Elisa Allen. “Animal abusers are a danger to everyone – they take their issues out on whoever is available to them, human or non-human, and must be caught before they act again.”

History shows that past incidents involving cruelty to animals regularly appear in the records of serial rapists and murderers. Young killers Mary Bell, Robert Thompson and Jon Venables as well as serial murderers Ian Huntley, Thomas Hamilton (the Dunblane massacre), Fred West, Dennis Nilsen, Ian Brady and Raoul Moat all started out by deliberately harming animals.

Anyone with information about this case is encouraged to contact police on 01706 237367 or e-mail [email protected] and reference log number 1503.

For more information about helping animals, please visit PETA.org.uk.