PETA Offers £1,000 To Help Find Cruel Yobs Who Blinded A Cat By Supergluing Her Tail To Her Eye
For Immediate Release:
29 November 2012
Ben Williamson +44 (0) 20 7837 6327, ext 229; BenW@peta.org.uk
Swinton, Yorkshire – PETA is offering a reward of up to £1,000 for information leading to the conviction of heartless thugs who superglued a cat's tail to her eye, resulting in her eye having to be removed. The 5-year-old female puss, Charlie, went missing from her home in Manor Road on 4 November and returned on 9 November. She was described as being in a shocking condition and was rushed to vets, who kept her in overnight and operated on her the following day.
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PETA is urging residents to keep a watchful eye on their animal companions and to keep them indoors. Because animals cannot report incidents of abuse against them and can do little to fight back, they are the perfect "practice" victims for violent people.
History shows that past incidents involving cruelty to animals appear regularly 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.
"It is imperative that any community faced with such horrific abuse of animals take measures to find the culprit or culprits and stop the violence", says PETA spokesperson Ben Williamson. "Animal abusers are a danger to everyone – they take their issues out on whoever is available to them, human or non-human."
Anyone with information about this case is encouraged to contact the Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals in confidence on 0300 1234 999.
For more information, please visit PETA.org.uk.