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PETA Offers Up To £1,000 To Help Find Thugs Who Shot Pony With Crossbow

For Immediate Release:

25 October 2013

Contact:

 Ben Williamson +44 (0) 20 7837 6327, ext 229; BenW@peta.org.uk

Worthing, West Sussex – PETA is offering a reward of up to £1,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons who shot a pony with a crossbow on Wednesday, 23 October, in Worthing. The animal had suffered from deep shock and was lucky to survive this deadly attack.

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

"It is imperative that any community faced with the 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 whomever is available to them, human or non-human."

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 the Worthing police on 101.

 

For more information, please visit PETA.org.uk