Dog Thrown Out Of Moving Vehicle Prompts PETA’S Offer Of Gbp 1,000 To Help Nab Those Responsible

For Immediate Release:
05 March 2012

Elisa Allen +44 (0) 20 7357 9229, ext 243; [email protected]

Wollaton, Nottingham – PETA is offering a reward of up to £1,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons who threw a dog out the window of a moving vehicle and then deliberately ran over the animal. According to news reports, the incident happened in Derby Road at 11 pm on Saturday, 21 January, and the dog, a terrier cross, was taken to a veterinarian by an RSPCA officer. The dog suffered a severe spinal injury and was euthanised on veterinary advice. A witness described the vehicle as a green city cab with a male driver.

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“Someone in Nottingham must know something about the cruel individual who committed this heartless act. We’re calling on anyone with information about the case to come forward”, says PETA spokesperson Mimi Bekhechi. “A person capable of deliberately causing this kind of suffering to a helpless animal demonstrates a very worrying psychological state and must be found.”

According to law-enforcement agencies and leading mental-health professionals, perpetrators of violent acts against animals are often repeat offenders who pose a threat to all animals – including humans. Young killers Mary Bell, Robert Thompson and Jon Venables, violent criminal Steven Barker and serial murderers Ian Huntley, Thomas Hamilton (Dunblane massacre), Fred West and Ian Brady started on their violent paths by deliberately harming animals. Raoul Moat, the man responsible for shooting his ex-girlfriend and killing her new partner and later himself, reportedly had a history of abusing animals.

Anyone with information about this case is encouraged to contact the RSPCA* cruelty line on 0300 1234 999.

*The RSPCA is not connected with the award or the administration of the award.