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PETA Offers £1,000 To Help Find Evil Animal Hater Who Spiked Sausages With Nails

For Immediate Release:

8 February 2013

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

Abergavenny, Monmouthshire – PETA is offering a reward of up to £1,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons who spiked cocktail sausages with nails and left them near playing fields for animals to eat. The deadly bangers were found on Llwynu Lane, a popular dog-walking route. Each sausage had eight or nine nails embedded in it.

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PETA is urging residents to keep a watchful eye on their animal companions. 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 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.

"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 police, in confidence, on 101. For more information, please visit PETA.org.uk.