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Anstruther Lifeboat Crew Wins PETA Award For Rescue Of Duck Hooked On Fishing Line

For Immediate Release:
15 October 2013
 
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Ben Williamson +44 (0) 20 7837 6327, ext 229BenW@peta.org.uk

Anstruther, Fife – After noticing a duck who had become caught on a fishing line last month, a crew from Royal National Lifeboat Institution Anstruther acted speedily and carefully untangled the bird, capturing the whole event on video camera. For their skills and devotion to duty and for saving the life of the distressed animal, the members of the lifeboat crew have received PETA's Hero to Animals Award.

"By remaining calm and determined, the lifeboat crew saved the life of a terrified animal who may have been within minutes of drowning", says PETA Associate Director Mimi Bekhechi. "Anstruther and the surrounding communities are fortunate to have public servants who are willing to put their own safety on the line to protect all residents, including wildlife."

A photo of the Anstruther lifeboat crew with the PETA award is available here. Two of the crew members involved in assisting the duck are pictured holding the award: Stuart Hoggan on the left and George Hodge on the right.

For more information, please visit PETA.org.uk.