PETA Increases Reward To Gbp 1,500 To Help Find Cruel Thug Who Hanged Two Dogs Execution-Style From Canal Bridge

For Immediate Release:
22 November 2011

Elisa Allen 0207 359 9229, ext 229; [email protected]

Congerstone, Leicestershire – With the individual responsible for hanging two puppies from a canal bridge in Congerstone still at large, PETA is increasing its reward to £1,500 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible. In January of this year, the bodies of the two pups were discovered by a horrified driver who found the road blocked by a 20-foot rope that had been tied around the dogs’ necks at either end. The pups – a male and female estimated to be between the ages of 12 and 18 months – were both wearing collars and appeared to be well cared for. This sick crime is thought to have been premeditated.

Would you please share this information with your audience? It may be the only way to apprehend those responsible for this heinous act.

“Animal abusers are cowards”, says PETA spokesperson Mimi Bekhechi. “They take their issues out on the most defenceless beings available to them.”

The Leichestershire community has good reason to be concerned that the person responsible for this callous act is has not yet been found. According to law-enforcement agencies and leading mental-health professionals, perpetrators of violent acts against animals are often repeat offenders who pose a serious threat to all animals – including humans.

A history of cruelty to animals shows up on the records of violent  criminals Steven Barker and Raoul Moat, child-killers Mary Bell, Robert Thompson and Jon Venables and serial murderers Ian Huntley, Thomas Hamilton (Dunblane massacre), Fred West and Ian Brady – and the list goes on.

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