PETA Offer £5,000 To Help Hunt Down Cruel Dog Abuser

For Immediate Release:

24 February 2015

Hannah Levitt +44 (0) 20 7837 6327, ext 235; [email protected]


Group Warns That Animal Abusers Are Likely to Escalate Behaviour Unless Stopped

Norwich – PETA are offering a reward of up to £5,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the man who was caught on closed-circuit television violently and repeatedly punching a dog on Jex Road around 1:30 pm on 9 February. The disturbing footage can be seen here.

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“It is imperative that any community faced with the abuse of animals take measures to find the culprit and stop the violence”, says PETA Director Mimi Bekhechi. “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 RSPCA on 0300 123 8018.

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