PETA Offers Gbp 1,000 Reward To Help Find Cruel Thugs Who Hanged Two Dogs Execution-Style From Canal Bridge

For Immediate Release:
6 January 2011

Sandra Smiley 0207 359 9229, ext 229; [email protected]
Congerstone, Leicestershire – PETA is offering a reward of up to £1,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons who hanged two puppies from a canal bridge in Congerstone. 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 taken care of. This sick crime is thought to have been pre-meditated.

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 Suzanne Barnard. “They take their issues out on the most defenceless beings available to them.”

The public has good reason to be concerned about animal abuse in the area. 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.

History shows that serial rapists and murderers often have a history of cruelty to animals. Violent criminal Steven Barker, child-killers Mary Bell, Robert Thompson and Jon Venables and serial murderers Ian Huntley, Thomas Hamilton (Dunblane massacre), Fred West and Ian Brady all started on their violent paths by deliberately harming animals. Raoul Moat, the gunman responsible for shooting his ex-girlfriend and killing her new partner and later himself, also reportedly had a history of abusing animals.

Anyone with information about this case is encouraged to contact PETA on 0207 357 9229.