PETA Offers Gbp 1,000 Reward To Help Find Thugs Who Mutilated Family Cat In Horrific Attack

For Immediate Release:
6 January 2011

Sandra Smiley 0207 359 9229, ext 229; [email protected]
Gravesend, Kent – PETA is offering a reward of up to £1,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons who mutilated and killed a cat and then hung her over a fence near her family home in Gravesend. The 2-year-old cat, named Ellie, was discovered dead by her young owner on Christmas Eve. Ellie had been wedged between spikes in a fence near Havengore Avenue, and her tail had been cut off.

Would you please share this information with your audience? It might 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.”

Citizens of the UK have good reason to be concerned about animal abuse in their 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.