PETA Offers Gbp 1,000 To Catch Cat Torturer

For Immediate Release:
23 January 2009

Sam Glover 07928385359; [email protected]

Norwich, Norfolk – According to news reports, a cat has been severely abused, and the perpetrator is still at large. The ginger tomcat, named Fudge, returned to his home in Thorpe Saint Andrew, Norwich, without his tail on 29 December. It appears that his tail was cut off with a sharp implement such as a knife. As a result, he has had to undergo surgery and has suffered from further complications.

PETA is offering up to £1,000 as a reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for this horrific crime.

PETA is also urging residents to keep a watchful eye on their companion animals and to keep them indoors. Not only do cats who are permitted to roam have to contend with cruel, cowardly people who get their kicks from torturing and killing animals, they are also exposed to diseases, and many suffer injury or death when hit by cars. Because animals cannot report their own abuse and can do little to fight back, they are the perfect “practice” victims for those who tend towards violence.

Norfolk residents have good reason to be concerned. History shows that past incidents involving cruelty to animals regularly appear in the records of serial rapists and murderers. Child-killers Mary Bell, Robert Thompson and Jon Venables as well as serial murderers Ian Huntley, Thomas Hamilton (Dunblane massacre), Fred West, Denis Nilsen, Ian Brady and Jeffrey Dahmer all started out by deliberately harming animals.

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

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

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