PETA Offers Gbp 1,000 To Help Find Yob Shown Abusing Dog In Video

For Immediate Release:
20 October 2010

Sandra Smiley 0207 359 9229, extension 229; [email protected]

Bexley, South East London – In response to an appalling display of cruelty in which a young man lashed out at his cowering dog, PETA is offering a £1,000 reward for information leading to the man’s arrest and conviction. A video of the senseless beating taken by a passerby on 1 October was posted on YouTube by the RSPCA as part of an appeal to identify the dog’s owner and rescue the animal from further abuse. In the shocking video, the dog’s hooded assailant kicks the animal repeatedly with such force that the dog is knocked onto his or her back. The man then violently jerks the lead several times, causing the dog to writhe in an attempt to escape further pain. The man, thought to be between the ages of 18 and 22, is tall and slim and was wearing a grey hooded jumper, faded jeans and trainers.

Would you please consider sharing this information with your audience/readers? It might help apprehend this thug before he can inflict more abject suffering on this defenceless dog.

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

Citizens of London 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 020 7357 9229.