PETA Offers Gbp 1,000 To Help Nab Thug Who Left Foxes To Die In ‘Most Distressing’ Act Of Cruelty

For Immediate Release:
25 May 2011

Sandra Smiley +44 (0)207 357 9229, ext 229; [email protected]

Spalding – PETA is offering a reward of up to £1,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person who left 18 foxes for dead. According to the RSPCA, two plastic barrels and a sack containing 18 fox cubs between the ages of 5 and 8 weeks were discovered in a Swindlers Drove ditch on 25 April. The cubs were squeezed in together and extremely dehydrated. The barrels were sealed with screw tops, the sack was tied with string, and the animals had no access to food or water. Another fox cub with a fractured skull and jaw was later rescued from the scene but had to be euthanised to prevent further suffering. An RSPCA inspector has called this one of the “most distressing” incidents that he has ever seen.

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

Would you please share this information with your audience in order to help apprehend the person responsible for this heinous act?

According to law-enforcement agencies and leading mental-health professionals, perpetrators of violent and callous acts against animals are often repeat offenders who pose a serious threat to all animals – including humans.

Serial rapists and murderers often have a history of cruelty to animals. Violent criminal Steven Barker; young 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 the RSPCA cruelty line on 0300 1234 999.