PETA Offers Gbp 1,000 To Nab Dog Killer

For Immediate Release:
21 January 2009

Sam Glover 020 7357 9229, ext 229; [email protected]

Truro, Cornwall – According to news reports, a dog was cruelly attacked in Penweathers during the early hours of 3 January. The 6-year-old dog, Prince, was barking loudly in his outhouse, and it is believed that assailants viciously smashed him across the back. His injuries weren’t discovered until days later when he was taken to the vet and had to be put down.

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 terrible crime.

PETA is also urging residents to keep a watchful eye on their animal companions. 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.

Truro 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 Devon and Cornwall Constabulary on 08452 444 777 and quote log number 33816JAN.

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