Reward of up to €2,000 Offered to Find Thug(s) Who Blew up Cat with Firework
For Immediate Release:
3 November 2016
Jennifer White +44 (0) 20 7837 6327, ext 222; [email protected]
REWARD OF UP TO €2,000 OFFERED TO FIND THUG(S) WHO BLEW UP CAT WITH FIREWORK
PETA Warns That Animal Abusers Are a Serious Threat to Whole Community and Behaviour Is Likely to Escalate Unless Stopped
Clonmel, Co Tipperary – PETA is offering a reward of up to €2,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person(s) responsible for lighting a firework that was strapped to the mouth of a small black cat, Jessie, killing the feline. The incident reportedly took place on Halloween night in the Oakland Drive area of Clonmel.
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“It’s imperative that any community faced with a cruel and callous act such as this should take measures to find the culprit and bring him or her to justice”, says PETA Foundation Director Elisa Allen. “Animal abusers are a danger to everyone. They take their issues out on whoever is available to them – human or non-human – and must be caught before they act again.”
History shows that past incidents involving cruelty to animals regularly appear in the records of serial rapists and murderers. Young killers Mary Bell, Robert Thompson, and Jon Venables as well as murderers Ian Huntley, Thomas Hamilton (the Dunblane massacre), Fred West, Dennis Nilsen, Ian Brady, and Raoul Moat all started out by deliberately harming animals.
Anyone with information about this case is encouraged to contact the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111.
For more information about helping animals, please visit PETA.org.uk.