‘Animal Abusers Are Cowards’, Says Rugby Star

Posted by on August 31, 2012 | Permalink

Dog on grass

Last Sunday in County Antrim, Ireland, someone set fire to a 3-year-old border collie, leaving her with extensive burns. This despicable act elicited a reaction from British and Irish Lions rugby star Stephen Ferris, who is today calling for people to come forward with information.

“Animal abusers are cowards”, says Ferris. “They take their issues out on the most defenceless beings available to them. Anyone capable of dousing an innocent animal in petrol and setting him on fire also shows a frightening lack of empathy and respect for life. It’s so important that we catch them and prevent future acts of violence. Please contact PETA if you have any information about this case.”

PETA is offering a reward of up to £1,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of those responsible and is urging residents to keep a watchful eye on their animal companions.