£1,000 Reward Offered By PETA To Help Find Sick Thug Who Beheaded And Skinned Family Rabbit

For Immediate Release:

4 April 2014

Ben Williamson +44 (0) 20 7837 6327, ext 229; [email protected]

Group Warns That Animal Abusers Are Likely to Escalate Behaviour Unless Stopped

West Barns, East Lothian – PETA is offering a reward of up to £1,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for decapitating and skinning a rabbit at The Cottages, West Barns, on the evening of 14 March.

Would you please share this information with your audience to help apprehend those responsible for this cruel act?

“It is imperative that any community faced with the abuse of animals take measures to find the culprit or culprits and stop the violence”, says PETA spokesperson Ben Williamson. “Animal abusers are a danger to everyone – they take their issues out on whomever is available to them, human or non-human.”

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 serial 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 Police Scotland on 101.


For more information about helping animals, please visit PETA.org.uk.