£1,000 Reward Offered to Help Find Disturbed Person Who Mutilated and Dumped Reptiles in St Albans
For Immediate Release:
21 January 2016
Jennifer White +44 (0) 20 7837 6327, ext 222; [email protected]
£1,000 REWARD OFFERED TO HELP FIND DISTURBED PERSON WHO MUTILATED AND DUMPED REPTILES IN ST ALBANS
Group Warns That Animal Abusers Are a Serious Threat to Whole Community and Likely to Escalate Behaviour Unless Stopped
St Albans, Hertfordshire – 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 mutilating a royal python and a monitor lizard and abandoning their bodies in a heavily wooded area. The reptiles, each a metre in length, were found with clean incisions along the underside of their stomachs, and their internal organs were missing. A passer-by discovered the grisly scene in some trees along Park Street Lane on Sunday, 10 January.
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“It’s imperative that any community faced with a sadistic and violent act like this take measures to find the culprits and bring them to justice”, says PETA Associate Director Elisa Allen. “Animal abusers are a danger to everyone: they take their issues out on whomever 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 serial murderers Ian Brady, Thomas Hamilton (the Dunblane school massacre), Ian Huntley, Raoul Moat, Dennis Nilsen and Fred West – all started out by deliberately harming animals.
Anyone with information about this case is encouraged to contact the RSPCA on 0300 123 8018.
For more information about helping animals, please visit PETA.org.uk.