£1,000 Reward Offered To Help Find Thug Who Killed Cat With Airgun On Christmas Day

For Immediate Release:

9 January 2015

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

PETA Warns That Animal Abusers Are a Serious Threat to Whole Community and Likely to Escalate Behaviour Unless Stopped

Hilton, Derbyshire – PETA is offering a reward of up to £1,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons who shot and killed a 2-year-old cat called Stan on Christmas Day. The shooting in Trusley Brook is believed to be connected to two other incidents which happened in the area earlier in 2014.

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“It is imperative that any community faced with a violent act such as this take measures to find the culprit or culprits and bring them to justice”, 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, 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 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 Derbyshire Police on 101.

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