£10,000 Reward Offered To Help Find Heartless Thug Who Kicked A Squirrel Into Grand Canyon

For Immediate Release:

6 August 2014

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

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

Arizona, US – PETA UK and its US and French affiliates are offering a reward of up to £10,000 ($16,870) for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the callous individual who kicked a squirrel off the edge of a cliff into the Grand Canyon in the US state of Arizona, as seen in the now infamous YouTube video which was uploaded earlier this month.

Would you please share this information with your audience in order to help apprehend the person or persons responsible for this cruel act?

“It is imperative that any community faced with a sadistic and violent act such as this take measures to find the culprit or culprits and bring them to justice”, says PETA UK 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 Grand Canyon Chief Ranger Bill Wright on +1 928-638-7888.

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