£2,000 Reward Offered to Help Find Disturbed Burglar(s) Who Mutilated Chickens on School Grounds

For Immediate Release:

11 December 2015


Jennifer White +44 (0) 20 7837 6327, ext 222; [email protected]


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

Exeter, Devon – PETA is offering a reward of up to £2,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for breaking into Ellen Tinkham School and torturing four chickens. According to reports, the chickens were found in disturbing states: one appeared to have been torn in half by the legs, another was hanging by the head from a tree and all four were semi-plucked and had at least one limb removed. The break-in is presumed to have occurred on the evening of 7 December. PETA is also concerned about the six guinea pigs and two rabbits who were reported missing from the school earlier in the week.

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“It is 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 whoever 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 the Devon and Cornwall Police on 101.

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