£2,5000 Reward Offered to Help Find Criminal who Killed Horse in Cruel Blade Attack

For Immediate Release:

18 September 2015

Sascha Camilli +44 (0) 20 7837 6327, ext 235; [email protected]


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

Syston, Leicestershire – PETA is offering a reward of up to £2,500 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for the blade attack that resulted in the death of Honey, a two-year-old horse. The incident is believed to have occurred in a field off Potters Lane in Syston on the morning of 7 September.

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“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 spokesperson 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 police on 101 or Crime Stoppers on 0800 555 111.

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