PETA Demands Jail Time, Psychiatric Intervention If Alleged Cat Torturer, Killer Is Convicted

For Immediate Release:
December 19, 2006

Karen Chisholm 020 7357 9229; ext 229; [email protected]

People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) Europe has sent an urgent plea to the Llandudno Magistrates pushing for the vigorous prosecution of – and psychiatric intervention for – Diane Hannon of Old Colwyn in North Wales. Hannon faces charges stemming from an 8 July incident in which she allegedly tortured her boyfriend’s cat to death. Hannon reportedly confessed that she had killed the 6-year-old deaf cat by putting him in the washing machine.

“The viciousness shown in killing this cat should not go unpunished”, says PETA Campaign Coordinator Lucy Groom. “Local residents have reason to be concerned. According to leading mental health professionals and law enforcement agencies, perpetrators of violent acts against animals often pose a serious threat to all animals, including humans.”

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PETA’s letter to the Llandudno Magistrates follows.