PETA Increases Reward to £5,000 to Help Nab ‘Cat Ripper of Croydon’

For Immediate Release:

7 January 2016


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


Group Warns That Animal Abusers Pose Serious Threat to Whole Community, Likely to Escalate Behaviour Unless Stopped

Croydon, South London – In early December, PETA offered £2,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the sadistic person responsible for killing and dismembering cats in Croydon and West Norwood. With the twisted individual apparently still on the loose as the killing spree continues – authorities suspect two puppies and a rabbit fell victim to the same perpetrator – the group has now increased its reward to a staggering £5,000. According to reports, at least seven cats in the area have been found dead in recent months, having been either disembowelled or decapitated. Other people in the area have reported that cats have returned home with stab wounds. Locals fear that the perpetrator may have killed as many 32 cats over the last two years and that more deaths are imminent.

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PETA urges residents to keep a watchful eye on their animal companions and to keep them indoors. Because animals cannot report being abused and can do little to fight back, violent people sometimes use them as “practice” victims.

“It’s imperative that any community faced with such sadistic and violent acts take measures to find the culprit and bring him or her 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 RSPCA on 0300 1234 999.

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