PETA Offers £1,000 After Dog Is Found Hanged In Cruel And Deliberate Act In Somerset

For Immediate Release:

3 January 2013

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

Haselbury Plucknett, Somerset – PETA is offering a reward of up to £1,000 for information leading to the conviction of the person or persons responsible for the death of a dog who was found hanged in what police are treating as a deliberate act of cruelty. The lurcher was discovered shortly before 2 pm on 30 December at a property on Stonage Lane.

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PETA is urging residents to keep a watchful eye on their animal companions and to keep them indoors. Because animals cannot report incidents of abuse against them and can do little to fight back, they are the perfect “practice” victims for violent people.

History shows that past incidents involving cruelty to animals appear regularly 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.

“It is imperative that any community faced with such horrific abuse of animals take measures to find the culprit or culprits and stop the violence”, says PETA spokesperson Ben Williamson. “Animal abusers are a danger to everyone – they take their issues out on whoever is available to them, human or non-human.”

Anyone with information about this case is encouraged to contact the Avon and Somerset police on 101.


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