PETA Offers 1,000 Gbp To Nab Rabbit Killer

For Immediate Release:
13 August 2008

Sam Glover 020 7357 9229, ext 229; [email protected]

Kirkton, Dundee – According to news reports, a rabbit named Misty was stolen from her garden hutch on Monday, 11 August, and was subsequently killed and skinned. Misty’s fur was then cruelly returned to her guardians, 11-year-old Brad Milne and his mother, Donna. Misty’s sister Thumper was found alive but traumatised, possibly having witnessed the horrific killing of her sister. PETA is offering up to £1,000 as a reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for this barbaric crime.

PETA is also urging residents to keep a watchful eye on their animal companions and to keep them indoors. As long as the perpetrators of this crime are at large, other animals in the area – and human residents – might also be in danger. Research in psychology and criminology shows that people who commit acts of cruelty to animals often go on to commit violent acts against their fellow humans.

“Animal abusers are cowards”, says PETA spokesperson Suzanne Barnard. “They take their issues out on the most defenceless beings available to them.” Kirkton residents have good reason to be concerned. According to leading mental health professionals and the police, perpetrators of violent acts against animals are often repeat offenders who pose a serious threat not only to other animals but also to the community as a whole.

Anyone with information about this case is encouraged to call the Scottish SPCA on 03000 999 999.

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