PETA Offers £1,000 To Nab Cat Killer

For Immediate Release:
7 August 2008

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

Bridgwater, Somerset – According to news reports, 18 cats in Bridgwater have died after being poisoned with antifreeze in the last four months, and seven of those poisonings happened in the last week alone. 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 these violent crimes.

PETA is also urging residents to keep a watchful eye on their animal companions and 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 don’t stop there; many of them move on to commit violent acts against their fellow humans.

“Animal abusers are cowards”, says PETA spokesperson Sam Glover. “They take their issues out on the most defenceless beings available to them.” Bridgwater 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 Crimestoppers on 0800-555-111.

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