PETA Offers Gbp 1,000 Reward For Help In Nabbing Person Who Mutilated Rabbits

For Immediate Release:
28 September 2010

Mimi Bekhechi 0207 357 9229 ext. 238

Derby – After learning about the horrific cruelty case in which two rabbits were discovered in a lane, each missing an ear and a foot, PETA is offering up to £1,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for this violent crime. According to officials, the rabbits, who have now been rehomed, appear to have been maimed intentionally.

Would you please consider sharing this information with your audience? It might be the only way to apprehend the perpetrators.

“Animal abusers are cowards who take out their anger out on the most defenceless beings available to them”, says PETA’s education manager, Suzanne Barnard. “The best way to safeguard animal companions from acts of violence is to bring them indoors.”

Derby residents have good reason to be concerned about animal abuse in their area. According to law-enforcement agencies and leading mental-health professionals, perpetrators of violent acts against animals are often repeat offenders who pose a serious threat to all animals – including humans.

History shows that serial rapists and murderers often have a history of cruelty to animals. Violent criminal Steven Barker, child-killers Mary Bell, Robert Thompson and Jon Venables and serial murderers Ian Huntley, Thomas Hamilton (Dunblane massacre), Fred West and Ian Brady all started on their violent paths by deliberately harming animals. Raoul Moat, the gunman responsible for shooting his ex-girlfriend and killing her new partner and later himself, also reportedly had a history of abusing animals.

Anyone with information about this case is encouraged to contact PETA on 020 7357 9229.