PETA Offers Gbp 1,000 Reward To Nab Person Or Persons Who Drowned Dog

For Immediate Release:
2 September, 2010

Alice Barnett +44 (0) 367 9229, ext. 229, or [email protected]

Accrington, Lancashire – Following the discovery of the body of a dog  floating under a river bridge on Burnley Road, PETA is offering an up to £1,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for this willful and violent crime. Would you please consider sharing this information with your audience/readers? It might help apprehend the killer(s) before another incident takes place.

The dog, Freddie, whose identity was determined thanks to a microchip, was intentionally drowned, having been weighted down by stone-filled sacks.

“Animal abusers are cowards who take their anger out on the most defenseless beings available to them”, says PETA’s education manager, Suzanne Barnard. “The best way to safeguard dogs from acts of violence is to ensure they are always accompanied outdoors.”

Accrington 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. Child killers Mary Bell, Robert Thompson and Jon Venables as well as killers Ian Huntley, Thomas Hamilton (Dunblane massacre), Fred West, Dennis Nilsen, Ian Brady and Jeffrey Dahmer 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 Mandy Taylor, inspector at the RSPCA on 07825 158 544.