PETA Offers Gbp 1,000 To Help Nab Cat Attacker

For Immediate Release:
19 August 2009

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

Bedworth, Warwickshire – In a horrific act of cruelty, an unidentified man threw a cat 30 feet in Bedworth on Monday, 10 August. The attacker swung Misty, a white Persian cat, around his head with so much force that her tail was ripped off. The animal, who was sitting outside her home when she was attacked, was later euthanised.

PETA is offering a reward of up to £1,000 for information that leads to the arrest and conviction of the person responsible for this horrific crime.

Bedworth residents have good reason to be concerned about cruelty-to-animals cases such as this. History shows that serial rapists and murderers often have backgrounds which include incidents involving cruelty to animals. Child-killers Mary Bell, Robert Thompson and Jon Venables as well as serial murderers Ian Huntley, Thomas Hamilton (Dunblane massacre), Fred West, Denis Nilsen, Ian Brady and Jeffrey Dahmer all started out by deliberately harming animals.

PETA is urging residents to keep a watchful eye on their animals and to keep them indoors. Because animals cannot report their own abuse and can do little to fight back, they are the perfect “practice” victims for those with violent tendencies.

“Animal abusers are cowards”, says PETA spokesperson Suzanne Barnard. “They take their issues out on the most defenceless beings available to them.”

Anyone with information about this case is encouraged to call the RSPCA on 0300 1234 999.

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