PETA Offers Gbp 1,000 To Help Nab Cruel Individuals Who Dipped Dog’S Head In Acid In Vile Attack

For Immediate Release:
23 February 2011

Sandra Smiley 0207 357 9229, ext 229; [email protected]

Alresford, Essex – PETA is offering a reward of up to £1,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons who killed a family dog by plunging his head into a bucket of acid in Alresford, near Colchester. The dog, named Bronson, was discovered dead by his guardian at his home in December. The Staffordshire bull terrier had suffered severe injuries to his face. According to news reports, the veterinarians who examined Bronson revealed that his head had been submerged in a vat of acid. Police reportedly dubbed the attack “horrific and vile” and are now investigating.

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

The public has good reason to be concerned about animal abuse. 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.

Would you please share this information with your audience in order to help apprehend those responsible for this heinous act?

Serial rapists and murderers often have a history of cruelty to animals. Violent criminal Steven Barker, young 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 PC 73373 Weavers at Clacton police station on 0300 333 4444.

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