PETA Offers Gbp 1,000 To Help Nab Thugs Who Stabbed A Horse To Death

For Immediate Release:
11 November 2010

Sandra Smiley 0207 359 9229, ext 229; [email protected]

Alfriston, East Sussex – Distressed by the gruesome and fatal stabbing of a young horse in late October, PETA is offering a reward of £1,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for this heinous attack. Rascal, who was just 18 months old, was discovered by a member of the public in a field in Alfriston, near Polegate. The horse had been badly mutilated, with stab wounds to his face, neck and body.

Would you please share this information with your audience? It may be the only way to apprehend those responsible for this criminal case of animal abuse.

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

Citizens of the UK 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 Sussex Police on 0845 60 70 999.