PETA Offers Gbp 1,000 To Help Nab Yob Who Dumped Lamb In A Wheelie Bin

For Immediate Release:
11 May 2011

Sandra Smiley +44 (0)207 357 9229, ext 229; [email protected]

Manchester – PETA is offering a reward of up to £1,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person who dumped a lamb in a wheelie bin and left him for dead. According to news reports, the 1-month-old lamb was discovered by a local nurse who heard him “bleating and crying” from inside the bin on Watts Street. The lamb is now in the care of a fosterer – he has been receiving treatment for an ulcerated eye and is being bottle-fed because he is still too young for solid food.

The RSPCA is particularly interested in finding a man who was spotted at the scene in a light blue Audi. The car is thought to be either an A4 or A6 with the model name replaced by the word “Robert” or something similar.

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

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

According to law-enforcement agencies and leading mental-health professionals, perpetrators of violent and callous acts against animals are often repeat offenders who pose a serious threat to all animals – including humans.

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 the RSPCA cruelty line on 0300 1234 999 and leave a message for Inspector Caroline Hall.