PETA Offers Gbp 1,000 To Help Nab Yobs Who Starved Dog To Death In ‘Worst Case’ Of Cruelty To Animals

For Immediate Release:
12 January 2011

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

Edinburgh, Scotland – PETA is offering a reward of up to £1,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for starving a dog to death in a heinous act of cruelty. The Staffordshire bull terrier weighed 8.7 kg – which is less than half what he should have weighed. His severely emaciated body, discovered dumped in a garden on Whitson Road, was also pocked with pressure sores, suggesting that the dog had been kept in squalid conditions. The Scottish SPCA has said that this is one of the “worst cases” of cruelty they’ve ever seen in Edinburgh.

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 neglect.

“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. 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.

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 the Scottish SPCA on 03000 999 999.