PETA Offers Gbp 1,000 To Nab Cat Killer
For Immediate Release:
11 September 2008
Sam Glover 020 7357 9229, ext 229; [email protected]
Barry, Glamorgan – According to news reports, an unknown assailant killed a cat last week by stabbing him, gluing him to a bathroom sink and then drowning him. PETA is offering up to £1,000 as a reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for this barbaric crime.
PETA is also urging residents to keep a watchful eye on their animal companions 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 who tend towards violence.
Barry residents have good reason to be concerned. Research in psychology and criminology shows that people who commit acts of cruelty to animals often go on to commit violent acts against their fellow humans. As long as the perpetrators of this crime are at large, other animals in the area – and human residents – might also be in danger.
“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 Keith Hogben at the RSPCA on 0300 1234 999.
For more information about PETA, please visit PETA.org.uk.