PETA Offers Gbp 1,000 To Nab Duck Killer

Immediate Release:
28 November 2008

Sam Glover 020 7357 9229, ext 229; [email protected]

Cambridgeshire – According to news reports, at least three ducks were found shot dead in the centre of March town on the morning of Tuesday 25 November. Police believe that as many as eight ducks were killed in the overnight attack. PETA is offering £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. Those who tend towards violence view animals as the perfect “practice” victims as they cannot report their own abuse and can do little to fight back.

March residents have good reason to be concerned. History shows that past incidents involving cruelty to animals regularly appear in the backgrounds of murderers. Child-killers Mary Bell, Robert Thompson and Jon Venables as well as serial murderers Ian Huntley, Thomas Hamilton (Dunblane massacre), Fred West, Denis Nilsen, Ian Brady and Jeffrey Dahmer all started out by deliberately harming animals. It has been reported that the stepfather of Baby P, the young boy who died from injuries allegedly inflicted by his abusive family, tortured guinea pigs and frogs.

“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 the RSPCA on 0300 1234 999 or March Police Station on 0845 4564 564.

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