PETA Offers Gbp 1,000 To Nab Duck Killer

For Immediate Release:
16 January 2009

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

Buckinghamshire – According to news reports, two ducks were cruelly shot and killed last week in Chalfont St Peter. Both birds were shot in the head with what is believed to be an air gun and were found early in the morning of 7 January at Layters Green pond in Chalfont St Peter. It is believed that the perpetrators killed the ducks for amusement.

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 these horrific crimes. This is on top of a reported £500 reward that has been offered by concerned local residents.

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.

Residents have good reason to be concerned. History shows that past incidents involving cruelty to animals regularly appear in the records of serial rapists and 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.

“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 300 1234 999.

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