PETA Offers Gbp 1,000 To Nab Puppy Abusers

For Immediate Release:
11 February 2009

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

Darnell, Sheffield – According to news reports, four young puppies were put in a plastic bag weighed down by a paving slab and callously dumped into a canal near Chippingham Street on Sunday, 8 February. Fortunately, the canal was frozen, and the ice didn’t crack. The puppies were rescued by fire crews.

PETA is offering up to £1,000 as a reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or people responsible for this horrific crime.

Emergency humane-education materials are being rushed to schools in the local area, free of charge. The educational materials are designed to help children of all ages recognise the importance of showing compassion and empathy for all beings.

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

Sheffield residents have good reason to be concerned about animal abuse cases such as these. History shows that serial rapists and murderers often have histories of past incidents involving cruelty to animals. 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.

Anyone with information about this case is encouraged to call the RSPCA on 0300 1234 999.

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