PETA Offers Gbp 1,000 To Nab Rabbit Killer

For Immediate Release:
11 December 2008

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

Huyton, Merseyside – According to news reports, a rabbit was viciously attacked on 27 November, the latest victim of violent attacks on animals. The rabbit, Flopsy, was found by her guardian outside her home in Tobruk Road with multiple head wounds; she later died as a result of her injuries.

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.

Merseyside 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. It has been alleged that the boyfriend of the mother of Baby P, the baby boy who died from injuries reportedly 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.

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