PETA Offers Gbp1,000 To Nab Swan And Goose Killer

For Immediate Release:
28 January 2009

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

Radcliffe, Manchester – According to news reports, two swans and a goose were found dead in the Manchester, Bury and Bolton canal in Radcliffe on Sunday, 11 January. Reportedly, they appeared to have been poisoned. Exactly a week later on Sunday, 18 January, two more swans were reportedly found in the same place. One of the birds had been beheaded in what looks to have been a vicious case of animal cruelty.

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 horrific crime.

Greater Manchester residents have good reason to be concerned about animal abuse cases such as this. 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.

“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 Greater Manchester Police on 0161 872 5050.

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