PETA Offers Up To Gbp 1,000 To Help Nab Yobs Who Starved Dog To Death In ‘Worst Case’ Of Cruelty To Animals

For Immediate Release:
14 November 2011

Liane Eltan 0207 357 9229, ext 229; [email protected]

Glasgow – PETA is offering a reward of up to £1,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for starving a dog to death. The year-old collie weighed 7 kilograms – a third of what the animal should have weighed. The body was discovered dumped behind flats in Drumchapel. The Scottish SPCA has said that this is one of the “worst cases of starvation” that they’ve ever seen.

Would you please share this information with your audience? It may be the only way to apprehend those responsible for this criminal case of animal neglect.

“Someone in Drumchapel must know something about the cruel individual who committed this callous act. We’re calling on anyone with information about the case to come forward”, says PETA spokesperson Mimi Bekhechi. “A person capable of deliberately causing this kind of suffering to a helpless animal demonstrates a very worrying psychological state and must be found.”

Citizens of the UK have good reason to be concerned about animal abuse. According to law-enforcement agencies and leading mental-health professionals, perpetrators of violent acts against animals are often repeat offenders who pose a serious threat to all animals – including humans.

Serial rapists and murderers often have a history of cruelty to animals. Violent criminal Steven Barker, child-killers Mary Bell, Robert Thompson and Jon Venables and serial murderers Ian Huntley, Thomas Hamilton (Dunblane massacre), Fred West and Ian Brady all started on their violent paths by deliberately harming animals. Raoul Moat, the gunman responsible for shooting his ex-girlfriend and killing her new partner and later himself, also reportedly had a history of abusing animals.

Anyone with information about this case is encouraged to contact the Scottish SPCA on 03000 999 999.