Reward to up to £1,000 Offered to Find Kitten-Throwing Thug

For Immediate Release:

30 June 2016


Jennifer White +44 (0) 20 7837 6327, ext 222; [email protected]


PETA Warns That Animal Abusers Are a Serious Threat to Whole Community and Likely to Escalate Behaviour Unless Stopped

Atherstone, Warwickshire – PETA is offering a reward of up to £1,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the man responsible for hurling three young kittens onto the roof of the Oakfield Veterinary Surgery on Margaret Road. Fortunately, a passerby witnessed the incident (which occurred on 18 June at approximately 9:30 am), and the terrified kittens – who were only a few weeks old – were promptly rescued and have since been placed in the RSPCA’s care.

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“It’s imperative that any community faced with a cruel and callous act such as this take measures to find the culprit and bring him to justice”, says PETA Associate Director Elisa Allen. “Animal abusers are a danger to everyone – they take their issues out on whoever is available to them, human or non-human, and must be caught before they act again.”

History shows that past incidents involving cruelty to animals regularly appear in the records of serial rapists and murderers. Young killers Mary Bell, Robert Thompson and Jon Venables as well as serial murderers Ian Huntley, Thomas Hamilton (the Dunblane massacre), Fred West, Dennis Nilsen, Ian Brady and Raoul Moat all started out by deliberately harming animals.

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Anyone with information about this case is encouraged to contact the charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111,