Reward of up to £1,500 Offered After Cat Found Decapitated in Hackney

Reward of up to £1,500 Offered After Cat Found Decapitated in Hackney

Hackney, London – PETA is offering a reward of up to £1,500 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person(s) responsible for decapitating a cat and planting the animal’s mutilated head at Homerton Grove Adventure Playground, a popular Hackney children’s park. The RSPCA believes the head was placed at the scene between 23 and 24 April and that it was left there deliberately to shock children. Anyone with information is urged to call the inspectorate appeal line on 0300 123 8018.

“It’s imperative that any community faced with cruel and callous acts such as this take measures to find the culprit and bring them to justice,” says PETA Vice President Elisa Allen. “Animal abusers are a danger to everyone – they take their issues out on whomever is available to them, humans or other animals – 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; renowned murderers Ian Huntley, Thomas Hamilton (the Dunblane massacre), and Raoul Moat; and serial killers Fred West, Dennis Nilsen, and Ian Brady all started out by deliberately harming animals.

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