Reward of Up to £2,000 Offered After Hedgehog Tortured in Norfolk

Reward of Up to £2,000 Offered After Hedgehog Tortured in Norfolk

Norfolk, East Anglia – PETA is offering a reward of up to £2,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person(s) responsible for torturing a hedgehog. The animal was found on a footpath adjacent to Arkell Avenue in Holt, north Norfolk, partially spray-painted blue with his spines trimmed short and legs tied together with electrical tape. After being rushed to a veterinarian, he was euthanised due to the extent of his injuries.

The RSPCA is urging people in the area to check CCTV and video doorbell footage in the hope of identifying those responsible. Anyone with information is urged to call the inspectorate appeal line on 0300 123 8018 and quote reference 01115237.

“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 cruelty to animals regularly appears in the criminal 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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