Reward of up to £2,000 Offered to Help Find Thug Who Set Hedgehogs on Fire
For Immediate Release:
24 August 2018
Jennifer White +44 (0) 20 7837 6327, ext 222; [email protected]
REWARD OF UP TO £2,000 OFFERED TO HELP FIND THUG WHO SET HEDGEHOGS ON FIRE
PETA Warns That Animal Abusers Are a Serious Threat to the Whole Community and Likely to Escalate Behaviour Unless Stopped
Glossop, Derbyshire – PETA is offering a reward of up to £2,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person(s) responsible for killing two hedgehogs by setting them on fire. According to reports, the animals died in the rose garden at Manor Park in Glossop on the night of 21 August.
“It’s imperative that any community faced with cruel and callous acts such as these take measures to find the culprit and bring him or her to justice,” says PETA Director Elisa Allen. “Animal abusers are a danger to everyone – they take their issues out on whomever 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.
Anyone with information about the case is urged to call the police on 101, quoting reference number 18*399309 and the name of the officer on the case, PC Patrick Haley, or to contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
For more information about helping animals, please visit PETA.org.uk.