Reward of up to £2,000 Offered to Help Find Thugs Who Burned Hedgehogs Alive
For Immediate Release:
28 April 2020
Jennifer White +44 (0) 20 7837 6327, ext 222; [email protected]
REWARD OF UP TO £2,000 OFFERED TO HELP FIND THUGS WHO BURNED HEDGEHOGS ALIVE
PETA Warns That Animal Abusers Are a Serious Threat to the Whole Community and That Their Behaviour Is Likely to Escalate Unless Stopped
Daventry, Northamptonshire – PETA is offering a reward of up to £2,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person(s) responsible for dousing two hedgehogs in accelerant and setting them on fire. According to reports, the incident occurred late on Tuesday, 21 April, and the animals were discovered suffering from their injuries the following morning. Despite being rushed to a local vet, neither survived the attack.
“It’s imperative that any community faced with cruel and callous acts such as this 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, 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 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 RSPCA inspectorate appeal line on 0300 123 8018.
For more information about helping animals, please visit PETA.org.uk.