For Immediate Release:
9 January 2015
Culprit or Culprits Throw Acid on Eight Dogs, Causing Severe Burns
Ludhiana – When news hit that eight stray dogs in Ludhiana had fallen victim to a string of vicious acid attacks – causing severe burns and lacerations – People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) India, whose motto reads, in part, that “animals are not ours to abuse in any way”, stepped in with an offer: a reward of 50,000 rupees for anyone who provides information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for the attacks.
Will you please consider sharing this information with your readers? It may be the only way to apprehend those responsible for these heinous acts.
“Anyone cruel enough to burn dogs with acid must be pursued and apprehended immediately, for everyone’s safety”, says PETA India Chief Executive Officer Poorva Joshipura. “People who abuse animals are often also willing to harm humans, especially women and girls. We’re calling on anyone with information to come forward now, before someone else gets hurt.”
Research shows that people who commit acts of cruelty to animals rarely stop there – many of them also commit violent crimes against their fellow humans. According to the US Federal Bureau of Investigation, a history of cruelty to animals is one of the traits that regularly appears in records of serial rapists and murderers. Already in Ludhiana, out of concern for their safety, girls and women are being asked to cover their faces. It’s suspected that the motive behind these attacks may be to kill the animals so that burglaries can be committed with more ease, since dogs are likely to bark at intruders.
Anyone with information about this case can contact Inspector Beant Juneja, SHO, Division 5, Ludhiana, on +91 7837018605. The informer’s identity will be kept confidential upon request.
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