For Immediate Release:
21 September 2012
Group Joins Coimbatore Police in Effort to Find Culprits Who Poisoned, Killed Stray Animals
Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu – In the past three months, dozens of dogs have been found dead – apparently the victims of deliberately poisoned food – in Coimbatore, and authorities have yet to make any arrests in connection with the killing of these animals. Most recently, the carcasses of a dozen dogs and two cats were found in the area of Peelamedu on 9 September. That is why PETA India is offering up to Rs 10,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for these violent crimes.
Will you please consider sharing this information with your readers? It may be the only way to apprehend those responsible for these heinous acts.
PETA is also urging the government of Coimbatore to help prevent future similar crimes by taking action to sterilise the city’s homeless dogs – the only humane and effective way to curb the overpopulation of stray animals.
“Animal abusers are cowards who take their issues out on the most defenceless beings available to them”, says PETA India Chief Executive Officer Poorva Joshipura. “Coimbatore residents have good reason to be concerned. According to law-enforcement agencies and leading mental-health professionals, perpetrators of violent acts against animals are often repeat offenders who pose a serious threat to all animals – including humans.”
Anyone with information about this case is encouraged to contact Coimbatore City Police Commissioner AK Vishwanathan at [email protected] or on 0422-2301737. Letters may also be sent to Mr Vishwanathan, Commissioner of Police, City Police Office, Coimbatore 641018. Inspector Katiyan of the Peelamendu Police Station may also be reached on 0944-5492016.
For more information about the link between the abuse of animals and violence aimed at people, please visit PETAIndia.com.