For Immediate Release:
20 September 2019
Animal Rights Organisation Seeks Public’s Help in Finding Culprit(s) Who Left Kittens in a Zipped-Up Bag on Railway Tracks
Townsville – PETA is offering a reward of up to $2,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons who dumped five kittens and their mother in a zipped-up bag and left them to die on railway tracks south of Townsville on Sunday, 15 September. The cats were discovered by cane train haul-out drivers and taken to Burdekin Veterinary Services.
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“Someone in Townsville must have seen something or noticed the sudden disappearance of a mother cat and her babies. We’re calling on anyone who has information about this callous act to come forward,” says PETA spokesperson Emily Rice. “A person capable of deliberately causing such protracted and needless suffering to helpless animals demonstrates a deeply worrying psychological state and must be found.”
According to law enforcement agencies and leading mental health professionals, perpetrators of violent and callous acts against animals are often repeat offenders who pose a threat to all animals – including humans.
PETA – whose motto reads, in part, that “animals are not ours to abuse in any way” – notes that the single most important thing that we can do to spare cats and dogs the suffering and death that their overpopulation causes is to spay or neuter them.
Anyone with information about this case should contact RSPCA Queensland by filing a report here.
For more information about PETA’s work for animals, please visit PETA.org.au.