Group Hopes to Bring Person Responsible for Killing Spree to Justice

For Immediate Release:
8 March 2013

Toorbul – Nine kangaroos, including two joeys, were deliberately mowed down and killed on Wednesday evening in a shocking act of malicious cruelty. Not only did the driver apparently swerve to hit the kangaroos, he or she also returned approximately 10 minutes later and hit several more and ran over one previous victim who lay injured in the road. PETA is offering a $1,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person(s) responsible for this barbaric massacre.

The vehicle used was identified as a white Toyota Land Cruiser tray-back ute with a pipe frame and mesh on the back. The crime occurred at approximately 9:45 pm on Wednesday night at the Toorbul Esplanade.

Until the perpetrators of this crime are caught, Toorbul residents will be living in fear of what this person or persons may do next. PETA hopes that this reward may encourage anyone with information to come forward, before any other animals become targets.

“The driver of this vehicle has already demonstrated a lack of regard for life. Studies have shown that people who commit violent acts against other animals often go on to commit offences against humans”, says PETA Australia Director of Campaigns Jason Baker. “It is essential that the driver be caught and punished appropriately for this heinous crime.”

Anyone with information about this case is encouraged to call RSPCA QLD on 1300 ANIMAL.

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