For Immediate Release:
18 June 2020
Animal Rights Organisation Seeks Public’s Help in Finding Cruel Culprits Who Shot Bird With Arrow
Caboolture, Queensland – PETA is offering a reward of up to $2,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons who shot an ibis with an arrow sometime within the last two weeks. The animal was discovered tangled in hockey nets at a school, suffering from extensive wounds to the abdomen, and had to be euthanised.
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“Someone in Caboolture must have seen or heard something related to this horrific incident. 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 suffering to a helpless animal 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” – opposes speciesism, which is a human supremacist view of the world.
Anyone with information about this case should contact RSPCA Queensland by filling out a report here.
For more information about PETA’s work for animals, please visit PETA.org.au.