In the early hours of Monday, June 11, police responding to a call from a concerned citizen arrived at the intersection of Clayson and Bator roads in Toronto to discover a horrifying sight: the remains of 14 decapitated geese, some of whom were also missing their legs and wings. An additional goose who had managed to survive the attack was treated for two broken ribs and a puncture wound at the Toronto Wildlife Centre and is currently in stable condition. Because the corpses were intact apart from the mutilations, authorities believe that a human is responsible for the killings.
Police are investigating but have yet to make any arrests in connection with the crime, so PETA is offering a reward of up to $5,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction for cruelty to animals of the person or persons responsible. Daily Hive reported that after hearing about the reward, Oloun Polda—a local Toronto resident—generously offered to match the amount, bringing the total reward to $10,000.
There's a $10,000 reward for information on the decapitated geese investigation https://t.co/Xtb6KZmGgh pic.twitter.com/tFq9BUMcNm
— Daily Hive Toronto (@DailyHiveTO) June 15, 2018
Someone out there cut off the heads of 14 geese and tore off some of their legs and wings in a terrifying, violent act. PETA and Toronto authorities need your help to find whoever did this before anyone else gets hurt.
Anyone with information about the case should call the Toronto Police Service at 416-808-2222.
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