PETA Adds $2,500 to Reward for Help in Nabbing Coyote Killer

Animal Found Nearly Cut in Half After Getting Snared in Illegal Trap

For Immediate Release:
December 12, 2013

Contact:
David Perle 202-483-7382

Vista, Calif. – On November 18, a coyote was found caught in an illegal snare trap in the city of Vista. The animal had nearly been severed in half by the trap and died from her injuries. Police have yet to make any arrests in connection with this depraved killing. That’s why, in addition to a $1,000 reward offered by the SPCA, PETA is offering up to $2,500 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible.

“In addition to being extremely cruel, such traps are also indiscriminate—every year dogs, cats, birds, and other animals are killed or maimed in traps similar to this one,” says PETA Director Martin Mersereau. “Whoever is responsible deserves jail time.”

Anyone with information about this case is encouraged to contact the San Diego Humane Society’s Humane Law Enforcement Department at 619-243-3466.

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