PETA Offers up to $2,500 for Help in Nabbing Bobcat Killer

For Immediate Release:
October 30, 2014

David Perle 202-483-7382

Tullahoma, Tenn. – PETA is offering up to $2,500 for information leading to the identification of the person or persons responsible for killing a bobcat in Tullahoma, apparently as part of a school prank. The bobcat was found hanging from a football field goalpost at Tullahoma High School on Tuesday, October 28.

“Animal abusers are cowards who take their issues out on the most defenseless beings available to them,” says PETA Director Martin Mersereau. “Anyone capable of committing such a gruesome act lacks respect for life and is capable of harming other animals and/or humans.”

For this reason, PETA is urging authorities to order the perpetrator or perpetrators, if apprehended, to undergo a psychiatric evaluation. PETA is also urging school officials to expel or at least suspend any student found to be responsible for the animal’s death.

Anyone with information is asked to contact PETA directly at 757-622-7382, extension 8037. Any tips PETA receives will be forwarded to the appropriate authorities for investigation.

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