For Immediate Release:
September 1, 2023
Sara Groves 202-483-7382
Las Vegas – PETA is offering up to $5,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person(s) responsible for fatally shooting Pete, a beloved neighborhood peacock who was struck twice with a bow and arrow near the intersection of W. Charleston Boulevard and S. Cimarron Road on August 21.
That afternoon, a neighbor in the Castlegate gated community found the wounded bird and rushed him to Lone Mountain Animal Hospital, but staff couldn’t save him due to the severity of his injuries.
Las Vegas Animal Protection Services is investigating, but no leads or suspects have been identified yet, so PETA is asking for the public’s help.
“This beloved peacock was shot twice with arrows and left to suffer by a cruel person obviously lacking empathy for others,” says PETA Senior Vice President Colleen O’Brien. “PETA urges anyone with information to come forward so this killer can be held accountable and prevented from harming anyone else.”
Anyone with information should contact Las Vegas Animal Protection Services at 702-229-6444 or via its contact form.
PETA—whose motto reads, in part, that “animals are not ours to abuse in any way”—opposes speciesism, a human-supremacist worldview. For more information about PETA’s investigative newsgathering and reporting, please visit PETA.org, listen to The PETA Podcast, or follow the group on Twitter, Facebook, or Instagram.