For Immediate Release:
August 3, 2021
Megan Wiltsie 202-483-7382
Attleboro, Mass. – PETA is offering a reward of up to $5,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction on cruelty charges of the person(s) responsible for running over a family of geese—a mother, a father, and three babies—as they attempted to cross Route 123 near the water treatment plant around 4:15 p.m. last Friday. Witnesses reported that the driver of a gray truck grew impatient while waiting for the geese to navigate the busy road and stepped on the gas, killing all of them.
PETA is hoping for help from the public to solve the case before anyone else falls victim to this violent person.
“Geese mate for life, protect their families, and don’t deserve to be mowed down by someone with a dangerously short fuse,” says PETA Vice President Colleen O’Brien. “PETA is asking anyone with information to come forward so that the person responsible for this heinous act can be held accountable and stopped from hurting anyone else.”
Anyone with pertinent information should contact Animal Control at 774-203-1867 or 774-203-1868.
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, please visit PETA.org or follow the group on Twitter, Facebook, or Instagram.