PETA Ups Reward to $10,000 for Help Nabbing Cow Killer

For Immediate Release:
May 2, 2023

David Perle 202-483-7382

Bexar County, Texas – PETA is offering up to $5,000 in addition to Crime Stoppers’ $5,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person(s) responsible for shooting four cows, three of whom have died, in the Calaveras Lake area on April 12 and 13.

According to the Bexar County Sheriff’s Office, one cow was shot multiple times and killed in the 9000 block of Elmendorf Lavernia Road on April 12. Three cows were shot in the 11000 block of Stuart Road around 1 a.m. on April 13. One cow was found dead at the scene, another had to be euthanized due to their injuries, and a third is currently recovering under a veterinarian’s care.

The sheriff’s office is investigating, but no leads or suspects have been identified yet, so PETA is asking for the public’s help. Would you please share this information with your audience? It may be the only way to find the person(s) responsible.

“These vulnerable cows were shot and left to die in fear and agony,” says PETA Senior Vice President Colleen O’Brien. “PETA urges anyone with information to come forward so that whoever is responsible can be held accountable and stopped from gunning down more of Bexar County’s animals.”

The sheriff’s office has received additional reports of cows being shot in recent weeks, and authorities in Brazos, Madison, and Robertson counties are still investigating another series of mysterious cow deaths, including six cows in those counties who were found with their tongues and other organs removed.

Anyone with information should contact the Bexar County Sheriff’s Office at 210-335-6000 or [email protected].

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, listen to The PETA Podcast, or follow the group on Twitter, Facebook, or Instagram.

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