PETA Joins Desperate Guardian in Search for Culprit Who Killed Beloved Mare
For Immediate Release:
October 10, 2016
Brooke Rossi 202-483-7382
Barre, Vt. – Last Wednesday morning, a 23-year-old horse named Bunny was shot and killed with a bow and arrow in her own pasture in the middle of the night. Police are investigating but have yet to make any arrests in the case, prompting PETA—whose motto reads, in part, that “animals are not ours to abuse in any way”—to offer a reward of up to $5,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for this crime.
“It takes a dangerous lack of empathy for the suffering of others to shoot a gentle horse and leave her to bleed to death in terror and agony,” says PETA Vice President Colleen O’Brien. “PETA is urging anyone with information about this case to come forward now—before someone else gets hurt.”
Police say that the killing, which they believe was intentional, constitutes aggravated cruelty to a domestic animal and felony unlawful mischief. Anyone with information about the case is encouraged to contact the Barre Police at 802-476-6613 or submit a tip online at vsp.vermont.gov/tipsubmit.
For more information, please visit PETA.org.