Reward of Up to $5,000 for Help Nabbing Local Horse Killer

For Immediate Release:
July 8, 2022

Contact:
Megan Wiltsie 202-483-7382

Las Vegas 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) who shot and killed four horses in Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area this year, including one on July 4.

According to the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department (LVMPD), the horses were shot and killed at close range during the night in January, March, June, and July at Cowboy Trail Rides, off state Route 159. Surveillance video shared by the police department shows the suspect wearing a ski mask, gloves, and ear protection.

Police and the Bureau of Land Management are investigating but reported to PETA that no suspect has been identified yet, so PETA is asking for the public’s help. Would you please share this information and surveillance video with your audience?

“Red Rock’s gentle horses are in danger, and they need the public’s help,” says PETA Senior Vice President Colleen O’Brien. “PETA urges anyone with information to come forward so this killer can be held accountable and stopped from shooting more animals.”

Anyone with information should contact the LVMPD at 702-828-3364 or [email protected]. To remain anonymous, tipsters can call Crime Stoppers of Nevada at 702-385-5555.

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 on PETA’s investigative newsgathering and reporting, please visit PETA.org or follow the group on Twitter, Facebook, or Instagram.

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