Up to $5,000 Offered to Catch Duck and Goose Shooter

For Immediate Release:
May 5, 2022

Megan Wiltsie 202-483-7382

Costa Mesa, Calif. – 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 recently shooting and killing birds with a pellet gun at TeWinkle Park.

On Friday, at least three ducks were killed and a goose was wounded, and the goose later had to be euthanized as a result of her injuries. Just two weeks ago, four ducks in the park were found dead after being shot numerous times—leading police to believe that the birds were killed by same individual(s).

PETA is hoping to get help from the public to solve the case before anyone else falls victim to this violent person.

“There seems to be a serial shooter on the loose, with one bird after another enduring a slow and agonizing death,” says PETA Senior Vice President Colleen O’Brien. “PETA urges anyone with information to come forward right away, before another duck or goose is mowed down in TeWinkle Park.”

Anyone with pertinent information should contact the Costa Mesa Police Department at 714-754-5282.

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.

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