An animal rights group has offered a reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of those responsible for recent barbaric attacks on lambs in the Armagh area.
There was horror and revulsion after it was revealed that the right ear had been cut from a number of lambs on a farm in the Battleford Road area.
The incidents had happened over the course of two weekends but came to light with a police appeal to the public made over the weekend before last.
Now the group People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals has warned that animal abusers are a “serious threat to the whole community” and their behaviour is likely to escalate unless stopped. after the recent savagery
Several lambs died on the farm from heart attacks after they had been mutilated.
“It is imperative that any community faced with sadistic and violent acts such as these take measures to find the culprit or culprits and bring them to justice”, says PETA spokesperson Elisa Allen. “Animal abusers are a danger to everyone – they take their issues out on whoever is available to them, human or non-human, and must be caught before they act again.”
Police, appealing after the attacks came to light, said: “Someone out there knows who is behind this act of animal cruelty. We have increased patrols in the area and our enquiries will continue. If you can help us please call on 101 quoting ref 1323 9/5/15.”
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