In Defense Of Animals Offers Reward In Rabbit Killing Case

May 15th, 2013 by Eric Phelps



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In Defense Of Animals Offers $1,000 Reward In Rabbit Killing Case

Rabbit found shot and stuffed through car door handle

Columbus, Ohio (May 14, 2013) – In Defense of Animals (IDA), an international animal protection organization based in California, has offered a $1,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of whomever shot a rabbit then stuffed the animal through a car door handle.

On the morning of Monday, April 29, a neighbor found the rabbit still alive, but suffering from a gunshot and suspended upside down after having her back legs stuffed through a car door handle in the Quarry Pointe neighborhood.

“The animal was injured…but then on top of being injured someone takes the animal and suspends it upside down on a door handle and the last moments of the animal’s life are pure agony,” Kerry Manion, Lead Investigator with the Capital Area Humane Society told local media.

“Anyone who could commit this cold-blooded killing of such a vulnerable creature is a danger to all of us,” said Eric Phelps, Emergency Response Unit Coordinator for IDA. “Whoever knows who did this will be serving the entire community by stepping forward.” Phelps added that studies have repeatedly shown, and the FBI and other law enforcement agencies agree, that a person who commits cruelty to animals very often moves on to commit acts of violence against people, especially when the cruelty to animals goes unpunished.

IDA urges anyone with information about this brutal attack to call the Capital Area Humane Society at 614-777-7387, ext. 250.