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‘Animal Abusers Are Cowards’, Says Rugby Star

Last Sunday in County Antrim, Ireland, someone set fire to a 3-year-old border collie, leaving her with extensive burns. This despicable act elicited a reaction from British and Irish Lions rugby star Stephen Ferris, who is today calling for people to come forward with information.

“Animal abusers are cowards”, says Ferris. “They take their issues out on the most defenceless beings available to them. Anyone capable of dousing an innocent animal in petrol and setting him on fire also shows a frightening lack of empathy and respect for life. It’s so important that we catch them and prevent future acts of violence. Please contact PETA if you have any information about this case.”

PETA is offering a reward of up to £1,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of those responsible and is urging residents to keep a watchful eye on their animal companions.

Image: B.I Lions/InphoCC-BY-SA-2.0

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  1. avatar Brien Comerford says:

    Animal abusers are malevolent and abhorrent reprobates. They also have a pattern of being violent against fellow humans too !

  2. avatar Amelia Bennett says:

    Thank you Stephen for speaking up against this appalling act of cruelty. You are a fine human being for standing up and using your position to make a difference.

  3. avatar ROWAN FINCH says:

    The collie set alight in Ireland is one of the most horrible things I have seen in a long time. The picture of her looking frightened and obviously in a lot of pain with red raw skin made me very angry and very sad at the same time!!
    I hope the bastards responsible are brought to book and jailed, but I am afraid that if they are caught a fine will be their punishment.
    I hope karma will catch up with them eventually.

  4. avatar Cecily Colloby. says:

    Hopefully, whoever did this will be caught and punished but we all know the “punishment ” will be a joke. This individual should be set alight and I would be happy to volunteer…..Scum like this should be exterminated-they are capable of ANYTHING and are a danger to ALL.

  5. avatar Jorge says:

    California Nurse with murder allegation, animal abuse conviction in past, now up for alleged abuse of severly autistic man in his care. http://www.cnn.com/video/#/video/us/2012/09/22/caregivers-autistic-abuse.cnn

  6. avatar Wowzers says:

    If animal abusers are cowards then peta president Ingrid Newkirk is the dumbest coward of all. Let’s face it, killing countless pups and felines and such for no reason and calling it “humane euthanasia” is animal abuse!

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