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Reward offered for 'sadistic' Grand Canyon squirrel kicker

Published on Aug 7, 2014 3:13 AM
 

WASHINGTON (AFP) - Animal rights group PETA posted a US$15,000 (S$18,000) reward Wednesday for information leading to the arrest of a shirtless man seen kicking a squirrel off the edge of the Grand Canyon.

Video of the unidentified male luring the squirrel to its widely-assumed death went viral earlier this week on YouTube, which has since taken it down.

"It is imperative to find anyone who commits sadistic and violent acts against a vulnerable being," said PETA director Martin Mersereau in announcing the reward.

"Animal abusers are bullies and cowards who look to victimise the most vulnerable, defenseless individuals available to them - human or nonhuman - and this man must be caught as soon as possible," he added.

A still from a video which went viral online of a shirtless man seen kicking a squirrel off the edge of the Grand Canyon. A reward of US$15,000 (S$18,000) is being offered by animal rights group PETA for information leading to the arrest of the unidentified male. -- PHOTO: LIVELEAK
 
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