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.
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