7 Animals Found Dead Near PETA Office in Echo Park; $2,500 Reward Offered
People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, better known as PETA, recently offered a reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person responsible for killing seven animals and leaving them on a busy thoroughfare near the organization’s Echo Park office.
A cat, four pigeons, a crow and a seagull were found dead on Sunset Boulevard near Rosemont Avenue (map) Friday, PETA’s Senior Media Coordinator David Perle said.
Their bodies were less than 200 feet from a PETA office.
The animals were found arranged in a circle and may have been the victim of a ritualistic killing, Perle said.
Officials were investigating if the deaths violated California’s anti-cruelty statute.
PETA offered a $2,500 reward for information that led to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for the crime. Anyone with information was asked to contact PETA at 757-622-7382, extension 8037.
The California Department of Fish and Wildlife were also investigating the incident.