FLORIDA -- A hefty bounty has been set on head of those who tortured an alligator in Indiantown.
Of course, the capture of these suspect will much more humane than what the vandals did to the poor creature.
PETA has offered a $5,000 reward for the capture of those who tortured the animal.
Martin County Deputies called the act a “heinous act of animal cruelty.”
While investigating a vandalism report at a business, deputies found a 4-foot alligator with his eyes gouged out. The alligator’s back had also been cut open.
“This alligator suffered hideously in an animal attack in which the eyes were gouged out and the back cut open while the animal was still alive,” said PETA Senior Vice President Lisa Lange in a release.
“PETA urges anyone with information about this case to come forward immediately so that this animal torturer can be held accountable.”
The motto of PETA, which stands for People for the Ethical Treatment of animals, is “animals are not ours to abuse in any way.”
Anyone with information about this case is asked to call Martin County Sheriff’s Office at 772-220-7170.
(CBS12 - May 26, 2017)