PETA has offered a reward of up to US$2,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person, or people, responsible for drowning a litter of helpless puppies and posting a video of their demise to the internet.

PETA has offered a reward of up to US$2,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person, or people, responsible for drowning a litter of helpless puppies and posting a video of their demise to the internet.
 
Image taken from video footageThe disturbing footage appears to show a young girl in a red hooded top scooping six newborn puppies from a bucket before hurling them one-by-one into a fast flowing river.
 
However, it is not yet clear whether the clip is real, or a hoax created in the wake of outrage caused by CCTV footage of Coventry woman Mary Bale dumping a cat into a wheelie bin.
 
The footage, initially posted to YouTube, has since been removed for policy violation, but not before members of internet group 4Chan (instrumental in identifying Mary Bale) were able to track down the owner of the Bosnian YouTube account used to upload the video.
 
Posting to the PETA Files blog, Shawna Flavell wrote: “Members of 4chan were able to track down the owner of the Bosnian YouTube account that originally uploaded the video and we currently have six possible leads, but the identity of the girl has yet to be confirmed.”
 
“If you have information regarding this case, please contact PETA’s Cruelty Investigations Department.”

 
Animal rights group Flekice and Sarajevo-based animal protection group Association of Citizens for Prevention of Cruelty Against Animals (SOS) both claim to have received details of the individuals involved and their location.

The stretch of river featured in the 44-second film is said to be the river Vrbas, which flows through the town of Bugojno in central Bosnia.

The story has seen pourings of outrage on news websites worldwide, including those of the Daily Mail and Telegraph, while Facebook has seen the creation of the inevitable hate groups aimed at the blonde “star” of the video.

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