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SPCA Looking for Help to Solve the Case of the Murdered Peafowl

About 40 of the birds were found dead in the community, some near Dapplegray Lane, according to the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals.

Patch file photo.
Patch file photo.

The Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Los Angeles today sought public help in identifying anyone involved in killing peafowl in Rolling Hills Estates.

About 40 of the birds were found dead in the community, some near Dapplegray Lane, according to the society.

Twelve of the peafowl were shot with pellets or BBs, 15 were killed by vehicle strikes, five were poisoned, one was shot with a bow and arrow and another was shot with a gun, according to spcaLA.

"Peafowl in many areas of Southern California are considered pests. But, it doesn't matter if you think an animal is a pain or a pet, maliciously injuring or killing an animal is criminal," spcaLA President Madeline Bernstein said, adding that a conviction on felony animal cruelty charges can lead to imprisonment and/ fines of up to $20,000.

Anyone with information about the peafowl deaths was urged to contact spcaLA's Cruelty Tipline at (800) 540-SPCA.

--City News Service


robin May 11, 2014 at 06:40 PM
It sucks, A LOT of people are moving here that just do not belong.

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