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Reward offered over swan attacks

Swan
The RSPCA said the swans had been maliciously injured

A reward has been put up for information following a spate of attacks on swans in Derbyshire.

Four birds in the Codnor area had to be put down over a two-week period after being shot with an air rifle in November last year.

The national pressure group, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA), has put up the 1,000 reward.

The RSPCA said one of the swans had been decapitated and another had been shot 13 times.

Anna Sergeant from PETA said: "It seems that these animals went through huge suffering for no reason whatsoever. We really need to take action."



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