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Police need your help to apprehend fish mass murderers

By Leonard Ho - Posted Mar 21, 2014 09:00 AM
On February 2014 at approximately 7:30pm, two males walked into Richland Township, PA's Walmart and killed approximately 1,000 fish by poisoning the central filtration system. Authorities have yet to identify the criminals and are now seeking the public's help to bring them to justice by releasing the surveillance video.
Police need your help to apprehend fish mass murderers

The two perpetrators is recorded on store surveillance CCTV.

Click this link to view the surveillance video (unfortunately we weren't able to embed the video here).  You can clearly see one of the males deliberately dumping an unspecified toxin into the central filtration system while the other male acts as a lookout.

While the loss of life is estimated at only approximately $4,000 (suggesting that most of the fish killed were common, captive-bred freshwater fish, which are commonly sold at Walmarts), animal cruelty towards any life is still animal cruelty.  Any person capable of willfully abusing animals is a potential psychopath that society simply can not ignore.

Anyone with information about this crime or who may be able to help identify the suspect should call Cambria County's non-emergency police line: 1-800-281-1680.  Cambria County is located in southwest Pennsylvania, USA.

Author: Leonard Ho
Location: Southern California

I'm a passionate aquarist of over 30 years, a coral reef lover, and the blog editor for Advanced Aquarist. While aquarium gadgets interest me, it's really livestock (especially fish), artistry of aquariums, and "method behind the madness" processes that captivate my attention.


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