SOURCE: Last Chance for Animals

Last Chance for Animals

June 01, 2012 16:01 ET

$7500 Reward by LCA for Information Leading to the Arrest and Conviction of Luka Rocco Magnotta

LOS ANGELES, CA--(Marketwire - Jun 1, 2012) - Last Chance for Animals (LCA), a non-profit animal rights organization based in Los Angeles, has been notified of a series of disturbing videos that exhibit animal cruelty, animal rape, torture, murder and cannibalism. Police in Canada are currently seeking Luka Rocco Magnotta and Interpol has issued a "Red Notice" in connection with these crimes. Magnotta may be hiding out in Montpellier, France, Toronto, Canada, New York, NY, or Los Angeles, CA. LCA's Special Investigations Unit (SIU) is currently working to bring Magnotta to justice.

Magnotta first came to the attention of animal rights activists in 2010 when he allegedly posted a video to YouTube of himself suffocating kittens in a plastic bag while Christmas music played in the background. Over the next two years several other videos were posted in which cats were raped and killed and a kitten was fed to a snake. On May 25, 2012 a video was posted in which Magnotta allegedly tortured, killed, dismembered, and cannibalized an adult man then allowed a puppy to feed on the body.

It has been reported that Magnotta claimed to have sent five packages with different body parts to various individuals and groups and that Magnotta has declared his intention to kill again.

This case clearly highlights what many psychologists have been saying for decades; that there is a clear link between animal cruelty and a propensity for violence toward humans.

Known Aliases: Rocco Magnotta, Eric Clinton Newman, Jamsey Cramsalot, Mattia Del Santo, Vladimir Romanov, Shane, Kirk Newman, and multiple other aliases.

Wanted for: Alleged animal cruelty, murder, cannibalism.

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LCA, a national animal rights organization based in Los Angeles has been active for nearly three decades. Founded and led by animal expert, author, and actor, Chris DeRose, LCA's roots began in exposing the inherent cruelty of vivisection. LCA fights for the rights of animals by conducting investigations that expose animal cruelty, launching public awareness campaigns, pushing animal friendly legislation and helping prosecute animal abusers.