RSPCA Qld shocked by horrific cases of animal cruelty

Veterinary nurse Vicky Carlsson helps treat a kangaroo shot by an arrow.
Veterinary nurse Vicky Carlsson helps treat a kangaroo shot by an arrow. Anthony Reginato

NEARLY 20 native animals and birds have been shot with arrows in Queensland in the past six months.

The majority of the attacks came during school holidays and the RSPCA said this week it was worried the attacks would escalate over the Christmas holidays.

"Why anyone would get their kicks from shooting a defenceless creature is beyond us," RSPCA Queensland spokesperson Michael Beatty said.

"Almost all the animals had to be euthanased because of their injuries and all of them suffered terribly before they came into our care.

"What's even more disturbing is that these are just the ones we know about.

"There are obviously many more that are not reported."

Possums, wallabies, scrub turkeys, curlews and ibis were among the victims and last week three children, about 12 years old, were seen beating a curlew with a plank of wood in Caravonica Park in Calamvale.

"We would urge anyone who has any information regarding cruelty to animals to come forward," Mr Beatty said.

"That horrific attack on the alpacas at Caboolture High School is still unsolved and someone must know something."

Other cases of cruelty to wildlife include:

  • A possum and baby attacked with a spear gun at Norman Park
  • Curlews attacked with arrows at Fig Tree Pocket and Enoggera
  • Scrub turkeys attacked with an arrow at Moorooka, Carina Heights and Oxley
  • Kangaroos attacked with arrows at Wondai
  • Ibis and plovers attacked with arrows at Cranbrook and Heatley near Townsville
  • A goat and plover attacked with arrows at Home Hill
  • A cat attacked with an arrow at Maroochydore
  • Baby magpies attacked with a nail gun at Bribie Island
Gympie Times

Topics:  animal cruelty, animals, pets, rspca qld, vet, violence




Local Real Estate

finda logo
Featured Real Estate
QLD’ER WITH BAY... $90000.00
QLD’ER WITH BAY WINDOW OPEN VERANDAHSEXCELLENT SOLID CONDITON,COLOURED LEADLIGHTSOPEN PLAN LIVING FEATURINGLARGE ...
STEEL FRAME HOMES OWNER... STEEL FRAME HOMES OWNER BUILDERS Great deals to suite each Individual. Quality, ...
FULLY SELF CONTAINED MOD... FULLY SELF CONTAINED MOD HOMES $14,990K for 6 x 2.4 x 2.5m ...
THE HARD YAKKA HAS BEEN... $140,000
Residential Land 0 0

Featured Jobs

finda logo

Gympie jobs listed daily

Featured Jobs
FULL TIME WEB... Fortitude Valley Full Time 75,000 - 90,000
GENERAL MANAGER ... Gladstone Full Time $120 - $150


Local Partners

LATEST DEALS AND OFFERS

Job Listings

Search for your next job now.
Learn More

View today's ePaper!

Read the digital edition
Learn More

Cars For Sale

Find cars for sale online now.
Learn More

Property Listings

Post an ad from $30
Learn More

Local Profile

Stay Connected

Get the news as it happens, in your inbox

You can change the newsletters you are subscribed to when you edit your profile

Edit Profile


Special Offers

Latest deals and offers

Horoscopes

Virgo

Move beyond your typical tastes and explore what's possible in cuisine. Cooking will be high on your agenda right now. Someone may make an...

read more

Marketplace

Special Offers & Promotions

Compare & Save