Animal Rights Organisation Seeks Public’s Help in Finding Cruel Culprits
Far North Queensland – People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) is offering a reward of up to $2,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons who allegedly burnt a magpie goose and cable-tied the legs of two others before leaving them to die this week in Far North Queensland.
The two surviving birds were taken into care by a local wildlife rescue on the Cassowary Coast. The founder, Heather Bridges, said one of the geese is unlikely to survive. The birds are believed to have been tortured and dumped.
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“Someone in the area must have seen or heard something related to this horrific incident. We’re calling on anyone who has information about this callous act to come forward,” says PETA Senior Outreach and Partnerships Manager Emily Rice. “A person capable of deliberately causing such protracted suffering to helpless animals demonstrates a deeply worrying psychological state and must be found.”
According to law-enforcement agencies and leading mental health professionals, perpetrators of violent and callous acts against animals are often repeat offenders who pose a threat to all animals – including humans.
Anyone with information about this case should contact RSPCA Queensland by submitting a report here.
For more information about PETA’s work for animals, please visit PETA.org.au.