PETA Offers Reward to Find Those Who Spray-Painted Brush Turkey

Animal Rights Organisation Seeks Public’s Help in Finding Cruel Culprits

Sunshine Coast – 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 covered a juvenile brush turkey with bright pink spray paint and left the bird for dead in Cotton Tree, near Maroochydore.

The brush turkey, who also suffered from a broken wing and broken leg, was taken by a WILVOS wildlife carer to Australia Zoo, where the bird was euthanised.

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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 a PETA spokesperson. “A person capable of deliberately causing such suffering to a helpless animal 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.

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