The Australian regime will justify any atrocity if it’s ‘limiting the spread of COVID-19.’
This wicked attitude trickles down to local officials.
The atrocities don’t end at human rights abuses.
Officials won’t stop at harming innocent animals if they claim it prevents COVID-19.
The latest victims of the Australian regime’s brutality were innocent rescue dogs in New South Wales.
A rural NSW council killed several impounded dogs that a shelter was coming to rescue.
What was their excuse for murdering them?
Specifically, to prevent volunteers at the shelter from traveling to pick them up.
How wicked can you be to justify murdering innocent dogs?
There’s no limit for these demons to continue this utter COVID-19 insanity.
— The Sydney Morning Herald (@smh) August 22, 2021
WHAT THE ACTUAL FUCK!?!? They're SHOOTING all the rescue dogs in Australia because of COVID!!!
Who could do that??? That country is trying to be worse than even China.https://t.co/LKU9RwMDyi
— Tim Young (@TimRunsHisMouth) August 22, 2021
'Rescue dogs shot dead by NSW council due to COVID-19 restrictions.' Australia seems to have gone completely insane over Covid. https://t.co/j43eKvZHUJ
— Byron York (@ByronYork) August 22, 2021
The easy militarism of Australia and New Zealand over the last year+ has been shocking.https://t.co/94GbsTx8nF
— Neil Stevens (@presjpolk) August 22, 2021
Have you seen this insanity? I’m heartbroken and sickened by this story! 😭 They’ve truly lost their minds in Australia. https://t.co/sjv9o2QBm1
— Krista Loughnane (@kristaloughnane) August 22, 2021
Shot dead due to "Covid concerns". As Orwell famously said, "Don't let it happen. It depends on you". Too late for Australia https://t.co/0UzrqPz7Oc
— Mike Quasar (@mikequasar) August 22, 2021
If you’re wondering how Covid restrictions are going in Australia, they are shooting dogs in animal shelters to prevent volunteers from leaving their houses to feed them and breaking quarantine. https://t.co/a49o5I7Wo9
— Josh Ernstrom (@joshernstrom) August 22, 2021
The Sydney Morning Herald reported:
Several impounded dogs due to be rescued by a shelter have instead been shot dead by a rural council in NSW under its interpretation of COVID-19 restrictions, alarming animal activists and prompting a government probe.
Bourke Shire Council, in the state’s north-west, killed the dogs to prevent volunteers at a Cobar-based animal shelter from travelling to pick up the animals last week, according to council’s watchdog, the Office of Local Government.
“OLG has been informed that the council decided to take this course of action to protect its employees and community, including vulnerable Aboriginal populations, from the risk of COVID-19 transmission,” a spokesman from the government agency said.
The spokesman said the agency was examining the circumstances of the incident to find out whether companion animal and cruelty prevention laws had been broken.The Herald attempted to contact the council administration multiple times, but received no response, and a member of Rural Outback Respite/Rescue – the shelter that was supposed to receive the dogs – declined to comment.
A source who is familiar with the arrangement said the shelter volunteers are distressed and had COVID-safe measures in place to handle the dogs, one of which was a new mother.
According to NSW Health, there have been no recent locally acquired COVID-19 cases in Cobar, although fragments of the virus have been found in the area’s sewerage system.
The Office of Local Government Minister Shelley Hancock, who has previously faced questions in Parliament over the shooting of animals in council pounds, did not comment. However, animal liberation campaigner Lisa Ryan called for an urgent investigation.
“We are deeply distressed and completely appalled by this callous dog shooting and we totally reject council’s unacceptable justifications that this killing was apparently undertaken as part of a COVID- safe plan,” Ms Ryan, Animal Liberation’s regional campaign manager, said.
Asked during budget estimates in March whether she knew about councils shooting animals to euthanise them, Ms Hancock said she didn’t.
“If it was a practice, I would be concerned about it — if it was a cat or a dog,” she said, before agreeing to answer questions on notice regarding the practice.
A later answer said councils weren’t required to tell the government how they killed animals under their care.
Ms Ryan said, based on her answers during the hearing, Ms Hancock was “clearly oblivious to the reality of the serious issues involving many NSW council pounds.”