10 Puppies Confirmed Dead As 15 Rescue Dogs Shot By Australian Council
10 puppies are part of a line of dogs killed due to Australian coronavirus restrictions.
The dogs were shot dead by the Bourke Shire Council in New South Wales (NSW), causing outrage across the country.
Initially, the number of dogs killed was not reported, but it has since been found that 15 were killed, including 10 puppies.
In early August there were five dogs in the council pen that had used up all five of their cages. One of the dogs then had a litter of 14, four of which died.
The council has alleged the murders were committed to prevent volunteers from traveling to the shelter in Cobar to pick them up.
It was also alleged that the animals shot had been in pounds well beyond the time required by the Companion Animal Act.
The council decided to take this action to protect its staff and the community, including the vulnerable Aboriginal population, from the risk of transmission of COVID-19.
“The city is currently in a difficult situation with COVID. Positive cases are increasing. The council is very careful with people entering Bourke. The majority of the council’s staff were laid off to prevent the virus from spreading further in the community, ”the statement said.
According to data, there were seven reported COVID cases in Bourke as of last night, August 22nd.
Following the controversial killings of the dogs, an investigation into the matter has been called, and it is now being conducted by the RSPCA.
Announcing the news of its investigation, the animal rights group said: “This is being investigated for possible violations under the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act 1979. Since this is an active investigation, privacy and legal considerations do not allow us to provide further information . ” Information.’
Emma Hurst, a member of the House of Lords for the Animal Justice Party NSW, said a desperate member of the ward contacted her last week after learning of the dogs’ impending fate.
Hurst said, “This is absolutely heartbreaking – to think that these lost or abandoned animals don’t even have a chance to find loving homes forever.”
“To be clear, there is no health ordinance requiring a council to kill the homeless or lost animals in their care,” she added.