A council in New South Wales in Australia has shot and killed multiple impounded dogs over COVID-19 concerns, prompting a government investigation.
The Bourke Shire Council killed the dogs to prevent volunteers from traveling to pick up the animals, in line with their interpretation of COVID-19 restrictions, according to the Sydney Morning Herald.
The Office of Local Government is investigating the dogs’ executions and said it’s evaluating to see whether any animal cruelty laws were broken.
“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.
COVID-19 has been relatively dormant in Cobar, the city where the pound resides, according to NSW Health.
“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,” said animal liberation campaigner Lisa Ryan.
Along with the slaughtering of animals, the Australian government is seizing 24,000 children from it’s citizens to place them in a stadium quarantine camp to be forcibly vaccinated. Parents will not be allowed to attend. Australia is also currently establishing more COVID-19 quarantine camps for citizens. Furthermore, citizens will be charged with “on the spot” excessive fines up to $5,000 per infraction if they violate the tyrannical COVID-19 rules as their children get sent away to get forcibly vaccinated despite their protest as Australia conducts one of the most authoritarian military lockdowns to date.
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