Rosalie Woodruff MP | Greens Environment spokesperson
There is no excuse for the abuse of animals. The actions of those individuals who maimed two defenceless wallabies, by shooting them with a bow and arrow, are despicable.
Wounding an animal with a bow and arrow is an act of obscene cruelty.
These animals were shot and left to die slowly, and found by passers-by. One was fleeing with an arrow still in its head, and another nearly drowning.
These barbaric acts show the worst of human behaviour, and will deeply distress many Tasmanians.
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary should be commended for their animal welfare advocacy, veterinary care and for offering a reward for information. We hope those responsible for these cruel acts are caught.
Tasmania’s wildlife, as with all animals, deserves strong legislative protection, that must be enforced.
Community attitudes towards animals and their welfare are shaped by the views of leaders. We hope both the Liberals and Labor will join the Greens in condemning this shocking animal cruelty.