Rescue Dogs Shot and Killed in Australia to Prevent Volunteers From Traveling During COVID

Dogs waiting for homes at an animal shelter in New South Wales, Australia have been shot and killed to prevent people from travelling to pick them up during COVID.

The town, Cobar, has no recent cases of COVID and the Rural Outback Respite/Rescue shelter had a plan in place to transport them safely. One of the dogs was a new mother to a litter of puppies.

“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 Office of Local Government told the Sydney Morning Herald.

The government agency added that they are investigating to see if the killings violated companion animal and cruelty prevention laws.

“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,” the Morning Herald report says. “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.”

Office of Local Government Minister Shelley Hancock has declined to comment.

Animal rights groups are calling for an urgent investigation into the matter.

“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,” Lisa Ryan, Animal Liberation’s regional campaign manager, said.

Greens animal welfare spokeswoman Abigail Boyd told the paper that more animals are being killed.

“While the Liberal-National government twiddles its thumbs on animal welfare issues, more animals are being killed,” she said.

“Council pounds are paid for by local communities, and it is clear that shooting lost and unclaimed dogs housed in these publicly-funded facilities falls far short of community expectations.”

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13 responses to “Rescue Dogs Shot and Killed in Australia to Prevent Volunteers From Traveling During COVID”

  1. CodeMaestro says:

    Every single person involved in this should be in prison. Absolutely disgusting. The hysteria needs to stop.

  2. jamessuraciart says:


  3. jamessuraciart says:

    Whoever pulled the trigger should be shot in both kneecaps and the spine and left in the middle of The Outback to bleed out.

  4. Mattical1980 says:

    There is a really good Lotus Eaters clip from today on YT with an Aussie explaining why the Australian government is so authoritarian. It actually gives me hope for the U.S.

  5. Wolv256 says:

    This is a joke. These people are monsters.

  6. UppityG says:

    Any society that will resort to this action to prevent acts of compassion by grown adults who free to choose what risks they can deal with has gone full totalitarian and fascist. Australia, you had it nice for a bit, but, you kept going along to get along and now look at you. Since America is being run by a senile old fool with a degenerate son laundering bribes for him and a gaggle of feminazis telling him what his foreign policy is, which is to fuck up leaving Afghanistan by refusing to use anything Trump instituted because TDS, don’t expect us to come to your aid.

    Good luck.

  7. mjpluth says:

    That country has lost its collective mind

  8. Wolv256 says:

    Yeah, but those dogs were conservatives.

  9. VannicWolf says:

    “totally reject council’s unacceptable justifications” That all, AUS? sad.

  10. Devilsgun says:

    This is what they do to the dogs down under, in Aussiewitz

    The .gov is treating people worse than dogs now… They’ll be throwing another corpse or 100k on the barbie any second now

  11. RusskiOp_R-76 says:

    No. Really. They are. The down under is about to get flipped upside down.

  12. MikeIke says:

    Probably just testing their guns before using them on their people.

  13. Vashts1985 says:

    *John Wick has entered the chat*