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COWS TORTURED AND KILLED IN GRUESOME SLAUGHTER @ THE WA GOLDFIELDS

TORTURE OF CATTLE AND SLOW GRIZZLY DEATHS IN WA GOLDFIELDS

Five cows have been cruelly shot and tortured in what a cattle station owner says is only the latest incident of animal cruelty in rural WA.

The heifers were discovered at Mt Monger Station, near Kalgoorlie, yesterday afternoon.

“They were shot in the stomach, let [to] walk around and then shot in the chest. They were basically tortured,” Mt Monger Station owner Brendan Jones said.

“One was shot, it’s been wounded and it’s down, so they’ve just cut it’s throat and let it bleed.

“They stuck a stubby in its mouth and cigarette butts in its ears.

“[The culprits] are sick as.”

Mr Jones said a low-calibre gun was used, adding to the inhumanity of the shootings.

The incident has attracted much media attention today but Mr Jones said it was not uncommon and Australia’s outrage over alleged torture of live cattle sent to Indonesian slaughter houses was hypocritical.

“We’re subjected to this ridiculous activity constantly,” he said.

“If it’s not shooting cows it’s shooting cross bows into sheep.

“The general public would be horrified by what we see.”

“The Australian government has thrown some pretty big allegations against the Indonesians … they’re killing cows to survive, we’ve got people here killing cows just for the sport of it and that’s damning on Australia.”

Mr Jones said the cows, owned by a neighbouring station, were temporarily on his property while a boundary fence was repaired.

They had been shot from a road that ran through the property.

He said there was nothing that could be done to prevent further attacks. Fences were cut and the properties were as large as one million acres, making security difficult.

He hoped today’s social media climate would help police track down the culprits.

Sourced & published by Henry Sapiecha

August 22nd, 2011
Topic: ANIMALS & STOCK, Cattle, CRUELTY TORTURE Tags: , , , , , ,

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