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Six alpacas senselessly shot dead at Glen Aplin, near Stanthorpe Qld

SIX alpacas have been killed in what police say was a “heartless” savage act of animal cruelty in Queensland’s Southern Downs region.

Police were called in to a property on Mount Stirling Rd, Glen Aplin, Qld. on Saturday when the occupant found five of his alpacas dead and one critically injured in their paddock.

The injured alpaca was examined by a local vet, but was consequently euthanised.

Veterinary examinations indicated the animals had been shot with a small calibre firearm sometime between last Wednesday and Thursday.

Senior Constable Jim Ellis said he could not comprehend the senseless violence against defenceless animals.

“Disturbingly this is the second incident of shooting deaths involving alpacas on rural properties with seven killed at Lyra (south of Ballandean) last September,” he said.

“These senseless deaths are wrong and heartless and I’m urging anyone who may have noticed anything or anyone suspicious or out of the ordinary in the local area to contact police.”

Police will continue to investigate the latest incident, and earlier shooting of seven alpacas at a rural property on Curtin Rd at Lyra.

Phone Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.



Henry Sapiecha

May 6th, 2018
Topic: Alpaca, Queensland, WOOL Tags: , , ,

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