RSPCA Qld today executed a warrant on a Conondale property and seized further evidence in relation to the slaughter of dozens of Grey Headed Flying Foxes.
Evidence obtained over the past week indicates that many of the flying foxes did not die immediately and were condemned to a slow lingering death. Flying foxes were found with both wings shot off, bodies riddled with pellets and babies clinging to their dead mothers.
“This is very, very sad,” said RSPCA Qld spokesperson Michael Beatty. “Most people understand that flying foxes are vital to the environment, but apart from that, these animals were killed inhumanely and most endured extreme suffering.”
RSPCA Qld has been liaising with Queensland Police, EHP, a local veterinary specialist and Bat Rescue volunteers.
Grey Headed Flying Fox are listed as 'vulnerable.”
Anyone with any information is urged to call the RSPCA on 1300 ANIMAL