Justice for Decapitated Platypuses

Target: NSW Police Commissioner Michael Fuller

Goal: The arrest and prosecution of any individuals involved in the suspected killing of three platypuses.

A platypus serial killer might be on the loose in a small Australian town. That’s according to a local wildlife group, which says three platypuses have been found dead in the Albury Botanic Gardens in New South Wales, Australia.

“The animals appear to have been deliberately killed in an horrific act of cruelty,” the Wildlife Information, Rescue and Education Service (WIRES) said in a statement.

Two of the animals were found decapitated, while all three were believed to have been in good health before their sudden deaths. A local veterinarian has confirmed the latest one to be found was decapitated with a sharp object, leading local authorities to suspect the killings were all intentional. According to investigators, the platypuses probably lived in a nearby habitat. Somehow, the were then caught in a trap and killed, with their bodies being dumped in the park.

“These guys would not have got to the botanic gardens on their own,” WIRES spokesperson Hazel Cook told The Guardian newspaper.

“We thought at first that they might have been caught accidentally by someone with illegal nets in the river but then why take them to the gardens? Why not just throw the bodies in the river? And why take the heads? We still don’t know what they’ve done with the heads,” she added.

The case has already shaken the local community, with many calling for justice. If you agree this case shouldn’t be forgotten, then sign our petition demanding police prioritize finding those responsible.

PETITION LETTER:

Dear Michael Fuller,

The regional town of Albury has been shaken in recent weeks by a series of suspected intentional killings of platypuses. Two of the bodies were found decapitated, leading the Wildlife Information, Rescue and Education Service to conclude the deaths weren’t accidents.

Platypuses are among Australia’s most unique, treasured animals. They’re extremely timid, and rarely aggressive. If these killings were indeed intentional, then this could be one of the most disturbing cases of animal abuse in Albury in recent years. The hunt for any such perpetrators should be a priority for NSW police, and anyone involved in the deaths should be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law. Under federal law, the harming of native animals carries a fine of up to $11,000, and/or six months imprisonment.

Unfortunately, many cases of animal cruelty worldwide are all too often de-prioritized by law enforcement. Many people view animal abuse as a relatively unimportant crime, despite the scientific link between animal cruelty and other social problems like domestic violence. Please don’t let these platypus deaths in Albury go unpunished.

Sincerely,

[Your Name Here]

Photo Credit: Klaus

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11 Comments

  1. Diane Petrillo Diane Petrillo says:

    Okay, WTF??? The only people who could do such a thing are people who need to be exterminated. It’s high time we start culling the psychopaths from this earth and that officials start waking up.

    • I agree with Diane. WE need to get rid of all the psychopaths. Unfortunately, many are in politics too and is why we have a hard time ending animal abuse. Politicians are the poison NOT the antidote

    • Evelyn Ball says:

      Totally agree Diane. Too much human garbage littering this planet. Our overpopulated species needs a good cull and getting rid of bastards who can do this to innocent animals along with child abusers need to go.

  2. Jaime Perez says:

    What is wrong with people? Just leave the animals alone. There are some Sick people out there who need to be eradicated.

  3. Wendy Morrison says:

    When this stupid idiot found decapitate him and save people’s money on a trial.

  4. Rosslyn Osborne says:

    This perpetrator needs to be found quickly as we all know one in 5 turn their heinous cruelty towards children, when the ‘joy’ goes out of watching animals suffer.
    The perpetrator has the heads for a trophy? Definitely a psychopath in the making, a very disturbed creature!
    Throw the book at them when found please act quickly….
    Come on Albury, someone must know something, keep your eyes open and help the Police catch this perpetrator ASAP. Thank you.

  5. IT SEEMS TO ME THAT THAT WAS SOMETHING EVIL PUNKS WITH TOO MUCH TIME ON THEIR HANDS DID. PUT THEM IN PRISON FOR A LONG TIME AND HOPEFULLY SOMEONE THERE WILL MAKE THEM THEIR BITCHES!

  6. SO MUCH EVIL IN THIS WORLD!

  7. More whackos. The world is being overrun with them. We need to rid the world of these mentally disturbed nuts.

  8. Lisa Zarafonetis Lisa Zarafonetis says:

    Signed & Shared❗️😠

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