Thousands of Dogs Allegedly Found Starving and Beaten Deserve Justice

Target: Annastascia Palaszczuk, Premier of Queensland, Australia

Goal: Demand immediate intervention in an indigenous community where thousands of dogs are reportedly being neglected and beaten.

Volunteers working within the indigenous community of Yarrabah in Queensland, Australia report that rampant abuse and neglect of the community’s dogs is ongoing and has been taking place for years. They allege that dogs are frequently beaten by members of the community or denied veterinary care. Demand justice and immediate intervention for these innocent dogs.

The volunteers, including 59-year-old Lyn Dadd, have reportedly taken thousands of dogs to area vets over the past several years with a host of troubling conditions, ranging from severe malnourishment to hacked-off paws. Allegedly, some of the dogs have had to be euthanized due to the extent of their injuries or neglect. Dadd claims that many of the dogs have endured these horrific conditions for months without any assistance from their human caretakers.

More support is needed for these volunteers and animal management workers to ensure that this alleged rampant abuse is put to an end. If these reports are found to be true, those responsible for beating or starving these animals must face appropriate punishment and these animals must be removed at once. Sign below and demand justice and an end to suffering for these dogs.


Dear Premier Palaszczuk,

Dogs and puppies living in the indigenous community of Yarrabah are reportedly living in horrific conditions and subject to rampant neglect and abuse. Per accounts from council volunteers, dogs have been found beaten, missing paws, scalded with burns and near death from starvation. We demand justice for these innocent animals.

Thousands of dogs have reportedly been taken from the community over the past several years alone, with multiple instances of abuse believed to be occurring each week within the community. Allegedly, many of these dogs are allowed to roam on the outskirts of the town without any veterinary care, including routine spaying or neutering that would control their population, which has exploded as a result. If the volunteers’ accounts are true, this situation is unacceptable and must be brought to an end. We demand that the Queensland government intervene immediately and make sure that these dogs are removed at once and that those responsible for their mistreatment receive appropriate punishment under law.


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Photo Credit: Lyn Dadd

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  1. Rescuing isn’t going to solve the problem. These people obvious don’t like dogs and consider them pests. There needs to be a continuous program to spay and neuter the dogs in this community.

  2. I wish I could leave a reply that wasn’t full of rage and hurt, but this is despicable, outrageous and a lot of other disgusting terms that I want to stay away from.

  3. Liana Calore says:

    Si prega la Premier del Queensland di far cessare immediatamente le stragi e i maltrattamenti degli animali che sono creature indifese e non fanno male a nessuno.Che razza di mostri si permettono di agire indisturbati contro creature inn ocenti.Vanno seriamente pun ite con multe ed arresti.Non si devono chiudere gli occhi di fronte agli sconci di cui molta gente si lamenta.Faccia valere la sua autorità.

  4. Jaime Perez Jaime Perez says:

    This is horrible and gruesome. These people obviously are heartless monsters. These poor dogs don’t deserve this. Spaying and neutering are a very good answer to the over population problem.

  5. How can you say allegedly when the pictures say it all. They are starving to death. Obviously. And justice should be sever

  6. I truly struggle to understand how humans can be soooo IGNORANT & CRUEL!?! Please someone try to explain this f×#%ing sick behavior to me. Is it a defective gene, a mental defiecency or what?

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