Sicko tied and abandoned protected bird of prey in rubbish bag

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A sicko in Tasmania tied and abandoned a protected bird of prey in an empty grain bag. Fortunately a Good Samaritan walking in the area made the discovery.

According to Brightside Farm Sanctuary at Cradoc in southern Tasmania, posted about the bird’s rescue on their Facebook page.

“Important Notice.
Yesterday a neighbour was at Deep Bay in Sky Farm Rd when he saw a white ute dump rubbish in the bush.
On closer inspection one of the bags moved. The grain sack tied with string contained a live hawk.”

The hawk was brought to the rescue, checked for injuries and then released.

“What sort of vile human dumps a living animal in a bag and leaves it to suffer a drawn out hideous death. 
The hawk is also a protected species.


The post brought sharp criticism towards the unknown person behind the heinous deed.  The Department of Primary Industries, Parks, Water and Environment are investigating. Anyone with information is asked to contact the police.

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2 replies
  1. Luana Duncan says:

    WTF?? Thank goodness the bird was found and saved!! Hopefully who ever did this will be found and prosecuted!


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