A shelter full of rescue dogs were deemed a health hazard and shot to death by a local government in a twisted take on public safety.
The local council in a region of New South Wales, Australia ordered the violent euthanization of an entire shelter of rescue dogs, amid severe COVID-19 restrictions that have driven violent anti-lockdown protests across the country over the weekend.
The Bourke Shire Council reportedly killed the dogs to prevent volunteers at a local animal shelter from traveling to pick up the pooches last week, despite there being no cases of the virus reported in the town.
“This is just deranged. Australia is at peak mass hysteria and their leaders are fully demented at this point,” remarked writer Stacey Lennox about the shooting.
A spokesperson for the Office of Local Government (OLG) explained that they had been informed by the Bourke Shire that they “decided to take this course of action to protect its employees and community, including vulnerable Aboriginal populations, from the risk of COVID-19 transmission.”
The animal shelter reportedly had COVID-19 safe measures in place to curb the spread of infection.
To prevent further animal slayings, the OLG encouraged other councils to “continue to work with re-homing organizations and volunteers to care for animals, where that can be undertaken consistent with NSW Health advice,” the spokesman continued.
Critics were shocked by the council’s insane actions. “Australia is absolutely consumed by deranged COVID insanity. Now they’re shooting and killing rescued dogs to prevent shelter volunteers from leaving their homes to go pick them up and care for them. Many Australians seem grateful to be locked down,” said one commenter.
And sickened by the manner that the dogs were murdered. “It would be horrific enough if they’d euthanized them by injection but they SHOT DOGS ARE YOU KIDDING ME,” said another.
“What a terrible place Australia is at the moment. A police-state ‘public health’ dictatorship,” one pundit concluded.