Horrific act shocks locals and RSPCA
AN ANIMAL’S mutilated body has been discovered zip-tied to a fence in Laidley, and the find has shocked local residents.
Cher Kilpatrick discovered the headless body of a peacock strung up on the corner of
Paroz and Mountain roads on the afternoon of September 3.
Ms Kilpatrick said she had spotted the bird on her way home and had initially thought it to be an eagle caught in the fence.
However when she and her husband returned to the site to free the bird they discovered the lifeless corpse which she said left her feeling “shocked and disgusted”.
“I have no idea what would possess a human to do this,” Ms Kilpatrick said.
“We do have a few of these birds up the dirt road, they roam around freely in the paddocks – they don't seem to be a nuisance at all.”
The act has similarly disturbed RSPCA Queensland spokesman Michael Beatty.
“Unfortunately, we do get these cases and it’s just very disturbing,” Mr Beatty said.
“You just don’t understand why someone would do something like that – it’s just completely senseless.
He said inspectors were investigating the incident, but more information was needed to be able to determine what occurred.
“In cases like this, you are really reliant on a member of the public coming forward with some information.”
DISTURBING: A beheaded peacock was found zip-tied to a fence in Laidley.