Fury as distressed Kingfisher birds are found GLUED to sign post in sickening act of animal cruelty that ‘definitely wasn’t an accident’
- Two Kingfisher birds were found with their legs glued to a national park sign post
- One bird had already died and the second was in an extremely distressed state
- A friend of the woman who found the birds said she was sickened by the scene
- The RSPCA is investigating the sickening act of animal cruelty
Two Kingfisher birds have been found glued to a sign post in a disgusting act of animal cruelty that has sparked outrage among a local community.
A Queensland woman came across the disturbing scene at Cathu State Forest, near Mackay, after one of the small birds had already died.
The second bird was in a highly distressed state and rescuers were able to cut it free and take it to a nearby vet.
Two Kingfisher birds, one already dead, were found glued to a sign post near Mackay (pictured) causing outrage among the community
Kiya Durbridge, a friend of the woman who found the birds, said their legs had been glued to the post.
‘What a disgusting act of animal cruelty,’ she posted to social media.
‘One (bird) died while the other had to have its legs cut off!’
Mrs Durbridge said she was certain it was a deliberate act.
‘Definitely not an accident, the amount of glue and stuff where these birds were stuck it definitely wasn’t an accident,’ she told Seven News.
She said locals were left sick to their stomachs after hearing the news.
‘Sickened, just sickened, they are one of the most beautiful birds you can find … it was distressed breaking out but they managed to cut it loose,’ she said
‘We don’t understand if they’ve (the offenders) came across them or if they’ve sought them out and caught them and sat there and watched them while they were glued to the post, I don’t know.’
A spokeswoman for the RSPCA said the organisation would be investigating the incident.
There are ten members in the Kingfisher family with most being very colourful birds, except the Kookaburra which is the largest.
They are found across Australia, predominately near rivers, the coast and the forests.
Kiya Durbridge, a friend of the woman who found the birds, said their legs had been completely glued to the post and the surviving bird was cut free and taken to a carer (pictured)