Save Imprisoned Wallabies From Starvation and Death

Target: Annastacia Palaszczuk, Premier of Queensland, Australia

Goal: Remove wallabies from an enclosure where they endure starvation and deadly injuries.

Wallabies are being imprisoned and starved in Australia. At the same time, officials responsible for these dire circumstances are blocking efforts to remedy the crisis. Worse yet, many of the desperate animals have died from injuries they suffered in their attempts to escape their man-made prisons.

Ground zero for this crisis is the Centenary Trinity Beach Bulldogs AFL Club Park, an area undergoing extensive development and maintenance projects. To keep the region’s wallabies from interfering with these projects, a regional council enclosed the native animals within fencing, essentially cutting off their means of escaping a small area. Compounding this problem, the fencing has stayed in place for close to a year. The wallabies have begun hurling themselves against the unforgiving fencing, incurring serious injury and—in the most tragic cases—death. While advocates strongly believe these desperate actions are driven by starvation and habitat loss, dismissive officials claim the wallabies are merely reacting to agitation from passersby.

This tragedy could have been prevented by relocating the wallabies to a safer location before construction projects began. Even now, those responsible refuse to acknowledge their deadly errors. Efforts by advocates to relocate the wallabies have been consistently blocked.

Sign this petition to demand accountability and urge immediate action in a year-long act of state-sponsored animal cruelty.

PETITION LETTER:

Dear Premier Palaszczuk,

A critical and ongoing crisis with legal repercussions is taking place in the Cairns region. Social media videos detailing some of your region’s natural living wonders, wallabies, dying in a brutal manner have sparked widespread condemnation and outrage. These animals are currently trapped within the Centenary Trinity Beach Bulldogs AFL Club Park; if the situation is not remedied immediately, more will succumb to starvation or desperate self-mutilation.

A fence installed by the Cairns Regional Council is keeping these animals as essential prisoners without access to their natural food or habitat. The wallabies’ bloody attacks on this makeshift prison are likely a last-ditch attempt at escape and at continued life. Regional officials have curtailed efforts to relocate these under-siege animals, and in fact they have absconded responsibility for relocation onto the state government.

A lawsuit is in process, but by the time complex legal proceedings are untangled, it may be too late for these awe-inspiring creatures. Please make every effort to aid animals that are such testaments to Australia’s natural beauty.

Sincerely,

[[Your Name Here]

Photo Credit: JJ Harrison

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6 Comments

  1. Why would you put up a fence, knowing the wallabies would not have access to their homes and food! Horrific cruelty! Are you purposely trying to kill them off? Fix it now!

    • lynn woods says:

      Australia again what are they trying to keep up to the asian countries to outdo them in a contest to see which one can win a animal cruelty trophy they’re all sickening degenerate countries the more animal cruelty they can come up with the better they need to wiped off the face of this earth

  2. Queensland, Australia shame on you! Do something to repair all the horror you’re committing NOW! MAKE THE RIGHT CHOICE ALREADY! ARE YOU TRYING TO WIPE THESE WALLABIES OFF THE FACE OF THE EARTH?! DO YOU HAVE NO HEART OR COMPASSION?! I GUESS NOT! PROVE TO THE REST OF THE WORLD THAT YOU DO NOW! SAVE THEM NOW!THE WORLD IS WATCHING YOU!

    • what a bloody shame ,what right has any government to imprison any animal and in such disgusting circumstances,kangaroos ,wallabies are iconic to australia,and loved by all nations except australians SHAME ON YOU

  3. As an Australian I am disgusted with stupid Queensland.Remove this stupid animal hating Premier and deport her immediately! She is disliked by most.This animal killing fencing must be removed immediately.

  4. REMOVE THE FENCE FOR THE ANIMALS NOW.

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