Thursday, October 24, 2013
Magpies attacked in Auburn, as the RSPCA call on help from Auburn residents for information
RSPCA NSW is calling for assistance from local Auburn residents following a spate of incidents involving Magpies in a local park.
Several birds have been found with their feet and bodies bound with string, hanging from trees in Grey Box Gum Reserve, on the corner of St Johns and Park Roads.
RSPCA NSW Chief Inspector David OShannessy reminded people that as a native species, magpies are protected throughout New South Wales and it is illegal to harm or kill the birds.
“Inflicting pain or distress on any animal or bird is an offence under the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act, and if convicted the guilty party can face a fine or even a jail sentence,” Chief Inspector OShannessy said.
Anyone with information is encouraged to contact RSPCA NSW on 1300 CRUELTY (1300 278 3589) or visit the website: http://www.rspcansw.org.au/contact/report-a-cruelty-case