Australian Council Was Concerned Over People Getting Covid When Visiting Dog Shelter . . . So They Killed The Dogs

As many of you know, I am a fanatical dog lover so this story sent me into a high orbit. In Australia, the Bourke Shire Council in the northwestern part of the state of New South Wales was concerned that people might get or spread Covid when visiting an animal center for dogs.  Various solutions would seem to come to mind from virtual viewings to proof of Covid tests.  Instead, the council killed the dogs and declared the problem solved.

Australia is already in the midst of widespread protests over Covid restrictions.  However, most people  (thankfully) seem united in their outrage over this response.

The center deals with “camp dogs” which are re-homed from Australia’s remote, Indigenous communities to more populous ones.

The Bourke Shire Council killed the dogs “to protect its employees and community, including vulnerable Aboriginal populations.”

There is now an investigation into whether shooting dogs to avoid visitation is a violation of animal cruelty laws.  I would hope so.
Councils were reportedly warned this month by the state government that a 1998 law mandates that “before destroying a seized or surrendered animal they must consider whether there is an alternative action.”  On the top of my head, I could think of half a dozen alternatives including not allowing visitation during the pandemic.

21 thoughts on “Australian Council Was Concerned Over People Getting Covid When Visiting Dog Shelter . . . So They Killed The Dogs”

  1. This reminds me of the joke where a man, charged for murdering another man and his entire family, justified killing the entire family because he didn’t want the rest of the family left behind to suffer over the murder of the head of the family. There were similar jokes from the Stalin Era in the USSR “explaining” why the Soviet Government imprisoned and murdered entire families and ethnic groups during the great purges of the 1920s and 1930s to protect the “Peoples Revolution” – not the People themselves.

    I guess these things are possible even in countries which superficially resemble our own, yet we must remember that Australia, Canada, and other allies do not have what we in the US have: the US Bill of Rights in the most enduring republican constitution in world history. Unfortunately, one of the two major parties in this country are hell-bent and destroying this unique endowment from the Founders framers of the Constitution with spurious arguments which are nothing but deflections to justify tyranny.

  2. If I recall correctly, SARS-CoV2 had a greater affinity for humans than animals.

    Humans are most susceptible to infection, then pangolins, then dogs. Bats were the 9th susceptible species. Some have posited that it’s possible pangolins functioned in its spread, but if that were the case, others that this is another step on the gain of function theories.

    https://www.nature.com/articles/s41598-021-92388-5

  3. Hear that? The Australian government killed all the dogs, “for the good” of their employees and the Aborigines.

    This is why you don’t want to give so much power to the government. You might disagree with what they decide to do “for your own good.”

  4. And in other news, Australia is rapidly approaching Communist China.

    I read a tragic story where a women was disallowed from staying with her daughter, who was diagnosed with advanced cancer. Her daughter was married, with two small children. The grandmother promised to quarantine, and refrain from traveling. She just wanted to be there for her daughter, and help care for her grandchildren.

    Her request was denied, because her daughter already had a caregiver, her husband. I wonder what they think the kids are going to do in the meanwhile. Play in traffic?

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  5. Covid variants develop precisely because the virus spreads to other mammal “reservoirs”–any mammal mucus membrane is a petrie dish for Covid. Polio and Smallpox only transfer via Human2Human infection–which is precisely why you can eliminate them with a one off vaccine. If we were to rid the world of the current variants of Covid but then re-expose the world to your Canine Spa inhabitants who had earlier been confirmed Covid positive and then quarantined for the duration, it is very likely that they themselves would be riddled with a never before seen variants. That is unless a vaccine was developed for pets. In which case, many would see to it that Lassie is vaxxed before their fellow man received same.

  6. Australia has rejected the universal, “God-given” and natural rights, freedoms, privileges and immunities of the U.S. Constitution and imposed a police state, not dissimilar to the police state imposed by the illicit, illegitimate and unconstitutional, communist (liberal, progressive, socialist, democrat, RINO) NIH under Commissar Anthony Fauci.

    The Supreme Court can discern no constitutional basis for any of these actions but denies and strikes down none of them.
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    “But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government, and to provide new Guards for their future security.”

    – Declaration of Independence, 1776

  7. As an animal behaviorist and professional dog trainer I am absolutely sick over hearing this story. It is absolutely outrageous. It’s a Felony in the Commonwealth of Virginia to kill a dog. After working on a bill for several years those of us that worked on getting a higher penalty for abuse finally was accomplished. The relatively new law in Virginia now states that the dog does not have to die to be classified as a felony. The cruelty to animals that has been on for so long finally caught up with those who abuse animals to near death with no consequences. It’s now a felony. This is one of the reasons why I started doing pet education in preschool once I discovered that if a kid is going to be cruel to an animal it’s usually done before 4th or 5th grade which is the grades I started my program in. There is a direct correlation between child abuse and animal abuse. I do my best to teach children to always be kind to animals. It’s a shame that someone did not do the same in Australia. Truly sad.

    1. You need to up your game. Fauci’s NIH was raked over the coals recently by PETA charging Fauci and his ilk with unnecessary abuse of its target animal the Beagle. Well, I guess the only other option was to experiment on humans. As far as FDA Approval this was bought and paid for by big pharma similar to the buying of securities rating agency’s in 2008 by Wall Street hooligans where Moody’s, Fitch and S&P were routinely granting AAA ratings to Mortgage Backed Securities that had less value than at the local trash dump. Got it?

  8. So in Australia they are illegally killing dogs to try to prevent people from getting covid and in the US they are killing people by making it illegal to prevent people from getting covid.

  9. God spelled backwards is Dog. When the dog killers get their own interviews at the Pearly Gates they will be interviewed by a beagle. And taken to Hell in a handbasket towed by a poodle.

  10. All supporters of big government, take note.

    This is what happens when a government is so big and powerful that it no longer answers to the people

    How far removed from humanity were these thugs?

    Similar note.

    Incompetence in Afghanistan.

    The only military person to lose his job over the debacle was the only person in the military to point out their incompetence.

    Don’t listen to the message, kill the messenger.

    1. Very Nice comment, but I wouldn’t kill the messengers. I would spay/neuter them to stop any progeny from acquiring these traits.

  11. The council should have killed themselves then they wouldn’t have to worry about covid at all.

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