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UPDATE (1/19/2022): The Department of Environment and Science (DES) investigated this crime, said a spokesperson with the Queensland RSPCA told Lady Freethinker. Unfortunately, no one was ever connected to the cruelty. While we are disappointed that no one was held accountable, we thank these agencies for taking this case seriously and doing a thorough investigation. We will continue to do all we can to advocate for animals. —Lady Freethinker Staff


Suffering and desperate to to fly away, two Kingfisher birds were glued by the legs to a signpost at the Cathu State Forest in Queensland, Australia.

Onlookers encountered the heartbreaking scene, where one bird, sadly, had already died. They cut the other distressed bird free and rushed him to a qualified caretaker.

Witnesses described the act as deliberate. 

“The amount of glue and stuff where these birds were stuck, it definitely wasn’t an accident,” Kiya Durbridge, whose friend discovered the birds, told 7News.

Such horrifying cruelty is inexcusable, and these beautiful birds deserve justice. Sign this petition urging the Queensland RSPCA to use all available resources to thoroughly investigate this alarming incident and to identify and arrest the suspect(s) involved.

This is an ongoing investigation. The RSPCA urges anyone with information about this case to contact them.