Australian Council Orders Rescue Dogs Shot To Death To Prevent COVID Spread

A harrowing story out of Australia reports that a local council in New South Wales called for a pack of rescue dogs to be executed over fears of spreading COVID. The council's order is under investigation by the Office of Local Government.

According to the Sydney Morning Herald, “OLG has been informed that the council decided to take this course of action to protect its employees and community, including vulnerable Aboriginal populations, from the risk of COVID-19 transmission."

In all, fifteen rescue dogs were shot -- ten of them pups.

The canines were en route to a Cobar shelter when the Bourke Shire Council decided to shoot the rescue dogs in the interest of preventing any transmission to the personnel at the shelter. The volunteers expecting the canines were distraught by the news since they had already confirmed safety protocols to receive the rescue dogs properly.

The FDA reports that there is little to no evidence of COVID transmission from domestic pets and other wildlife to humans via contact.

Australia's handling of the COVID pandemic since the continent first locked down in March 2020 has been a debacle. Australia implemented a "snap lockdown" to respond instantly to any outbreaks of COVID cases — forcing people to lock down at the whim of leaders' misguided assessment of the data.

Protests have erupted in Sydney after COVID lockdown measures were extended for an additional month, based on persisting cases among the vaccinated and unvaccinated.

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