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May 17, 2021

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Anthea Packshaw, Mullumbimby.

No living creature on our planet should suffer unnecessarily owing to unconscious and uncaring people who hit animals with their cars and cannot even be bothered to stop and check to see if the animal needs assistance.

More often than not animals go into shock and still themselves to recover. I have witnessed people pass injured animals on our NSW roads without stopping to see if the animal is alive or not.

Yesterday driving out of Byron a car hit a bird and it was very much alive fluttering its wings and gasping for air. I immediately stopped and by the time I got out of my car a second and third car drove over it and the fourth car killed it.

Stop, check and assist. If you need help call our local Wildlife service WIRES on 02 6628 1898. It is run by caring and committed volunteers and they will advise you what to do and when needed will come to the rescue.

Please put this number in your phone and help save the lives of these sentient beings.


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