Turtles burnt, hung from tree

Albury’s RSPCA president has described the burning and hanging of a group of turtles near the Hume Weir as “barbaric”.

The four dead turtles were discovered by Wodonga friends Rhiannon Miles and Matt Fleming on the Victorian bank of the Murray River beneath the weir wall.

One of the animals was found hanging from a tree by a fishing line tied around its neck, while the remaining three lay burnt with their shells smashed on the grass beneath it.

“It’s very barbaric treatment, especially if the turtles were actually alive,” Dr Arthur Frauenfelder said.

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About Candace M Hansen

Wildlife advocate, conservationist and environmentalist.
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