THE DAILY MAIL AUSTRALIA reports that 30 prized horses have been ‘accidentally slaughtered’ on a remote cattle station in the Northern Territory by members of a shooters club.
Killarney Station manager Jamie Laurisson reported 30 of their horses, which were worth half-a-million dollars, were savagely killed.
The two sports shooters entered the property without permission and went on a shooting spree.
Mr Laurisson described the shooter’s acts as ‘mind-numbingly stupid’ stating they did not have permission to be there.
‘The horses were not shot in a humane or professional manner as one would expect from members of a shooters’ association,’ he told NT News.
“Our horses play a massive role in what we do, they’re part of our whole identity at Killarney, they’re our mates.
“The relationships that we built with the horses that we’ve lost can never be brought back, they were part of our family”.
The shooters who killed the horses had been engaged to shoot feral animals in the area.
Killarney Station in the Northern Territory is twice the size of Adelaide.
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