Brickbat: Dog Gone


In Australia, an animal control agency run by the Bourke Shire Council shot and killed several stray and abandoned dogs rather than allow volunteer animal welfare activists to travel from Cobar, some 165 miles away, to pick them up, according to the New South Wales Office of Local Government, a watchdog agency. Animal control employees reportedly thought it would be a violation of COVID-19 restrictions to allow the volunteers to travel to pick up the dogs.