Authorities Investigating an Ibis Shot to Death by an Arrow in Brighton

Investigations are ongoing following the death of an ibis that was apparently killed with an arrow at a parkland in Brighton. 

The Queensland Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (RSPCA) and the Queensland Police Service (QPS) are looking into the incident that took place on Thursday, 16 February 2023.

Just before noontime on that day, a resident along Prince St found the injured bird and tried to nurse it back to safety. However, the ibis succumbed to its injuries as it was shot by an 80-centimetre arrow.

“Cruelty to animals is a punishable offence and along with the RSPCA, we will investigate this matter fully,” said Senior Sergeant Kenneth Rogers of the Carseldine Criminal Investigation. “I’d appeal for the person responsible to come forward, likewise, I’d encourage nearby residents along Prince, Princess, Bayview and Shepherd Streets to come forward with relevant CCTV or dashcam between 9am-12pm yesterday.”

“Via Crimestoppers 1800333000, anonymous reports can be made, and I’d appeal to anyone with information to make that call.

“I want to thank the resident for raising the alarm and providing the bird with comfort and safety after this horrendous and cowardly attack.”