Scientists fear many billions of animals have been killed by the terrible bushfires that have swept across Australia’s south-east, with more than 1.5 million hectares of critical habitat destroyed in Victoria alone.
However, there is some hope now for the survivors, with the Victorian Government commencing an aerial food drop program to get emergency relief to starving animals in fire-ravaged areas. Importantly, these food drops will target all species, not only endangered animals, as is still the case in NSW.
This unprecedented government intervention has occurred because compassionate people like you helped ensure that our collective voice on behalf of animals could not be ignored.
Thank you to everyone who spoke up about this and took the time to encourage the Victorian Government to urgently act to help Victoria’s unique native animals who are so desperately in need.
Of course, there is so much still to be done. Right now, we’re continuing to support the feeding of hundreds of kangaroos, wallabies and other native animals in the Mallacoota area. We’re also assisting with the ongoing, life-saving work of vets in other regions.
But for now, our thanks again to everyone who took action to help put food in the mouths of hungry animals — you are life-savers.