Chickens and duck killed on Maddington hobby farm, RSPCA investigating and searching for three young males caught on CCTV


A still from the CCTV footage showing the three young male offenders.
A still from the CCTV footage showing the three young male offenders.

WARNING: The embedded video depicts acts of violence against animals.

RSPCA is investigating after a number of chickens and ducks on a Maddington hobby farm were killed on Saturday afternoon.

RSPCA investigators have obtained CCTV footage of the incident, which shows three male youths using bricks, rocks and sticks to club and impale the pet birds during a 15-minute rampage.

The incident resulted in three ducks and a chicken being killed, one of which was impaled on a star picket.

Chief Inspector Amanda Swift said RSPCA WA appealed to the public for information.

“We are treating this incident very seriously, as cases of animal cruelty such as this are utterly unacceptable and will not be tolerated,” she said.

“The maximum penalty under the Animal Welfare Act is a $50,000 fine or five years imprisonment.”

RSPCA is asking community members to come forward if they have any relevant information by contacting the RSPCA WA’s 24 hour Cruelty Hotline on 1300 278 3589