Man charged after alleged act of animal cruelty - Little Bay

Tuesday, 23 May 2023 04:39:55 PM

A man will face Court after being charged following an alleged act of animal cruelty in Sydney’s Eastern Beaches.

About 12.20pm on Tuesday 28 March 2023, police received calls regarding a man who had allegedly captured and killed an Ibis bird in Cawood Avenue, Little Bay.

Police have been told the man then put the bird in a bag and rode off on an electric bicycle.

Following an investigation by officers from Eastern Beaches Police Area Command, police went to a unit on Anzac Parade at Malabar and spoke with a 60-year-old man.

Inside the unit, officers allegedly located the dead Ibis.

The man was taken to Maroubra Police Station where he was charged with commit an act of cruelty upon an animal, harm or attempt to harm a protected animal and goods in custody.

He was refused bail to appear at Waverley Local Court tomorrow (Wednesday 24 May 2023).

The white Australian Ibis, sometimes referred to as a bin chicken, is a protected species under the NSW National Parks and Wildlife Act 1974.

Anyone with information about this incident is urged to contact Crime Stoppers: 1800 333 000 or https://nsw.crimestoppers.com.au. Information is treated in strict confidence. The public is reminded not to report information via NSW Police social media pages.