Demand Griffith University ban Chinese student for brutally killing echidna!
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A Griffith University student from China, Zhenbo Gao was sentenced on Wednesday 31st July 2019 for brutally killing an echidna in May last year. Echidna was killed at University campus.
Are you like me and tired of Australia's shockingly soft approach to animal abusers? These vile, brutal humans get to exist without serious consequences! In this case, this international Chinese student gets to continue his education in Australia at Griffith University despite being found guilty of brutally torturing & killing a native Australian echidna!
Gao found the echidna and hurled it from a bridge that was two stories high, to see if it could survive. The terrified and injured echidna crawled away, trying to escape its torturer, balled itself up & buried itself in the dirt in an attempt to hide. Gao then threw rocks the size of a football at the echidna, and used a stick to pry it open before the native animal died. An autopsy report revealed the "terrified" echidna suffered significant pain and died from blunt force trauma.
Gao admitted to stalking Australia's native wildlife, capturing lizards, petting possums and chasing koalas before killing the echidna.
Gao was sentenced to only 18 months probation and 180 hours community service with no criminal conviction! This alone is a disturbing injustice to our native wildlife and highlights Australia's poor legal system for animal abusers.
I am calling for this sick and vile student to be BANNED from attending Brisbane's Griffith University. Just like sporting associations ban their players for misconduct - universities should take the same stand against students convicted of violence, regardless of who or what it is perpetrated on.
At this stage Griffith University has stated "the student is under disciplinary proceedings in line with the University's Student Charter".
SIGN MY PETITION DEMANDING BRISBANE'S GRIFFITH UNIVERSITY BAN THIS ANIMAL ABUSER.
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