The RSPCA have vowed to take action against the man suspected of tearing off the head of a beloved local kookaburra.
The bird, affectionately known as Kevin, was reportedly killed after putting one of the chips on the man's plate at the Parkerville Tavern in Parkerville, about 30 km east of Perth, on Friday night.
The locals claimed on Wednesday that Daniel Welfare was the man who beheaded Kevin and his lawyer Ross Williams – who did not say that Mr. Welfare was responsible – said the bird was a & # 39; nuisance animal & # 39; Was that the pub should have treated & # 39; earlier & # 39 ;.
The RSPCA Western Australia initially said they could not prosecute the alleged perpetrator – but have since said that those comments are & # 39; premature & # 39; goods.
The RSPCA WA said they will investigate the case of Kevin de kookaburra (photo left), who according to the locals was killed by Daniel Welfare (photo right)
The animal welfare body released a statement on Thursday stating that they are doing research.
& # 39; Once the circumstances of the incident have been fully investigated, the case will be assessed, as with all other animal abuse investigations, in accordance with the policy for compliance, enforcement and prosecution of RSPCA WA & # 39; said the statement .
& # 39; As this is an ongoing investigation, RSPCA WA will not comment further on the details of this case. & # 39;
The suspect's lawyer told it Nine news his client has left the country after a barrage of death and rape threats over the death of the kookaburra.
RSPCA WA investigates claims that the man pulled the bird's head off and threw the remains under the table.
Welfare lawyer Ross Williams said his client left the country after a barrage of death and rape threats over the (pictured) death of the kookaburra
The Welfare Attorney issued restrictive orders against two women who, according to him, are part of an online citizen campaign against his client.
He would not say whether his client admits or denies his involvement in the animal's death, but said the bird was dangerous and had attacked customers in the pub.
He also said it was important to note that his client was a & # 39; bushy & # 39; wax and kookaburras are considered invasive in WA.
& # 39; I have reports on this specific bird. It has attacked children. It has injured the faces of children … this bird is – or was – a dangerously annoying animal and the Parkerville Tavern should have done something about it, & he said.
& # 39; I have noticed that the police commissioner, with the police minister by his side, called a press conference to inform them that they are going to prosecute my client for the downfall of a plague – a harmful, annoying bird, & # 39 ; he said.
Kevin the kookaburra was known at the Parkerville Tavern (photo) in Parkerville, 33 km west of Perth (photo) for jumping on the guests' plates and helping their meal
Kevin was known to steal cheeky food from pub patrons and it is thought that he stole one of the man's chips.
A WA police spokesperson told Daily Mail Australia that no arrest had taken place and that investigations were ongoing.
Witness Tania Scheulin said the man grabbed the bird as he shot down, slammed it against his plate and tore his head off.
& # 39; He then threw it under the table and continued his dinner as if nothing happened, & # 39; she said 9News.
A social media commentary that was widely shared online said that children were sitting at the next table and added: & # 39; Kevin made a sound that can never be forgotten & # 39 ;.
It comes after the RSPCA said the man could escape prosecution because of a legal loophole.
The bird, affectionately known as Kevin, was reportedly killed after smearing one of the chips on the man's plate at the Parkerville Tavern in Parkerville, about 30 km east of Perth, on Friday.
A charity spokeswoman said the organization had not given up to possibly chase the man, but that the law was unclear.
Minister of Agriculture and Food Supply Alannah MacTiernan has vowed to investigate legal avenues around native nature conservation – depending on the exact species – and said the actions of the man & # 39; pretty disgusting & # 39; and that everyone was rightly upset & # 39; used to be.
& # 39; We are now checking with the department whether this can be characterized as an act of animal abuse & # 39 ;, she told reporters Monday.
Ms. MacTiernan said that if the case had uncovered a legal gap, it could lead to changes to the Animal Welfare Act, which is currently being reviewed.
& # 39; Clearly we need a law that would prevent that horrible behavior, & # 39; she said.
In a social media post that has since been removed, the pub said they were & unbelieving about the barbaric attack on one of nature's gifts.
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