Rockingham Council kills 1,000 corella cockatoos with bizarre wheelie bins of death

Bizarre wheelie bins of death used to kill ‘nuisance’ native cockatoos are branded cruel but many residents are happy to be rid of the destructive birds

  • City of Rockingham has caught and killed over 1,000 native birds this year
  • The small cockatoo species was deemed a  ‘pest’ for destructive behaviour
  • The modified rubbish bin lures corellas which are then trapped and euthanised
  • Residents are divided and conservationists outraged over the ‘cruel’ method 

Hundreds of native Australian cockatoos have been caught and killed using modified rubbish bins after local council deemed the birds ‘pests’.

The custom wheelie bins are the latest tool being used in Rockingham Council’s $8,000-a-year corella culling program that began with non-lethal methods.


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