Massacre in New Zealand
Over 100 protected birds have been shot by a mystery killer in the North Island of New Zealand. The New Zealand DOC (Department of Conservation) is hoping that somebody will come forward with information about the shootings, which involved protected godwits, knots and dotterels. The birds were shot at the nature reserve of Okato Creek on February 27 and many were left to die in agony. Apparently one person witnessed the events but is too scared to come forward, as the killings appear to have been perpetrated by a group of people. The crime could carry a fine of $100,000 and up to six months in jail.