Australia: the record heat is a massacre of horses

Australia: the record heat is a massacre of horses

As many as 25 wild horses have been found lifeless near Santa Teresa, in the center of the country. The animals tried to reach a stream to drink

The scorching heat that is affecting the internal area of Australia continues to make victims in the animal world. Twenty-five horses were found dead near a dried-up pool of water, in the Deep Hole area, about twenty kilometers from the remote village of Santa Teresa, an area where temperatures are over forty degrees above ten days. To realize the macabre discovery was Ralph Turner, an Australian artist and activist who went to the hinterland of the country to discover the effects of the record heat of this period. From the first reconstructions it seems that the animals had gone in the area in search of water that, instead, the sun had dried up. A terrible death for the 25 horses relentlessly affected by dehydration and heat.

These are hellish days for the Red Center, the central and desert area of Australia, with record temperatures. In Alice Springs, the airport’s thermometer has seen the 42 degrees above zero for twelve days, a fact that has not been seen since 1940. The forecasts outline a picture still in gloomy tones, with temperatures between 45 and 48 degrees above of zero, until next Sunday, January 27th. Only from next week the heat will loosen, in part, the grip.

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