A wildlife rescue worker has been left wondering why anyone would want to harm a native bird after a galah was shot with an arrow at Howlong.
An image of the dead animal began circulating on social media earlier this week, clearly showing the arrow protruding from the bird's chest.
The galah was purportedly found outside Howlong Public School.
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WIRES secretary Hazel Cook said animal cruelty cases were relatively rare, but said they were "disgusting".
"I mean it's pretty grim when people do that," she said.
"Why do people do this?
"Why would you suddenly go and decide you would shoot a cocky?
"That's what I want to know."
The matter was reported to police.
It is illegal for people to kill native wildlife.