Friends of the Earth has been alarmed to learn that a koala was horrifically burnt at the Portland Aluminium smelter, in South West Victoria in late January.
The animal, apparently somehow entered the facility and ended up climbing some type of attachment in the smelter’s room and got injured.
The burnt koala was removed, put in a bag and then released at a nearby golf course 3.6km away.
Apparently, this is not the first time that koalas have been released at the golf course from the smelter.
It’s obvious that there has been a complete breakdown at Alcoa in terms of humanely dealing with a badly injured koala.
This is corporate mismanagement at its worst.
Please email the CEO of Alcoa here to ask for immediate action to be taken.