Newspaper article The Chronicle (Toowoomba, Australia)

Range Motorists Help Themselves to Bales of Hay

Newspaper article The Chronicle (Toowoomba, Australia)

Range Motorists Help Themselves to Bales of Hay

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Byline: Andrew Backhouse andrew.backhouse@thechronicle.com.au

TOOWOOMBA man Peter Pitman saw a disturbing incident on the Range that wasn't quite in the Christmas spirit on Saturday.

"While going down the Range I noticed a truck driver trying to fix up his load of lucerne hay and not long after that I came across around 18 to 20 bales worth being moved to the side of the road by some helpful motorists," he said.

"While a smile beamed across my face at first, it soon turned into horror when I realised that three out of the four cars that stopped to move the hay off the side of the road weren't there for the karma or to lend a hand.

"They were there to steal the hay.

"Something these people thought would probably do well in their garden, but that costs a farmer $11 a bale.

"What has the world come to when a struggling farmer can't even rely on the people he potentially feeds to give him a helping hand? …

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