The bushfire crisis in Australia has truly devasted the country – with heart-wrenching statistics continuing to surface more than 5 months on.
A benefit concert is scheduled to take place this month, but it seems Miley Cyrus has canceled.
Fans are furious, to say the least. Keep scrolling to find out why…
A combination of record-breaking high temperatures and a prolonged drought resulted in the outbreak of several bushfires across Australia’s east coast.
So, when their annual bushfire season arrived in October, things were quick to spiral out of control.
Bushfires began sparking all over the country, with fire crews struggling to contain the flames.
The land had become even more flammable than it already was, which only enabled the flames to spread at terrifying speeds.
Including several volunteer firefighters.
Firefighters all over the country have been tirelessly battling the formidable blazes and are struggling to contain them.
And it was Canada that was the first to respond and take action.
The Canadian Interagency Forest Fire Centre, based in Winnipeg, answered the call for help after realizing the bush fire situation is expected to continue for many more weeks and gave up their Christmas to help fight the raging fires.
Including the U.S. and New Zealand, who have been sending in more firefighters to try and help tackles the blazes.
Several of Australia’s native species have been affected including kangaroos, koalas, wallabies, possums, wombats, and echidnas… and it has been confirmed that over a billion animals have died.
The country is totally unprepared for the devastation caused to its wildlife. Science for Wildlife executive director Dr Kellie Leigh told the New South Wales upper house inquiry: “We’re getting a lot of lessons out of this and it’s just showing how unprepared we are.
“There’s no procedures or protocols in place – even wildlife carers don’t have protocols for when they can go in after fire.”
Tracy Burgess, a volunteer at Wildlife Information, Rescue and Education Services (WIRES), explained how concerning it was that rescuers were not receiving as many animal patients as they expected.
“We’re not getting that many animals coming into care. So, our concern is that they don’t come into care because they’re not there anymore, basically,” she told Reuters.
But the entire world have been working hard together to help, including hundreds of volunteers tirelessly helping the fire services in Australia.
A lot of money has also been donated…
People all around the world have been sending in donations and even the smallest donation of $1 makes the biggest difference.
Celebrities have also been getting involved, including Australian comedian Celeste Barber raising over $45 million for the relief efforts.
A whole host of celebs are set to take to the stage for a live-aid style concert.
And Miley Cyrus was set to headline.
Because, in a controversial move, she has canceled her show at the benefit concert.
The recent coronavirus outbreak.
She’s apparently been advised not to travel.
As soon as the news broke, fans immediately slammed the star – with many pointing out that the U.S. has more cases of the virus than Australia.
If Katy has traveled to Australia why can’t Miley?
“I’m literally unfollowing in subbing and deleting all ur music from my Spotify library,” wrote another angry user.
This isn’t the only controversial move Miley has made recently. Keep scrolling to find out more…