The federal government announced today it will commemorate hundreds of thousands of fish being massacred on January 6 in the Lower Darling River in New South Wales by naming it “River Day”.

Several massacres occurred throughout the river system after fish territory was stolen.

“It was only possible after we stole their habitat,” Environment Minister Melissa Price told reporters.

Cubbie station, which is the largest irrigation property in the southern hemisphere, was given a license to pump out the equivalent of 184,000 Olympic-sized swimming pools out of the Murray-Darling river system.

“River Day will largely be a celebration of all the cotton produced from the water that was stolen,” says Price.

“Who cares about the dead fish?”

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