Man arrested in Melbourne after brutal kangaroo killing

Image sourced from BBC
 A 43 year old man has been arrested after he was filmed killing a wounded kangaroo, the clip got shared widely on Chinese messaging app WeChat.He basically grabed its tail and steps on its back, before repeatedly cutting its throat with a large hunting knife until the kangaroo stops moving – an unnecessary and brutal act.The man was charged with destroying protected wildlife, said authorities in the state of Victoria. Officers also seized knives and firearms from his home, they said.
If convicted under Victorian law, the man faces up to two years in jail and a fine of A$38,056 (£23,000; $30,000).
"We take all alleged cases of animal cruelty very seriously," said Glenn Sharp, a spokesman for Victoria's Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning.
"The wildlife offences captured in this video are particularly abhorrent."
He thanked members of the public for coming forward with information.


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