‘Appalling and immoral’ act of cruelty after kangaroo shot and posed on side of road in chair

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Authorities have called the disturbing discovery of a kangaroo shot dead on the side of a road and posed in a chair in Melbourne an “appalling and immoral” act of animal cruelty. The marsupial was discovered by a woman who spotted the animal on her way to work while driving on Plenty Road, Mernda in May.

According to the EsperanceExpressAustralia, the kangaroo had been posed tied to the chair, dressed in a leopard print outfit and holding a bottle of ouzo. The Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning released the photo on Tuesday morning, calling on the public for help finding the person(s) responsible for such an egregious deed.

“This is appalling and immoral behavior,” stated DELWP Senior Investigator Mike Sverns. “The kangaroo had been shot at least three times prior to it being arranged in the chair. It would have taken some times to stage the kangaroo in that position on the side of the road. We are certain that someone would have seen something, given the public area and traffic flow of this main road.”

Investigators stated the animal had been shot three times in the chest with a small caliber gun. It is believed the kangaroo had been killed somewhere else and then brought to this scene – no one knows why. Duct tape was found at the location; all evidence will be thoroughly tested via forensic examination.  Unfortunately the killing of wildlife has increased.


Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers on (1800) 333 000.

(Photo of kangaroo shot and posed via DEPWP)

Penalties for killing wildlife can call for up to two years in prison and fines from $7,500 to $36,500.

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14 replies
  1. Cynthia Como says:

    OMG! So f*cking depraved! The evil monsters responsible for this disgusting killing are total phychos and need to be removed from society! It’s horrifing! So very sad!

  2. Patricia Green says:

    Now when this POS’S are found someone needs to make an example out of them do the same to the POS’S enough said!!!!

  3. Anne Grice says:

    This is in Melbourne, what a disturbing heinous act of indescribabaly cruelty to this poor roo! Some one must know who this mentally deranged excuse for a human is and should do the right thing now and report them before other animals suffer the same way! These are sadistic creeps!

    • ellen cottone says:

      they have done this before and will do it again because austrialia is a county of sickos.
      animals sre abundant and the british practically invented animal abuse.
      And they have the time on their hands to discover new ways to be ass holes.
      Austria athority just dont care animals are abundant. even in the metro areas.
      they are not endangered, protected and the powers that be probly think its funny.

  4. Roselyne CORNETTE says:

    C’est barbares sont des assassins, des parasites, des sous merde. Pas d’excuse, pas de pitié….la sentence pour moi, s’est la peine de mort, se sont des dangers pour la société.

  5. ellen cottone says:

    Australia got a real fuckin problem.
    with their drunkin, red neck attitude and wild animal abuse. they are constantly messing with these animals. because they sit on 2 legs and they are the size of men they have always been harassed by English men living in Australia. Australia is just another colony .
    filled with sick British drunk men and woman their constant harassment of wild animals for sport and jollies.
    truely the ass hole country of the free world.


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