Man ‘filmed slitting a kangaroo’s throat’ sparks social media outrage

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A video of a 43-year-old man in Melbourne, Australia slitting a kangaroo’s throat, while his friend looked on and laughed, went viral on Chinese social media. The man allegedly filmed, has been charged with killing protected wildlife and could face up to two years in Australian prison if found guilty.


According to the Daily Mail, the horrifying footage shows the man brandishing a large knife walking up to a kangaroo with an injured leg. As the man approaches, the kangaroo snarls at him and tries to get up on his feet to escape. In an “abhorrent” act, the man grabbed the animal by its tail, pressed his foot on its rear quarters and slashed the kangaroo in the neck 18 times as the wounded animal cried out in agony.

His friend could be heard laughing as he filmed the disturbing situation on his Iphone. In Mandarin, the man could be heard saying:

“Just face it, that’s your fate. Let me finish this as quickly as I can.”

The video, believed to have been filmed in the Australian brush, ends with the man sitting down to rest – his bloodstained knife showing the helpless kangaroo’s blood as its life painfully and slowly drained away. The government only allows the killing of kangaroos when they become deemed as pests, too near crops or a danger to humans, however there are special conditions and permits needed to euthanize any of the animals.

The kangaroo killed is believed to have been an Eastern Grey kangaroo; the species is protected under the Wildlife Act of 1975 and in the state of Victoria.

The video has been viewed more than four million times, and Chinese internet users strongly condemned the cruelty. Officers from the Australian state of Victoria’s Department of Environment Land Water and Planning (DELWP) arrested the suspected culprit on Wednesday evening. He is reported to live in northeast China from the city of Shenyang. He faces one count of destroying protected wildlife.

The suspect is currently out on bail and will appear in court at a later date.

Many thanks to all the people of the public who came forward with the information about the alleged offense and helped authorities to act quickly.

(Photos of man slashing kangaroo’s throat via Facebook)

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13 replies
  1. Nancy Raymond says:

    I hope the Australian government puts this maggot in jail for the full two years and some predatory inmate slits his throat – that would make it even. Or just put both of these two aholes on a leaky raft and set them off to the great beyond.

  2. Gena says:

    Please do not give him a suspended sentence he is dangerous and he needs to be locked up that was very cruel what he did I hope someone gets even with him

  3. Barbara Garabedian says:

    U bastard I pray u die & your throats is cut off & heads falls off u ugly pig animal I pray u die god bless this kanagroo Rest In Peace bg

  4. Gail Calhoun says:

    This Kangaroo was so small it must have been a baby. Did the man injure his leg and so he made the remarks, “let me finish this as quickly as possible?” Seems to fit the scenario. People who see no evil in harming wildlife are low scum. This man is a nut

    • Daniel Clarkson says:

      That wasn’t a baby kangaroo, or even a joey. It is/was- a fully grown Eastern Grey Kangaroo. Even so, this was a brutal attack on a protected animal, and deserves prison time, but 2 years isn’t enough. Hopefully someone will slit the pairs throats, so that they die in prison. It’s what they deserve.

  5. linda says:

    Are you kidding once he’s back home in China he won’t be back for his court date.They aren’t going to bother to extradite him either.

  6. Adrienne says:

    Australian government should do the same to both these maggots and be done with providing them 3 meals a day in jail. Eye for an Eye retribution.

  7. Karen says:

    What a couple of filthy CHINK bastards! I hope your children and wife’s throats are slit before your eyes until they bleed out and die and then you are to follow thereafter. Fuck you little yellow men.

  8. Melanie says:

    Why is the jerk out on bail? He can jump bail. He should be held without bond. But he comes from a culture where millions still covet ivory trinkets while the elephant population in Africa is decimated to supply them. And let’s not forget the dog meat trade, alive and well in the countryside of that oh so great superpower.

  9. Red says:

    HATE does not even begin to express what I feel for this monster. The pain that sweet animal experienced must have been absolutely horrible. This monster is laughing!!??! PLEASE SEND HIM AWAY FOR YEARS. Giving him bail was simply a slap on the hand. Horrible, simply horrible!


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