Was it just for sadistic kicks that four men are alleged to have violently attacked and killed two kangaroos after police found harrowing video footage in two separate incidents? Four men were charged on Wednesday in Western Australia by WA police in one of the “most disturbing things I’ve seen hands down,” stated a Senior Constable Paul Giuffree investigating the situation told 9News.
The men, ranging in ages from 22 to 26 years of age, have been charged with animal cruelty and possession of items used to inflict cruelty. In addition to the charges of torturing two kangaroos, one of the men has been charged with torturing an adult chicken by setting it on fire and then used an explosive device which was detonated and caused injury to the animal.
According to the Daily Mail, the two incidents occurred on May 19 and May 20 were discovered via a cellphone video while searching one of the suspect’s phone during an unrelated incident. The kangaroos were beaten, stabbed, shot, spat on and set on fire before they were killed.
In one of the videos, one of the kangaroos had been burnt, shot with a gun, spat on and then kicked while another man held the defenseless animal down. And if that wasn’t brutal enough, another man wearing brass knuckles punched the marsupial several times, stabbed the animal at least 20 times and then kicked it in the head.
The video was released just days after a man was filmed intentionally mowing down a herd of emus for fun while he laughed hysterically.
The men are scheduled to appear in court on Friday.
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