Men Who RAN OVER And TORTURED Kangaroo Wanted By RSPCA
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The RSPCA have condemned the actions of a group of young men who reportedly ran over and tortured a wild kangaroo, filming and uploading the entire thing to a social media site.
The disgusting incident, which is believed to have taken place in rural South Australia on the night of Friday, June 10, was brought to the attention of the animal protection charity by a member of the public, who saw the video on Snapchat.
According to the RSPCA, the animal was "run down", before being repeatedly stabbed and burned with cigarettes.
The kangaroo was also kicked and stomped on, until, sadly, the poor animal's head became detached from its body.
Because of the nature of Snapchat - pictures and videos up to 10 seconds in length are uploaded but are only available to view for 24 hours - the RSPCA is urging anyone with access to the clips to come forward.
Andrea Lewis, chief inspector of RSPCA South Australia, said the attack had been a "serious cruelty allegation", and confirmed that a 17-year-old male from the "southern suburbs" had already been questioned by police.
It is believed that up to three men were present during the incident.
Acts of aggravated animal cruelty carry fines of up to $50,000 and up to four years imprisonment; anyone who witnessed, has seen videos of or who has copies or screenshots of clip, or who has any information related to the attack is asked to contact the RSPCA South Australia's 24-hour cruelty hotline on 1300 477 722.