Two ‘sick teenagers deliberately kill 14 kangaroos during early morning rampage’ – as one brave joey is rescued and given the perfect name
- Two teenagers accused of killing fourteen kangaroos including two tiny joeys
- WIRES volunteers and police called to the Long Beach area in Bateman’s Bay
- Kangaroos were found dead on the scene on Saturday, with one joey surviving
- Two 17-year-old boys arrested by police following investigations on Monday
Two teenagers have been accused of killing fourteen kangaroos in a brutal act of animal cruelty that only saw one brave joey survive.
Police were called to the Long Beach area in Batemans Bay on the NSW South Coast just after 7am on Saturday following reports a number of animals had been killed.
Five adult kangaroos and one joey were found dead at an intersection a short distance from the beach by attending officers and WIRES volunteers.
A single surviving joey named Hope (pictured) is being looked after by a local WIRES member
Five adult kangaroos and one joey were found dead at Long Beach (pictured) with another seven kangaroos and one joey found in the Maloney’s Beach area a short distance away
Police found a further seven kangaroos and another joey in the Maloney’s Beach area less than 7km away from the first location.
An injured joey was rescued from the scene and placed in the care of WIRES.
The wildlife rescue organisation took to social media to express their concern over the death of fourteen Eastern Grey kangaroos.
‘It is a tragic and senseless act that has left an indelible mark on our dedicated Mid South Coast branch volunteers who attended the scene, as well as the local residents,’ a post to Facebook read.
‘A single surviving joey was located nearby on Saturday morning by a member of the public.
‘She has been aptly nicknamed ‘Hope’ and is now in care with local WIRES member Shelley.’
WIRES promised to keep the public updated on Hope’s progress.
Police arrested two 17-year-old boys at Bateman’s Bay police station around 6:30pm on Monday, following investigations and a public appeal for information.
The pair were handed a Court Attendance Notice for recklessly beat and kills animal.
The teenagers are due to front a children’s court on November 22.
Two 17-year-old boys have been accused of deliberately killing 14 kangaroos including two joeys on the NSW Mid South Coast (pictured, kangaroos at Long Beach in Batemans Bay)