Drinker who has torn the head of a kookaburra can be LEAVED because beheading the iconic Australian bird is not an animal abuse thanks to a legal loophole
- A man who allegedly beheaded kookaburra with bare hands could be shot
- The man reportedly grabbed the kookaburra and pulled the bird's head off
- The popular bird was known as Kevin and for cheeky stealing food from plates
- A loophole in animal abuse could see the man escaping out of conviction
A man who tore the head of a kookaburra in a pub in Perth for horrible children can still be prosecuted.
The man, presumably in his 40s, was at Parkerville Tavern when he allegedly took the kookaburra – known as Kevin – and pulled the bird's head off and then threw it under the table.
Kevin was known for stealing cheeky food from café visitors.
A man who tore the head of a kookaburra named Kevin (photo) in a pub in Perth for startled children can still be prosecuted
An RSPCA spokeswoman told AAP that the organization did not give up chasing the man, but that the law was unclear.
Minister of Agriculture and Food Supply Alannah MacTiernan has vowed to investigate legal avenues around native nature conservation – depending on the exact species – and said the actions of the man & # 39; pretty disgusting & # 39; and that everyone was rightly upset & # 39; used to be.
& # 39; We are now checking with the department whether this can be characterized as an act of animal abuse & # 39 ;, she told reporters Monday.
Ms. MacTiernan said that if the case had uncovered a legal gap, it could lead to changes to the Animal Welfare Act, which is currently being reviewed.
& # 39; Clearly we need a law that would prevent that horrible behavior, & # 39; she said.
In a social media post that has since been removed, the pub said they were & unbelieving about the barbaric attack on one of nature's gifts.
Kevin the kookaburra was known at the Parkerville Tavern (photo) in Parkerville, 33 km west of Perth (photo) for jumping on the guests' plates and helping their meal
The pub has said in a post deleted on social media (pictured in the photo) that the staff was in disbelief after the & # 39; barbaric attack & # 39;
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