& # 39; Slow, painful death & # 39 ;: Three kangaroos are shot with a crossbow in a shocking case of animal abuse – but authorities say there is little chance of the villains being caught
- Three adults were found with an arrow in the north of Melbourne
- One kangaroo had a joey who died because she was unable to care for him
- The police urged everyone to provide information about the attacks
At least three kangaroos were shot with medieval-style weapons in a series of horrific attacks that the authorities desperately want to stop.
The trio of adult roses was found with an arrow in their bodies in Mickleham and Greenvale, in the north of Melbourne, between the end of May and the beginning of June.
One of the kangaroos had a Joey who died because his mother was unable to care for him because of her injuries.
& # 39; At least one died a slow and painful death, & # 39; Sergeant Brad Towers told 9 News.
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Three adults and a Joey are found with an arrow in Mickleham and Greenvale, in the north of Melbourne, between the end of May and the beginning of June
& # 39; The arrows themselves could be used by a compound bow or they could be used by a crossbow and that is really as worrying to us as. & # 39;
Crossbows are considered illegal weapons in Victoria, while compound bows are used in archery competitions.
The first attack was on May 25 when a kangaroo was found with an arrow through its body on a site in Mickleham.
A kangaroo was found in Greenvale on June 1 and she had to be euthanized due to the severity of her injuries.
The next day a kangaroo was found alive with an arrow in its tail.
According to the police, all three attacks are linked.
Five Freedoms Animal Rescue volunteer Manfred Zabinskas told it ABC he has seen an increase in the number of animals shot with arrows in the last ten years.
Police said compound bows or crossbows could have been used. Crossbows are considered illegal weapons in Victoria, while compound bows are used in archery competitions
& # 39; There are no restrictions on bow and arrow. You need a catapult license but anyone can go to the sports store and buy a bow and arrow without any restriction, & he said the publication
& # 39; We really need legislative changes to make it harder for people to have these weapons. & # 39;
He said there have been only two cases in which the culprit has been caught in ten years and he hopes that more people can be caught for attacking animals.
Five Freedoms Animal Rescue volunteer Manfred Zabinskas told the ABC that he has seen an increase in the number of animals shot with arrows in the last ten years
One of the kangaroos, a male, was lucky enough to survive after he was found by rescue workers and restored to good health and released into the wild
Mr. Zabinskas said that pipe attacks can cause serious damage and often death for the native animals.
He said they are not easy to catch and it is only because of calming weapons that these animals can be saved.
In September 2018, it was reported that up to four kangaroos were shot with a crossbow in Whyalla, South Australia.
In December last year, a kangaroo with a crossbow bolt was shot in the back of the head in New South Wales.
One of the kangaroos, a male, was lucky enough to survive after he was found by rescue workers and restored to good health and released into the wild.
The police are asking everyone to contact Triple Zero when they see someone carrying illegal weapons.
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