Two ‘sick teens deliberately kill 14 kangaroos in early morning disaster’ – while a brave joey is rescued and given the perfect name
- Two teens charged with killing 14 kangaroos, including two little joeys
- WIRES volunteers and police called the Long Beach area in Bateman’s Bay
- Kangaroos were found dead on the spot on Saturday, one joey survived
- Two 17-year-old boys arrested by police after investigation on Monday
Two teenagers have been accused of killing 14 kangaroos in a brutal act of animal cruelty in which only one brave joey survived.
Police were called to the Long Beach area in Batemans Bay on the south coast of NSW just after 7am on Saturday morning after reports that a number of animals had been killed.
Five adult kangaroos and a joey were found dead at an intersection a short distance from the beach by officers and WIRES volunteers.
A single surviving Joey named Hope (pictured) is cared for by a local WIRES member
Five adult kangaroos and one joey were found dead in Long Beach (pictured) with a further seven kangaroos and one joey found in the Maloney’s Beach area a short distance away
Police found seven more kangaroos and another joey in the Maloney’s Beach area less than 4.3 miles from the first location.
An injured Joey was rescued from the scene and placed in the care of WIRES.
The wildlife rescue organization took to social media to express concern over the deaths of 14 Eastern gray kangaroos.
“It is a tragic and senseless act that has left an indelible mark on our dedicated volunteers from the Mid South Coast Branch who attended the scene, as well as the local residents,” a Facebook post read.
A single surviving Joey was found nearby by a member of the public Saturday morning.
“She has been appropriately nicknamed ‘Hope’ and is now in care with local WIRES member Shelley.”
WIRES promised to keep the public informed of Hope’s progress.
Police arrested two 17-year-old boys at Bateman’s Bay Police Station around 6:30 p.m. Monday, following an investigation and a public appeal for information.
The couple received a Court Attendance Notice for recklessly beating and killing an animal.
The teens are due to appear before a children’s court on November 22.
Two 17-year-old boys have been charged with intentionally killing 14 kangaroos, including two joeys on the NSW Mid South Coast (pictured, kangaroos off Long Beach in Batemans Bay)