Kangaroos Run Over by Vehicle in HIt-and-Run ‘Mass Slaughter’ in Australia

Kangaroos Run Over by Vehicle in HIt-and-Run ‘Mass Slaughter’ in Australia

Kangaroos Run Over by Vehicle in HIt-and-Run ‘Mass Slaughter’ in Australia

According to Tura Beach resident Rob Evans, all his neighbors were mortified by the attack, and police had to euthanize some of the badly injured kangaroos.

Twenty kangaroos have been mowed down and killed in a shocking act of animal cruelty on the NSW South Coast. People in their houses were waking up with carcasses on their lawns.

A kangaroo killed by a truck can be seen on the main road towards the outback Queensland town of Stonehenge in Australia, Aug. 12, 2017.

Police believe the animals were deliberately run down by a vehicle at Tura Beach, a suburb of Merimbula, late on Saturday night. "For someone to do a mass slaughter like that is just unbelievable", she said. It was only several hours later that the real horror unfolded. "People were just horrified, and when we took the bodies away, seeing them on the back of the [utility vehicle] was heartbreaking".

Wildlife Information, Rescue and Education Services (WIRES) volunteers are now caring for three surviving joeys.

Janine Green, a volunteer with the wildlife rescue group WIRES, told CNN on Monday that she had never seen anything like the carnage in her 20 years with the organization.

Authorities have yet to confirm the make and model of the vehicle although investigations are already underway, said a NSW Police spokesperson.

However, the cost of hand-rearing joeys is a whopping $500/day, so it is unclear whether WIRES will be able to keep the animals for long.

Independent UK pointed that kangaroos who were severely injured but were killed during the inhumane act were euthanized.

It was soccer night, and many people were out drinking. So lucky nobody was walking home. In the midst of that revelry came the kangaroo massacre, as someone drove down residential streets and plowed into the animals.

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