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Melbourne man charged after brutal killing of kangaroo

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  • Video shows a man execute a wounded kangaroo by slashing its neck
  • The man responsible has allegedly been charged after the video went public 
  • The animal was allegedly slashed 18 times as it snarled at the attacker

The man at the centre of a video which shows a kangaroo’s throat being slit 18 times has been charged with killing the animal.

The 43-year-old, from Ringwood in Melbourne’s East, was arrested after the video which allegedly shows him killing the native animal went viral.

Officers allegedly seized firearms, knives and mobile phones from the man’s home. 

A wounded kangaroo was allegedly slashed across the neck with a knife 18 times as it cried in pain and tried to escape before bleeding to death

The man allegedly responsible was charged at a Melbourne home after the video went viral

The man allegedly responsible was charged at a Melbourne home after the video went viral

The footage which was posted online allegedly shows the Chinese man approach the animal whose leg was injured. 

The man, who appeared to be brandishing a hunting knife, avoided several attempts by the kangaroo to strike out at him as it tried to escape from the hillside in the Australian bush.

He then allegedly grabbed the marsupial by the tail as in snarled at him, before holding it down with his foot.

The man then allegedly stabbed and slashed at the kangaroo’s neck 18 times until it finally went limp and stopped crying out in pain. 

The man allegedly stabbed and slashed at the kangaroo's neck 18 times until it finally went limp and stopped crying out in pain

The man allegedly stabbed and slashed at the kangaroo’s neck 18 times until it finally went limp and stopped crying out in pain

Video shows him crouching next to the lifeless body

Video shows him crouching next to the lifeless body

 

Read more at DailyMail.co.uk


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