Female kangaroo is found with lower jaw blown off by suspected gunshot

NewsflarePublished: June 21, 2017Updated: June 22, 20171 views
Published: June 21, 2017Updated: June 22, 2017

Footage has emerged of wildlife activists rescuing a female kangaroo and her joey after they found her with her lower jaw blown off from a gunshot.

The video, shot in New South Wales, Australia on May 26, shows the extent of the kangaroo's wound which forced her to eject her joey from her pouch.

According to Australian law, a kangaroo that has been shot and wounded must be "euthanised quickly and humanely to alleviate suffering", regardless of whether it was shot for commercial or non-commercial purpose.

Kangaroos are considered a pest in Australia and according to official statistics from the Australian Department of the Environment and Energy, each year, millions of them are culled.


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