Man charged with animal cruelty after allegedly beating kookaburra to death

A MAN has been charged with animal cruelty after he allegedly bludgeoned a kookaburra to death at a popular holiday spot in NSW last month.

The 32-year-old is accused of belting the bird with an aluminium chair at a licensed premises in Soldiers Point, at Port Stephens, on Tuesday, July 18.

Defenceless and on the ground, the man then allegedly kicked the kookaburra to death.


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Following an investigation, officers attended a house in Anna Bay where they spoke with the 32-year-old.

He was today issued a court attendance notice for aggravated cruelty to animals.

The man is due to front Raymond Terrace Local Court on Monday, October 16.

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