Teens charged after allegedly “deliberately killing” 14 kangaroos

TWO teenagers have been charged after allegedly deliberately killing 14 kangaroos on the NSW South Coast at the weekend.

Police were called to the Long Beach area, near Batemans Bay, just after 7am on Saturday following reports a number of kangaroos had been killed.

Upon arrival, officers were confronted with the horrific scene of five dead adult kangaroos and one joey.


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A short time later, police were notified a further seven kangaroos and one joey had been found dead in the Maloney’s Beach area.

They also located an injured joey, which was taken into the care of WIRES.

Following investigations and a public appeal for information, officers arrested two 17-year-old boys at Bateman’s Bay Police Station about 6.30pm yesterday.

The pair were issued a Court Attendance Notice for recklessly beat and kills animal.

They are due to appear at a children’s court on Friday 22 November.