A man has been seen on a video to be repeatedly punching a kangaroo in the face, as it lies helplessly on the ground with a broken back.
The disturbing footage was posted to Snapchat and instantly begins with the vile human pulling back the head of the marsupial, before unloading stikes to its head. Heartbreakingly, the kangaroo attempts to defend itself by slightly raising its paw, as it lays injured and vulnerable – eventually collapsing to the ground in defeat.
The footage appears to have been filmed in regional New South Wales, but the exact location is unknown.
The footage soon caused outrage across all platforms of social media, with users posting comments such as ‘dead mutts’ and ‘absolute scum of the earth,’ aimed towards the abusers.
A separate post on Facebook has reportedly named the oxygen theiving teenagers from New South Wales. The post suggest that the pair in the video were the cause of the kangaroos broken back, after purposely colliding into it with their car. The video was shared on the post, as they believe the animal deserves justice.
A spokesperson for RSPCA NSW told the Daily Mail Australia it has received a report in relation to alleged acts of cruelty committed towards kangaroos in a town in southern NSW.
“We take all allegations of animal cruelty very seriously and this matter is currently under investigation,” the spokesperson stated.
“Everything that RSPCA NSW can do, which is appropriate and in accordance with the law, is being done. Privacy and legal considerations do not allow us to provide further information at this time.
“Anyone who has any further information to provide should contact RSPCA NSW on 1300 CRUELTY (1300 278 3589) or online via rspcansw.org/reportcruelty.”
NSW Police have revealed that they are investigating the viral footage, commenting: “Police are aware of videos circulating on social media regarding possible acts of animal cruelty.
“Police will not tolerate violence against animals in any capacity. The public are reminded not to report crime via social media.”