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Boys charged with killing kangaroos

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Two teenager boys have been charged after allegedly deliberately killing 14 kangaroos on the state’s South Coast at the weekend.

Just after 7am on Saturday (9 October 2021), police were called to the Long Beach area, near Batemans Bay, after reports a number of kangaroos had been killed.

Listen to our chat below with Janelle Renes from WIRES South Coast about the kangaroo deaths and the one joey that survived and is in her care. 

Officers from South Coast Police District attended along with WIRES, locating five adult kangaroos and one joey dead on Blairs Road and Sandy Place.

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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 (Monday 11 October 2021).

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

They are due to appear at a children’s court on Friday 22 November 2021.