Fear of mass slaughter after a kangaroo was found dead on the southern coast
Police are investigating whether the deaths of more than a dozen kangaroos on the south coast of New South Wales were the result of an act of premeditated mass slaughter.
14 kangaroos – including two joeys – were found at two locations near Batemans Bay on Saturday morning.
The bodies were reported in the Long Beach area to police and WIRES after 7 a.m.
They discover five dead adult kangaroos and one dead Joey along Blairs Road and Sandy’s Place.
Police were later notified of the presence of seven adult kangaroos as well as one Joey found dead in the Malones Beach area.
Authorities have removed the animals and initial investigations suggest they may have been deliberately killed.
Police have interviewed several witnesses and are examining CCTV footage from the area.
They are appealing for public assistance to identify drivers of two white SUVs seen around Blairs Road and Sandy Place in Long Beach and Maloneys Drive and Hibiscus Close in Maloneys Beach between 10pm on Friday and 12.30am on Saturday.
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