LLEGAL SHOOTING AND INJURY OF WILDLIFE – WINCHELSEA – SATURDAY, 29 AUGUST 2020

Reference: CSV3986

Date: 29/08/2020

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Date: 29/08/2020
Location: Winchelsea
The Conservation Regulator is investigating after a kangaroo was found near Winchelsea, having been shot with a crossbow.

A wildlife rescuer discovered the injured Eastern Grey Kangaroo at Wurdiboluc Reservoir on Saturday August 29.

Two crossbow bolts were protruding from the animal’s body. The kangaroo was euthanised due to its severe injuries.

As part of the investigation, the crossbow bolts are undergoing forensic examination and the Conservation Regulator is appealing for any witnesses to come forward.

Kangaroos are protected under the Wildlife Act 1975, and there are significant penalties for illegally hunting, taking, or destroying protected wildlife, including a maximum penalty of $8,261 and up to six months imprisonment.

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