Kangaroo joeys mutilated in Brown's Reserve, Greensborough
SEVERAL kangaroo joeys have been mutilated in a shocking act of animal cruelty in Melbourne’s north.
Banyule City Council is “deeply saddened” by reports the native animals are being killed near Brown’s Reserve in Greensborough.
“Council is aware of disturbing reports that kangaroos have been killed in a development site near Brown’s Reserve over the past two weeks,” Mayor Mark Di Pasquale said.
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“We are deeply saddened by these pointless and inhumane acts.”
“Council is reporting the activity to the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning, and will be seeking the support of the property developer to help identify those responsible for these criminal acts.”
Cr Di Pasquale said the council would consider setting up surveillance cameras and installing signage at the location.
He asked residents to keep an eye out for suspicious activity.
“Members of the community are encouraged to report any information that may assist investigations to Banyule Council, local police or the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning.”
A heartbroken Susanne Atzinger, who is a caretaker for the reserve, said two of the joeys were found with their head and arms removed.
“It makes me teary … it makes me heavy in my heart. I don’t know what to say,” she told Seven News.