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Chinese tourists murder kangaroo, hurling bricks to make it hop

The report did not mention whether anyone was punished over the matter, but it said the dead female would be stuffed and put on display.


AFP:
‘Visitors to a zoo in southeastern China killed one kangaroo and injured another by throwing bricks at them in an attempt to get a reaction from the big marsupials. The kangaroo died days later and an examination by a veterinary surgeon revealed that the cause of death was probably a ruptured kidney after the animal was hit by the projectiles. A few weeks later, a five-year-old male kangaroo at the same zoo was slightly injured in a similar way…

The report did not mention whether anyone was punished over the matter, but it said the dead female would be stuffed and put on display and the zoo would look to install security cameras to deter visitors from harming animals in future. China’s lightly regulated zoos and wildlife parks often make news for… involving abysmal conditions in which animals are kept or insensitive actions by visitors in a country where the notion of animal rights is not deeply ingrained’. SOURCE…

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