In a horrifying viral video, a man brutally attacks a kangaroo in the Australian bush with a knife, relentlessly stabbing and slashing as the terrified animal howls in agony.
In the video -- which originally circulated on Chinese social media -- the kangaroo is lying helplessly in the grass when the attacker approaches. The animal screams out and tries desperately to escape his grasp.
The man grabs the struggling kangaroo by the tail, presses down on the animal with his foot and starts slashing away -- stabbing and slicing the kangaroo's throat 18 times as his friend behind the camera laughs.
The kangaroo dies in agony, lying limp in the grass.
Sign the petition to urge officials to prosecute the kangaroo's attacker. This horrific violence against an innocent animal must not be tolerated.
UPDATE: An arrest has been made in this case; officials reportedly siezed weapons and mobile phones, and the Victoria Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning have charged a man with destroying protected wildlife. Sign to urge the DELWP to prosecute to the full extent of the law.