Kangaroo killed, posed in chair with bottle of booze
By J. Curtis Morgan
A kangaroo sits lifeless on a chair, dressed in a leopard-print shirt and posed in a sitting position with a bottle of liquor. A hat rests at its feet. (Photo: Victorian State Government)
Australian authorities are investigating an incident where a kangaroo was shot and posed on a chair on the side of a road near Melbourne.
The animal was shot at least three times before being dressed in a leopard-print shirt and put in a sitting position with a bottle of Ouzo liquor in its paws. Police there called the stunt “tasteless,” though some would argue the anise-flavored aperitif pairs perfectly with the wild game.
Though it’s legal to hunt roo in some parts of Australia — and apparently Skippy is a delicious and environmentally-friendly alternative to beef and pork, according to one BBC article — the person who dispatched this kangaroo decided to have a little naughty fun with its carcass in an area of Victoria where the animal was protected.
“This is appalling and immoral behaviour and we are urging anyone with information to come forward,” said Mike Sverns, spokesman for Victoria’s Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning.
The department has partnered with police to help solve the crime, which