Shocking Video Shows Men Taunting Wombat After It Was Run Over By A Car In Tasmania
Another shocking video has emerged in Australia showing terrible treatment towards a defenceless wombat.
This one comes from Tasmania and involves a group of men taunting a wombat that had just been run over by a car in what the ABC is saying is the state's south.
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The footage shows the animal on the bull-bar of the four-wheel drive with blood clearly shown on the front of the car from the impact.
One person can be heard during the clip saying: "I've just punched the f*** out of the wombat, you weak c***."
The incident happened on an unsealed, unmarked road at night and was uploaded to Snapchat.
The video has disgusted locals, including Tasmanian wildlife carer Greg Irons, who couldn't believe his eyes when he was shown footage of the event.
Speaking to the ABC, Mr Irons said: "I think you're just left shaking your head, obviously you've got a bloke with some sort of issues in his life to put up a video like that with a wombat hanging off his bull bar," he said.
"Whatever it is, to put the video up and claim you punched it and show your bloodied hand, I mean, it just screams out to me someone that's got real problems.
"To show a defenceless animal in a situation like that is just unacceptable and disappointing ... you're just lost for words.
"You get these try-hard, loser bogans like this fella we've seen today, that is seen as something they want to copy to get some notoriety out of it, some sort of tough-guy image
It comes just two weeks after another wombat attack video went viral and sparked outrage across Australia. In the video, you can see an off-duty police officer throwing rocks at a wombat somewhere in South Australia's Eyre Peninsula.
One rock isn't enough and despite the animal's attempts to run off, it eventually succumbs to it's injuries and dies.
"You've got him, you've got him, hit him, hit him," the man in the car says. "Kill him. First man I've ever seen kill a wombat on foot, bro."
The video was been condemned by hundreds of thousands of people, with many shocked that someone would carry out such an unprovoked attack.
Brigitte Stevens, from Wombat Awareness Organisation, has told 7News.com.au: "I just have no words. I didn't want to watch it. I often get sent things that never leave my mind, but nothing like this.
"I'm just devastated, knowing how sensitive and how kind these animals are."
South Australia Police confirmed it had started an investigation into the matter.
Interestingly, the man's uncle came out in defence of his nephew, saying that killing a wombat is protected under the Native Title Act and is a practice that has been carried out for hundreds of years.
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