According to police reports, the 19-year-old was put under arrest and charged with animal cruelty three weeks ago following the weekend attack in Bega Valley, New South Wales.

Police allege a 19-year-old man drove his utility vehicle into 20 kangaroos, including two joeys, at Tura Beach on Saturday night.

Around twenty dead kangaroos were found on the roads of Turina Beach. It is believed the gruesome attack happened between 10:30 and 11:30 pm.

As a result of the vicious killing spree, three baby kangaroos were left without families, wildlife rescue group WIRES said.

The next morning, animal rescue volunteers were dismayed at the scene of the slaughtered wildlife lying on the streets.

NSW Wildlife Information, Rescue and Education Service (WIRES) volunteer Janine Green called it “carnage” after nine adult kangaroos and one joey were killed on The Dress Circle and a further seven kangaroos and one joey were killed on Headland Drive.

The police said that animal cruelty is something that they don’t tolerate.

Detectives investigated the cruel act and arrested the alleged offender on Tuesday afternoon. He was charged with torture, beating and causing death of animals.

Inspector Peter Volf said acts of animal cruelty would not be tolerated.

“We take incidents such as these very seriously and anyone who engages in activities such as these will face the full brunt of the law,” Inspector Volf said.

Tura Beach resident Rob Evans, who supplied the images, said that some were confronting and “illustrate why people have been so outraged by this senseless piece of stupidity”.

“The rather dull image of the tyre tracks over the kerb give an idea of the speed of the vehicle but also reminds us that the people behind this were endangering not only their intended kangaroo victims but also anyone else on the nature strip at 10.30pm to 11pm,” Mr Evans said.

The man was granted conditional bail to appear in Bega Local Court in November.

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According to police reports, the 19-year-old was put under arrest and charged with animal cruelty three weeks ago following the weekend attack in Bega Valley, New South Wales. Police allege a 19-year-old man drove his utility vehicle into 20 kangaroos, including two joeys, at Tura Beach on Saturday night. Around twenty dead...