Roo ‘saviours’ targeted wrong animals

Protesters broke into defence property in a bid to disrupt the controversial cull of more than 400 kangaroos – but targeted the wrong animals.

Instead of stopping the cull they frightened and agitated a group of kangaroos which had been sedated and were due for release from a fertility trial, defence said.

Culling resumed this afternoon after an estimated 40 eastern grey kangaroos were put down by defence contractors yesterday.

The roos are being gathered in a pen at the former naval communications property at Lawson, in northern Canberra, then moved into an enclosed area where they are put down.

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