RSPCA WA are investigating the South West after reports of a series of violent acts of animal cruelty on kangaroos in Bunbury. The organisation has received four separate reports of kangaroos being injured over the past month, the latest on July 15th. The reported attacks allegedly occurred around ECU and Manea College campuses, as well as bushland in Usher, College Grove and Carey Park. RSPCA WA’s South West Inspector Genna Haines says the details of the attacks are harrowing. “In one case, it appears a kangaroo had his legs cut off while he was still alive,” she said. “In another case, a mother and joey had their legs broken and were left alive, unable to hop. They had to be humanely euthanised.” “A third incident involves decapitation,” Inspector Haines said. Disturbing images from the RSPCA shows a kangaroo with lacerations around its throat and its tail and legs removed. Inspector Haines says these attacks were allegedly carried out by a local group. “What we do know is these attacks appear to have been carried out by a small group of young men in utes, or on mopeds or motorbikes,” Inspector Haines said. The RSPCA is calling on anyone with CCTV footage or information to contact the Cruelty Hotline on 1300 278 350 or to report on their website. City of Bunbury Rangers, WA Police and the Department of Biodiversity and Attractions are also assisting in the investigation. The maximum penalty for animal cruelty in WA is a $50,000 fine and five years imprisonment.