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Protesters carrying joey confront man accused of brutal kangaroo attacks


A 22-year-old man accused of torturing kangaroos has been met by heckling protesters after appearing in court.

Presley Bennell is facing two animal cruelty charges stemming from the alleged attacks in Dawesville in January and February.

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The attacks allegedly happened on suburban streets.

Wildlife carers staged a protest outside the Mandurah Courthouse Wednesday morning, bringing with them a little joey.

Bennell covered his face and chose not to speak after his appearance.

Protesters brought a joey to the court where they confronted the accused. Credit: 7NEWS

He is yet to enter a plea and is due back in court next month.

The accused, from Greenfields, was charged in April following a joint investigation involving Mandurah Police, the RSPCA and the City of Mandurah.

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Source: 7News