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Rehabilitated wallaby left for dead after illegal arrow shooting

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A rescue wallaby has been shot with a bow and arrow in the state’s south.

Carley the wallaby was looked after by volunteers when she was a joey, after her mother was killed. Now she’s back in care after being shot with a training arrow, which was lodged beneath her spine for 3 – 4 days before Carley was found.



Hunting animals with a bow and arrow is illegal in Tasmania.

Kristy Alger, a spokesperson for Animal Liberation Tasmania, speaks to Brian Carlton about the incident and gives an update on Carley’s welfare.

Anyone with information relating to this incident or other arrow incidents are asked to contact Animal Liberation Tasmania on Facebook. Alternatively, you can anonymously contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or here.

Image: Animal Liberation Tasmania - Facebook

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