An electrician has been charged after ugly video footage emerged displaying him allegedly ripping the top off a duck in a parking lot within the NSW Southern Highlands.
Police launched an investigation after a tip off that two males had allegedly chased a flock of untamed geese outdoors a Mittagong membership final Saturday.
A stomach-churning video clip confirmed one man leaping on a duck earlier than his companion allegedly grabbed the helpless animal after which tore its head off.
Within the uncensored model of the video, the person throws the physique to the bottom after which seems to play with the duck’s head, opening and shutting its invoice.
Jonathan Christopher Kolster, 24, from Colo Vale, was arrested after police launched photos of two males wished in reference to the incident.
Electrician Jonathan Kolster, 24, (pictured) from Colo Vale, was arrested after police launched photos of two males wished in reference to the incident
The harrowing video confirmed the lads chasing the geese within the automotive park and One man appeared to leap on a duck and seize it (pictured)
The person is seen triumphantly holding up the duck earlier than his companion then seems to take it from him and allegedly rips its head off (pictured)
Jonathan Kolster (pictured) has now been charged with recklessly beating and killing an animal and committing an act of cruelty on an animal
Kolster is believed to have turned himself in at Southern Highlands Police Station on Wednesday afternoon.
He was charged with recklessly beating and killing an animal and committing an act of cruelty on an animal.
He was additionally charged with unrelated site visitors offences. Kolster was refused bail and can seem earlier than Moss Vale Native Court docket on Thursday.
No costs have been laid towards one other man allegedly seen within the video clip – sporting a hi-vis singlet, sun shades and a hat.
Police launched photos of the 2 males they wished to interview, together with one man sporting a Kolster Electrical Companies t-shirt (pictured)
The arrest was hailed by Animal Justice Celebration NSW MP Mark Pearson who had referred to as on the neighborhood to assist police discover the lads within the harrowing video clip.
‘I’m happy to see Mr Kolster has been charged,’ he mentioned on Thursday.
‘I commend the police and neighborhood for working swiftly collectively to result in justice for this harmless duck.’
He added: ‘In the end this isn’t about one animal.
‘That is now a bigger story about how Australians don’t settle for animal cruelty in any type, and the way the neighborhood needs to see individuals who deliberately damage animals really feel the total drive of the regulation.’
Source: Each day Mail