- The 20-year-old man who kicked a quokka in Western Australia fined $4000
- Harrison Angus McPherson, 20, sparked anger after he kicked a quokka into wall
- McPherson was sentenced in Fremantle Magistrates Court and also pay $98.50
A 20-year-old man who launched a quokka into a concrete courtyard wall after kicking the marsupial has been fined $4000.
Harrison Angus McPherson, 20, sparked social media uproar after a video emerged of him kicking a quokka on Rottnest Island, Western Australia, back in February.
Footage of Harrison McPherson attacking the vulnerable species on February 11 was posted on social media, much to the ire of viewers.
McPherson, 20, kicked the quokka into a concrete courtyard wall
McPherson was sentenced in the Fremantle Magistrates Court on Tuesday and must also pay costs of $98.50.
The 21-year-old man who filmed the incident, Corey Douglas James, was fined $3,500 in March for the ill-treatment of an animal.
The quokka, part of the macropod family, is a curious marsupial often known to approach humans.
The cat-sized animal is a vulnerable species, mainly nocturnal and is a herbivore.
Once common across Western Australia, the quokka is now listed as a vulnerable species and is protected
The incident occurred off Perth on Rottnest Island