Kangaroo that Died After Having Arrow in Head for a Month Deserves Justice


Target: George Brandis, Attorney General of Australia

Goal: Seek maximum amount of jail time for man who allegedly shot and killed a kangaroo.

A kangaroo was reportedly shot in the head with a crossbow. The eastern grey kangaroo, named Spot by the children in the neighborhood where he frequented, lived for a month with the crossbow bolt in his head. Spot survived the cruelty of humans only to tragically die of shock three days after finally having surgery.

Johnathon Calleja and his brother reportedly drove an unregistered vehicle with no numbered plates to private property where a family lived. Armed with a crossbow and camouflage gear, the brothers reportedly shot the kangaroo in the head. The family, including the children who considered the frequent visitor a pet, witnessed the horrifying image of Spot with the arrow through his head. Reports say the children were terrified to let their domestic pets outdoors after the incident.

Calleja’s sentencing has been postponed until September 12. He could face jail time, but there’s no guarantee that he will receive a just punishment. Please sign this petition to demand that he receive the maximum amount of jail time for allegedly murdering the innocent animal, if guilty.


Dear Mr. Brandis,

A man reportedly dressed in camouflage and shot a kangaroo with a crossbow. The poor kangaroo lived with the arrow in his head for a month, but died of shock after surgery.

The innocent kangaroo was on the property of a family who considered him a pet when he was shot. The the kangaroo and the family who loved him deserve justice. We demand that the man who did this be sentenced to the maximum extent possible.


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Photo credit: Matthew Wakefield ARC Centre for Kangaroo Genomics

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  1. Denise Baudin says:


    George Brandis, Attorney General of Australia: You have to give these 2 animal slaughterers maximum sentence and throw them in jail for years where animal lovers there will take care of them.
    What’s next, JOHNATHON CALLEJA and his BROTHER, will shoot children in the head with crossbows???????????

  2. val gaffney says:

    I’d like to shoot teh scumbag who did this in the head with an arrowto see how helikes it! Catch this b=====d and prosecute him!

  3. michelle taylor says:

    I would love to enact payback to this POS animal murderer!

  4. Sara Sumnerton says:

    I would love to reenact this crime except MY bow would be through the heads of the 2 low life pieces of sh*t who did this. Paybacks a bitch assholes!!

  5. Linda Barnett says:

    Johnathon Calleja and brother must be SEVERELY DEALT WITH! What a despicable act of cruelty these two scumbags carried out, and for what? This poor innocent creature must have suffered so terribly during the weeks leading up to surgery, and then to die. Such a tragedy for a precious life. There must be justice for Spot!

  6. Mr Brandis – Australia is going to have a lot of problems in the future, please “nip this one in the bud” and prosecute and administer justice, to the maximum possible. The kangaroo is on our national emblem -how dare these cowards think it is ok to hurt and ultimately destroy, this animal and take away some joy from the community!!! Apprentice criminals (they are now, already murderers) in the making.


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