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Possum 'slammed to death' at Queensland casino 29.12.2011
« Reply #1 on: December 29, 2011, 11:58:48 PM »
Possum 'slammed to death' at casino

December 29, 2011

The RSPCA is investigating reports a north Queensland casino patron slammed a possum onto a table and killed it.

RSPCA spokesman Michael Beatty understands a man on the VIP balcony of Townsville's Jupiter's Casino picked up one of the possums that frequents the area by the tail and slammed it onto a table, killing it.

The incident was reported to police in the early hours of December 23.

An RSPCA investigator travelled to Townsville on Thursday to review CCTV footage from the casino and interview witnesses.

Mr Beatty says the RSPCA will consider prosecuting if the story is true.

He says intoxication was not an excuse for cruelty.

"Why somebody would think that's a macho, machismo thing to do is beyond me," he said.

"I've been known to be drunk in my past on numerous occasions, but I don't go around slamming possums into tables."