Teens who filmed possum torture escape jail time

RSPCA are seeking assistance in finding those responsible for the attack.
RSPCA are seeking assistance in finding those responsible for the attack. RSPCA

TWO teenagers have been sentenced to 12 months' probation after they pleaded guilty to animal cruelty for repeatedly running over a possum with a car, which they filmed.

The RSPCA originally charged Hunter Lawrence Jonasen and Callum Gibson McKenzie, both aged 17, with serious animal cruelty, which carries a maximum penalty of seven years' imprisonment.

One of the teens shared the video on social media on Christmas Day last year.

The pair pleaded guilty to a lesser charge of animal cruelty, which carries a three-year jail term, in Brisbane's Magistrates Court.

RSPCA lawyer Greg McGuire told the court the accused found the incident amusing.

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