Smoking joey video anger

November 8, 2022 5:37 pm in by


A Launceston couple may have landed themselves in hot water after they uploaded a video of themselves to social media giving an orphaned joey a cigarette.

It’s believed the video was recorded in late September and has since been deleted. It shows a young woman holding the abandoned joey while a man places a rolled cigarette into the joey’s snout.

It is not clear from the video whether the cigarette was actually lit.

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The Department of Natural Resources and Environment says it’s investigating the incident involving a man in his early 20s and a woman who is reportedly involved in greyhound racing in Tasmania.

Anyone who finds sick or orphaned animals is asked to contact wildlife rescue. Wallabies are a partly protected species.