US vet puts up pet kangaroos in nappies for sale online for $5000, gets slammed by furious animal rights groups

Many animal rights groups and individuals who love wildlife have questioned whether the vet's practices were even legal.


                            US vet puts up pet kangaroos in nappies for sale online for $5000, gets slammed by furious animal rights groups

A veterinarian in the US has been slammed by animal lovers for breeding kangaroos and selling them on Facebook for as much as $5000.

The breeder is from Texas and describes herself as 'mall and exotic veterinarian' who she sells 'quality zebras, camels and kangaroos'. Her latest post featured six baby kangaroos and read, "Kangaroo, Kangaroo, Kangaroo. Boy have we got them!! These are some of the cutest little babies you have ever seen. Real cuddlers. Neutered males $2500, females $5000."

The post also includes contact details for those interested in procuring the animals.

It must be noted that it is not illegal to own a kangaroo in Texas, however, they cannot be domesticated. The marsupials can grow up to 2 meters tall and weigh 90 kg. They also require adequate space to move around.

One of the pictures on the post featured the kangaroos lounging on zebra skin. Many also complained that the people who do buy kangaroos may not have the right accommodation for a marsupial considering they grow well. 

Many animal rights groups and individuals who love wildlife have questioned whether the vet's practices were even legal.

According to a report in Daily Mail, one of them wrote, "These poor animals should not be for sale, they belong in the wild and not raised in captivity! Poor sweet lil' ones!! Turn these People in!!!!"

Another user explained, "Can't be in the wild now... they are all bottle fed.. sadly they wouldn't adjust in the wild. At least from my understanding."

The post has since been removed, however, the vet's website continues to advertise kangaroo sales. 

Not only Kangaroos, there are posts regarding camels, wallaroos and other animals not native to North America.

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