Rottnest Island quokka kicker, Mandurah’s Harry McPherson, pleads guilty to animal cruelty


McPherson filmed kicking the quokka.
Harrison McPherson on social media.
Rottnest Island quokka kicker, Mandurah’s Harry McPherson, pleads guilty to animal cruelty
McPherson filmed kicking the quokka. Harrison McPherson on social media.

A FALCON man who was filmed kicking a quokka on Rottnest Island in February has pleaded guilty to a charge of animal cruelty.

Harrison Angus McPherson (20) appeared in Fremantle Magistrates Court on Friday in relation to the incident, where he kicked a quokka into a courtyard wall.

His friend Corey Douglas James, who laughed while he filmed the act, was fined $3500 in March.

The film was circulated widely on social media.

McPherson’s photo was also shared with people expressing their disgust at the act.

In response, a Facebook support page was started for McPherson and James.

The page, called “Harry McPherson & Corey James – give them a break” has a profile picture stating “Keep Calm Because Nobody’s Perfect”.

The page has five likes and asks people sending abuse to “get a life”.

McPherson will reappear in court on June 20 for sentencing.