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.