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20th Apr 2015

Cruel idiots fined for blow-torching endangered ‘smiling selfie’ quokka

Nooruddean Choudry

Two horrible individuals from France have been fined by a court in Perth, Australia, for setting an endangered animal alight and filming the cruel prank…

Thibaud Jean Leon Vallet, 24, and Jean Mickael Batrikian, 18, were each fined $4,000 (around £2,080) for using an aerosol spray and lighter to set fire to the innocent animal in Western Australia.

The video has been removed from YouTube following complaints but, looking at the screen grab above, you can easily guess what was about to happen.

The super cute Quokka is an endangered animal and has become something of an internet sensation due to its features naturally resembling a cheery smile…