FACING ACCUSATION: Former Fraser Coast Wildlife Sanctuary manager Ray Revill will appear in court next month charged with animal cruelty.
FACING ACCUSATION: Former Fraser Coast Wildlife Sanctuary manager Ray Revill will appear in court next month charged with animal cruelty. JOY BUTLER

Ray Revill charged over alleged kangaroo killing

FORMER Fraser Coast Wildlife Sanctuary manager Ray Revill will appear in court next month for allegedly killing a baby kangaroo.

He has been charged with one count of animal cruelty over the incident which was allegedly captured on CCTV.

A Biosecurity Queensland spokesman confirmed to the Chronicle that the former sanctuary employee had been formally charged.

Mr Revill was sent a notice this week notifying him of the upcoming court appearance.

The charge falls under the Animal Care and Protection Act 2001.

The relevant section states that a person should not kill an animal in a way that's inhumane, causes it not to die quickly, or causes it to die in unreasonable pain.

If convicted, Mr Revill could be sentenced to three years in jail.

The Biosecurity Queensland spokesman did not comment on the type of evidence that will be presented in court.

Mr Revill will appear in Maryborough Magistrates Court on June 27.

The Chronicle contacted Mr Revill's lawyer for comment, but did not receive a response before print deadline.