Lisa Milligan, who volunteers with Wild About Wildlife, thinks cases like Spot's, where wild animals are injured to due archers, happen much too often. "It is getting worse and worse. We see so much of it and I have had enough," Milligan told The Daily Mail.
Shooting any kind of animal with an arrow is illegal in Australia under the National Parks and Wildlife Act and the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act, but lately this statute doesn't seem to be enough. Incidents involving kangaroos being shot with arrows are causing some to call for compound bows, a type of bow and arrow using a system of cables and pulleys, to be banned altogether.
Whatever the solution, hopefully something can be done so this kind of tragedy can be avoided in the future.