Wallaby at Kangaroo Creek Farm, photo taken by Laryn Gilmour/Black Press Media

Lake Country’s Kangaroo Creek Farm addresses ‘malicious’ rumours

The popular destination took to social media to lay down the facts

The Kangaroo Creek Farm has caught the attention of ‘internet trolls’ who have been spreading rumours about the farm’s ethical treatment of animals.

The farm’s pending move from Lake Country to Kelowna, intended to give the animals more space, has been a highly followed news topic in the Okanagan.

Earlier this week, The Farm’s Facebook page addressed ‘fake news’ that the farm has been slaughtering the kangaroos once they cease to be cute.

“All our animals have names. I have personally nursed all the joeys you see out in the field. Do you really think I would let your child come and visit that animal and then slaughter it at the end of the season? These trolls need to give their collective heads a shake,” said the Farm’s Facebook post.

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The sentimental post from the owners detail the recent loss of one of the farm’s older kangaroos named Coach.

The post, shared on June 2, has been liked over 1,000 times, commented on nearly 275 times and shared nearly 80 times.

Most of the posted comments shared support and fond memories of the farm.

Kangaroo Creek Farm owner Caroline MacPherson said the kangaroos are treated like valued pets and most of them live out their lives at the farm. “Rumours were circulating on social media saying that we dispose of the kangaroos when the season is over and that is simply not the case.”

Here’s more on what MacPherson had to say on the matter and footage of the 50 plus kangaroos who live at Kangaroo Creek Farm.

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