NSW kangaroos slaughtered in cruel act

About 20 kangaroos have been deliberately run down and killed on the NSW south coast in an act of animal cruelty that police are investigating.

The kangaroo carcasses were found on Dress Circle and Headland Drive in Tura Beach at Merimbula on Sunday morning.

Police believe the animals were run over by one vehicle before midnight on Saturday, and have appealed for anyone with information to come forward.