Category Archives: Kangaroo Issues

Media Release: “Canberra Kangaroo culls rely on stale politicized science”

MEDIA RELEASE: 15 May 2016: “Canberra Kangaroo culls rely on stale politicized science”: Australian Wildlife Protection Council says Today, Maryland Wilson, AWPC President, said that Evolutionary Sociologist, Sheila Newman recently reviewed the government science behind the ACT culls, which will begin anew on Monday 16 April 2016. Newman found it excessively narrow, self-referencing, mechanistic and old-fashioned.   Newman reported in Conference

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Petition: end the slaughter of kangaroos in the ACT

Frankie Seymour’s petition: Australian Capital Territory government is still killing thousands of kangaroos every year in a cruel, unnecessary, ineffective and ecologically destructive annual slaughter on public reserves. This has been going on since 2009, and we expect the latest slaughter to be announced any day. In 2015, the Australian Capital Territory government authorised the slaughter of at least 25772 kangaroos across

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Video & notes: Kangaroos, culling and Canberra – presentation to AJP event 5 April 2016

Video and text of Sheila Newman’s speech at the Animal Justice Party’s event, “Policy basis for Kangaroo treatment in the ACT,” 5 April 2016: Harvesting, damage mitigation and culling probably actually accelerate population growth in roos because the smaller ones survive and adapt by sexually maturing earlier – which speeds up fertility turnover. Since 2003 DNA studies have shown that

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Australia’s culture of killing native animals

The culture or vilification of kangaroos, as “pests” and their killing has become engrained into our history as a macabre type of environmental “management”. It’s rationalized as a human responsibility to control their numbers, as we have changed the environment so much, due to infrastructure and agriculture, to such as way as to encourage their overpopulation and breeding! They thus

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Victoria’s trial of kangaroo meat – more kangaroos to be slaughtered due to liberal distribution of killing (“control”) permits

Environment Minister Lisa Neville said there is no link between the number of permits issued and the number of kangaroos processed for pet food?  Each year, DELWP authorizes the “control” (killing) of kangaroos to reduce damage to landowners.  They claim that all practical, non-lethal control options must be exhausted before authorizing the killing of the animals. Despite this supposedly exhaustive

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Demand that two men gulty of the torture and killing of a koala are given a stronger sentence

In an act of savagery, two men bludgeoned a koala, before burning it to death on a campfire in country Victoria.  Camping on the Murray River near Cobram, one of them hit the koala with a machete to “separate it from a pet dog”.  The other man threw the injured, but alive animal, on to a campfire, before burying its

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