Category Archives: commercial kangaroo industry

Proposed wildlife trade operation for the export of kangaroo skins derived from the expanded Victorian Kangaroo Petfood Trial 2016–18

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The Department of the Environment of Energy has received an application for a Wildlife Trade Operation under part 13A, section 303FN of the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 (the EPBC Act). The application is for the commercial export of Eastern and Western Grey Kangaroo skins from Victoria. Should the operation be approved it is proposed that it remain

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West Wimmera- “growing” kangaroo numbers a threat to “public safety”

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Dear Councillors, I am concerned about the report that West Wimmera Shire councillors believe an increased kangaroo population is becoming a public safety issue.  Councillors are floating the idea of a culling program. Surely kangaroos are in danger of traffic?  With increasing numbers of people and trucks on our roads, it’s horrendous to travel on our country roads and see

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

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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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Victorian kangaroo pet food trial – to be broadened

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More than 23,900 kangaroo carcasses have been processed for pet food in Victoria, under the trial so far, which started in 2014. The government recently decided to extend the trial for another two years. The trial operates in 12 council areas, but councillors and farmers from other regions have urged the government to do more to address kangaroo numbers, citing

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Roos in CrossHair – shooting zones being depleted

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‘ROOS IN CROSSHAIR’ written by Helen Bergen Politicians and public servants shouldn’t be allowed to make decisions about things they know nothing about. Kangaroos are actually in trouble in the commercial shooting states, with the published “estimates” hyper-inflated extrapolations of counted kangaroos in remnant habitat (native cover) over landscapes where government survey raw counts are zero. For example in the

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Kangaroo culling trial: call for extension

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Member for Lowan Emma Kealy has called on the state government to extend a kangaroo culling trial to West Wimmera Shire. The government introduced a two-year trial to cull kangaroos for pet food in 2014. A State Government trial involving Ararat, Horsham, Northern Grampians, Yarriambiack, Southern Grampians and Pyrenees local government areas is due to conclude in June. Ms Kealy wants

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