Category Archives: commercial kangaroo industry

Boo-hoo, emotion trumps science say critics as California reinstates a ban on kangaroos products

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A response from Dr David Croft, to Bans on kangaroo products are a case of emotion trumping science- The Conversation, 5 October, 2015 ———————————————————— Red kangaroo mob in Sturt National Park after good rains. Super-abundant – I think not! (Image by Ulrike Kloecker) Two Professors of Conservation Biology (Johnson and Woinarski) and an advocate for conservation through sustainable use of

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Australians unaware of the true and cruel nature of the commercial kangaroo killing industry

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Kangaroos-Myths and Realities was written to create awareness about the plight of kangaroos and their joeys because narrow media ownership has played a significant role in ensuring that Australians are kept UNAWARE of the true nature of the slaughter. An unchallenged coalition of scientists have been allowed to turn a protected species into meat and hides. This group of self-serving

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kangaroo fur in their new loafers line is not chic!

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Gucci just launched their new loafers line with real kangaroo fur – endorsing the cruel treatment of iconic and highly social kangaroos. The annual kangaroo hunt is opposed by many in Australia and around the world. It is the largest land-based wildlife slaughter in the world. Shooting mother kangaroos and then ripping joeys out of their pouches to be clubbed

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We won!

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Thanks to everyone who emailed Californian Senators. You joined up to 100,000 people around the world who signed petitions and contacted the Senators directly. Keep an eye on our website www.kangaroosatrisk.org for more pages going up soon about ecology, surveys and the industry. Brilliant work by the amazing Californian lobbyist Jennifer Fearing, our partner US team Humane Society US and

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Canberra accused of dirty tricks in California

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Australia’s ambassador to the US Kim Beazley said in a statement that Australia-California kangaroo trade “is conducted according to science-based wildlife management practices…” The harvest of kangaroos, for skin and meat in Australia is the largest commercial slaughter of terrestrial wildlife on earth, killing some three million adult kangaroos each year, and up to one million dependent young, (in pouch

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Celebrities and Scientists lobby to reinstate Californian ban on kangaroo products

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Media Release 24 August 2015 JM Coetzee (Nobel Prize Laureate) and Dr Brian May (astrophysicist and Queen guitarist) join 72 other scientists, academics and public figures urging California to reinstate its ban on imported kangaroo products. Over 70 scientists, academics, educators and other public figures from Australia, the UK and the United States, including Nobel Prize Laureate JM Coetzee and

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