Category Archives: commercial kangaroo industry

Victorian kangaroo pet food trial – to be broadened

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

‘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

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

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

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!

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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