Category Archives: commercial kangaroo industry

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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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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