Category Archives: Kangaroo Issues

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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Golf resort under fire over worker’s plan to shoot kangaroos

A Herald Sun article reports (18th Sept, 2015)  that the RACV Cape Schanck Resort “had received complaints from residents and golf guests about the threatening behaviour of a small mob of kangaroos on the course”. However, the resort didn’t know one of its staff members had been shooting them, and ordered all activity to stop. A local resident was startled

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Kangaroo cull approved for next to the Carlisle River Wildlife Shelter

Carlisle River Wildlife Shelter’s Ron and Carola Anstis are heartbroken to learn animals they had spent years caring for were being shot dead thanks to approval from the State Government. Embedded conflicts of interests exist within the State government because they have responsibilities for both administering the Wildlife Act, to protect native species, AND for administering permits to kill them!

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We won!

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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