ABC Interview with Arthur Queripel — 1970
RETIRED MILDURA BUSINESSMAN Arthur Queripel founded the Australian Wildlife Protection Council with his retirement savings in 1970. Mr Queripel’s aim was to protect kangaroos from the cruelty associated with the manufacture of toys, souvenirs and meat products derived from kangaroo.
The Australian government received seventeen petitions in a matter of weeks warning that kangaroos were facing extinction, and that a ban on the exportation of kangaroo products was necessary to save the species. ABC reporter John Hart spoke to Arthur Queripel for this episode of ‘This Day Tonight,’ which aired on April 23, 1970.