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The commercial slaughter of Kangaroos was banned in 1982 by the Cain Government but it's reintroduction was raised again in 2002 when the Bracks Government presided and was fully investigated by the Environmental and Natural Resources Committee of Parliament (ENRC). It was considered unsustainable then due to inadequate numbers of kangaroos, and it's unsustainable now.
Not only is this industry unsustainable and un-Australian but it would bring danger into our bushland where recreational visitors should be safe.
The industry is known for its inhumane treatment of Kangaroos from misfired shots, orphaned young, stress on family mobs through lights and noise, cruel disposal of Joeys and the compromisation of the genetic integrity of the gene pool.

'Kangaroo Mob' - propaganda for wildlife trade and sadistic deviants?

The ABC is to screen a documentary about kangaroos. It is scheduled for television on ABC1 channel will this coming Tuesday evening 21st February 2012 at 8:30pm
It is set in Canberra, Australian Capital Territroy, alias the 'Taijin' of kangaroo slaughter.

The programme is entitled 'Kangaroo Mob'

Greens Party - Protecting Native Fauna?

The latest Greens Policy booklet says 'The Greens will .... support green business initiatives that use native species'. Does this sound like it means only flora to you? Or could it include native fauna? Will the Greens, at some point in the future, openly support the Kangaroo and Possum killing industries in spite of the fact that their policy is that 'native fauna and their habitat must be protected'?
It's time for some serious soul searching within the Greens.

There's nothing like Australia promoting its iconic kangaroo when it is slaughtered by the thousands

What immoral hypocrisy we have in Australian Government when one department legitimises mass kangaroo slaughter as a 'kangaroo industry' and promotes 'kangaroo harvesting', while another department promotes the kangaroo as its 'hopping icon.'

Tourism Australia's latest marketing campaign claims to be based on the 'core truth'.
Well how can it be truthful? Tourism Australia needs to drop the kangaroo logo from its advertising while the slaughter continues or else drop its core truth campaign.

Kangaroos are indeed what is 'unique and special' about Australia. It is immoral to slaughter wildlife. It is hypocritical to promote wildlife values while also promoting its slaughter.

175,000,000 kangaroos required to support a vicious immoral trade

Some claim kangaroo meat is 'green'. Some claim killing kangaroos is 'better' for Australia's environment. So what if Australian farmers of lamb, beef, pork and chicken transitioned to kangaroo?

To this author it is like employing Ivan Milat to skin platypus for tourist purses.

Personal bias aside, Australia's Federal Treasury Secretary, Ken Henry, has highlighted the flawed presumptions of Australia's roo trade being unviable.

Animal abuse inculcates social deviance

"THE relentless torture of a pet cat that was shot 27 times at point-blank range in the head and neck with an air rifle has outraged animal welfare authorities." [© Cairns Post, 2-Mar-09]

Clearly, the self-confessed wildlife serial killer finds his behaviour with slaughtering kangaroos acceptable to the extent he is educating his son in the same practices from an early age. It is likely he himself learnt this attitude and behavior from his own father. But animal abuse is not normal behaviour. It is immoral and unacceptable in civil society.

Animal abusers are five times more likely to commit violent crimes against people...than are individuals without a history of animal abuse.

Kangaroo Meat - confessions of a wildlife serial killer

The following responses to questions were made by a self confessed wildlife killer in Dalby, western Queensland between 27th and 30th March 2010. So long as Australia’s Liberal and Labor governments permit wildlife shooting, there will be wildlife serial killers out there like 'Chris' who will exploit Australia's wildlife with impunity.

Kangaroo: The Other Grey Meat

Australians have been very reluctant to come to the party when it comes to eating kangaroos themselves, maybe it's got something to do with us viewing roo meat as something that is only fit for the dog. So what is the dog actually eating? Is it euro chunks? Diced eastern grey? Maybe minced Bennetts wallaby? Does it matter? Maybe it is easier for us to stomach roo meat when we don't have to put a face to it ... a sort of miscellaneous meat.

Dame Judi Dench stands up for kangaroos - UK and EU

Dame Judi Dench, one of Britain’s best loved and respected actors and a great animal welfare supporter, has supported the campaign to ban kangaroo products from import by all EU member states. "As a lover of animals and their welfare I am pleased to add my name to the many others across the world who are supporting this very worthwhile campaign.” (Judi Dench)

DECC Commercial Kangaroo (read 'Tutsi') Harvest Zones

The 2009 mass slaughter of kangaroos across western New South Wales and Queensland is of a slaughter scale approximating the 1994 genocide of ethic Tutsis in Rwanda by the dominant Hutus. Estimates of the death toll of the The Rwandan Genocide have ranged between 500,000 and 1,000,000, or as much as 20% of the total population.

Back in Australia, according to the Kangaroo Industry Association of Australia, a sustainable quota for the number of kangaroos which can be slaughtered each year is typically 15-20% of the total population. Total numbers are withheld from the public.

Kangaroo Meat Export - ban it and follow the European Parliament's lead on fur seal products!

On 5th May 2009, Members of the European Parliament voted in favour of adopting strict conditions for the placing on the market of seal products in the European Union.

The way kangaroo joeys are slaughtered by 'professionals' is comparable to that still inflicted on Canadian fur seal pups. Australian poaching of its wildlife places it culturally backward in the 19th Century. Australian society needs to wake up to what is happening outback and call for immediately bans on wildlife killing including banning the State-sanctioned industrial poaching of kangaroos. The so-called kangaroo 'industry' is no different to the fur seal 'industry'. They are each shameful practices of immoral brutality.

National Code of Practice for the Humane Shooting of Kangaroos and Wallabies for Commercial Purposes

Australia's Federal Minister for the Environment (etc), Peter Garett MP, controls and administers a national legal code permitting various species of kangaroos to be killed for commercial gain and export of meat and hides. Nationally this permission is prescribed under the National Code of Practice for the Humane Shooting of Kangaroos and Wallabies for Commercial Purposes' [The Code]

Taxpayers' money should not be used to support the commercial kangaroo killing industry!

How dare John Kelly of the despicable commercial kangaroo killing industry ask for handouts due to the fallout from Russia placing a ban on kangaroo meat imports! Our taxpayers should not be giving handouts to help "restructure" this vile and cruel industry.

People who eat kangaroos and wallabies are at risk of all kinds of parasites that are not normally studied

The simplest definition of a zoonosis is a disease that can be transmitted from other vertebrate animals to humans. A slightly more technical definition is a disease that normally infects other animals, but can also infect humans. The majority of pathogen species causing disease in humans are zoonotic - estimated at 75% of all human diseases in Australia. Wildlife species can also serve as natural hosts for certain diseases that affect humans (zoonoses).

Kangaroo rapers of Mitchell (Qld) and the E.coli time bomb

The Australian outback town of Mitchell lies in the Western Downs region of southern Queensland on the Warrego Highway just shy of 600 km west of Brisbane on the way to Charleville. Situated on the Maranoa River, the town of Mitchell was named in honour of the 19th Century explorer, and the town emerged as a pastoral town out of the farming of grains, beef and sheep. Tourism has become a strong drawcard to Mitchell and especially to its Great Artesian Spa.

But more recently, Mitchell's fame has been lowered to infamy with it taking on a reputation for becoming the home of the kangaroo slaughter trade.

ACT Environment Commissioner unqualified to condemn kangaroos

ACT Commissioner for Sustainability and the Environment, Dr Maxine Cooper, is ACT's inaugural full-time Commissioner in the role, yet what relevant environmental qualifications and experience does the incumbent have, or indeed lack, to be officially condemning another local indigenous popluation of Australia's iconic marsupials, our kangaroos, to slaughter for pet food?

Kangaroo Meat: Why it's Not Good Bush Tucker!

If you don't think there is a health risk involved in kangaroo consumption (for yourself or your pets); think that the solution to livestock-caused greenhouse gases is eating kangaroo meat; haven't considered the reasons why in fact kangaroos could NEVER be farmed; still believe the myth that there are plagues of kangaroos out there that need to be 'culled'; and that it's a humane, well-regulated industry involving no suffering to kangaroos, you need to read this article.....

Professor Garnaut has compromised his credibility

Garnaut's recommendation that we have 240 million kangaroos by 2020 is totally unrealistic!

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