Stop Kangaroo Meatworks

  • by: Ray Drew
  • recipient: South Grampians Shire Council, Hamilton, Victoria, Australia
The South Grampians Shire Council (Australia) is now requesting the Victorian Minister for Agriculture to approve construction of a kangaroo processing facility (meatworks) in their vicinity to dispose of kangaroos shot under a permit system. This proposed meatworks will inevitably create a demand for thousands more kangaroos to be killed than are presently permitted. We oppose this initiative. Not only does it threaten the destruction of the kangaroo population in the South Western area of Victoria; it will bring world wide condemnation of your Council. The Grampians are known nationally and internationally as a tourist Mecca where people throughout the world can visit and view native wildlife in their natural surroundings - not as a killing field.
We, the undersigned, urge the Council to rescind the proposal to establish a kangaroo meat processing facility (pet food) in the general area. The South Grampians Shire Council is now requesting the Victorian Minister for Agriculture to approve construction of a kangaroo processing facility (meatworks) in their vicinity to dispose of kangaroos shot under a permit system. This proposed meatworks will inevitably create a demand for thousands more kangaroos to be killed than are presently permitted. We oppose this initiative. Not only does it threaten the destruction of the kangaroo population in the South Western area of Victoria; it will bring world wide condemnation of your Council. The Grampians are known nationally and internationally as a tourist Mecca where people throughout the world can visit and view native wildlife - not as a killing field. As an alternative, we recommend the area be promoted as the tourist destination to view wilderness and native Australian Wildlife. Such an action will increase employment and the good name of Hamilton and its environs.Thank you.
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