Help save the kangaroos of Australia from being killed to start a meat market for China

  • by: Georgina B
  • recipient: Barnaby Joyce, Federal Agricultural Minister

Australian farmers from the state of Queensland want the government to establish a market for kangaroo meat with China.

Farmers from drought affected areas say the wild kangaroo population is reaching plague proportions and adding pressure to drought-affected land.

However, animal activists argue there are more humane ways of managing kangaroo populations and that the culling methods currently used are inherently cruel.

A ‘humane death’ is considered one where the animal dies instantaneously through a clean shot to the head. However, the current culling method of shooting small moving targets makes this method difficult.

Kangaroos can suffer a long and agonizing death from bullet wounds. Joeys are often killed or left to die when their mothers are shot.

There are non-lethal alternatives to manage kangaroo populations. Alternative measures include birth control, relocation, and other non-lethal solutions.

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