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They’re advised not to shoot mums in Canberra — but they do, here’s how

THE ACT GOVERNMENT supplies anyone who questions their annual kangaroo family slaughter — killing Australia’s favourite tourism icon in the national capital — with a comforting ‘scientific’ fact sheet. The Bulletin has previously published an independent critique of the relevance or validity of the scientific argument that kangaroos damage other native

He kills because he can, a neighbour’s story

Neighbors can’t venture out at night Since September 2018 the NSW government has signaled ‘open season’ on Australia’s national emblem, the kangaroo. In this region, it’s the Eastern Grey Kangaroo. An already weak and minimal permit system, lack of monitoring and lack of enforcement of anti-cruelty codes, were helpfully loosened further. 

Marvellous macropods

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Excerpt from a forthcoming book by Maria Taylor on Australia’s uneasy and deadly history since settlement with its native wildlife. Can we replace disrespect and removal with understanding and appreciation? CAPTION ABOVE:  Family of Red Kangaroo, Macropus rufus, on pasture. © Vladislav Jirousek, Dreamstime. ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Celebrating resilience, athleticism and efficiency … and ecosystem

23 humane organisations slam ACT kangaroo slaughter

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WE, THE UNDERSIGNED, condemn the planned killing of 4,076 kangaroos, and their joeys, by the Australian Capital Territory government, and draw attention to the cruelty and suffering inflicted by these actions. This is occurring within a context of a global wildlife crisis with extinction looming for over one million species according to the United Nations latest comprehensive

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