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Verdict in cull whistleblower case

Verdict against Chris Klootwijk raises more questions than it answers regarding legality of ACT crackdown on cull protesters. Seen here, Klootwijk points to shooter vehicle damage to the sensitive ACT grasslands. Appeal on horizon Chris Klootwijk, who was convicted on one of two counts of hindering two public officials (a ranger and

California urged to keep ban on kangaroo skins and meat

Australian researchers, specialist macropod scientists and other citizens have lined up with United States animal welfare organisations and US citizens to convince the California state legislature not to scrap a ban on the import of kangaroo products. They have presented scientific, cruelty and meat contamination evidence against the trade. California lawmakers

Kangaroo Protectors Diary 2015

‘Mum’s army’ standing up to government power On various Canberra reserves during the ACT government kangaroo killing program (now in its 5th year) citizens have been engaging in monitoring and/or civil disobedience, risking heavy fines and drawing public slander from government officials. For some the objective is to bear witness and

Kangaroo Mythology

Recent discussion in the rural residential zone shows that even people well-disposed to our resident wildlife may subscribe to some unexamined myths and assumptions about Eastern Grey Kangaroos. One is that kangaroo populations can “explode” and quickly grow to plague proportions. This is a biological impossibility for a species that can

Citizens condemn Canberra cull

Media Release Wednesday 14 May 2014 Regional Friends of Wildlife (RFOW), a citizen group from Canberra and surrounding region, strongly condemns the ACT government’s intention to shoot kangaroos for the 5th year in the city’s nature parks, this year targeting 1600 animals with additional hundreds of pouch young bashed to death. “This cruel annual