Despite the extreme habitat destruction and loss of life from the NSW bushfires, kangaroos continue to face the largest commercial slaughter of land-based wildlife on Earth.
That's why the Animal Justice Party NSW is calling for an immediate moratorium on all kangaroo slaughter in our state until the full impacts of these fires on kangaroos are understood.
Almost 90 million kangaroos and wallabies in Australia have been killed for commercial purposes in the last 20 years.
The NSW government promotes, financially supports and even actively participates in the brutal killing of tens of thousands of kangaroos across our state. This is an international disgrace and is a shameful way to treat an Aboriginal totem and our national emblem.
With evidence now suggesting that the long-term survival of our Kangaroos is at risk, we’re pushing harder than ever to end the commercial slaughter of kangaroo and wallabies and close the processing industries.
Together with our MP Mark Pearson, we plan to improve wildlife legislation to ensure kangaroos and wallabies are valued and respected, and increase and enforce penalties for wildlife cruelty.