Kangaroos: maligned and killed based on myths
Tens of millions of kangaroos have been killed over the last decades in the largest land based commercial slaughter of wildlife in the world.
The brutal slaughter of one of our most iconic native animals is built on myths of overpopulation and environmental damage. But that's just what they are - myths.
And it is because of these myths that the national codes for harvesting and culling sanction cruelty: joeys are bludgeoned to death or decapitated, and shooters are not required to pass any form of training, leading many kangaroos to suffer a slow and painful death.
With virtually no monitoring of the commercial killing industry and none in the non-commercial ‘culling’, this is an industry built on severe animal cruelty.
It's time to debunk the myths that have lead to this senseless slaughter and protect kangaroos in NSW.
The myths relating to kangaroos are widely cited by people who choose to eat kangaroo meat believing it is ethical and sustainable. The reality is quite the opposite:
- Kangaroo populations are likely far lower than we have on record.
- Kangaroos do not have a large environmental impact.
- The impact of kangaroos on farm animals is minimal.
- The kangaroo meat industry is cruel and untenable.
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