We call on Environment Minister Penny Sharpe to stop the Commercial Slaughter of Kangaroos in NSW
Every night, under the cover of darkness kangaroos are hunted down, terrorised maimed and slaughtered for the profit driven commercial kangaroo killing industry. Joeys are ripped from their dead mothers pouch and bludgeoned to death or left to fend for themselves to die hungry and alone crying out for their dead mothers.
With the thirst for profit driving an unrelenting killing spree, the commercial kangaroo industry has made kangaroos the victims of the largest slaughter of land-based wildlife on the planet.
The NSW government approves, supports and profits from this cruel exploitation.
The Australian Government is happy to use a kangaroo as our ‘Brand Ambassador’ for global tourism.
Kangaroos are one of the most persecuted animals in the country.
Farmers 'cull' them, locked out of water and food sources by fences and development, hit on the roads, and – most of all – shot for leather and petfood by the commercial kangaroo industry, which kills over 40,000 kangaroos per month in NSW alone.
That figure does not include joeys. Shooters kill mother kangaroos, even those with joeys in their pouches. This is heartbreaking and the Government should be ashamed. They have sold our iconic native species out to the lowest bidder.
For too long, Australia has taken kangaroos for granted.
That time is over. In 2021 a Parliamentary Inquiry saw alarming evidence of a decline in kangaroo numbers across NSW, including a chain of localised extinctions.
Kangaroos are fighting for their lives after floods and bushfires, yet they are still treated as worthless pests.
They are not pests. This is kangaroo country.
It's time for Australia to protect kangaroos!