cynical plundering of our native animals by multinationals like
Adidas, are reaping huge profits by supporting their cruel slaughter
then selling them back to apathetic Australians as football boots".
bloodied slaughter of our kangaroos for short term profits is
cruel and unsustainable and has reduced the Red Kangaroo to an
average age of two years. Then having depleted the big Reds the
greedy eyes of the Industry have now turned to the Eastern and
Western Greys. Irresponsible action by Federal and State Governments,
when those kangaroo populations which carry the best genes to
those that will survive the drought will inevitably crash due
to starvation , subsidises a brutal kangaroo killing industry
with the promise of lucrative overseas trademarkets, has extended
the kill quota by 33%-meaning the death of seven million animals."
Linden expressed disbelief at the claims by Industry and Government
sources that commercial kangaroo killing is humane and strictly
" How do you regulate shooters working alone or in pairs,
in the outback in the dark?" she asked. "The industry
is rife with cruelty. Joey's are bludgeoned to death or left to
die of exposure, predation and starvation after their mothers
are shot and dragged off, sometimes still dying from misfired
bullet wounds into the throat, abdomen, limbs, she stated.
Day of Action marks the beginning of a global boycott campaign
that will persist until Adidas ceases to exploit and profit from
a cruel trade in Australian wildlife.
Linden, 0403 555 064
Maryland Wilson 0417 148 501
relentless slaughter of the Red Kangaroo for meat and leather
has reduced the average age of this unique and magnificent animal,
once living to 30 years under supportive environmental conditions,
to just TWO years! The kangaroo industry is killing Red Kangaroos
before they are old enough to reproduce. We have already listed
six Kangaroo and Wallaby species from the genetic pool and there
are a number of other species on the endangered list and nearing
extinction. If we do not act now our national icon will be no
more than museum exhibits or a series of images on a page or a
screen, like the Toolache Wallaby, arguably the most beautiful
marsupial, which was hunted and shot to extinction by South Australians.
Now they are doing the same thing to all the other species.
commercial exploitation of any wildlife species, notably elephants
and whales has inevitable led to their near extinction. The kangaroo
is no exception. Australia is killing kangaroos at a rate of 6
or more million a year out of an estimated 30 million. With the
approval of the Federal Department of Primary Industry we are
converting our unique native animals into slabs of meat for export
markets, telling tourists to eat kangaroo meat, turning the beautiful
living breathing biological entity which exist in rich complex
family mobs into football boots, furry toys and in an ultimate
gesture of degradation , 'Golden Ball' purses from their scrotums.
No wonder the Japanese Government justifies killing whales in
the face of Australia's opposition by claiming that it is no worse
than our treatment of kangaroos and it's shamefully true.
The strong males are the first casualties of a commercial slaughter.
In a cynical kilo for dollars exercise which leaves many writhing
in agony from misfired bullet wounds, they offer the best yield
to the mercenary shooters. Females are not spared either and for
each female of breeding age shot there is usually a joey at heel
and a joey in the pouch also sacrificed. The fate of the joeys
is the most cruel of all. Too small to be lucrative, more than
a million baby joeys are removed from their mothers' pouches and
tossed aside like 'garbage' to die from predation, starvation,
or beaten to death with iron bars or water pipes by the shooter.
This is written into the Code of
Practice and condoned/sanctioned by the Australian Government.
add insult to injury the Australian Government and the Kangaroo
Industry call kangaroo shooters 'field processors', and the wholesale
slaughter of kangaroos a 'sustainable harvest' promoting our wildlife
as "exotic and clean green meat" to global markets.
They have turned kangaroos into a 'commodity' instead of kangaroos
as Australia's most recognised symbol and our National TOURIST
ICON, Alive not dead!
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