shoe makers are
causing the slaughter of
these gentle creatures.
Chief offender is Adidas, who
are promoting kangaroo-skin
football boots as the latest fad.
to blow the whistle on
this sickening trade
A million baby joeys will be slaughtered this year,
torn from their dying mothers pouches and stamped on,
clubbed to death or left to die of starvation. They are the
discarded trash of Australias new growth industry
- kangaroo meat and skin. Seven million adult kangaroos will
also be shot to supply world markets - and the numbers are increasing
The company most eagerly supporting this mass slaughter is Adidas,
by heavily marketing its highly-priced, kangaroo-skin, Predator
football boots around the world. Headline stars such as David
Beckham encourage the brutality by wearing and promoting Predator
baby joey, rescued after her mother was shot
government sees kangaroos as an export earner -justifying the
massacre with well-rehearsed myths. Adidas simply echoes them,
claiming that kangaroos destroy wheat crops and degrade grazing
scientific studies show that 90 per cent of wheat fields never
see a kangaroo and they have little impact on grazing.
Even worse, the big skins demanded by Adidas and other shoe
makers already threatens the largest species of kangaroo - the
red. Targeting the biggest, fittest animals for their skin has
the potential to cause extinction.
The killing takes place at night in the outback and is unmonitored.
Many animals are badly shot and are hauled on to trucks by steel
hooks while still alive. It is the biggest massacre of land
wildlife ever known.
all these reasons, we are calling on Adidas to stop using kangaroo
You can help:
Adidas and complain to:
Adidas UK Ltd.,
The Adidas Centre,
PO Box 39,
Stockport SK7 SSD.
David Beckham to ditch Adidas Predator boots. Write to him:
c/o SFX Sports Group,
1624 High St,
Knowle, Solihull 0JU.
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