Join with Animals Australia and stop the slaughter of kangaroos in the ACT

What’s happening?

The kangaroos that live in Canberra’s nature reserves annually become part of a violent and unnecessary slaughter. Every year, the government approves plans for a kangaroo ‘management’ cull program and slaughters hundreds of kangaroos on reserves in and around Canberra.

“Despite the lack of definitive scientific evidence that the presence of kangaroos has a negative impact on other native flora and fauna, proponents of the plan claim that the kill is necessary to keep kangaroo populations at ‘sustainable’ levels.” – Animals Australia

However, a government commissioned review found that the kangaroo management plan is based on the presumption that kangaroos have a direct effect on the amount of vegetation, and while kangaroos do change plant diversity, the details are unclear.

Even if there was credible evidence that the number of kangaroos in ACT reserves must be reduced, there are options available to use only non-lethal methods to this end (fencing, relocations, fertility control).

Animals Australia’s efforts

Animals Australia is working with the public to send a message to the ACT government that Australians don’t want kangaroos needlessly slaughtered.

“With serious questions about the evidence underpinning the Government’s justification for the kill, and with the potential for non-lethal management to be trialled, no kangaroo should suffer at the hands of shooters in the ACT.” – Animals Australia

Supporting Animals Australia

Phoenix Rising For Children (PRFC) is an accredited out-of-home or foster care agency providing services in Sydney, including the greater metropolitan areas, Central Coast and parts of the Hunter region of NSW, Australia. PRFC was founded in 2001 to provide quality foster care to children and young people in NSW, including contemporary, quality, family-based foster care and effective and specialist support services to children and young people and their families. PRFC operates ethically, effectively and empathically with a view to achieving quality outcomes and a satisfying working environment, and as such we support organisations that encompass similar ideals.

Have you considered fostering a young one? PRFC undertakes regular planning and evaluation and has a focus on personal development and training. We are always interested in hearing from those passionate about making a meaningful difference for a child in foster care or a family requiring assistance. If you would like to become a foster carer and join our team providing effective and meaningful care to children and young people, please contact us!

We also provide family contact services, and these specialize in contact supervision for children in out of home care with their parents and other significant family members.

We can be reached at mail@phoenixrising.org.au

Learn more about our foster care agency in NSW at www.phoenixrising.org.au

How you can help

You can join with Animals Australia and write your letter to the ACT government.

“Contact the Chief Minister of the ACT, the Greens and Labor ACT Ministers, and the Director of ACT Parks and Conservation, and urge them to consider a non-lethal kangaroo ‘management plan’, if population control is proven to be necessary at all.” – Animals Australia

http://www.animalsaustralia.org/take_action/stop-kangaroo-slaughter-ACT

 

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