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