Join with Animals Australia to stop the kangaroo slaughter in the ACT
The kangaroos who call Canberra’s peaceful nature reserves home annually become the victims of a violent and unnecessary slaughter. Every year the ACT government pushes ahead with its kangaroo ‘management’ cull program — approving plans to slaughter hundreds of kangaroos on reserves in and around Canberra. And every year, evidence has emerged of kangaroos facing prolonged and agonising deaths.
Tragically, it’s not just adult kangaroos who are affected. When shooters kill a mother who is carrying a joey, government standards recommend that the joey be killed by decapitation or a blow to the head. Worse still, although government standards require that ‘at foot’ young kangaroos be similarly dispatched, these ‘toddlers’ are often simply abandoned to die from starvation, predation or on the roads.
Animals Australia’s efforts
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. 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.
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How you can help
The ACT government needs to hear from you that Australians don’t want kangaroos needlessly slaughtered. 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.
“Caring Australians everywhere are appalled by the cruel treatment suffered by such an iconic native animal during past culls. Please stand up for kangaroos and oppose the unnecessary annual cull.”