To: Senator Barry O’Sullivan LNP Federal Environment Minister Greg Hunt Minister for Trade and Investment, The Hon Andrew Robb AO MP

Stop the trade of kangaroo meat to China

Stop the trade of kangaroo meat to China

Please do not allow our native emblem animals, kangaroos, to be exported as meat to China.
We who sign below object to the sale of kangaroo meat to China in the free trade agreement.

Why is this important?

Studies show that the grazing pressure of one kangaroo is equivalent to just 0.15 - 0.2 of a sheep, and is minute when compared to cattle. In practical terms this means that the damage on grazing lands attributed to kangaroos has been grossly overestimated by as much as 470 per cent. “This would mean that kangaroos are a much smaller component of the ‘total grazing pressure’ than is generally accepted.”

The current commercial slaughter is cruel, unjustified, unscientific, and is devastating to Australia’s kangaroos . Research has established that kangaroos are not in epidemic / “plague” proportions, that farm waterholes play no part in increasing kangaroo numbers, that few joeys survive, in fact only 25%, survive to adulthood.

The kangaroo killing industry has been protected as if it were a national saviour of Australia’s rural economy, supported by a series of myths which no one ever bothers investigate. The industry claims that kangaroo grazing contributes to 30% of grazing pressure, when this is totally untrue.

A female kangaroo and joey have as close a bond as primates. Each decade, over 30,000,000 are killed, leaving one million orphaned joeys, to die from chilling, starvation, attached by feral animals, each year.

Kangaroos are not killed hygienically in an abattoir and injuries are not monitored at the point of kill because the kill is un-policed. There is no potable water, to wash knives, hatchets, the ute, hanging hooks for inside the chiller boxes. Kangaroos are shot in the outback at night in unhygienic conditions, disemboweled among the faeces of other animals, dirt and dust and insects.

In 2009 Russia banned kangaroo meat due to hygiene issues. Raw kangaroo meat can carry hydatids, nematodes, parasitic worms, and other bacterial fungal and viral diseases, such as salmonella and E-coli.

Wake up Australia, while there’s still time to save your wonderful kangaroos.

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Reasons for signing

  • end up wiping out the roo to,idiot goverment clowns
  • Kangaroo meat is for aussies only
  • Tiere sind Lebewesen und haben ein Recht auf Leben

Updates

2017-01-06 03:08:12 +1100

1,000 signatures reached

2015-07-13 11:02:20 +1000

500 signatures reached

2015-07-10 20:03:26 +1000

100 signatures reached

2015-07-06 12:27:19 +1000

50 signatures reached

2015-07-04 13:45:27 +1000

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2015-07-02 18:19:29 +1000

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