Culling Kangaroos for Money

Approximately 60% of Australia’s land is used for grazing livestock and growing crops. Another 17% is mined by mining companies. Agriculture and mining utilise 77% of Australia’s total land mass. At least 80% of Australia has been cleared of native vegetation. Australia has lost 25% rainforest, 45% of open forest, 32% woodland forest and 30% of mallee forest in 200 […]

New South Wales Breaches Federal and State Legislation

The New South Wales (NSW) commercial harvest of kangaroos breaches the federal EPBC Act and state Biodiversity Conservation Act 2016. In February 2020, independent chairperson of the Kangaroo Management Taskforce Geoff Wise stated in The Land that an estimated six million kangaroos died between 2016 and 2018 in NSW through drought and disease. Numerous scientific studies came to the same […]

Kangaroos DO NOT Damage Crops and Fences

In Australia, kangaroos are considered pests by many farmers and graziers. They claim that kangaroos compete with their livestock and cause damage to crops, fences and equipment. Some farmers would like to see kangaroos erased from the landscape. This story is not a new one. Farmers hunted the Thylacine, commonly known as the Tasmanian tiger, to extinction. In the early […]

Unhygienic Kangaroo Meat

Kangaroo meat is sold as a healthy red meat. Videos and photos depict clean, modern, refrigerated plants where the carcasses are processed for sale. What isn’t advertised is the inhumane way kangaroos are slaughtered, nor the unhygienic conditions in which kangaroos are hunted, gutted and transported. The public is being fed false and misleading information so that an industry can […]

Inhumane Killing of Kangaroos

The Australian Government and the kangaroo industry would like you to believe that the practice of killing kangaroos is humane and beneficial, even to kangaroos. Let’s see for ourselves. The following instructions on how to euthanise young kangaroos is taken from the National Code of Practice for the Shooting of Kangaroos and Wallabies for Commercial Purposes produced by the Australian […]

Big Numbers is a Big Lie

A search of the internet brings forth the often quoted number of 50 million kangaroos in Australia, two kangaroos per person. This figure came from the Federal Government in 2016. The page is If you clicked on the above link, you discovered that the page was no longer available. The content has been removed, which means that the source […]

Kangaroos Disappearing from the Wild

“On 23 May 2020, my husband and I drove 6 hours around South Australia. Our destination was the Wilpena Pound Resort. We drove to Wilpena Pound via Quorn and returned home a different route via Orroroo. On our round trip, we saw a total of 16 kangaroos – 6 in the wild and 10 in the Flinders Ranges National Park. […]

South Australian Commercial Kangaroo Management Plans Breach State and Federal Legislation

The SA Commercial Kangaroo Management Plans breach the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 (EPBC Act) and the National Parks and Wildlife Act 1972 (NPW Act) and should never have been approved. The approval of the South Australian Commercial Kangaroo Management Plans breaches the EPBC Act 1999 and the NPW Act. A study of the Quota Reports for Commercial […]

Money VS Kangaroo Sustainability in South Australia: Money Won

The Story in Northern Territory In 2008, the Northern Territory Department of Natural Resources, Environment and the Arts published the report: Assessment of the conservation and management of the Red Kangaroo Macropus rufus and Euro Macropus robustus in the Northern Territory (H.M. Neave)  The report concluded that: Based on the analysis of data from aerial surveys conducted over the Barkly […]