AUSTRALIAN GOVERNMENT BEGINS “KANGAROO CULL.” WILL SHOOT 400 ANIMALS

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Australian government began a controversial “kangaroo cull” Monday as soldiers shot and killed at least 20 animals. There are plans to shoot some 400 kangaroos.

An RSPCA official said,

“Our inspectors were on site this morning to observe the final set-up and then they remained on site to observe some of the initial culling of kangaroos.

The government began the controlled shoot of the kangaroos just outside of the nation’s capitol of Canberra in an effort to “protect the site from overgrazing and to protect other species.”

Animal rights groups wanted to relocate the excess kangaroos. No such luck. Moving the animals would cost an estimated $3.5 million. Shooting them cost just $750,000.

The animals are shot with tranquillizer darts and then given a lethal drug. One observer of the mass kangaroo killings said,

“It’s pretty horrific because you can see them fighting to stay conscious.”

 

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One Response to “AUSTRALIAN GOVERNMENT BEGINS “KANGAROO CULL.” WILL SHOOT 400 ANIMALS”

  1. matt Says:

    I’ve been enjoying your blog. I’ve also been exploring roos, as well as koalas, Barry Crocker, and Matthew McConaughey over at the Rodeo.

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