- Kangaroo farming groups
The Kangaroo Industry is cruel and disgusting.
Current estimates indicate that there may be between 35 to 50 million kangaroos in Australia.In 2002 the number of kangaroos allowed to be shot by commercial hunters was increased from 5.5 million to 7 million per year. While animal rights activists protested the move, Australian farmers claimed that kangaroos were a plague after a huge increase in their numbers.
A 2002 report studying the grazing pressure caused by kangaroos indicated that scientific evidence is lacking that kangaroos reduce wool production or sheep carrying capacity. In 2007 the national kangaroo culling quota was more than 3.5 million (but significantly down on the figures earlier in the decade).
Stop Killing kangaroos. The Kangaroo Industry is cruel and disgusting.
The Abolish Kangaroo Industry petition to Kangaroo farming groups was written by Leisa Moore and is in the category Animal Rights at GoPetition.