More than 1000 kangaroos to be shot in south-west in new harvest program

More than 1000 kangaroos will be shot for pet food in the south-west under a new, permanent program that starts today. Warrnambool City, Moyne, Corangamite and Glenelg Shires are included in the seven “harvest zones” identified by the state government as areas with ‘significant’ kangaroo numbers. An allocated number of marsupials, 1,865 in the Otway […]

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Nike plan to drop ‘cruel’ kangaroo leather football boots

Two leading animal campaigning groups – Viva! (Vegetarians International Voice for Animals) and AWPC (Australian Wildlife Protection Council) – are contacting the sports retail giant Nike to congratulate them on taking an ethical decision that could save the lives of thousands of kangaroos. A Nike spokesman confirmed yesterday that they would stop using the skins […]

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