Victoria approves cull of 50,000 more kangaroos than last year despite unknown flood impact

Victoria approves cull of 50,000 more kangaroos than last year despite unknown flood impact

Victoria has signed off on a plan to increase the number of kangaroos legally killed in the state by a third, in a move criticised by animal welfare advocates. The Department of Energy, Environment and Climate Action has released a report on the state’s commercial kangaroo harvesting program and “authority to control wildlife” permit scheme. […]

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Millions of native creatures, including wallabies, green rosellas, cockatoos, and wombats, have been killed in Tasmania under property protection licences

Millions of native creatures, including wallabies, green rosellas, cockatoos, and wombats, have been killed in Tasmania under property protection licences

According to data compiled by the state government, millions of native creatures, including wallabies, green rosellas, cockatoos, and wombats, have been killed in Tasmania under property protection licences. The Tasmanian Greens argue that a wider legislative investigation into the management and protection of wildlife in Tasmania should be conducted in order to study the “staggering” […]

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Smuggling of exotic animals in India reaches high as kangaroos spotted in Bengal

Smuggling of exotic animals in India reaches high as kangaroos spotted in Bengal

Illegal wildlife trafficking gangs have begun transporting kangaroos – native to Australia – to the eastern Indian state of West Bengal as the smuggling of exotic animals via India rises exponentially. Three of the marsupials were rescued by wildlife officers last month after a botched smuggling attempt when residents called in sightings in West Bengal’s […]

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