For inspiration please read this passionate letter
to Prime Minister - it reflects feelings of many
Australians who are frustrated with the way
Australia treats kangaroo.
We in Australia, proudly display our
national icon the kangaroo, on our Coat of Arms, and
rightly so. I have been working with many groups
that make up the Australian voter (and many outside
our country as well), groups of individuals who
volunteer their time and efforts to rescue
Australia’s precious wildlife whose numbers have
been devastated in our recent bushfires; or have
been struck by speeding vehicles, and shot or
orphaned by cowboys with firearms.
Sadly, people in positions of power who can put
a stop to this dwindling of native species, are
being conned by propaganda spread by those who have
a vested interest in their deaths.
An example of this spin is that kangaroos are in
“plague proportions”, they are “pests”, their
“populations have exploded”, they are in “hoards”,
they “compete for pasture”; and the latest joke
being; they are eating “endangered species of
grass”. These yarns are fabricated and perpetuated
by farmers and shooters who do more damage to the
land than any other species on the planet.
Was it Adolph Hitler who said; ‘If you tell a
lie big enough; and often enough the people will
eventually come to believe it’. Nothing seems more
fitting than this sentence, on this issue.
I lived in rural Australia for
several years and I cannot remember seeing a single
kangaroo in the wild. Tourists who come to this
country often comment on how disappointed they are
that they have to go to zoos to see Australian
wildlife. Where have they all gone? To Adidas
Due to loss of habitat, drought, cowboys,
bushfires and car strikes, few native animals remain
free on their own land upon which they have lived in
harmony, for millions of years.
When the cover of the Australian bush is
bulldozed and cleared for development or worse,
grazing enormous numbers of hard-hooved, non native
species which compound and pollute the land, Australia’s
native wildlife becomes more exposed and vulnerable
without protection from wild weather, dogs and
humans with firearms. Also, without the cover of
their natural bushland, they only appear to
be in larger numbers because they are more visible;
when in actual fact numbers have reduced
dramatically since the invasion of white man on this
Belconnen (Canberra, 2008) was one of the saddest
massacres I have ever witnessed. This ‘event’ was a
huge mistake, for many reasons, one of which was the
fact that no independent studies were done to prove
the case of the DOD. Nor have any independent tests
been carried out, on the soil in that area to test
for toxicity caused by the DOD.
Astoundingly, they are now attempting to repeat
this atrocity, at Majura. When I heard about this I
was speechless. All I can say now is that this can
no longer remain Australia’s Dirty Secret. With the
help of the internet, word has spread worldwide and
all eyes are on this event.
Australia’s treatment of its
native wildlife, particularly kangaroos, is being
Canada’s treatment of baby seals,
perpetrated by gun-happy, uninformed people driven
by greed and short term profits.
Word is also out about a major boycott on
Australian tourism and all things Australian, until
this senseless slaughter of kangaroos is finally and
permanently banned. This is no time for Australia to be
experiencing a boycott of any sort, especially one
that can be prevented.
We can no longer afford to continue ‘culling’
Australia’s native animals. They
certainly do not need to be ‘culled’. There is no
such thing as ‘sustainable culling’ (another example
of shooters spin) of these animals. As a carer of
animals and a person who cares for this country, I
implore you to step back and take a fresh look at
The true measure of a man is revealed in what he
does with power. Please use that power for positive
change; change that is many years overdue. I urge
you to implement laws so that not another single,
beautiful kangaroo or her joey must suffer and die
for no good purpose than to line the pockets of a
PLEASE ACT ,
WE CAN'T HAVE A REPEAT OF THE BELCONNEN TRAGEDY...
JUST LOOK AT THESE POOR SLAUGHTERED KANGAROOS
Thank you for caring and acting -from me and many
kangaroos just like Kiyo
Kangaroo meat contamination and cruelty to kangaroos
The World League for Protection of Animals appeals to
the editor of Pravda newspaper to inform Pravda readers.