Kangaroos are being shot and their joeys bludgeoned to death every night in Australia.
By day, they delight tourists and feature on advertisements around the world attracting visitors to Australia. Under the cover of darkness, they are ruthlessly killed for profit, and their joeys — unable to be sold for profit — are brutally ‘disposed of’ or left to die.
Many people are shocked to discover that the Australian federal government allows for millions of kangaroos to be commercially slaughtered. Even after the devastating 2019-20 summer fires ravaged much of the country, the Australian Federal Government continued to give shooters a green light to kill millions of these gentle animals — all for the sake of profit.
Kangaroos can be shot but escape and suffer in agony for days or weeks with bullets to the face, neck and body. Their joeys are legally ripped from their mothers’ pouches and decapitated or smacked against a ute tray until they die. There is nobody tracking how many kangaroos and joeys are harmed by shooters but manage to escape being killed quickly… though it has been estimated that as many as 440,000 dependent young kangaroos in New South Wales and Queensland alone are either clubbed to death every year, or left to starve after their mothers are killed.