Kangaroos trapped behind fences on the Mornington Peninsula were at risk of being shot due to a government-sanctioned killing permit – now, thanks to the efforts of Animals Australia’s legal team and supporters, the existing kill permit has been cancelled.
The mob of kangaroos has lived on the Cape Schanck property for years, unable to escape the high fencing. Still, the Victorian Government issued the property owner an Authority to Control Wildlife permit – legal ‘permission’ to kill these supposedly ‘protected’ native Australian animals.
After months of tireless work pursuing all avenues including legal action initiated by Animals Australia’s legal team, the kill permit was cancelled on the eve of the litigation hearing in the Supreme Court.
For the trapped kangaroos and the local community who care so much about them, the legal team is continuing to ensure that action is taken by those responsible to safely move the kangaroos off the property.
The collective voice that represented these kangaroos was powerful. Fueled by thousands of compassionate Animals Australia supporters who spoke out against their plight, the message to decision-makers was clear – killing our native animals is unacceptable.