End the commercial kangaroo slaughter.

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Protect kangaroos and joeys from brutal killings for profit

Few Australians are aware that our national icon has become the target of a brutal slaughter. The Federal Government continues to give shooters a green light to kill millions of these gentle animals every year — all for the sake of profit. Urge the Federal Environment Minister to put an end to the cruelty.

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Protect kangaroos and joeys from brutal killings for profit

Few Australians are aware that our national icon has become the target of a brutal slaughter. The Federal Government continues to give shooters a green light to kill millions of these gentle animals every year — all for the sake of profit. Urge the Federal Environment Minister to put an end to the cruelty.

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Last updated 21 December 2021

Mothers will be shot. Orphaned joeys will be decapitated. Some will slowly starve…

Hidden far from the eyes of the public, the commercial kangaroo kill occurs in isolated locations, often in the remote Australian outback, which makes effective monitoring nearly impossible. ‘Useless’ orphaned joeys are legally decapitated or swung forcibly against a towbar. Some slowly starve or are picked off by predators without the care of their mum.

Of the millions of native kangaroos who are shot and killed every year, it’s unknown how many more escape wounded, only to endure a long and painful death.

Despite the kangaroo slaughter industry benefiting from misconceptions about kangaroo populations, the truth is that kangaroos are being slaughtered purely for money — fuelled by the international trade in kangaroo leather and meat products. Not only is the trade unnecessary and inherently cruel, as highlighted in the acclaimed documentary film ‘Kangaroo’, experts are warning that the relentless slaughter is placing increased pressure on kangaroo numbers, putting the future of this unique species at risk.

Speak out for kangaroos and joeys today

If you believe that our national icon should be celebrated — not slaughtered — please take action today! Use the form below to urge the Federal Environment Minister to end the cruel commercial slaughter of kangaroos.

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Few Australians are aware that our national icon has become the target of a brutal slaughter. The Federal Government continues to give shooters a green light to kill millions of these gentle animals this year — all for the sake of profit. Urge the Federal Environment Minister to put an end to the cruelty.

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