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KANGAROOS AND DISEASES

Kangaroo meat is unhealthy

Killing animals in the dust, dirt and flies can never approach standards of hygiene mandatory in an abattoir. A Government report ‘Australia’s Preparedness for Emerging Wildlife Diseases’, states that wildlife disease is a threat to human health. There is little doubt that diseases can be contracted from eating kangaroo meat.

Kangaroos are subjected to constant anxiety while hunted by shooters. Stress releases myopathy toxins in their bodies. The corpses are driven around on a dusty unhygienic truck all night, then placed in inadequately refrigerated ‘chillers’ for up to two weeks, which can lead to contamination with faeces, maggots, E.coli and more.

Please click on this link www.youtube.com/watch?v=JUZrKj6ClBg, ‘KANGAROO CHILLER BOX INVESTIGATION’/’KANGAROOS ON TRACK TO EXINCTION’, that is driving our macropods to extinction, that contains the cruel bashing to death of roos shot but not directly killed, hung up while still alive, and left suffering, trembling as they hang, tortured to death, and joeys bashed to death, possibly attempting to decapitate the joeys head on the back of the truck with several blows.

Kangaroo meat can contain salmonella, staphylococcus,
streptococcus and toxoplasmosis outbreaks, related to kangaroo meat consumption that have resulted in multiple illnesses.

In 2008, three kangaroo processing plants closed down.

In August 2009, Russia banned all imports due to E.coli contamination. Canada has banned the importation of kangaroo meat. Eating kangaroo meat can also cause anaphylaxis (an allergic reaction), and bowel cancer.

During periodic locust plagues, kangaroos are constantly and unavoidably sprayed with toxic nerve poisons (including organophosphorous insecticides), as they range back and forth.

Pets can die from eating kangaroo meat.

If it is preserved with sulphur dioxide, it can cause thiamine deficiency (a white crystallline solid forming part of the vitamin B complex, C12H17CIN4OS; a vitamin (B1), required by the nervous system, absence of which causes beri-beri and other disorders). Dr Richard Malik, from Sydney University’s Post Graduate Foundation in Veterinary Science, told Today Tonight, that pets affected by sulphur dioxide become wobbly in their legs, may develop a head tilt, then progress to seizures, paralysis and death.

The kangaroo industry is inhumane

The commercial industry assures us that kangaroos are humanely killed according to ‘the code of practice.‘ However, the killing is performed often from moving vehicles in the bush at night, unsupervised, and by shooters whose proficiency is questionable. Many kangaroos are shot agonisingly in the jaw, face, body, or neck, and left to die painfully of starvation and gangrene.

The adult females who are killed, often have an in-pouch joey, and an at-foot joey. The in-pouch joey is decapitated, stomped on or bashed to death against a tree or truck. The at-foot joey flees to die of starvation, hypothermia or predation.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zbn3c8EcNRk&feature=related, so called controlled government butchering, you will note that the kangaroos are still alive when hung up, suffering, AND BEING TORTURED TO DEATH, the male is laughing at the cruelty he has just inflicted on this kangaroo, a joey stomped to death, even the child stomps on it as he walks past following his father, orphaned joeys hopping around, left to starve to death, a joey bashed till its eyes popped out, but is still alive, suffering, a prolonged death, and the male admitting that these are protected species. Native protected animals called pests, the very same native animals that maintain a healthy well balanced eco system. The code of practice that the shooter refers to is inhumane, and unacceptable, as witnessed in this video footage. Kangaroos are not fit for human or dog consumption, heavily contaminated with various diseases/harmful bacterias, e.coli, salmonella, staphylococcus, streptococcus, toxoplasmosis, preserved illegally with sulphur dioxide that causes thiamine deficiency, (a white crystalline solid forming part of the vitamin B complex, C12H17CIN4OS; a vitamin (B1), required by the nervous system, absence of which causes beri-beri and other disorders), causing death, etc. Keep watching till it stops, keep an eye on the timer, next to the speaker symbol, length 10:59.

The kangaroo industry is unsustainable – The Department of Environment talks about the ‘sustainable harvesting of renewable resources.’ However their own figures show that in most states where kangaroos are hunted, they are at ‘quasi-extinction’ levels, which, according to the Murray Darling Report, is defined as less than 5 kangaroos per square kilometre. The kangaroo industry has also killed off the biggest males, that provide a large healthy mob, that has weakened the mob, with their growth stunted, that will eventually lead to a sick mob, and extinction to our macropods. In Queensland and South Australia, the average age of commercially killed kangaroos is only 2-3 years, i.e. barely of breeding age. In 2007 up to 80% of the kangaroos killed in some parts of NSW were females.

According to government websites, kangaroo populations have crashed up to 70% from 2001-2006, due mainly to the drought, unrelenting pressure from the kangaroo industry, and over culling, road kills, along with natural disasters such as flooding, fires, in 2011, we would see this percentage even higher. In 2008 the quota was 3.8 million making this the largest slaughter of land-based wildlife on the planet.

Kangaroo meat cannot replace cattle. Kangaroos are not farmed, and cannot be farmed. They cannot be herded or driven into yards or abattoirs, because they get too stressed (capture myopathy). The lactic acid builds up in their muscles causing the meat to go rancid and become inedible. Nor can they be transported live (only in extraordinary circumstances, if sedated, that would add further toxins to the meat).

Kangaroos need a lot of space to roam, and cannot be confined in overcrowded areas. Kangaroo-proof fencing is very expensive (DPI recommends 12 wires alternately electrified, 2.13 metres high, which would then have an adverse effect on the kangaroos when chased or spooked, causing them to hop into the fence, attempting to escape, breaking their legs, etc).

Farmers would never substitute kangaroos for sheep and cattle. Compared to cows kangaroos are small, lean animals. An adult yields 6.9kg of meat, only 0.25kg of which would be human-grade. The current annual human-grade kangaroo meat production is only 600 tonnes (from 2.5 million kangaroos) compared to 1,700,000 tonnes of beef. So, in order to produce enough meat to replace beef, the entire kangaroo population would have to be killed several hundred times every year. This would drive our already threatened macropods to extinction.

Kangaroos can only give birth to one joey a year, and the survival rate for joeys is low, especially during drought times. While sheep “produce” meat, skin and wool – kangaroos “produce” only meat and skin. A ten year old adult male red kangaroo weighing 60kg can only “produce” roughly 6kg of prime cut meat, while lambs can be slaughtered at 3-6 months of age to “produce” 20kg meat (Preuss, 1999). A two year old cow can “produce” 200kg of meat, so clearly kangaroo “farming” is not economically viable. Ref: WLPA

Click this link: https://wildlifecarersgroup.wordpress.com/2011/09/04/wildlife-carers-group-kangaroo-meat-testing-%e2%80%93-5-day-work-experience-student-4-8-july-2011/?sn=l for Wildlife Carers Group Kangaroo meat testing, process, results; and
For full report: https://wildlifecarersgroup.wordpress.com/2011/08/04/wildlife-carers-group-wcg-visit-to-callum-brae-nature-reserve-etc-full-5-day-work-experience-student-wes-placement-report-trained-by-wcg-founding-president-nora-preston-4-8-july-2011/?sn=l.

WILDLIFE CARERS GROUP WOULD LIKE TO THANK YOU FOR ALL YOUR SUPPORT IN 2009/2010.


WISHING YOU A VERY SAFE AND HAPPY YEAR FOR 2011.

There can be no discrimination against our native wildlife, all native wildlife are precious to our Eco system, in assisting to maintain a healthy well balanced Eco system, and will be protected, and rehabilitated equally.

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You can help us make the necessary changes for our native protected Eastern Grey Kangaroos, by signing this petition, and circulating this for us http://www.gopetition.com/petitions/saveallthe-kangaroos.html.

In this article, interviewed on 15/4/10, www.nowuc.com.au/2010/05/27/kangaroo-plan…/comment-page-1/ don fletcher from tams says that kangaroos are not the main problem and in fact ‘native grasses’ are not threatened with extinction, but other animals and plants are, and that “the biggest ‘contributor’ to the loss of the natural treeless grasslands of our region has been agriculture (by far)”.

This statement is admitting to the flawed, dishonest kangaroo management plan, and russell watkinson’s media release, on Friday 18/6/10, that blames the kangaroos for driving legless lizards, earless dragons, etc, and the deteriorating grasslands and woodlands to extinction, by eating all the grasses, when fletcher admits that the native grasses are not threatened by the kangaroos, but by human activity, including toxic sprays.

Please check out this link http://www.canberratimes.com.au/news/local/news/general/roo-best-custodian-for-some-plants/1652005.aspx, that was in the Canberra times on 17/10/09, that completely refutes the allegations against the roos destroying grasslands, that was sent to maxine cooper, that were also ignored.

The report is by Julie Lindner, who has also been studying the grasslands and the roos for the past 20 years, which backs up what I’ve been saying all along.

http://www.canberratimes.com.au/news/local/news/general/roo-best-custodian-for-some-plants/1652005.aspx, with a more recent article in the Chronicle in the ‘letters to the editor’ section, titled ‘culling controversy’ p.23, 14/6/11.

Please click on this link http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JUZrKj6ClBg ‘KANGAROO CHILLER BOX INVESTIGATION’/’KANGAROOS ON TRACK TO EXTINCTION’, that contains the cruel bashing to death of roos that are shot, but not directly killed, hung up while still alive, and left suffering, trembling as they hang, tortured to death, and joeys bashed to death, possibly attempting to decapitate the joeys head on the back of the truck with several blows.

Please click on this link http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zbn3c8EcNRk&feature=related, so called controlled government butchering, you will note that the kangaroos are still alive when hung up, suffering, AND BEING TORTURED TO DEATH, the male is laughing at the cruelty he has just inflicted on this kangaroo, a joey stomped to death, even the child stomps on it as he walks past following his father, orphaned joeys hopping around, left to starve to death, a joey bashed till its eyes popped out, but is still alive, suffering, a prolonged death, and the male admitting that these are protected species. Native protected animals called pests, the very same native animals that maintain a healthy well balanced eco system. The code of practice that the shooter refers to is inhumane, and unacceptable, as witnessed in this video footage. Kangaroos are not fit for human or dog consumption, heavily contaminated with various diseases/harmful bacterias, e.coli, salmonella, staphylococcus, streptococcus, toxoplasmosis, preserved illegally with sulphur dioxide that causes thiamine deficiency, (a white crystalline solid forming part of the vitamin B complex, C12H17CIN4OS; a vitamin (B1), required by the nervous system, absence of which causes beri-beri and other disorders), causing death, etc. Keep watching till it stops, keep an eye on the timer, next to the speaker symbol, length 10:59.

There are more links on youtube to show the facts on the extreme cruelty committed to our native protected macropods.

Possum abattoir

http://www.engagemedia.org/Members/HuonEnviroCentre/videos/possumdeath.wmv/view, these animals are still alive and awake, when going through the abattoir’s chute processing system, dropped on top of one another, through a swinging door, to go through to the next phase, with several possums piled on top of one another, into the same boxes, when delivered to the abattoir, (possums are extremely territorial,) females with joeys, butchered, and bashed to death. Please Help stop these extreme acts of animal cruelty and export. You can help stop these extreme acts of animal cruelty to these possums by adding the above link to the possum abattoir and lodging your submissions by 23/4/10, to wta@environment.gov.au, wildlife.enq@dpipwe.tas.gov.auand click on link http://www.environment.gov.au/biodiversity/trade-use/invitecomment/brushtail-possum.html Submissions are now closed.

Disclaimer: WCG and the author do not assume or accept any responsibility and shall not be liable for the accuracy or appropriate application of the information contained in this letter/email.

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