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5-DAY WORK EXPERIENCE STUDENT from 4-8/7/11 – KANGAROO MEAT TESTING

In 2011, we are still finding that our kangaroo meat is contaminated, and confirms what I have been saying since 2005, kangaroo meat is not fit for human or pet consumption.

It doesn’t matter where, or which state or country you purchase the kangaroo meat from, the test result will always be the same, kangaroo meat is unfit for pet and human consumption, an industry that is inhumane, and driving our native wildlife to extinction.  This species maintains a healthy, well balanced Eco system.

Photos taken by NORA PRESTON.

On Days 2 and 4, Wildlife Carers Group 5-day work experience student was picked up by the group’s Founding President NORA PRESTON, and taken shopping to the Woden Plaza, ACT, Coles and Woolworths grocery stores, to purchase all their kangaroo meat that they were selling for human and pet consumption, to be tested for contamination.

Tinned dog and cat food were also purchased, however since they are already cooked, the technician didn’t feel it was worthwhile testing them.

I would still like to pursue in having the tinned foods tested later down the track, and will purchase fresh tins at the time.

The meat was then selected for testing according to the brand name and state, with the fillets and roasts for human consumption not tested, that were from the same companies, as shown below.

Coles Kangaroo meat:

Coles Fussy Cat Kangaroo Mince from Yatala, Qld

Paws Fresh dog mince from Yatala, Qld

Coles Mince for cats from Hawthorn East, Vic.

Woolworths Kangaroo meat:

Select Pet Steak for dogs from Bella Vista, NSW (packaging was swelled, filled with air)

Macromeats Sausages for human consumption from Athol Park, SA

Macromeats mince for human consumption from Athol Park, SA

Aseptic techniques were used to prepare the process.

The surface of the packages plastic seals were first sprayed with ethanol, followed by a small incision through the plastic seal, that was cut away, using a sterile scalpel blade.

Separate Sterile swabs, that were first sprayed with a saline solution, were used for each package, that were inserted into the meat products, that were then transferred onto 6 sterile nutrient labelled agar plates.

The agar plates were then stored in a 37 degree heated environment.

After 24 hours, bacteria and fungi was already seen to grow on the Agar plates.



Day 4, Gram stain slides were prepared showing 3 different culture bacterias.



Result: 90% of gram negative bacteria, 10% gram positive bacteria, plus fungi.

Chicken, beef, lamb, pork will also be tested for contamination, for comparison with the kangaroo commercial industry, to which I have requested to see the results for.

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.

Wildlife Carers Group, the only local wildlife group with long term expertise and knowledge in our native wildlife, that will act on, and investigate animal cruelty/welfare/rights, and, as a community group, that also cares about our community, and the rights of our community groups.

Wildlife Carers Group, the only local wildlife group helping to keep our state and country out of deficit, with no government funding, run solely by volunteers, that is keeping you in a job.

Wildlife Carers Group, the only local wildlife group that trains work experience students.

NORA PRESTON ( began rehabilitating wildlife in the early ’80’s .)

President/Founder
WCG – WILDLIFE CARERS GROUP INC. – Founded in 2004.
PO Box 3509
WESTON CREEK ACT 2611
Mob: 0406 056 099
Email:
wildlife_carers_group@yahoo.com.au

Website: http://wcg.awardspace.com

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12 July 2011

Support WCG. WCG is an independent, non profit, non government community based charity providing animal/wildlife care, rescue/rehabilitation and is also an animal/wildlife welfare group, providing protection for our wildlife/animals, run solely by volunteers, with no government funding, saving taxpayers money. WCG relies on donations from the public in order to carry out its work. If you would like to make a donation to WCG, please send a cheque/money order made payable to Wildlife Carers Group Inc. To PO Box 3509 , Weston Creek. ACT. 2611. AUSTRALIA . Or contact us by email wildlife_carers_group@yahoo.com.au
or mobile: 0406 056 099 to discuss other alternatives. Thank you for all your support .

Aims and Objectives: To promote the general welfare and continued survival of native fauna and flora as an essential element of the environment, and specifically to undertake the specialised care necessary for the rehabilitation of orphaned, sick and injured native birds and other animals, to promote public awareness of the need to conserve existing wildlife species, and an understanding of their particular habitat and feeding requirements.

Support WCG. Become a WCG MEMBER, VOLUNTEER, WILDLIFE CARER, download the m/ship form fromhttp://wcg.awardspace.com and join up. Thank you for all your support.

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, http://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.

Dingoes

Terminating the rangers from their jobs, who are responsible for the
inhumane treatment of dingoes on Fraser Island: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xSSaknF6Wnw&feature=youtu.be, Terminating the rangers from their jobs, who are paid with taxpayers
money, who are starving the Dingoes to death, mismanaging them, mistreating
them will prevent driving these spectacular native wildlife species to
extinction, and help end acts of animal cruelty. Changing the Qld government legislation and constitution, to humanely conserve this species, and their habitat. Erecting GIVE WAY to DINGOES/WILDLIFE Signs. We can see their marine life up and down the Qld coast, however, the only unique sighting that Fraser Island can boast about, and offer to the tourists, is the pure breed native
Dingoes, once the last 60-80 Dingoes that are left on the Island are driven to
extinction, through arrogance, mismanagement and mistreatment, by the rangers and the Qld government, Fraser Island will have nothing left to offer to the huge tourist trade it currently holds, which will end Fraser Island tourism.
This species maintains a healthy well balanced eco system.

Following Wildlife Carers Group Investigation and Report into the Fraser
Island Dingoes driven to Extinction on 29/8/11, click this link: https://wildlifecarersgroup.wordpress.com/2011/08/29/fraser-island-dingoes-driven-to-extinction/?sn=l, on 5/9/11, the Qld Liberal National Party has committed to ensuring the long term survival of the Fraser Island Dingoes, click on this link to read the LNP report: http://www.lnp.org.au/policies/queenslands-precious-wildlife-the-fraser-island-dingo

For full Wildlife Carers Group report on Follow up FI Dingoes please click on this link:  https://wildlifecarersgroup.wordpress.com/2011/09/06/wildlife-carers-group-investigation-and-report-on-the-fraser-island-dingoes-qld-liberal-national-party-takes-action-to-protect-fraser-island-dingoes/?sn=l.

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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