RESPONSES BETWEEN WILDLIFE CARERS GROUP AND WOOLWORTHS ON THEIR SALE OF CONTAMINATED KANGAROO MEAT FOR PET AND HUMAN CONSUMPTION
Your response sounded like a dishonest government department’s response. You failed to respond to the contaminated Kangaroo meat that you are selling both for pet and human consumption that we tested.
Did you click on the links that I sent, or copy and paste the links into your browser to view the contaminated meat that we tested, bought from woolworths?
These links also had further links in them that showed the extreme acts of animal cruelty that these kangaroos are put through before, and during slaughter, while they are still alive. The government’s lies about the kangaroo being over abundant are just that, unbelievable lies. The government does not count the Kangaroos, and they are being inhumanely, driven to extinction. The government does not have an expert panel on Kangaroos, they are unqualified, inexperienced, with no knowledge on the species, with the government abusing taxpayers money paying these panels/advisory committees, and so called government scientists, and that includes the rspca.
I personally have been around since the early 1980’s, rehabilitating, studying, researching, teaching. Conservation is extremely important, and the way that so called government scientists in ecology are taught these days, is not by experts, but taught by those who have been taught wrongfully by farmers, etc, and taught that Kangaroos are a menace, a pest, when in fact, Kangaroos maintain, a healthy, well balanced eco system.
The government code of practice is not adhered to, as the links I sent you showed. Seeing is believing.
Listening to, and reading utter rubbish by the government and the kangaroo commercial industry, will not prevent this important species from extinction, will not restore sanity, and humanity, will not prevent any acts of animal cruelty. These people in the inhumane kangaroo commercial industry can find other jobs, that does not include animal cruelty, killing, and driving our protected native wildlife to extinction.
We urge that you place a total ban on all kangaroo products, throughout all your outlets, including Big W, etc.
The rspca have no credibility, and do not prevent acts of animal cruelty, please click on or copy and paste this link into your browser:
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From: Woolworths Limited <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Sent: Tuesday, 11 October 2011 9:19 AM
Subject: Woolworths Product Feedback – Kangaroo
Good Morning Nora,
Thank you for contacting us with regards to the Kangaroo Meat used in our Fresh Petfood & Human Consumption Range.
As you may be aware the kangaroo industry represents an international model of wise and sustainable wildlife utilisation. It is worth AUD $270 million per year and directly employs 4000 people. Human predation is a natural part of kangaroo biology, people have been harvesting kangaroos for over 40,000 years in Australia. The modern day commercial harvest has been utilizing kangaroos for over 40 years. During that time populations have fluctuated, principally in response to seasonal conditions.
With a population in 2009 of 27 million, kangaroos are actually amongst the most abundant large wild land mammal on earth and their numbers are increasing each year. Kangaroo populations are estimated by State governments every year to determine a sustainable quota which is usually between 12-15% of total population. All harvesters must undergo training and assessment by regulatory authorities, be licensed to them and report monthly on what kangaroos they take and from where. It is a condition of all kangaroo harvest licenses that they be taken according to a strict Animal Welfare Code of Practice. This Code is available at http://www.environment.gov.au/biodiversity/trade-use/wild-harvest/kangaroo/practice.html. Failure to adhere to this Code can result in significant fines and loss of licence (and therefore income) for kangaroo harvesters. The Code was reviewed recently by an independent committee including non-government animal welfare NGO’s including the RSPCA and found to be best practice.
We will continue to support and work with the industry through our trade partners in supplying our customer with a Fresh Petfood offer and alternatives to traditional forms of Red Meat.
Thank you for your time and I hope this answers your query,
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 .)
WCG – WILDLIFE CARERS GROUP INC. – Founded in 2004.
PO Box 3509
WESTON CREEK ACT 2611
Mob: 0406 056 099
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12 October 2011
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To view the amendments and Draft ACT Pest Animal Management Strategy 2011-2021 please click or copy and paste this link into your browser: AMENDMENTS DARTING CURRAWONGS RSPCA – DRAFT ACT PEST ANIMAL MANAGEMENT STRATEGY 2011-2021 « wildlifecarersgroup
To see Wildlife Carers Group full 5-day report, of the training with the work experience student, Wildlife Carers Group Kangaroo Meat Testing, results: contaminated, etc Please click on this link 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.
To see Wildlife Carers Group Kangaroo Meat Testing, click on 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
This species maintains a healthy, well balanced eco system.
You can help us make the necessary changes for our native protected Eastern Grey Kangaroos, by signing this petition, and circulating this for us www.gopetition.com/petitions/save–all–the-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: 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, intake of pesticide spraying to control locusts, 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.
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