OT ACT Kangaroo cull

Submitted: Monday, Mar 17, 2008 at 02:40
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Read an article on ABC online about the ACT doing a kangaroo cull. Animal welfare groups from England (including former Beatle Mr Mcartney) are fighting it saying it's inhumane.

I bet none of those people have ever tried Kangaroo meat! It is the richest, most beautifully flavoured meat there is. A little light olive oil, worcesteshire sauce, cracked pepper and cooked over hot coals mmmmmmm. High protien, low fat, and because it's wild game meat there are no antibiotics or growth hormones.

I honestly believe that Australia should be farming kangaroo. They eat and drink less than sheep or cattle, do less damage to the land and are far more sustainable. But then some Poms would probably say that's inhumane.

Just my 2 cents

Barnesy
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Reply By: Member - Bucky (VIC) - Monday, Mar 17, 2008 at 03:36

Monday, Mar 17, 2008 at 03:36
Bring in the Shooters !

Paul McCartney can get S#^##ed, what the hell would he know anyway. He would be the first to winge ( being a Pom ) if he hit one in their own car.

When numbers are that prolific, in places that they are a danger to both themselves, other animals, and motorists, then they should culled..

I get my own meat, and will continue to do so, ( love it )

I have seen the numbers that thick, literally the whole side if a hill hop away, then its time to thin them out.
Unfortunately " do-gooders" like these idiots, that have no idea of what is going on, spoil everything.

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Bucky




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Reply By: Tony - Monday, Mar 17, 2008 at 06:23

Monday, Mar 17, 2008 at 06:23
The case in the ACT as I see it, the kangaroo's are in a high fenced area, on the old Belconnon Naval Radio Station.

While the grass conditions have been good in the last couple of years, and the roo's have bred up, they now starting to starve. So they are being thinned out for their own good.

The "Do gooders" are camped outside the gates waiting for the cull to start. One wacker stated the when the shooting starts he will stand in front of the 'guns'. Let him, as a few of those dills need to be culled as well.
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Follow Up By: Member - Dennis P (Scotland) - Monday, Mar 17, 2008 at 07:32

Monday, Mar 17, 2008 at 07:32
It was on the news here, last week.
Said they were having shoot them with tranquilliser gun then 'put them down'. How bloody stupid is that!! 400 roos, would take ages.
The animal rights drop-kick they interviewed (Aussie) said they had organised with property owners to take the roos. How the hell would they catch and transport them?? Oh, and the usual crap about how the rest of the world doesn't realise just how endangered the roo is. Obviously has not travelled most of our roads after dark.

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Follow Up By: Member - Dennis P (Scotland) - Monday, Mar 17, 2008 at 07:40

Monday, Mar 17, 2008 at 07:40
Oops, just in case anyone thinks that I am racist, I should explain that I am a proud Aussie who happens to be living o/s at the moment.
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Reply By: Nick R (VIC) - Monday, Mar 17, 2008 at 08:05

Monday, Mar 17, 2008 at 08:05
It is actually more the animal rights groups that have "cracked it", groups like animal liberation, PETA and animals australia. Anyone interested in "welfare" of the roos knows this has to happen....

They wouldn't have tried the meat as they are either vegetarians or worse, vegans...

Totally agree, the meat is very nice when cooked properly

as for your last sentence barnesy, let's discuss that around a camp fire

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Follow Up By: The Geriatric Gypsies - Monday, Mar 17, 2008 at 11:00

Monday, Mar 17, 2008 at 11:00
goodday nick
shoudnt that be PITA
i thought thats what they were

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Follow Up By: Nick R (VIC) - Monday, Mar 17, 2008 at 13:30

Monday, Mar 17, 2008 at 13:30
certainly are
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Follow Up By: mike w (WA) - Monday, Mar 17, 2008 at 19:30

Monday, Mar 17, 2008 at 19:30
ahhh, vegans, make bbqs displeasarable. I can forgive someone turning upto a bbq with no beer, but bringing a vegan along...
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Follow Up By: Nick R (VIC) - Monday, Mar 17, 2008 at 22:48

Monday, Mar 17, 2008 at 22:48
I hear they don't taste very nice, need lots of sauce!!!
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Reply By: Member - Oldplodder (QLD) - Monday, Mar 17, 2008 at 09:26

Monday, Mar 17, 2008 at 09:26
Suppose the alternative is to restore the natural balance and put a few dingoes in the enclosure?
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Reply By: Member - Reiner G (QLD) 4124 - Monday, Mar 17, 2008 at 10:10

Monday, Mar 17, 2008 at 10:10
If the media kept it quiet nobody would know about it........it should be done without publcise it at all.
Or pack the Roo's up and send them off to England.

Reiner
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Follow Up By: Footloose - Monday, Mar 17, 2008 at 10:33

Monday, Mar 17, 2008 at 10:33
Not even our roos would survive their winter!
But perhaps "Sir Paul" might pay for keeping em all warm out of what he has left "post Heather". No wonder he's a looney.

I don't see too many of these animal rights mobs coming from around Charleville/Auguthella/Morvin way in Qld.
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Follow Up By: Member - Fred G (NSW) - Monday, Mar 17, 2008 at 18:36

Monday, Mar 17, 2008 at 18:36
Looks the "wackie backie" has caught up with one old bug.....
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Reply By: Member - Davoe (Yalgoo) - Monday, Mar 17, 2008 at 10:30

Monday, Mar 17, 2008 at 10:30
We already are farming roos. theres more than ever. When you go bush as in out of the farmland and station areas where water and good feeding areas are provided for them roos are a pretty uncommon site in comparison.
Same gos for things like crows, galahs etc - Not all natives have suffered with the appearence of whiteman
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Reply By: garrycol - Monday, Mar 17, 2008 at 12:15

Monday, Mar 17, 2008 at 12:15
The land is a small parcal of land in suburbea with houses surrounding it. It is the Navy's old Belconnen transmitting station. It should be noted that this site is earmarked for development as a new suburb.

There is also another site out in the bush in NSW just north of Queanbeyan.

Defence initially about two years ago was just going to cull them but there was an uproar so that was stopped. Now Defence wants to move the roos to a bush site in NSW. It will be relatively easy to round the roos up as the site is small and fenced.

However the dogooders in the ACT Government have intervened and the ACT Govt has refused the transportation permit. I don't know why the Federal Govt does not just override the ACT.

Because of public sympathies and the whatever is done will be getting wide media coverage, to minimise joey deaths the roos will be tranquellised first before being put down - no joeys are to be killed.

Ultimately all roos have to go to make way for the new suburb.

Garry
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Reply By: T-Ribby - Monday, Mar 17, 2008 at 16:59

Monday, Mar 17, 2008 at 16:59
There has been a form of cull going on ever since the automobile arrived in Australia - road
kill. I prefer Wallaby meat - not as tough as Roo because they don't travel as fast. It's a sort of cross between Ostrich and venison and needs cooking slowly, like in a dreampot. Healthy low-fat meat and I like it. Pity to waste a good renewable resource.
cheers
T.R.
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Reply By: Hairy (NT) - Monday, Mar 17, 2008 at 19:05

Monday, Mar 17, 2008 at 19:05
Roo meat is too rich for me....
Besides, Koalas fit in the camp oven heaps better.
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Follow Up By: mike w (WA) - Monday, Mar 17, 2008 at 19:31

Monday, Mar 17, 2008 at 19:31
you need a bigger camp oven...
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Reply By: Tony - Monday, Mar 17, 2008 at 20:50

Monday, Mar 17, 2008 at 20:50
The best way to reduce the roo population, would be to move all those people who are camped in front of Old Parlimant House, and fence them in with the roo's.
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Reply By: jdwynn (Adelaide) - Monday, Mar 17, 2008 at 22:59

Monday, Mar 17, 2008 at 22:59
Barnsey, I can't remember a post where everyone was agreed.......and spot on too. It's outrageous when people interfere but have no understanding.
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