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Reece Reece VIC Posts: 6
1 23 Apr 2009
I was sitting in a restaurant tonight and picked up a copy of the Herald Sun. I read an article which made me livid:

"Joeys clubbed to death - Herald Sun - 23rd April, 2009

TENS of thousands of joeys are decapitated, shot or clubbed to death under Federal Government orders.

Decapitation or bludgeoning is demanded when a shooter finds a hairless baby still in its mother's pouch, while older joeys must be bashed or shot.

Nikki Sutterby, from the Australian Society for Kangaroos, said yesterday she believed the Australian public had no idea how many joeys were killed in the commercial shooting industry.

``Shooters will be able to kill 150,000 kangaroos in the central west (of NSW). Say a third are females and, of them, say half have a joey, that's 25,000 joeys decapitated, bashed or shot each year,'' she said.

An Australian arm of the Humane Society International spokeswoman said: ``Clubbing and decapitation of joeys is one of the forgotten cruelties of kangaroo hunting.''

The RSPCA reluctantly accepted decapitation and clubbing of joeys after twice investigating commercial kangaroo shooting.

The alternative would be leaving the joeys to be eaten by predators, or to die from dehydration or starvation."

ENDS

One can only feel as though they are banging their head against a really hard brick wall when RSPCA, which I understand is the only animal welfare body that can prosecute for animal cruelty, 'accepts' this - even if it is 'reluctantly'.

No decent animal welfare body would accept this disgraceful act. These benighted hunters subject the joeys to the trauma of having their mother killed and then they experience the same thing; their lives snuffed out in an even more barbaric fashion.

This is all apparently for commercial purposes, and those who say that if the joeys were not killed immediately they would be eaten by predators or would starve to death should realise it is the human's own appetite which has caused this vulnerability.

And I don't buy these claims that culling of animals is a good method of population control; if it was such a good method hunters would not have to keep coming back every year to do it again.
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Karen Karen Australia Posts: 993
2 24 Apr 2009
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Nikki is right -- most Australians don't have a clue that this is happening. .. which is why we need to TELL EVERYONE!

There are some tips at the bottom of this page, which discusses the new 'code' that allows hunters to do these barbaric things to joeys... But a warning, it's not pretty reading sad

www.animalsaustralia.org/features/kangaroo_code_sanctions_cruelty.php
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RaV3N RaV3N WA Posts: 2152
3 25 Apr 2009
furious

that is disgusting!

how could u do that to an innocent baby?!

and how the **** can the RSPCA accept this? even reluctantly?!
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Breath of fire. Breath of fire. WA Posts: 8
4 25 Apr 2009
What I find confusing is that they kill the kangeroos, and then kill the babys to be kind
huh
If they were kind, they would kill NOTHING in the first place!!
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Aimee Aimee VIC Posts: 957
5 25 Apr 2009
Well said Carrot!
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RaV3N RaV3N WA Posts: 2152
6 26 Apr 2009
Carrot said:
What I find confusing is that they kill the kangeroos, and then kill the babys to be kind
huh
If they were kind, they would kill NOTHING in the first place!!
they probably think this IS being kind O.o
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TofuUnleashed TofuUnleashed TAS Posts: 986
7 4 Sep 2010
RaV3N said:
furious

that is disgusting!

how could u do that to an innocent baby?!

and how the **** can the RSPCA accept this? even reluctantly?!
I don't really like the RSPCA. They are about Animal Welfare rather than Animal Rights, which means that they think eating animals is alright, as long as they are treated and killed 'humanely'. Which in my opinion is absolute furious If we can be healthy (and healthier) not eating meat, then why bother trying to kill animals 'humanely' when we can just not eat the at all? Also they don't seem to care about the dairy industry.
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Poppy Popstar Poppy Popstar VIC Posts: 37
8 4 Sep 2010
The Royal Society for Pretending to Care for Animals??!!  The organisation is filled with do-gooder know-italls that have no interest in making a difference for any other animal except maybe dogs (if they're lucky).

My wish is that vegetarianism was promoted to the point where cattle and sheep farmers would sell their land to environmentalists who would re-forest the barren farmland & give it back to the wildlife so the kangaroos and all the other animals had somewhere to live again.

Instead, people are killing everything & calling it food.  Knocking down more forests for farming and housing.  The world is stuffed. angry
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