Presentation on theme: "DON’T BUY INTO THE SLAUGHTER. Kangaroos are now being slaughtered not just in the remote outback but also in farming locations like Mudgee, since the."— Presentation transcript:
Kangaroos are now being slaughtered not just in the remote outback but also in farming locations like Mudgee, since the FATE program in NSW means farmers can hire shooters and share in the profits. The RSPCA says up to 30% of kangaroos die of neck, jaw and body shots, meaning a painful and long death at the end of which none of their flesh is used for the meat trade.
But they’re only animals and they’re here for us to eat them -
IS THAT WHAT YOU REALLY THINK? Is that what you REALLY think? Is that what you really think? Is that what you REALLY think? Is that what you really think?
World famous icon – yet no legal protection The massacre of kangaroos is not monitored or policed by the RSPCA or animal welfare experts. The only “protection” which is afforded for these gentle and unique animals is a weak set of guidelines known as the “Code of Practice for Humane Shooting of Kangaroos” which is not linked to the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act. Video footage has revealed serious violations of the Code of Practice for Humane Shooting of Kangaroos including horrific abuse of kangaroos where shooters were seen slamming fully conscious joeys into their trucks, stamping on furless joeys and simply leaving them on the ground to die. Unfortunately, the kangaroo means nothing to the Australian government or to the large corporations that exploit these defenceless animals for their skin and meat.
What can I do? * Don't eat or buy kangaroo meat for yourself, your family or your pets. * Please sign the petition calling for a moratorium on all kangaroo killing. * Print this flier and put it on noticeboards, share with friends. * Boycott any restaurants who sell kangaroo meat and tell them why. * Share this website with your friends, far and wide. * Watch Youtube slide show at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rKCQZ5MsQ_o * Join a kangaroo organisation (see Links below). * Write to the following people in N.P.W.S. and tell them what you think of the Kangaroo Industry:sign the petitionflier http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rKCQZ5MsQ_o www.stopkangarookilling.orgwww.stopkangarookilling.org; http://www.nokangaroomeat.org/ http://www.savethekangaroo.com/resources/KangarooReport4.shtml http://www.kangaroo-protection-coalition.com/kangaroo- petfood.html http://www.awpc.org.au http://www.australiansocietyforkangaroos.com http://wlpa.org/kangaroo.htm http://sponsoroo.com http://www.savethekangaroo.com/resources/KangarooReport4.shtml http://www.kangaroo-protection-coalition.com/kangaroo- petfood.html http://www.awpc.org.au http://www.australiansocietyforkangaroos.com http://wlpa.org/kangaroo.htm http://sponsoroo.com
A Mother Kangaroo's Plea As you sight your gun upon me Do you contemplate, what do you see Before the bullet enters me Know that my heart is full of need For you to understand That I am no different to thee. When you aim, and before you fire Look deep into my eyes, to see what we are This my last plea before I die That you see your needs are no greater than I I too am a part of this earthly plain Heart to heart we beat the same When you reach into my pouch, Knowing I am with child Respect my little girl She has no mother in which to hide. No mother in which to run, hop, and be wild With me, she knows, She is about to die
My child my child who will never be free To live a life like it was meant to be. My love, my child, will cruelly be Bludgeoned upon a nearby tree Once, twice, who is here to see When in the darkness, there is only you and she. Her little body contorts in pain Her delicate bones smash, And cannot sustain The onslaught rained upon her tiny head A byproduct of brutality, myth and the soul-less dead Before you send the bullet to seek Before I lie here, life extinct Our kin and cousins dead at your feet The meek, the mild and those who can not speak Remember there lies a spiritual link When you hug your kin, what do you feel What do you tell thee as I bleed The bigger picture is beyond you and me You feel what I feel My love to live free. BANG! By Kim Walpole