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Pictures from the killing fields

By johnboy - 19 June 2010 52

dead roos

With the renewed kangaroo cull underway Greg Tarlington has sent in some pictures of the body disposal from 2008.

It seems like a collossal waste.

funeral pits

What’s Your opinion?


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Pictures from the killing fields
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Pandy 2:50 pm
19 Jun 10
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Lovely photos!

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trevar 3:20 pm
19 Jun 10
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It might be a bit of a waste, but when I put blood and bone on my garden I don’t like it to be as fresh as that… how do you suggest we utilise the bodies???

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Gerry-Built 4:04 pm
19 Jun 10
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dog/cat food?

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Gerry-Built 4:05 pm
19 Jun 10
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target practice? Oh, hang on…

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crappicker 4:29 pm
19 Jun 10
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Whatever scientific argumentation is used to justify these cullings, I find these killings utterly disgusting. It seems to me that we will require a cull of grassland ecologists within TAMS in order to restore some kind balance in this government’s approach to management of wildlife within the ACT.

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ConanOfCooma 5:15 pm
19 Jun 10
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I have a pal that shoots Roos for a living, they are bought by a place in Queanbeyan that processes them and exports the meat for sausages to Germany. Not sure if they do the processing in Queanbo, or if they just sell on, but it’s done thru someone there.

Price per kilo varies on the season, and demand, plus you need a licence to kill (tee hee), but surely this would be a simple way to not waste all those carcasses.

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54-11 5:29 pm
19 Jun 10
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I disagree, crappicker. There is an urgent need for not just this cull, but an ongoing program to control numbers.

The only issue, in my view, is what JB says above – what an awful waste of a useful resource.

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hax 6:05 pm
19 Jun 10
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Lucky for nature humans are here to maintain a natural balance – obviously the world would be a sick sad place without our interference.

It just doesn’t seem right.

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Dougal 6:34 pm
19 Jun 10
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As the kangaroos were killed with a lethal injection, it wasn’t possible for the meat to be used as pet or human food.

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grunge_hippy 8:59 pm
19 Jun 10
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plenty more where they came from….

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54-11 9:19 pm
19 Jun 10
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Weren’t they shot, Dougal? If so, there were plenty of options. I wonder what the skins alone would be worth?

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harley 9:42 pm
19 Jun 10
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hax said :

Lucky for nature humans are here to maintain a natural balance – obviously the world would be a sick sad place without our interference.

It just doesn’t seem right.

I get the sarcasm, and agree with the sentiment.

But that said, I think the argument goes that humans have screwed the surrounding ecology to such a point that the roo numbers are above nature’s norms for that little bit of dirt, resulting in starvation.

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che 10:38 pm
19 Jun 10
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The shooters are supposed to be starting up on Mount Painter in Cook tonight from 6 PM. A front end loader was seen digging large pit over the southern side of Mount Painter the other day, which will probably be for the disposal of the bodies.

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vg 10:52 pm
19 Jun 10
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What do people expect, a hearse and a procession out to Mitchell for each dead animal?

Welcome to reality

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Dougal 12:38 am
20 Jun 10
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54-11 said :

Weren’t they shot, Dougal? If so, there were plenty of options. I wonder what the skins alone would be worth?

No, they were not shot. The AFP did not allow it.

Euthanasia
Lethal injection by dart
Shooting has not been approved by AFP
???? High powered rifles unacceptable in built up area
???? Shotguns or low powered rifles not permitted under code of practice
???? Explosive projectiles a possibility

http://www.defence.gov.au/publications/kangaroo_assessment.pdf

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