Tag Archives: kangaroo cull

let’s can the tram


Almost 2,000 kangaroos will be culled across the ACT starting on Monday to protect grassland and woodland sites.
Ten nature reserves will be closed  from mid to late afternoon until early morning over the coming months to allow a conservation cull of eastern grey kangaroos.
Daniel Iglesias, director of ACT Parks and Conservation, said the cull of up to 1991 [...]

Kangaroo culls – Do we have the right to protest?


Over 2400 kangaroos will be shot this year as part of an ACT government cull – up almost 1000 on last year’s numbers. Earlier this week it was revealed that the licence authorising the latest cull allows for the shooting of 5000 animals over two years, which also includes shooting in reserves close to residential [...]

Trial fertility control for Canberra kangaroos


A site has been set aside for a potential fertility control trial of up to 500 kangaroos.
The culling of over 1,600 Eastern Grey Kangaroos across eight nature reserves was set to begin last week, but was postponed when Animal Liberation lodged a challenge in the ACT Civil and Administrative Tribunal (ACAT) arguing there is [...]

Greens appeal Kangaroo Cull


The Greens NSW have appealed to the ACT government not to proceed with killing more than 1,600 kangaroos.
“The mass kangaroo cull permitted by the ACT government should be cancelled on the grounds of animal cruelty and because there is no evidence that the removal of the animals benefits the local environment”.
“The Greens NSW Animal Welfare [...]

Kangaroo cull to start Wednesday


The annual kangaroo cull begins in Canberra on Wednesday night. Shooter’s have been set a target of 1606, an increase of 450 over last year, according to The Canberra Times.
This year’s cull will include a fertility control on 500 kangaroos.
Eight reserves will be closed from Wednesday night – Callum Brae off Mugga Lane, Goorooyarroo [...]

Massive skippy slaughter on defence land

By 2 September 2013

The Canberra Times is getting very excited about a vast culling campaign on the Majura Training Area:
The federal government has killed nearly 14,000 kangaroos on a military firing range east of Canberra in the past four years, internal Defence Department documents reveal.
The mass cull of adult kangaroos and their joeys, detailed in documents released under [...]

Volunteers help fix research equipment damaged by vandals

By 30 August 2013

Vandals, possibly in an effort to halt the kangaroo cull, destroyed various devices uses in wildlife research at the Callum Brae Nature Reserve.
Dr Don Fletcher says that the volunteers are helping the research get back up to speed despite the vandals attempts.
During the recent kangaroo cull, vandals destroyed devices used for wildlife research in [...]

Skippy lovers keep the cull in court

By 12 June 2013

TAMS brings word that their cull remains tied up in the Following an ACT Civil and Administrative Tribunal (ACAT) hearing today, Territory and Municipal and won’t be heard until mid July.
Following an ACT Civil and Administrative Tribunal (ACAT) hearing today, Territory and Municipal Services will delay the commencement of the conservation cull. This is to [...]

The Cull goes to Court. Delayed until at least Wednesday

By 7 June 2013

Courts have a natural inclination to increase their jurisdiction.
So it’s a little sad but no surprise to hear from TAMS that the anti-cull nutbags have won the right to be heard:
A hearing was held this afternoon at the ACT Administrative Appeals Tribunal (ACAT) regarding an application from Animal Liberation ACT and Australian Society for Kangaroos [...]

The Mayor v. Skippy. It’s personal now


With not a month gone since Mayor Rattenbury was assaulted by a Kangaroo to world notoriety it’s intriguing his department has now announced an expanded cull:
The ACT Government wishes to advise that a conservation cull to reduce overpopulation of Eastern Grey Kangaroos and protect biodiversity in some Canberra nature reserves will be undertaken this Winter. [...]

Cull statistics

By 28 February 2013

Someone has FOI’d the numbers in the ACT’s kangaroo culls which means we can share the numbers.
Interestingly the culls only started in 2009 with 494 roos culled, reached a peak in 2011 with 2439, and declined last year to 1154.

The cull is done

By 12 June 2012

Territory and Municipal Services are letting you all know they’re done with their skippy slaughter:
The ACT Government wishes to advise that Callum Brae Nature Reserve, Crace Nature Reserve, Goorooyaroo Nature Reserve, Jerrabomberra West Nature Reserve, Kama Nature Reserve, Mt Painter Nature Reserve, Mulligans Flat Nature Reserve, The Pinnacle Nature Reserve and Wanniassa Hills Nature Reserve [...]

The war upon the bettongs continues at Mulligan’s Flat

By 5 June 2012

Territory and Municipal Services have been further incensed by another attack on the fenceline protecting their endangered Bettong population from foxes:
“This wilful vandalism is starting to border on eco-terrorism. The Sanctuary plays a vital role in ecological research and this vandalism is putting at risk years of planning and research, not to mention an Eastern [...]

Rolling nature park vandalism as cull protest

By 4 June 2012

Territory and Municipal Services are getting increasingly frustrated by attacks on the ACT’s park infrastructure while the kangaroo cull is underway:
The ACT Government has today called for information from the public after at least 30 sections of the predator-proof fence at Mulligans Flat Sanctuary were cut open last night. An inspection is currently taking place [...]

Roo protestors digging up the bodies

By 4 June 2012

Territory and Municipal Services are extremely cross with animal rights activists who have been digging up the mass kangaroo graves from the recent cull:
The ACT Government has today condemned the actions of protestors who have dug up a kangaroo burial site in Kama Nature Reserve and removed carcases.
The pit has now been covered with extra [...]


By 23 May 2012

Animal lovers can use readily available technology in their struggles to protect roos against unwarranted cullings.
Remote controlled Hexacopters ( with videocamera are available off the shelf for about one grand.
With a reach up to a few kms they can survey most of Canberra’s nature reserves from their borders.
Video footage of roo killings [...]

What’s that Skip? KABOOM!


Territory and Municipal Services are giving notice that they’re about to start culling kangaroos in the Canberra Nature Park:
The ACT Government wishes to advise that areas within the Canberra Nature Park will be closed from 6 pm Tuesday 22 May 2012 to 6 pm Tuesday 12 June 2012 to allow for the controlled culling of [...]

Our very own roos on the telly

By 20 February 2012

[ 21 February 2012 at 8:30 pm; ]

Cam has been in touch to remind us that the doco shot in and around Canberra Kangaroo Mob is going to be shown on the ABC this Tuesday night at 8.30 pm:

Over one year we follow mob leader Black Spot and kangaroo mum Madge with her two young joeys – mischievous Sonny and tiny [...]

Watch out Skippy, here comes the cull

By 18 June 2010

[Photo courtesy of the ACT Kangaroo Management Plan]
The Department of Territory and Municipal Services has added to their website a Q&A on kangaroo culling.
Halfway down the page is the announcement that from this Saturday 19 June to 31 July those shooters who have passed “a recent accuracy test administered by the Australian Federal Police, as [...]

Canberra kangaroo cull makes the NY Times

By 15 March 2008

Somehow the New York Times manages to take a time out on the Elliot Spitzer saga and finds room to run a story about the Belconnen kangaroo cull. Reporter Tim Johnson goes to a bit of effort to implicate federal environment minister Peter Garrett in the issue.

Belconnen on the World Map

By 13 March 2008

Belconnen has made international news thanks to the proposed Kangaroo cull. UK based group Viva (Vegetarians International voice for animals) has started an online petition to stop the cull and has attracted signatures from people in over 25 countrys. Even Sir Paul Mcartney has spoken out saying that the “needless slaughter of kangaroos has to [...]

Roos to be shot

By 4 March 2008

In a move that will surely have the greenies wringing their hands and knotting their knickers, the ACT Government has blocked plans by the Department of Defence to relocate mobs of eastern grey kangaroos from its former naval transmission station site in Belconnen.
Put simply this means the roos, and there are plenty of them, will [...]

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