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A sign of the times?

By papadoc - 18 March 2008 63

Just a quick one as I’m about to finish another lazy days work…

Living in Belco, I’ve recently been forced to acknowledge cheap ass signs with less than witty slogans about how we shouldn’t be culling the roo’s. Fair enough everyone should have a right of protest, it’s just that your signs suck and they’re not clever.

Here’s my reply and I believe most will agree with me…


The Age – thumbs up for kangaroo pie

Delicious! Tell whoever’s shooting these pests to drop them at the bakery in Kippax. For the right price they’ll turn anything into a good old aussie pie!

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63 Responses to
A sign of the times?
Mælinar 1:58 pm 19 Mar 08

and you want to bleat about your right to demonstrate ‘Aussie humour’??? – yes.

Nary’s the day when the media started reporting news about shit that hasn’t even happened yet, thus giving birth to you protesting wanker organisations.

I would prefer a general news obligation to only present information that has actually happened to sort the wheat from the chaff in an industry gone stupid.

I’m off to teach self-defence techniques to that mob standing over the road from the Chinese Embassy.

JD114 1:47 pm 19 Mar 08

sentient beings? perhaps but only just. in general aussie animals such as roos wombats and koalas are almost bereft of any meaningful intelligence. this is due to the harshness of the aussie climate over the aeons (the brain uses an inordinate percentage of the resources available to the body, ergo a small brain can mean a survivor through particularly lean times). so to describe the upcoming cull as cruel to the roos is just being plain stupid. the roo gets a pinprick from a dart much less painful than a march fly bite, slips into unconsciousness (no not the john howard voter type of lethargy, I mean real unconsciousness) and is despatched with another needle. about as cruel to the kangaroos as the cruelty inflicted on my eyesight when a chrome bumper bar reflects sunlight into my eyes…

piperdoon 1:27 pm 19 Mar 08

I’m up for the bbq
Fed up with the tree huggers who are happy for the animals to starve (although there’s some debate about grass levels there too) and who don’t/can’t accept that sometimes the ‘kindest’ option is a bullet.
I would like more info on the drug and transport option though – I think someone’s bum is being covered with old data or reports used to justify excluding that option.

Still, a good roo burger is nice…. – “onions and dioxin with that?”

Aurelius 1:04 pm 19 Mar 08

My only problem with this issue is that nooone’s yet given details for the when and where for the massive roo bbq!

p1 12:23 pm 19 Mar 08

Off topic a little bit, but I think the navy want to kill the Lawson roos and prevent them from entering the food chain. There are various reports of dioxins on that site, and these may be in the roos.

I would be very interested to know if this is true. If it is, then at least it would be a reason to “waste” them. It might also be a good reason not to transport them, as there would then be contaminate ‘roos roaming loose, ending up good knows where…

p1 12:18 pm 19 Mar 08

We are facing a situation in which over 400 sentient creatures are about to be given a lethal injection…

I am moved by the waste involved in killing 400 ‘roos, which have been produced in a much more sustainable way then any of the beef or sheep killed each day in this country. If a sheep farm passes its stocking capacity (through increased numbers, or decreased condition of the land) then they sent them to market, and people consume the meat products in order to remain alive. They do not poison them and bury them in the ground.

…an event which you seem to be utterly unmoved by…

If you are against any exploitation or killing of animals for human benefit, then I recognise that this cull would be abhorrent to you. If, like me, you survive by consuming (and enjoying) the eating of meat (as part of the balanced diet), then you should be outraged not by the killing of these animal, but by the wasting of their lives by not utilizing the energy which is stored in their carcases.

…and you want to bleat about your right to demonstrate ‘Aussie humour’???

If this was a protest about Japanese whaling and the Chinese killing pandas (not that they do), then I would find the concept of standing across the road selling whale burgers and panda nuggets pretty funny. Of course, as many people have pointed out, there are a somewhat limited supply of whales (not even vaguely sustainable farming practice), where is ‘roos have been harvested for years without a decline in the population.

Ingeegoodbee 12:15 pm 19 Mar 08

If this scenario involved humans receiving lethal injections, would you be similarly unmoved? If not, then the burden of argument is on you to explain why the interests of kangaroos – who are just as capable of suffering as Homo sapiens – should be given less consideration than humans.

See this is where all you animal wellfare muppets go wrong. You frame the whole debate in a context that says we should care, which is plainly illogical. Just because you care it dosn’t necessaily follow that others, aware of the same information, should care as well. And the people vs animals thing is just bollocks too but for the record no, I probably wouldn’t care – unless maybe I personally knew someone who was amongst those being put down – the same way as I’m not particularly fussed by Jews and Arabs killing each other, ethnic massacres in Africa or the Balkans of for that matter the people who die on Australias roads every year – these things are sad, yes, but do I care … no.

hairy nosed wombat 11:58 am 19 Mar 08

Off topic a little bit, but I think the navy want to kill the Lawson roos and prevent them from entering the food chain. There are various reports of dioxins on that site, and these may be in the roos.

if we then eat these roos, and get poisoned from the dioxins, then bang will go the roo meat industry!

ubermensch 11:44 am 19 Mar 08

We are facing a situation in which over 400 sentient creatures are about to be given a lethal injection – an event which you seem to be utterly unmoved by – and you want to bleat about your right to demonstrate ‘Aussie humour’???

If this scenario involved humans receiving lethal injections, would you be similarly unmoved? If not, then the burden of argument is on you to explain why the interests of kangaroos – who are just as capable of suffering as Homo sapiens – should be given less consideration than humans.

Ingeegoodbee 11:44 am 19 Mar 08

I don’t understand what could possibly be sadistic about a sausage sizzle … It’s a great idea and I have no doubt that groups like PETA would be strong supporters of such a plan.

Make sure you grill up lots of onion as well, the combined smell of grilled onion and sausages is almost irresistable to an Aussie with a pulse.

Mælinar 10:50 am 19 Mar 08

Yep, another troll comes out from under their rock to attack the long standing tradition of Aussie humour.

Its perfectly Australian to stand opposite any protest site and offer them the direct opposite of what they are protesting about – its exactly what we collectively find funny.

I too, support the skippy bbq idea. It’s funny and I think it would be a rollikingly great day.

ubermensch 10:45 am 19 Mar 08

Pathological sadism – it’s actually a serious problem that the three of you clearly need to seek help for. You seem to actively enjoy the suffering (and death) of others.

I would expect such an attitude from, say, a bunch of Texan rednecks; but I find myself surprised that these sorts of juvenile remarks can originate in Canberra.

More and more, this website is turning into a refuge for Canberra’s (largely ostracised) redneck community to exchange their pathetic vitriol.

papadoc 9:03 am 19 Mar 08

“I’m tempted to set up a BBQ across the road from them on the weekend and offer kangaroo steak sandwiches for sale ;-)”

-That’s awesome. I would definitly help you out with that one. Dumb ass hippies…

Wino 9:27 pm 18 Mar 08

filthy hippies

Ozhair 8:35 pm 18 Mar 08

I actually live in the units right across the road from the protest. They’ve even strung some of their banners up next to our driveway. I’m tempted to set up a BBQ across the road from them on the weekend and offer kangaroo steak sandwiches for sale 😉

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