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Another ‘roo cull in the pipeline?

By Felix the Cat - 4 June 2008 11

It has been reported on radio and on ABC News online (but of course not the Canberra Times…) that Defence are considering what to do with several thousand ‘roos at the Majura training grounds. They want to review the Belconnen cull first before making a decision on what what should be done.

Deb Foskey puts her 2 cents worth in – “Defence have to get its act together after this and make sure we never ever see such scenes of carnage,” she said.

“Although there are very sound ecological reasons for reducing the number of kangaroos it is still not a good way of managing to sort of lurch from crisis to crisis.”

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11 Responses to
Another ‘roo cull in the pipeline?
tap 11:06 am 05 Jun 08

Protestors vilified for standing up, and vilified for not standing up. Same old…

hingo 7:59 am 05 Jun 08

canberracafe.com said :

If the protestors had their way, we would all be blobs of energy floating aimlessly in some sort of ether so we don’t ever ‘harm’ anything.

LOL! That needs to go straight to the pool room!

jake555 9:44 pm 04 Jun 08

Last I heard, it’s over 3 million kangaroos that are culled every year. I guess the tree huggers only give a crap about roos if they can get on the news, never mind that the roos would end up starving to death.

I’m sure roos are scared of fireworks too, will we see the protestors hanging around the banger factories this weekend or are they over caring?

Aeek 8:38 pm 04 Jun 08

Tonight, bottom of Aranda Bushland, I saw more roos than I’ve ever seen there.
Wonder if they’ll be moving north into the newly vacant space.

blaringmike 8:30 pm 04 Jun 08

How many Kangaroo’s are killed in Australia every year? I reckon there woud be thousands upon thousands. Whats the big deal about de fence killing a few hundred? Theres probably more killed by cars and trucks on the Monaro every year then the 400 they killed at Lawson. Get over it people and find something worthwhile to whinge about….fireworks are coming up soon so jump on that whinny bandwagon.

Adza 7:38 pm 04 Jun 08

Deb obviously lives a sheltered life. Thousands of roos are shot every year by farmers.

Pandy 7:14 pm 04 Jun 08

Debs lips sucking a lemmon as she places some meat in her mouth. Mmmmmmmmmm

RuffnReady 6:29 pm 04 Jun 08

canberracafe.com said :

What crisis? What carnage? Wasn’t it the protesters who caused all the problems?

The only natural conclusion to that sort of behaviour is not existing at all in case we step on or inhale a few happless bacterium.

You missed the point she was making. The point is that the management plans aren’t in place or aren’t working, partly because kangaroos have no natural predators around here any more, so every 5-10 years kangaroo numbers increase to the point where they begin destroying the entire ecosystem (as happened in Belconnen, and as is happening on Mt Majura, and probably other reserves), and then as a reaction to that “crisis” must be culled. That is not a good way to manage kangaroos or the ecosystems they depend on which are currently in real trouble – invasive weed species are on the rise, whilst bird, lizard and insect numbers are on the decline.

The government is currently working on a program to reduce kangaroo fertility and the resulting numbers of kangaroos in our reserves, but it’s only in the experimental phase. If I had my way I’d dingo fence the reserve and re-introduce dingoes to the area to re-establish a true predator-prey balance to the system.

imhotep 6:00 pm 04 Jun 08

canberracafe.com said :

“Deb Foskey should consider these things next time she tucks in to a steak.”

I’m guessing here, but I doubt that old Deb has tucked into a steak for quite a while…

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Duke 5:55 pm 04 Jun 08

For those who read the Sydney Morning Herald last Saturday, they had a story about a shooter who has spent the past few nights in Centennial Park shooting feral rabbits with a .22 rifle. By the time he was interviewed he had already shot 280 with several more nights to go.

Two points of interest: Not a peep, NOT A PEEP from the animal liberationists about this MASSIVE INHUMANE SLAUGHTER!!!

Also, he shot them with a rifle, in Centennial Park, in the middle of Sydney! And here in Canberra they had to use dart guns because using proper rifles too close to a population is dangerous. Gawd Canberra is pathetic some times.

canberracafe.com 3:35 pm 04 Jun 08

What crisis? What carnage? Wasn’t it the protesters who caused all the problems?

The only natural conclusion to that sort of behaviour is not existing at all in case we step on or inhale a few happless bacterium.

If the protestors had their way, we would all be blobs of energy floating aimlessly in some sort of ether so we don’t ever ‘harm’ anything.

It’s easy to be philosophical when you don’t have any real problems.

Round up the kangaroo which is organically certified and not battery farmed, and consider the families struggling to eat around Australia at the moment. They should have the final say.

Kangaroo is the most ethically and environmentally responsible animal based food in Australia. Their padded feet create topsoil whereas all other farm animals destroy it, and you can’t battery farm them.

I am all for a kangaroo farming industry.

Deb Foskey should consider these things next time she tucks in to a steak.

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