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Atonishing skippy haul in truncated cull

By johnboy - 1 August 2013 41

TAMS gives word that the cull is over, the parks are re-opening, and 1149 delicious kangaroo carcasses are going to waste (along with 355 joeys):

The ACT Government wishes to advise that Callum Brae Nature Reserve, Goorooyarroo Nature Reserve (and adjacent unleased territory land), Kama Nature Reserve, Mulanggari Nature Reserve, Mt Painter Nature Reserve, Mulligans Flat Nature Reserve and The Pinnacle Nature Reserve (and adjacent unleased territory land) re-open to the public at midday today.

The sites had been closed since 11 July 2013 to allow for a conservation cull of over-abundant kangaroos to take place.

“A total of 1149 kangaroos have been culled as part of the ACT Government’s ongoing program to protect these grassland and woodland sites from overgrazing,” said Director, Parks and Conservation, Daniel Iglesias.

“An additional 355 pouch young, the majority of which were very small and unfurred due to the timing of the cull, were also killed.

Right down the end they do note they managed to use 15% of the meat as fox baits.

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Atonishing skippy haul in truncated cull
Solidarity 11:37 am 02 Aug 13

Bullets make good contraceptives, these roos won’t be breeding again…

unless

y’know

zombie roos

poetix 11:05 am 02 Aug 13

And tell me again how joeys can be killed without cruelty….Especially the ones who wouldn’t normally be outside the pouch.

Ugly and stupid. There needs to be money spent so that a contraceptive solution is found.

KB1971 10:42 am 02 Aug 13

Pitchka said :

IrishPete said :

I look forward to all the posts about how many fewer roo-car collisions there are in the ACT now.

On ABC radio this morning Mr Iglesias refused or was unable to say what the kangaroo population of the ACT is. And he also gave a really strange answer to a listener who asked why they had found a dead tagged roo on their property. I got the impression he doesn’t actually know much about kangaroos in the ACT.

And the Minister ducked my question about the evaluation that he promised months ago (at least, as reported in a newspaper).

IP

And how do you suggest he counts and verify’s the kangaroo population? (oops, just noticed your irish, forget about it)…

BTW, has anyone noticed fewer roo-car collisions in the ACT now??

Nup, there was a 4 car pile up on Moreshead Dve this moring just before 8 with a poor skippy laying on the tailgate lift of a rangers ute ready to be taken away. This was leading up to the first roundabout to Russell Offices.

I am not sure anyone can quantify populations accurately or even the data from Roo strikes as there would be a lot that dont get reported or are insurance claims.

Pitchka 8:46 am 02 Aug 13

IrishPete said :

I look forward to all the posts about how many fewer roo-car collisions there are in the ACT now.

On ABC radio this morning Mr Iglesias refused or was unable to say what the kangaroo population of the ACT is. And he also gave a really strange answer to a listener who asked why they had found a dead tagged roo on their property. I got the impression he doesn’t actually know much about kangaroos in the ACT.

And the Minister ducked my question about the evaluation that he promised months ago (at least, as reported in a newspaper).

IP

And how do you suggest he counts and verify’s the kangaroo population? (oops, just noticed your irish, forget about it)…

BTW, has anyone noticed fewer roo-car collisions in the ACT now??

MrBigEars 8:19 am 02 Aug 13

bigfeet said :

I imagine that the joeys would have been particularly tasty with their young lean flesh.

Kangaroo veal.

What a waste.

I don’t know how much you would get off a “very small and unfurred” pouch young.

IrishPete 12:19 am 02 Aug 13

I look forward to all the posts about how many fewer roo-car collisions there are in the ACT now.

On ABC radio this morning Mr Iglesias refused or was unable to say what the kangaroo population of the ACT is. And he also gave a really strange answer to a listener who asked why they had found a dead tagged roo on their property. I got the impression he doesn’t actually know much about kangaroos in the ACT.

And the Minister ducked my question about the evaluation that he promised months ago (at least, as reported in a newspaper).

IP

Ben_Dover 8:20 pm 01 Aug 13

NathanaelB said :

Also sucks for the people who use Mt Painter regularly that they haven’t had access to it for three weeks and in the end they didn’t do ANY culling there because they ran out of time, so the closure was pointless.

Hmmmmm…. I wish you hadn’t told me that.

bigfeet 6:09 pm 01 Aug 13

TAMS gives word that the cull is over, the parks are re-opening, and 1149 delicious kangaroo carcasses are going to waste (along with 355 joeys)

I imagine that the joeys would have been particularly tasty with their young lean flesh.

Kangaroo veal.

What a waste.

NathanaelB 5:38 pm 01 Aug 13

Also sucks for the people who use Mt Painter regularly that they haven’t had access to it for three weeks and in the end they didn’t do ANY culling there because they ran out of time, so the closure was pointless.

NathanaelB 5:36 pm 01 Aug 13

Seems weird they tacked on the 355 joeys killed as an afterthought and exclude from the official kill toll of 1,149 as if the young aren’t “real” kangaroos; if they were counted as part of the official toll then joeys account for 24% of the animals culled.

p1 5:28 pm 01 Aug 13

So did they just bury the other roos in a pit? or did they at least go through an industrial chipper and become fertilizer?

Roundhead89 5:17 pm 01 Aug 13

So Daniel Iglesias made the announcement. What did Moonlight Lady think about the cull? You can Begin the Beguine now. Sorry Danny, I couldn’t resist 😀

Comic_and_Gamer_Nerd 4:14 pm 01 Aug 13

Such a waste of meat. That’s the only tragedy here.

tuco 3:27 pm 01 Aug 13

The shooters were atonished when dey tawt de taw wabbits too.

bundah 3:06 pm 01 Aug 13

What about the other 85%? If this occurred in a third world country they would’ve made use of the whole carcass!

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