The Chief Minister has announced that you all love (OK, a majority of you) ‘roo shootin’.
- Highlights of the survey include:
— 82 per cent of respondents believed it was important to have native kangaroo populations in the ACT.
— 75 per cent of respondents had a high awareness of places to take visitors to see kangaroos with popular destinations including Tidbinbilla, Red Hill, Government House, Weston Park and the Royal Canberra Golf Course.
— 76 per cent of respondents supported the culling of kangaroos in appropriate circumstances. Of those who did not support culling, 19 per cent were unsure and only 6 percent were opposed to the practice.
— 17 per cent of respondents who owned a vehicle in the ACT had been involved in a collision with a kangaroo. Of these collisions more than half – 55 per cent – resulted in an insurance claim, 44 per cent resulted in death or serious injury to the kangaroo, and two per cent resulted in an injury to the occupants of the vehicle.
More on your survey responses can be found on the TAMSwebsite.