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By johnboy 28 February 2013 8

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.


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gooterz 7:54 pm 28 Feb 13

A_Cog said :

There are about 2000 roo/car crashes in the ACT every year.

Roo’s can drive better than most ACT residents

muntychops 5:30 pm 28 Feb 13

Am I the only one thinking McCull Burgers? Yum

Aeek 3:07 pm 28 Feb 13

switch said :

Secret meetings are now being held between kangaroos and bicyclists to wage war upon their common enemy.

What? If you think ‘roos are a danger to 4 wheels, they are much worse to anything on two.

IrishPete 3:00 pm 28 Feb 13

DrKoresh said :

This is a tragedy, animals are people too! :'(

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/sarcasm.

I think you mean people are animals too…

I presume one year the government will actually evaluate the effect of the cull on roo-car collisions. I expect the answer to be zero (and you certainly don’t see it reflected in insurance premiums, do you? have they gone down since culling started?)

IP

switch 1:45 pm 28 Feb 13

Secret meetings are now being held between kangaroos and bicyclists to wage war upon their common enemy.

Chop71 1:38 pm 28 Feb 13

The William Hovell Drive cull kills way more than that.

A_Cog 12:56 pm 28 Feb 13

The cull only includes the numbers of roos shot in the reserves in the official culling. It does not include other roos shot in the ACT, such as the ones injured by cars, and then shot by rangers.

There are about 2000 roo/car crashes in the ACT every year.

If the ACT Govt culled, say, 20,000 in a single year, that would sort out the cull for a decade and potentially save HUMAN lives from car crashes at 80kmh or 100kmh. It would also save a fortune in all those car repair and insurance excess costs.

And the culling would be the same numbers as are cumulatively killed in roo/car impacts, but be more humane than a roo twitching by the side of the road for an hour as it slowly bleeds out.

DrKoresh 12:36 pm 28 Feb 13

This is a tragedy, animals are people too! :'(

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/sarcasm.

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