8 December 2010

Lions turn their noses up at roo dinners

| johnboy
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The ABC brings word that the National Zoo and Aquarium is not entirely keen to be the receptacle of Canberra’s kangaroo culls as less wasteful options are sought rather than just burying the bodies.

Mr Russell says the big cats would not be happy to have roo meat as their staple diet.

“The big cats generally eat a whole range of different meats and some other zoos in Australia do use kangaroo. It’s quite a lean meat so in a lot of ways it is popular from a feeding point of view,” he said.

“But all of the cats have different tastes, some of them like it and some of them don’t. It wouldn’t be something that we would make a staple type for them.”

And who wants to work with an unhappy lion?

On the other hand I know some dogs that’d love a cheap supply of roo meat.

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I have a friend who is a farmer. If he sees a freshly dead roo on the side of the road, he cuts the back legs (he calls them hoppers) off and drops them into my place on his way through for my three dogs. The dogs prefer them when they’re a couple of days old and usually infested with maggots. Not long after that, they start to absolutely stink and I get rid of them before the neighbours want to kill me. I think it’s a bit of sensible re-cycling.

How about they make it into roo salami, I’d take a freezer full

I dont blame them (the cats). These cats have been eating a mixed diet that includes deer meat from animals hunted in the ACT region for some years now. That meat is bloody exxy in restaraunts, why would they want to change to dog food?

How about they make it into roo salami, I’d take a freezer full

Actually the government just released a new Roo cook book called ROOcipes, which is available as a free PDF download (see link at bottom of page):


I’m happy to go along with the lion’s opinion on what it wants to eat. No arguments from me.

hey kimba, toss another quokka on the barbie…

I’m happy to go along with the lion’s opinion on what it wants to eat. No arguments from me.

neanderthalsis12:59 pm 08 Dec 10

Typical of cats, bloody fussy creatures.

In most countries people pay good money for game. Here we only want to feed it to animals? Anywho, both my dog and I would be delighted to get some cheap roo steaks.

Big pussies.

Bugger the dogs, I love a marinated good roo steak on the BBQ. Sausages are good too.

Send them my way………

capn_pugwash11:40 am 08 Dec 10

what about giving it to the RSPCA for their dogs?

Free BBQ at Australia Day in the Park?

Some of the lions dont like it? they are obviosly too well fed. Heres a suggestion, If the lions need a varied diet, send some of the inmates from the prison out (shackled) in a ute to collect roadkill and anything else dead they can find. All sorts of native meats are available really. And what about trapped wild dogs? I am sure they would be very nutritious. And the fussy ones… send them back to Africa.

ConanOfCooma10:17 am 08 Dec 10

There is big business in roo meat for dog food, I know several shooters down C-Town way that actually make a living from it.

NFI why the ACT Government can’t figure out where to sell it off to; it’s an inexcusable waste, really.

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