Skip to content Skip to main navigation

News

Skilled legal advice with
accessible & personal attention

Massive skippy slaughter on defence land

By johnboy 2 September 2013 32

The Canberra Times is getting very excited about a vast culling campaign on the Majura Training Area:

The federal government has killed nearly 14,000 kangaroos on a military firing range east of Canberra in the past four years, internal Defence Department documents reveal.

The mass cull of adult kangaroos and their joeys, detailed in documents released under freedom of information laws, has been branded a “dirty little secret” by animal rights activists.

Operating under a “licence to kill” issued by the ACT government, the Defence Department has hired shooters to destroy the animals grazing the grasslands of the Majura Training Area, in the east of the ACT.

The scale of the operation dwarfs the territory government’s controversial annual cull of eastern greys in the Canberra Nature Park around the capital, which typically kills fewer than 1500 animals each year amid a regular storm of protest, legal challenge and media coverage.

What’s Your opinion?


Please login to post your comments, or connect with
32 Responses to
Massive skippy slaughter on defence land
Filter
Showing only Website comments
Order
Newest to Oldest
Oldest to Newst
poetix 2:45 pm 04 Sep 13

Shot so that shooting can take place? Weird stuff, and quite revolting.

MrBigEars 2:16 pm 04 Sep 13

“Hey Gronk”, said Hurg. “You know that piece of meat you gave me? It made me sick”
“Did you cook it properly?” asked Gronk.
“I didn’t know I had to!” replied Hurg, indignantly.
“The last thing I said to you was ‘Cook it properly, or you’ll get sick'” said Gronk, who was getting a bit defensive.
“I don’t remember that. You should have written it on the packaging.”
“Written it on the packaging?” shouted Gronk “We haven’t even invented letters yet, you bellend, let alone packaging.” Gronk was now very defensive.
“Not my problem”, said Hurg. “You should have known I’m a numpty and properly warned me. You didn’t do enough to ensure the safety of your product, therefore you were negligent. I want many, many shiny things as way of compensation for my suffering, both intestinal and emotional.”
“Fine” sighed Gronk, as he knew Hurg could afford better cave-lawyers. “I’ll invent writing, and packaging and a code of practice so that everyone can see I have done enough to ensure the safety of the meat I give away”

And thus Hurg the Stupid forced Gronk the Unfortunate to invent the Nanny State.

Robertson 1:09 pm 04 Sep 13

MrBigEars said :

460cixy said :

Comic_and_Gamer_Nerd said :

The only tragedy here is the waste of meat.

You’re right and why its wasted is beyond me. FFS its lean high protein and plenty full it should be processed and handed out to the elderly who often have poor diets due to the expense of meat. Even if its just ground up to feed the cats and dogs at the RSPCA is better then dumping in a hole

As I understand, that would require a different (commercial offtake) license, even if the meat was given away. I’m not even sure such a license exists in the ACT. Plus the added cost of field dressing those carcasses in a manner fit for consumption.

Of course, the wet socks will call “Bureaucracy Gone Mad” and “Nanny State”, but I bet they’d engage a lawyer if they ate a dodgy kangaroo steak. And then complain about the waste of taxpayers dollars.

This topic brings the stupid out in everyone.

I can just imagine my distant ancestor, 7,000 years ago in Central Asia somewhere,

“I just killed this big meaty thing with my flint-tipped spear, want some?”
“Did you have a commercial offtake licence?”
“A what?”
“Have you field dressed it in a manner fit for human consumption?”
“Do what?”
“Sounds like I will have to get a lawyer onto you, not to mention OH&S, and the RSPCA”
“A what? You know, just %#$@ it, you can stick to your berries if you like, I’m going to cut myself some nice big meaty steaks, then I’m going to cut the rest up and lay it out on rocks in the sun – this much will keep me going for weeks. By the way, have you noticed how you berry-eaters are evolving much smaller brains than we meat eaters?”

MrBigEars 11:14 am 04 Sep 13

460cixy said :

Comic_and_Gamer_Nerd said :

The only tragedy here is the waste of meat.

You’re right and why its wasted is beyond me. FFS its lean high protein and plenty full it should be processed and handed out to the elderly who often have poor diets due to the expense of meat. Even if its just ground up to feed the cats and dogs at the RSPCA is better then dumping in a hole

As I understand, that would require a different (commercial offtake) license, even if the meat was given away. I’m not even sure such a license exists in the ACT. Plus the added cost of field dressing those carcasses in a manner fit for consumption.

Of course, the wet socks will call “Bureaucracy Gone Mad” and “Nanny State”, but I bet they’d engage a lawyer if they ate a dodgy kangaroo steak. And then complain about the waste of taxpayers dollars.

This topic brings the stupid out in everyone.

Diggety 11:05 am 04 Sep 13

460cixy said :

Comic_and_Gamer_Nerd said :

The only tragedy here is the waste of meat.

You’re right and why its wasted is beyond me. FFS its lean high protein and plenty full it should be processed and handed out to the elderly who often have poor diets due to the expense of meat. Even if its just ground up to feed the cats and dogs at the RSPCA is better then dumping in a hole

Agreed!!

460cixy 10:22 am 04 Sep 13

Comic_and_Gamer_Nerd said :

The only tragedy here is the waste of meat.

You’re right and why its wasted is beyond me. FFS its lean high protein and plenty full it should be processed and handed out to the elderly who often have poor diets due to the expense of meat. Even if its just ground up to feed the cats and dogs at the RSPCA is better then dumping in a hole

Robertson 10:10 am 04 Sep 13

IrishPete said :

davo101 said :

IrishPete said :

Can I direct you to the word “native”? Rabbits and foxes were introduced by European settlers. They are not native. Same with pigs, goats, camels, horses, cane toads etc.

I direct you to the words “Or is it all animals? Humans too?”.

no, because that makes no sense.

IP

They were your own words.

Ironically, Davo seems to have understood them, though.

Comic_and_Gamer_Nerd 9:43 pm 03 Sep 13

The only tragedy here is the waste of meat.

IrishPete 7:11 pm 03 Sep 13

davo101 said :

IrishPete said :

Can I direct you to the word “native”? Rabbits and foxes were introduced by European settlers. They are not native. Same with pigs, goats, camels, horses, cane toads etc.

I direct you to the words “Or is it all animals? Humans too?”.

no, because that makes no sense.

IP

davo101 11:48 am 03 Sep 13

IrishPete said :

Can I direct you to the word “native”? Rabbits and foxes were introduced by European settlers. They are not native. Same with pigs, goats, camels, horses, cane toads etc.

I direct you to the words “Or is it all animals? Humans too?”.

IrishPete 11:34 am 03 Sep 13

460cixy said :

EvanJames said :

Driving on the roads between 8am and 9am, there’s cars everywhere! There’s too many people! We need to cull them! And lunchtime in Civic, it’s crowded, there’s too many people! Cull them now! Not to mention the Bus Depot Markets on a Sunday morning, a cull is way overdue.

See lots of roos, that means there should be a cull? Why? What is the logic of this? I have several hundred roos living around where I do. I don’t think they want to be culled, they seem quite content. Why should they be culled?

Can we start the human cull with you?

if you first cull the people who think there should be a people-cull, before long there won’t be much demand for a cull. Not until the rest of you catch on that human population growth is a far bigger problem than a few roos.

IP

IrishPete 11:28 am 03 Sep 13

Pitchka said :

IrishPete said :

Pitchka said :

Keep up the good work, the less roos the better.

Are there any other native animals that you think there should be less of? Or is it all animals? Humans too?

IP

Yep, rabbits, foxes, and the local irish imports…

Can I direct you to the word “native”? Rabbits and foxes were introduced by European settlers. They are not native. Same with pigs, goats, camels, horses, cane toads etc.

Kangaroos are a protected species, like most or all native animals, which I think is I why TAMS and Defence need a licence to shoot them.

IP

IP

Related Articles

CBR Tweets

Sign up to our newsletter

Top
Copyright © 2018 Riot ACT Holdings Pty Ltd. All rights reserved.
the-riotact.com | aboutregional.com.au | b2bmagazine.com.au | thisiscanberra.com

Search across the site