Pictures from the killing fields

johnboy 19 June 2010 52

dead roos

With the renewed kangaroo cull underway Greg Tarlington has sent in some pictures of the body disposal from 2008.

It seems like a collossal waste.

funeral pits


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Davo111 Davo111 2:07 am 27 Jun 10

they should be wearing a harness if they’re going to lean over a large hole like that

Genie Genie 12:36 pm 25 Jun 10

Hmmmm sorry johnboy I have no intentions of going near Queanbeyan for at least another week. No where near the area.. I did try to pull over last night to get a shot, failed miserably.

Anyone out there working in Quangers willing to take a shot ?

Genie Genie 11:33 am 25 Jun 10

Has anyone noticed that the Australian Capital Territory sign coming from Queanbeyan into Canberra on Canberra Ave now reads Australia CULLING Territory ? Seriously get a life.

Who cares they are kangaroos, we kill hundreds of unwanted cats and dogs each year at the many pounds and rspcas Australia wide.

Personally I think they should be killed – with a bullet. Then other poor starving animals/humans can get a good feed on Roo meat.

I’d rather them kill a few thousand roo’s each year than have me kill one with my car !

westyonline westyonline 9:25 pm 23 Jun 10

this is natural selection at work,Evolve or die!….if you live in a house,drive a car,use electricity,wear clothes,eat food,watch tv,type sensless dribble on forums,you are contributing to skippys ultimate demise in someone or another…..DEAL WITH IT!

fgzk fgzk 8:12 pm 22 Jun 10

crappicker Stanhope has already blatantly lied about Kangaroo numbers. He has lied about the science. Would you trust what he has to say?

crappicker crappicker 6:53 pm 22 Jun 10

Kangaroo cullings have been going on for a few years now. It is now up to the Stanhope government to show (a) that threatened species numbers were going done when kangaroo numbers were going up, and (b) that threatened species numbers are going up now that kangaroos are being culled. If the Stanhope government cannot produce convincing evidence for such links than they fail their own justification for their culling program.

Funky1 Funky1 1:45 pm 22 Jun 10

I guess those people opposed to the culling of the local kangaroos are also opposed to the culling of the camels in the outback. Or maybe not given thay are not in our backyard, but someone else’s problem.

As for kangaroos being talented and having their own personalities, I’m sure people who keep rats or mice as pets would say the same thing about their rodents. It doesn’t mean I won’t set traps or bait if I get an infestation of them on my property.

Pork Hunt Pork Hunt 5:55 pm 21 Jun 10

yellowsnow said :

This is a slippery slope, people! In ten years’ time our beneveolent dictator Stanhope will be proposing a cull of derros and bogans in the overpopulated ghettoes of gungahlin, outer tuggers and elsewhere….

I don’t see what your problem is…

Dougal Dougal 4:25 pm 21 Jun 10

fgzk said :

Take a close look at the photo above and see if you can see a starving roo.

You have xray vision? You can see inside these kangaroos?

AngryHenry AngryHenry 4:21 pm 21 Jun 10

Greg Tarlinton said :

That’s what people used to say about koalas, Tasmanian devils, earless dragons, grey nurse sharks, thylacines or any other species that is now threatened or extinct..

You can say whatever you want to earless dragons.

They can’t hear you.

I don’t hate roos or anything but if you’ve ever been attacked by one then you’ll know that people and roos don’t necessarily share space all that well, same goes for if you hit one with your car and have to finish them off with a tyre iron. It’s traumatic. I would rather see a cull than have to go through that again.

I do think it is a huge waste of resources. I know that there would be associated costs but surely there are better things to do with all of those dead roos then just chuck them in a hole. What about their hyde and meat? Wouldn’t a single roo go a long way for a family that may be starving and need to be clothed?

fgzk fgzk 3:19 pm 21 Jun 10

Niftydog Where are these starving Kangaroos. I’m yet to see a starving Kangaroo in the ACT. I have seen thousands of burnt Kangaroos not so long ago. Hard to imagine that the population has exploded to the point of starving since then. What I do see are farmers having to feed their livestock. That would be the same livestock along our river corridors that are causing degradation to the grass lands and erosion. Or is it that the plague of starving roos doing that. Its so hard to tell amongst the mountains of bull shit.

Take a close look at the photo above and see if you can see a starving roo.

s-s-a s-s-a 3:12 pm 21 Jun 10

I don’t mind the cull so much as the absolutely immense waste of a tasty resource. How many batches of Roo Vindaloo or Skippy Bolognaise are going to waste here?? Demolition plans for houses have to recoup usable materials, why is the same principle not being applied here??

niftydog niftydog 2:02 pm 21 Jun 10

@yellowsnow

You cannot stand for the protection of the kangaroos whilst ignoring the impact they are having on more vulnerable, threatened species in the same ecosystem. Nor can you simultaneously advocate letting them all starve to death without sounding like a complete hypocrite.

Somehow I think the sight of thousands of kangaroos starving to death kinda trumps anything you might have thought to insert into your brilliant advertising campaign.

Buzz2600 Buzz2600 1:42 pm 21 Jun 10

The politics are so difficult on this issue. We (human beings) have managed to stuff the environment up so much that it now needs to be “managed”(!) Kangaroo numbers increase when food is available, its a simple as that. Whether we should be shooting them is another issue completely but there are no simple answers to this.

All I can say is how disgusted I am with some of comments here. Having raised injured and orphaned kangaroos and wallabies, I’ve learnt they are amazing native animals with individual personalities and talents. To read that people consider kangaroos to be vermin is ignorant and unbearable. They are beautiful, graceful creatures and should be treated (even if we have “manage” them through humane culling) with respect and dignity. The same way you would if your beloved domesticated animal was killed. I don’t see the difference, expect that we don’t OWN these animals.

fgzk fgzk 12:46 pm 21 Jun 10

It might be better to put it in terms that you all can feel emotional about. Its your taxes.

Dougal Dougal 12:40 pm 21 Jun 10

yellowsnow said :

niftydog wrote

niftydog said :

We can’t just ignore the threat to the other native wildlife within the ecosystem and base our decisions on pure emotion.

I see, so humans know best now do they? Whatever happened to nature taking its course? If kangaroos exceed the carrying capacity of the land, many will starve, the rest will thrive.

So you think it’s ok for us humans to let kangaroos starve to death if we know they have exceeded the carrying capacity of the land?

georgesgenitals georgesgenitals 12:25 pm 21 Jun 10

longshanks said :

For f*cks sake, people, these are f*cking kangaroos!

We live in a world where this: http://www.flickr.com/photos/alex978/1016152029/
is a daily reality for millions.

But hey, they have different coloured skin, and it’s not on our doorstep, and they don’t bounce around looking all cute and cuddly, do they.

(PRETTY F*CKING HARD TO BOUNCE AROUND WHEN YOU’RE DYING OF STARVATION.)

Still, as long as the buses run on time, and the roadworks don’t inconvenience us too much, and the cyclists/motorists stay off the road/bike lane, we’ll be right…

I’m not advocating that we all sink into middle class guilt about the state of the world, and I am well aware that there is very little we can actually do to change some things.

All I’m saying is this: get some perspective.

Very well said.

yellowsnow yellowsnow 12:13 pm 21 Jun 10

niftydog wrote

niftydog said :

We can’t just ignore the threat to the other native wildlife within the ecosystem and base our decisions on pure emotion.

I see, so humans know best now do they? Whatever happened to nature taking its course? If kangaroos exceed the carrying capacity of the land, many will starve, the rest will thrive. It’s been like that for million of years. Humans are not required in the equation, the ACT govt even less so. They can’t even build roads like the GDE properly, how can they expect to interfere and play god with ecosystems?

yellowsnow yellowsnow 11:59 am 21 Jun 10

it’s natural to feel more strongly about what’s happening in your own neighbourhood, paid for by your own taxes, than a faraway land you’ve never been to and have little influence over.

But now that you’ve mentioned the 3 million Australia-wide deaths, they make me angry too — well those ones carried out by governments, under the pretense ‘we’re doing it to save them from themselves’.

I have no problem with culling if the roos are being harvested for their meat, or if farmers are doing it on their own land, with their own funds, to protect pasture for their stock. But when we’re paying not just for the killing but mass graves, not to mention inconveniencing the public by closing access to nature reserves for over a month … i draw the line at that.

longshanks longshanks 11:57 am 21 Jun 10

For f*cks sake, people, these are f*cking kangaroos!

We live in a world where this: http://www.flickr.com/photos/alex978/1016152029/
is a daily reality for millions.

But hey, they have different coloured skin, and it’s not on our doorstep, and they don’t bounce around looking all cute and cuddly, do they.

(PRETTY F*CKING HARD TO BOUNCE AROUND WHEN YOU’RE DYING OF STARVATION.)

Still, as long as the buses run on time, and the roadworks don’t inconvenience us too much, and the cyclists/motorists stay off the road/bike lane, we’ll be right…

I’m not advocating that we all sink into middle class guilt about the state of the world, and I am well aware that there is very little we can actually do to change some things.

All I’m saying is this: get some perspective.

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