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Roos to be shot

By Thumper 4 March 2008 23

In a move that will surely have the greenies wringing their hands and knotting their knickers, the ACT Government has blocked plans by the Department of Defence to relocate mobs of eastern grey kangaroos from its former naval transmission station site in Belconnen.

Put simply this means the roos, and there are plenty of them, will be shot.

The president of the Queensland-based Wildlife Protection Association, Pat O’Brien, said the Rudd Government and ACT Chief Minister Jon Stanhope would face “significant national protest action” over the impending kangaroo cull.

The previous relocation plan was strongly opposed by ACT Chief Minister Jon Stanhope and a number of scientists employed by the ACT Government as environmental consultants. In a ddition, a spokeswoman for the Chief Minister said the ACT Government had a long-standing policy of not supporting translocation of kangaroos.

“Defence is aware of the ACT Government’s policy and we continue to work together to find a solution to the overpopulation of kangaroos on the site,” she said.

And that solution seems all along to have been to shoot them, which suggests that not much work was actually put in to find a solution.

Personally I would rather that they weren’t shot and that they could be moved elsewhere as there is no doubt that the roos are now endangering other creatures that inhabit these areas. However, it appears that this is not going to happen.

The Canberra Times has the full story here.

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Ari 2:20 pm 14 Mar 08

How about getting rich Americans to pay to come over here and shoot them?

Win/win all ’round.

Deb 1:18 pm 14 Mar 08

There’s a great opportunity here for an ecotourism business with this captive population of kangaroos. Where is the Canberra tourism operator with his minibus, cluey enough to drive paying tourists around there with their cameras?

Why would you round up and shoot this potential business operation? Just stupid.

Thumper 4:15 pm 05 Mar 08

You could also use claymores, but it leaves a mess…

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