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Tidbinbilla serves Kangaroo meat at their cafe.

By FreddyVegan - 12 December 2012 126

Over the weekend myself and an interstate friend went to Tidbbinbilla for a lovely day with the kangaroos and wildlife. Afterwards we decided to stop off at the new cafe they have there for lunch. You can imagine our shock and horror when we saw grilled kangaroo fillet and kangaroo sausages on menu. Kangaroos are one of the main attractions at Tidbinbilla, what message are we sending to visitors if we offer our native animal up for lunch. Spend the day with the kangaroos then come and eat them for lunch served along side Native Bush Tomatoes, wtf?.

Although I probably shouldn’t be suprised, this is canberra after all.

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126 Responses to
Tidbinbilla serves Kangaroo meat at their cafe.
what_the 10:33 am 12 Dec 12

Actually kangaroo is a much more appropriate meat for us killers to consume as they dont cause the land erosion that imported hoofed animals have caused.

Link 10:27 am 12 Dec 12

I’m vego, but the thought of eating kangaroo appeals a lot more than the thought of eating factory farmed pigs or chicken. Roos haven’t been raised in windowless rooms, and they’re a more sustainable source of meat (for the time being).

Grail 10:23 am 12 Dec 12

Cultural jokes aside, dear Canberra-bashing vegan wannabe, I wonder why you don’t express similar shock and horror at every shop that serves meat of any kind. Have you ever seen how feed lot cattle are treated? It’s not a particularly high quality lifestyle. Kangaroo meat is collected from animals that are basically free range (in as far as wild animals can be considered to be “farmed”), the animals are native which means they have negligible impact on the native wildlife (even though we’re boosting their numbers by providing more and more grassland to feed on, even if the grasses are our cereal grains, LOL), and the meat is very lean (which is good for people trying to control calorie & fat intake).

As far as killing animals for food goes, kangaroo meat is about as good as it gets.

Deref 10:20 am 12 Dec 12

Excellent idea – there isn’t enough kangaroo on Australian menus. It’s a healthy thing.

Grail 10:18 am 12 Dec 12

How do you know if one of your dinner guests is vegan?

Don’t worry, they’ll tell you.

Comic_and_Gamer_Nerd 10:17 am 12 Dec 12

arthwollipot said :

I think it’s excellent that the roo is on the menu. Kangaroo is lean, healthy, sustainable, and better for the environment than beef or lamb. And they’re not exactly on the endangered list, are they?

As a vegan, you should be encouraging more meat-eaters to consume kangaroo instead of meat that is unsustainably farmed, juiced up with antibiotics and hormones, inhumanely killed and wastefully butchered.

Freddy vegan is trhe same person who said we should not bother trying to educate people about eating meat that comes from farms that look after their animals and that the only way to stop all animal cruelty is to go vegan.

pptvb 10:13 am 12 Dec 12

Thanks for the tip.
I now know another great place to take visitors for some delicious roo!

Solidarity 10:11 am 12 Dec 12

Vegans: the original wowsers.

muntychops 10:10 am 12 Dec 12

I think the name FreddyVegan says it all. Roo is fantastic when not overcooked. I think it’s great we eat our coat of arms 🙂

bigfeet 10:10 am 12 Dec 12

I can imagine YOUR shock and horror. I imagine it would have been amusing to watch.

I can’t however imagine a normal person being shocked or horrified that a local cafe decided to serve healthy local produce.

Most would think its a good thing.

arthwollipot 10:06 am 12 Dec 12

I think it’s excellent that the roo is on the menu. Kangaroo is lean, healthy, sustainable, and better for the environment than beef or lamb. And they’re not exactly on the endangered list, are they?

As a vegan, you should be encouraging more meat-eaters to consume kangaroo instead of meat that is unsustainably farmed, juiced up with antibiotics and hormones, inhumanely killed and wastefully butchered.

Comic_and_Gamer_Nerd 10:00 am 12 Dec 12

lol i was all wtf is your problem with eating kangaroo? they are no different than beef or w/e, then i looked and saw who posted.

the kangaroos are not your friends. The message being sent is we have a delicious alternative to cow/pig/lamb.

poetix 9:52 am 12 Dec 12

Although I am vegetarian, I don’t find kangaroo being served shocking. At least they had something of a life, unlike intensively raised farm animals.

I don’t like the whole idea of meat, but remember, Aboriginal people have been eating kangaroo for thousands of years and it is probably less harmful to the environment than cattle.

afl4act 9:35 am 12 Dec 12

I don’t think they’d be using roadkill so all is good!

MsCheeky 9:32 am 12 Dec 12

Actually, no. I can’t imagine your shock and horror. I don’t see the difference between the cafe serving kangaroo meat and any other meat, native or not. The message that could be sent by offering up kangaroo meat is that it’s an abundant resource, and a quality product, particularly in terms of health. You’d be much better off eating a kangaroo fillet than a ham sandwich.

All meat is murder – tasty, tasty murder.

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