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Wildlife corridor or kangaroo killing field

By crappicker 24 May 2011 32

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Wildlife lovers be aware. Another round of kangaroo slaughter is upon us. This morning I came across a freshly dug, large and deep, pit, just to the south of the proposed cemetery site south of Long Gully Road.

The pit is within, or next to, the main east-west wildlife corridor in southern Canberra.

It is bad enough that the ACT government cannot come up with a more humane way of regulating our kangaroo population than by giving them the bullet.

To carry out the slaughter in, or directly near, a wildlife corridor makes a mockery of wildlife protection.

Or is that the government is priming the proposed cemetery site?

For me, it would take the gloss of a natural burial to know that you are coming to rest next to slaughtered kangaroos.

How do I upload a Google jpeg of the pit site?

[Ed – email to images@the-riotact.com ]

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p1 7:17 pm 25 May 11

Momma said :

Canberra Road Rant!

Ummmmm…. Is this in the wrong thread, or is it roo related? And where is Sylvia Curley Bridge?

LSWCHP 7:03 pm 25 May 11

fgzk said :

blackspider said :

Solidarity said :

I’m a “wildlife lover” and fully support the cull and how it is carried out.

Do some research, crappicker.

+1 – and an overabundance of kangaroos results in the death of other native plants and wildlife as they graze the land to bare soil. There is more to “loving wildlife” than the lives of individuals.

If any of you actually got out from behind your computers, you might notice the lack of Kangaroos in our landscape at this time of year. If your concerned about over grazing then I suggest you look at the introduced species. I think expressing love by killing is sick.

Yep. I’m looking at the introduced species, and they’d better watch out. There are rabbits, foxes and pigs on a mates property down near Cooma. The rabbits will become rabbit stew, and the foxes and pigs will just stop damaging the ecosystem.

Momma 6:29 pm 25 May 11

Keijidosha said :

I am outraged at the idea the Government will be burying Kangaroos in this giant pit.

There is a perfectly good landfill just down the road.

I know, we can smell it each morning and can’t wait for the added crematorium fumes….

Momma 6:28 pm 25 May 11

Canberra Road Rant!
I shake my head at the absurdity of the Sylvia Curley Bridge renovations each time I cross it. I know somewhere there must be an evil genius with a reason for the multi-level roadway and the single ongoing left hand lane. Surely he’s the creator of the GDE; a great idea in 1991 when I last gave birth….and I’m still waiting for it to be finished.
His latest experiment must surely be Benjamin Way, in Belconnen. I don’t travel to the Dark Side often but was gobsmacked to find my left hand lane just disappear with nothing but a line of parked cars in front of me in neatly outlined parking lanes.
The road has been reduced to the width of one and a half cars to allow for the parking, with no warning and nowhere to go, this is a disaster waiting to happen! Come on guys get it together and get the roads right!

p1 4:23 pm 25 May 11

54-11 said :

Chop71 said :

Skippy Burgers

Exactly, chop. What a wate of good meat. There should be annual culls, backed up by a refrigerated truck.

I seem to recall this wasn’t an option with the Great Belco Roo Cull due to the injecting of the roos with drugs as part of the killing process. I wonder what the excuse is this time?

54-11 3:53 pm 25 May 11

Chop71 said :

Skippy Burgers

Exactly, chop. What a wate of good meat. There should be annual culls, backed up by a refrigerated truck.

Chop71 3:23 pm 25 May 11

Skippy Burgers

p1 3:13 pm 25 May 11

I do have to wonder about the pit part. As someone said, there is a perfectly good landfill up the road, surely it would be cheaper (in dollars, but also in resource use) to load them all in a truck and drive to the tip, then to bring a backhoe in, dig a hole, then come back later and fill it in.

For that matter, what about dog food factories, fertiliser companies, dropping them in the ocean to feed sharks….

Or hell, leave the carcasses on the ground to return the nutrients to the ecosystem whence they came?

Moose 2:47 pm 25 May 11

Can’t they just use the remains for pet food? Or is that a massive no-no?

Watson 10:03 am 25 May 11

fgzk said :

blackspider said :

Solidarity said :

I’m a “wildlife lover” and fully support the cull and how it is carried out.

Do some research, crappicker.

+1 – and an overabundance of kangaroos results in the death of other native plants and wildlife as they graze the land to bare soil. There is more to “loving wildlife” than the lives of individuals.

If any of you actually got out from behind your computers, you might notice the lack of Kangaroos in our landscape at this time of year. If your concerned about over grazing then I suggest you look at the introduced species. I think expressing love by killing is sick.

Killing something just to bury it, is sick. But people have been hunting animals for food and other uses for as long as we exist. I remember reading somewhere (pretty sure it was in a Tim Flannery book) that for the early settlers kangaroos were a fairly rare sight, because the Aboriginals kept their numbers down. I don’t think the Aboriginals hated kangaroos…

Just wanting to keep all the cuddly wildlife alive doesn’t make you more humane or morally better than others who don’t agree with that opinion. There was some discussion about the kangaroos at a that Belco location threatening the habitat of some lizard (and a certain insect too, I vaguely recall) but the wildlife warriors didn’t seem to care about those. Survival of the cuddliest…

fgzk 8:15 am 25 May 11

blackspider said :

Solidarity said :

I’m a “wildlife lover” and fully support the cull and how it is carried out.

Do some research, crappicker.

+1 – and an overabundance of kangaroos results in the death of other native plants and wildlife as they graze the land to bare soil. There is more to “loving wildlife” than the lives of individuals.

If any of you actually got out from behind your computers, you might notice the lack of Kangaroos in our landscape at this time of year. If your concerned about over grazing then I suggest you look at the introduced species. I think expressing love by killing is sick.

Saintly 7:44 am 25 May 11

As one of the so called animal lovers I do agree that a marksman’s bullet is the best method to kill, when necessary. I do not know much about the culling procedures in the ACT but I hope they are not taking the senior members of the kangaroo hierarchy but are mainly aiming for the juveniles. It is my understanding that this is better for the population in general as the juveniles that remain still have the hierarchy in place and do not become ‘rogue’ roos but are kept in line buy the older ones.

There is also something to be said about doing this within the general human population (obviously typed with my tongue firmly planted in my cheek).

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