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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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Wildlife corridor or kangaroo killing field
Deref 7:05 pm 24 May 11

I think the best way to control the roo population would be to allocate them to crappicker and the kind and generous animal lib folks. Deliver the excess roos to them, having first gently sedated them for the journey so as not to traumatise them (I hear ether’s readily available). They can be loved and cherished house pets until they pass away peacefully at a ripe old age. Everybody wins.

ScienceRules 6:51 pm 24 May 11

the only thing that offends me about this cull is that they are burying them. Bloody hell, does no one on the Council have a barbie? Steaks for the masses I say…

rbw 6:03 pm 24 May 11

As far as I can tell our nature reserves are flush with grass. Since when were our Kangaroos starving to death anymore? I’ve been in that nature reserve along long gully road and the kangaroos are anything but looking near death, they are quite well nourished and seem very happy.

Mysteryman 5:22 pm 24 May 11

I agree with the comments above. I think what’s being done is humane, and probably the best solution. I would also be ok with the meat being sold for consumption if it were edible.

alaninoz 4:35 pm 24 May 11

Solidarity said :

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

Do some research, crappicker.

+1. As others have noted, an accurately fired bullet is the most humane way to control them. Less stressful than any other method I can think of.

blackspider 4:05 pm 24 May 11

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.

Disinformation 3:57 pm 24 May 11

Oddly enough, the nearmap.com recent maps of this area, show no signs of an “old pit”.
Wildlife corridors are where wildlife hang out. It’s a bit pointless trying to cull kangaroos in the ACT by shooting them where they are not.
The kangaroos in this location are reasonably self culling anyway, judging by the number of carcasses I see along the Monaro highway.
Have you any idea of how many more kangaroos are alive in Australia since human settlement has pushed their water supplies out into otherwise arid land?
How do you propose to “come up with a more humane way of regulating the kangaroo population”? Obviously, it’s a simple thing to ask for, but too difficult for you to answer. Easy to expect the magical government solution though.
Gotta love complainers. So full of solutions.

chewy14 3:31 pm 24 May 11

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

Yes, because kangaroos are obviously the only type of wildlife in the corridor.

Dougal 3:10 pm 24 May 11

Watson said :

*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. *

Yeah, like those shots they gave them during the cull that sparked worldwide protests. I cringed when I saw how distressed those kangaroos got whilst they were trying to humanely catch to humanely kill them.

Personally – and I’m no killing expert – I cannot think of a faster way to kill anything than with a bullet.

Yes, an accurately fired bullet is the most humane way to kill them – if you did just even the tiniest bit of research into the last cull, you would know that bullets weren’t an option given the proximity of houses, roads etc. The next most humane method was lethal injection.

The distress you experienced watching them culled pales in comparison to the distress they would have experienced while they slowly starved to death. There are worse things than death for an animal you know…

longshanks 2:36 pm 24 May 11

Kangaroo populations need to be maintained, shooting them is quick, cost-effective and humane, and burying them in a pit is cost-effective and environmentally friendly. All sounds good to me.
Or would you rather the government create a kangaroo graveyard (Skippy Downs?) complete with headstones, memorials and wreaths?

amarooresident3 2:35 pm 24 May 11

How do you know it’s for kangaroos?

Solidarity 2:33 pm 24 May 11

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

Do some research, crappicker.

Erg0 2:29 pm 24 May 11

Watson said :

Personally – and I’m no killing expert – I cannot think of a faster way to kill anything than with a bullet.

Nuke from orbit?

Watson 2:11 pm 24 May 11

*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. *

Yeah, like those shots they gave them during the cull that sparked worldwide protests. I cringed when I saw how distressed those kangaroos got whilst they were trying to humanely catch to humanely kill them.

Personally – and I’m no killing expert – I cannot think of a faster way to kill anything than with a bullet.

Keijidosha 2:06 pm 24 May 11

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.

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