US Kangaroo Protection Bill

John Read and George Wilson have had published a piece in The Conversation about the US Kangaroo Protection Bill.
It argues that weakening the kangaroo industry will result in more kangaroo suffering, not less. If the Bill succeeds, it would further suppress global demand for kangaroo products, and allow unregulated, uncontrolled and unmonitored killing by amateur hunters to flourish.

We welcome the Australian government’s opposition to the bill. Regardless of whether the bill succeeds, a broader question remains: what should Australia’s

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NSW inquiry into the health and wellbeing of kangaroos 2021

A stronger kangaroo industry leads to better welfare outcomes.

George Wilson
Honorary Professor, Australian National University

The terms of the current inquiry refers to the health and welfare of pouch young and joeys. They express concern about mortality rates and accuracy of records, suggesting that the kangaroo industry is deficient.

My submission is that a stronger kangaroo industry with landholder engagement will reduce the suffering of pouch young. The alternative is a further decline in the industry, kangaroos

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