What is wrong with the ACT Government Kangaroo Cull?
They have claimed that there is an overpopulation of kangaroos despite having no consistent way of even measuring populations. Independent ecological analysis found no such overpopulation.
They have claimed that the kangaroos’ grazing is impacting the biodiversity despite the CSIRO reporting the opposite. In fact, after culling kangaroos, the increased vegetation has posed a substantial bushfire risk prompting use of livestock and backburning to try mitigate this increased risk.
These claims have been shown in court to be lies yet the cull continues. The ACT government has changed legislation to bypass any form of oversight, giving them absolute authority to slaughter kangaroo mobs.
This is pointless cruelty that costs taxpayers over a quarter of a million dollars EVERY YEAR.
The ACT government is wasting money by killing a keystone species, increasing our bushfire risk, and all with no credible evidence that the cull is good for the environment or the health of kangaroo populations. So who is REALLY benefiting from this?
We need you to voice your opposition to this pointless cruelty. Go to stopthecull.net.au to sign the petition, to write or call the relevant MLAs, or to get more information. Make 2018 the end of this barbaric practice.
Sign and share the petition
Write or call your MLAs
See sample letter here
ACT Labor, Minister for Planning and Land Management
(02) 6205 0218
Canberra Liberals, Shadow Minister for Environment
(02) 6205 1919
ACT Greens, Minister for Climate Change and Sustainability
(02) 6205 0005
Caroline Le Couteur
(02) 6205 1941
Write to the Canberra Times
Reporter for the Canberra Times
Letters to the Editor
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Further reading and resources
ACAT Statement of Evidence 2013
ACT Government trying to suppress legal challenges to the cull
Overview of legal action
Australian Wildlife Protection Council
Open letter to Canberra public objects to kangaroo cull
Animals Australia - Kangaroo killing in Canberra
The think tank for Kangaroos
Australia Society for Kangaroos
Groundbreaking film revealing the truth surrounding Australia’s love-hate relationship with its beloved icon
Direct action protects ACT kangaroos in 2013
The ACT govt wants to cull 3500 kangaroos, 1000 more than last year
Visual Diary of Kangaroo culling in the ACT
Stop the CullProject type