Because 'Straya mate!

TBH I don’t see a problem with taking roos. Their population doubled in the decade to 2020. Kangaroo population explosion is a serious threat to biodiversity; it’s probably already unsustainable.
Yeah, but I still wouldn't do it unless I plan on eating them or if its an approved cull. Wish they'd ramp up kangaroo meat production though.

One of the reasons the kangaroo population has gone nuts is because of deforestation. They love flat grassed plains just as much as the farm animals do.
 
Yeah, but I still wouldn't do it unless I plan on eating them or if its an approved cull. Wish they'd ramp up kangaroo meat production though.

One of the reasons the kangaroo population has gone nuts is because of deforestation. They love flat grassed plains just as much as the farm animals do.
It’s true that the kangaroo population grew as forests were cleared a century or so ago. But the kangaroo population explosion over the last decade isn’t due to historic deforestation.

There’s a strong case for culling, but it isn’t an option for government now. Can you imagine the worlds press printing stories of Australians killing their national animal? But most Aussies won’t eat Skippy.....

The recent fuss over the SA camel cull says to all. And they’re not indigenous.
 
It’s true that the kangaroo population grew as forests were cleared a century or so ago. But the kangaroo population explosion over the last decade isn’t due to historic deforestation.

There’s a strong case for culling, but it isn’t an option for government now. Can you imagine the worlds press printing stories of Australians killing their national animal? But most Aussies won’t eat Skippy.....

The recent fuss over the SA camel cull says to all. And they’re not indigenous.
People are fighting camel culls? Bet they're the same idiots who fought against culling feral horses in the Snowy Mountains.
 
Not necessarily. It is a massive fanny after all.
Yeah true, but I reckon it's one fanny not even don't tell him Pike would even touch.
 

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But most Aussies won’t eat Skippy.....
Really? Many Aussies are happy to admit they are the only country that eats their national symbols, the flag displays both a Kangaroo and an Emu.

Kangaroo meat is very lean and nutritious, it is very tasty as everything from steaks to mince. Mind you whilst still on the hoof they are a traffic menace, and when they come into the outer suburbs they are a real nuisance. The last time I was in Canberra I saw half a dozen between Lyneham and Duntroon
 
Mind you whilst still on the hoof they are a traffic menace, and when they come into the outer suburbs they are a real nuisance. The last time I was in Canberra I saw half a dozen between Lyneham and Duntroon
Not just the outer suburbs; I've seen one dead on the central reservation of Northbourne Ave in Braddon.
 
People are fighting camel culls? Bet they're the same idiots who fought against culling feral horses in the Snowy Mountains.
Big fuss just recently about a cull of 10000 feral camels in SA. A cull which would have no impact on population.

Really? Many Aussies are happy to admit they are the only country that eats their national symbols, the flag displays both a Kangaroo and an Emu.

Kangaroo meat is very lean and nutritious, it is very tasty as everything from steaks to mince. Mind you whilst still on the hoof they are a traffic menace, and when they come into the outer suburbs they are a real nuisance. The last time I was in Canberra I saw half a dozen between Lyneham and Duntroon
There’s near zero penetration of kangaroo meat into the mass food industry. Half a dozen farmed meats in Coles or Woolworths out of 200 plus lines? It’s a niche product, far from mainstream. And it’s all farmed; changes in the game laws have made it near impossible for wild or feral meat to end up in the supermarkets.

It’s not long since you could buy camel meat in Coles. No longer; it’s not being slaughtered industrially on a big enough scale and ferals shot as game can no longer be sold.
 

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Big fuss just recently about a cull of 10000 feral camels in SA. A cull which would have no impact on population.


There’s near zero penetration of kangaroo meat into the mass food industry. Half a dozen farmed meats in Coles or Woolworths out of 200 plus lines? It’s a niche product, far from mainstream. And it’s all farmed; changes in the game laws have made it near impossible for wild or feral meat to end up in the supermarkets.

It’s not long since you could buy camel meat in Coles. No longer; it’s not being slaughtered industrially on a big enough scale and ferals shot as game can no longer be sold.
I'll admit there is a shortage in some stores, but Woolies always seem to have it and I know of a couple of specialist butchers that will sell you stacks of it. I can pick up roo mince as dog food easily enough, but the chicken mince is cheaper.
 
I'll admit there is a shortage in some stores, but Woolies always seem to have it and I know of a couple of specialist butchers that will sell you stacks of it. I can pick up roo mince as dog food easily enough, but the chicken mince is cheaper.
You can pick up roo mince for your dog because it’s game. There are now 50M roos in Aus, of which less than 100k are farmed for human consumption.

Back in the 90s I worked on a site in Beaudesert, Queensland. The foreman drove down from Brisbane every day and filled his car boot with road kill roo tails which he flogged to a bush ticket restaurant in the city. Couldn’t happen now....
 
Really? Many Aussies are happy to admit they are the only country that eats their national symbols, the flag displays both a Kangaroo and an Emu.
Don't the French eat chicken? Or perhaps coq au vin is actually made with 'coq'.
 
This is Alf......and those ribs on the roof are 12 inches apart. Outside our son's bedroom.

Just one of the reasons why we chose NZ to live.
 
That's life in the tropics, but that is a shitload of water falling from the sky.

'North Queensland communities are bracing for more torrential rain, while the state’s southwest is baking in another summer heatwave.

'Water inundated backyards and lapped at doorsteps in Ayr, just south of Townsville, after an extraordinary deluge dumped 458mm of rain in just 24 hours on Monday. Further rain in the region on Tuesday quickly caused floodwaters to cut the Bruce Highway between Ayr and Home Hill, on the southern side of the Burdekin River. Roads in Ayr itself are also closed with only emergency vehicles allowed through.

'Rita Island, just south of Ayr, had even more rain, with more than 615mm falling since Monday morning, and 529mm in 24 hours to 9am Monday. The deluge broke records in the Burdekin, with the previous highest totals being 395mm in Home Hill back in March 1988, 254mm in Ayr DPI station also recorded in March 1988 and 478mm in February 1947 at Burdekin Shire Council weather station.'


 
A White-Bellied Sea Eagle and a Wedge Tailed Eagle captured on film duking it out out over Tasmania

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More “loss of habitat” related cobblers.All animals want easy food.If it means stealing it from another animal, that’s just what they will do.
 
Not just the outer suburbs; I've seen one dead on the central reservation of Northbourne Ave in Braddon.
They're getting pushed further into my town at the moment due to the ADI site being sold for housing. Deer as well which is a suprise.

Mate of mine hit a deer a few months ago out in the Western Suburbs, wrote the car off.
 
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They're getting pushed further into my town at the moment due to the ADI site being sold for housing. Deer as well which is a suprise.

Mate of mine hit a deer a few months ago out in the Western Suburbs, wrote the car off.
Deer, 'roos, wombats and feral pigs all share the same characteristics; they're solid muscle and bone, and can easily total a car, or even a semi's prime mover, if hit at speed in the wrong place.
 
Deer, 'roos, wombats and feral pigs all share the same characteristics; they're solid muscle and bone, and can easily total a car, or even a semi's prime mover, if hit at speed in the wrong place.
Funnily enough, this deer actually managed to take out two cars.

It hit my mates car then richotected across the road into the path of another car. I believe the other car was one of those small Hyundai i20 size things. My mates car was a 4WD though (no bull bar or nudge bar though)

Apart from losing his much loved car, my mate (who is an avid hunter and was the one who taught me how to hunt) was pissed off he didn't have his knife set with him to carve it up.

Anyhoo, here's a pic of a outback trucker who hit a camel while driving around up North.

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