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    Aussies Turn to Hatred

    The national animal, icon, and emblem of OZ is being slaughtered.

    Kangaroos in the firing line in Australia

    Conservationists horrified; animals are national emblem but also a nuisance

    Kangaroos are seen in a field outside of government house in Canberra in 2006.
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    CANBERRA, Australia - Australia's capital is plagued by too many kangaroos, and the best solution is to shoot them, an official said Tuesday. Horrified conservationists vowed to demonstrate if authorities followed through.

    Linky: Kangaroos in the firing line in Australia - Asia-Pacific - msnbc.com

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    The best solution is not to shoot them- it is to eat them.
    They're yummy, done right.

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    I'm with you sabang. Never kill something unless you are going to eat it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sabang
    They're yummy, done right.
    True.

    This isn't news, anyway. They've been treating Kangaroos like the vermin they are for years.

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    ^ But it's not right.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Milkman
    But it's not right.
    No different to shooting a big rabbit. Why is it not right?

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    Just managing the population is all. Wish we could figure out a way to manage and dispose of our kind - kinda thinning out the herd {sort of speak}

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marmite the Dog View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Milkman
    But it's not right.
    No different to shooting a big rabbit. Why is it not right?
    Because it's killing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Milkman View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Marmite the Dog View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Milkman
    But it's not right.
    No different to shooting a big rabbit. Why is it not right?
    Because it's killing.
    This is rich.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Milkman View Post
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    Quote Originally Posted by Milkman
    But it's not right.
    No different to shooting a big rabbit. Why is it not right?
    Because it's killing.
    But that's the national pastime in the US, so I thought you'd be all for it?

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    If it's successfull they could extend the policy to the populace. They're vermin as well.

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    ^Wheres terrry?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bobcock View Post
    If it's successfull they could extend the policy to the populace. They're vermin as well.
    Give it back to the Abos.

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    This has been going on for ever, as has the discussion.
    It dies down from time to time (the discussion) then some animal rights group brings it up again and away we go again.
    Part of the reason they're a menace is because their populations are unnaturally high due to their access to water provided by the pasturalists by way of bores and irrigation.
    There are many (breeds?) of kangaroo and some are rarer than others. Shooters need to be educated to tell the difference between breeds and only allowed to cull the more common nuisance breeds (eastern grey for example)

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    Good point!

    The big red is an amazing creature and for years up country it was quite rare to see one. Not sure about their numbers at the moment.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Milkman View Post
    Because it's killing.
    Are you a vegetarian???

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    Quote Originally Posted by dirtydog View Post
    ^Wheres terrry?
    Terry is in the picture. The one up front and center.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Muadib View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Milkman View Post
    Because it's killing.
    Are you a vegetarian???
    I am a Vegan.

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    Do they have pointy ears and green blood?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Attilla the Hen View Post
    Do they have pointy ears and green blood?
    Kangaroos?

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    Jesus H. Christ and bugger me on a dead man's crotch. Old snaf is starting to sound like a proponent for Jap whaling with his nose out of joint.

    As for the "jingjoes" we cull no less than a million of the suckers a year. Great eating. Should be doing the same with the f'n dolphins that keep knocking off the fish I try to catch.

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    I heard that Aussies capture the kangaroos in nets, dress them up as back packers, release them and then hunt them down with guns from the back of a ute during the low season

    Linky (Aussies Turn to Hatred)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Milkman View Post
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    Because it's killing.
    Are you a vegetarian???
    I am a Vegan.
    How fashionable. If you're such a vegan, why is it you promote the milk side of yourself?

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    Aren't drop bears a form of carniverous kangaroo?
    Shouldn't it be permissible for vegheads to eat carnivores, as revenge?

    How much methane do roos expel when they fart?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Texpat
    How much methane do roos expel when they fart?
    Quote Originally Posted by BBC
    Scientists in Australia are investigating whether kangaroos could help combat global warming.

    Australia's sheep and cattle produce huge amounts of methane, an important greenhouse gas - but kangaroos do not.

    Researchers believe it might be possible to use bacteria found in the stomachs of kangaroos to reduce methane output from cows and sheep.

    Methane emissions from farm animals account for about 15% of Australia's greenhouse gas production.

    Yet kangaroos, feeding on the same sorts of grass, produce no methane at all.
    Source: BBC NEWS | World | Asia-Pacific | Kangaroos offer clue to global warming

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