Ecologists & scientists call for the Aussie kangaroo industry to expand
Bill Woods speaks with Ray Borda, President of The Kangaroo Industry Association of Australia (KIAA), who counters claims made by activists that Australia has dropped the ball when it comes to monitoring the commercial killing of kangaroos.
According to KIAA, there is extensive detail and data that the commercial kangaroo industry is sustainable, delivering a responsible and adaptable harvest that contributes to the conservation of kangaroos and all species, and makes intelligent use of a natural resource.
Australia is a vast country, home to more than 40 million kangaroos. Of this number, around 4% of only a few abundant and protected species are harvested by the commercial industry every year under intense scrutiny and regulation.
Commercial harvesting of kangaroos is widely considered by the scientific community, government, animal welfare experts, indigenous groups, and the agricultural industry as a responsible way to manage kangaroo numbers while boosting the economy.
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