Shut Down the Kangaroo Meat Industry

Target: The Honorable Malcolm Turnbull, Prime Minister of Australia

Goal: Put an end to the kangaroo meat industry to save these imperiled species.

Kangaroo species are heavily endangered, and a recent documentary has shown that this is largely in part due to the species being hunted for their meat. The grisly and shocking film exposed the harsh realities of the kangaroo meat industry, most notably the cruel methods used by slaughterhouses. Those who praised the documentary have pointed out the hypocrisy: those who clamor for better treatment of cows and chickens turn a blind eye to the plight of the kangaroo.

It is clear that the conditions in slaughterhouses are only part of the problem, however. The steady decline in kangaroos over the years due to poaching and environmental factors, plus the inhumane slaughter methods, are proof that the kangaroo meat industry is becoming more trouble than it is worth. With the loss of habitat and the species barely able to breed and keep their numbers stable, the constant poaching will render kangaroos extinct in a matter of years.

We cannot let Australia’s iconic mascot disappear. We must ensure the many species of kangaroos survive, and put an end to the inhumane meat industry is the first step. Sign this petition to stop the poaching and slaughter of kangaroos.


Dear Prime Minister Turnbull,

A recent documentary has exposed the harsh realities of the kangaroo meat trade, most notably the conditions and methods in the slaughterhouses. Kangaroos are now at risk of extinction, due to environmental factors and loss of habitat, but mostly due to poaching of the animals for their meat.

The decline of the species coupled with the cruelty of the slaughterhouses equal a toxic industry that must be shut down. Kangaroos are denied the chance to rebuild their numbers as they are hunted down, and some species could disappear completely in a matter of years if this practice is not stopped. You must ban the hunting and killing of kangaroos and shut down the meat industry as soon as possible. The lives of living creatures are worth far more than the monetary gain of their meat sales.


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  1. Once their gone, their gone! Why always wait until they are on the brink of extinction? Stop kangaroo meat trade immediately!

  2. Here comes another species heading for extinction. One would presume that Australia would be protecting their iconic national animal but, apparantly they are eating them after giving them a savage and horrific death! What hope is there. Trying to persuade them to stop sending farm animals to eastern death camps, now this. I weep for the poor abused creatures.

  3. Beth Marie says:

    Australia’s slaughterhouses, rampant animal cruelty to sheep for wool and now this. The world watches as Australia does nothing to stop this! Third world animal abusers.

  4. lynn woods says:

    just another poor animal in Australia being abused and killed this country is turning into another asian country I used to think I would like to go to Australia but not now I have no desire to go to a country that lives with the laws of a third world country towards animals

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