Australian government decides to cull about 1900 kangaroos

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According to reports, Australian government has decided to cull over 1,900 kangaroos from Monday. Sources say that decision was taken in a bid to reduce its population which could cause a “devastating impact on the local environment.

The announcement was made on its annual measure to control the kangaroo population. The culling of kangaroos will be done across Australian Capital Territory (ACT).

According to reports, 10 reserves across the territory will be closed each evening to allow the killing of up to 1,991 animals, ABC news reported. Director of Parks and Conservation with the ACT government, Daniel Iglesias said that the Kangaroos will be culled across Australian Capital Territory (ACT)

“We know for a fact that over-abundant numbers of eastern grey kangaroos can have a devastating impact on the local environment,” Danial said.

Photo courtesy- iboz.net

Photo courtesy- iboz.net

“We know for a fact that over-abundant numbers of eastern grey kangaroos can have a devastating impact on the local environment,” he said. “We know that it can lead to de-vegetation and the complete degradation of certain areas if we let it go too long. This is not about eradication, this is about sustainable numbers of eastern grey kangaroos,” Iglesias added.

“We know that it can lead to de-vegetation and the complete degradation of certain areas if we let it go too long. This is not about eradication, this is about sustainable numbers of eastern grey kangaroos,” Iglesias added. A trial is currently underway to test the usefulness of fertility drugs as an alternative method of controlling kangaroo populations.

A trial is currently underway to test the usefulness of fertility drugs as an alternative method of controlling kangaroo populations.The kill is expected to conclude by August 1. Almost 4000 kangaroos have been killed over the past two years as part of the ACT’s annual cull.

“We really hope that people who do not agree with the killing of animals, will think about how they make their protests known… putting themselves or others in danger is probably not the way to do it,” quoting Iglesias ABC News reported.

ABC News further stated that the past culls have been controversial, and drawn protest from activists looking to disrupt government work.

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