Mother’s Day in the Australian outback is brutal and bloody – but then so is every day. Away from questioning eyes, in the dead of the night, millions of kangaroos are slaughtered every year, including mothers and their babies.
And now, in an attempt to boost falling sales, budget chain Iceland has started selling kangaroo and other so-called ‘exotic’ meats. We have been here before! Many years ago we ended this barbarism – and we’re determined to do it again.
Every night, large trucks career through the outback looking for kangaroos. The shooters are not interested in baby joeys, so when the rifles crack it is the adults who are shot. They may be killed instantly or their jaws or limbs shattered by the bullets. Imagine the helplessness of a dying mother unable to protect her young. She will watch as the hunter pulls her baby from her pouch and decapitates or beats him to death… > Read the full report
If you can, please donate to this campaign – we are completely donations funded, and couldn’t achieve any of the successes we have without your valued and life-saving support. With your help we’ve kept kangaroo and ‘exotic’ meats from supermarket shelves for many, many years – and we don’t want it to come back now!
Yours for the mothers